• Attitude,  My Story

    The Power of the Habit Streak

        In looking back, I realize that I haven’t created a blog post since late May.  Lots of things can be cited as reasons for this – pandemic-related apathy, busy summer and fall, the annual shortening of the light and my tendency to want to hibernate on my couch with knitting and tea and YouTube videos. Truth be told, all of these things are part of the reason.  We did have several trips during the pandemic lull of summer and fall, including two wonderful weeks with family in Germany, Austria and France.  We enjoyed summer travelling and socializing with far-away friends and family while the numbers were low and…

  • Eggs Benedict
    Ketogenic Diet,  Recipes/Food Prep

    Hollandaise Sauce – The Ultimate Keto Condiment!

    My husband LOVES Eggs Benedict.  Every time we go to a restaurant for breakfast or brunch, he’s looking for Eggs Bennie on the menu.  Why?  Firstly, because it has that amazing creamy Hollandaise sauce on top of soft runny poached eggs.  Secondly, because I never made Hollandaise at home.  It was one of those things that was shrouded in cooking mystique, like soufflé or pavlova.  Unless you bought the little pouch of mystery powder from the grocery store, containing starches and who knows what.  I had never agreed to go that route.  And you were still pulling out another little saucepan and stirring constantly – yeah, no thanks! Also, Eggs…

  • Fasting,  My Story

    Spring Cleaning Fast – The week after…

    It’s been an interesting week of physiological changes after my 36 hour fast. Since many of the benefits of fasting manifest after the period of the fast, I thought that another report would be a good idea. I don’t want anyone to go away with the idea that I dropped 6.5 lbs in 3 days and merrily went away and on with life. Nope…   So here’s what really happened:   Weight: As soon as I resumed eating, my GI tract started to fill up again with food and food residue, so the scale started inching upwards. Although I resumed a very low carb diet, I also likely restored at…

  • Fasting

    Spring Cleaning on the Inside – My 72 hour fast

    Time for some Spring Cleaning! I have decided it’s time for a changing-of-the-seasons fast. I can’t really tell you why now is the time, but I decided now was the time. It might have something to do with Dr. Al Danenberg’s post about his recent 72 hour fast. https://drdanenberg.com/ketones-72-hour-fast-my-cancer…/   He is a fellow cancer journeyer, a fellow medical professional and Primal Health Coach. He has outlived his terminal diagnosis by over 2 years, thriving on his own unconventional treatment protocol. His blog post about his experience on a recent 72 hour fast tweaked my interest in doing one as well. As many of you know, I used and recommend…