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Alexandra

  A.C. Blog Posts

Healthy Changes Coming Soon!

My Sudden Sight is planning a relaunch for March, the National Autoimmune Diseases Month, and I, for one, couldn’t be more excited! 2017 was a year of big shifts and some worrisome setbacks for many of us in the chronic illness community. So for 2018, My Sudden Sight wants to offer a change of pace — and a shift in content. I first launched Sudden Sight back in 2011 as a personal  ...

  Creative Expression

I Got Up This Morning

I got up this morning Where’s the prize for that? I put on socks that didn’t match, I brushed my hair and washed my face I even thought to rinse with mouthwash I got up this morning Can’t you be pleased with that? I tried to eat a bit of toast I drank some juice and kept it down I even ventured to the sofa It’s not that I’m a quitter It’s not that I  ...

  Recipes

Super-easy Paleo Alfredo

I chose to use a cashew-based sauce with zucchini noodles and pork loin, but there many different ways to tackle this dish. Different alfredo bases, like cauliflower or even reggiano cheese, will pair better with different noodles and meats. Sweet potato noodles could be delicious with ground lamb, or the lighter cauliflower-based alfredo may taste best with chicken or shrimp. Don’t be  ...

  A.C. Blog Posts

Do I Deserve It? Dealing with the Feelings of Brokenness in a World That Says You Must Always be Happy and Whole

Tonight I had a spectacularly eventful Friday night! By which, I mean I went to Trader Joe’s, made cauli-alfredo with quinoa fusilli, and settled in to watch a movie. I chose Return to Me with Minnie Driver and David Duchovny. In addition to Minnie Driver being one of my absolute favorite actresses (a master at her craft), I also remembered thinking of this

  Recipes

AIP Apple Spice Bread

Fall and winter are easily the most difficult times of the year to avoid grains and gluten. As someone who adores baking – for the smells and the flavor and the relaxation of it all – going AIP paleo has been rough. Bordering on impossible, really. My search for AIP baked goods (that actually taste and feel like baked goods) has been difficult and frustrating. Finally, I have  ...

  Recipes

AIP Shepherd’s Pie – Going Paleo Deliciously

Besides now having an excuse to eat bacon every day, going AIP paleo has been a bit of a stretch for me. Thankfully, learning how to tweak recipes is a personal hobby of mine. In the past, I’ve cooked meals that were vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, gluten-free vegan, raw vegan, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free – you name it! The thing I haven’t done so much? Cooked meat. So I started  ...

  A.C. Blog Posts, Sudden Sight Originals

My Sudden Sight

Last night, I watched the movie Cake, which stars Jennifer Aniston as an ill-tempered woman dealing with chronic pain. Seeing her move slowly and robotically, small gasps with every effort, brought back some difficult memories. But also a clear sense of strength and of hope. As anyone with chronic pain can tell you, it becomes so much more than a physical nuisance. As hours turn into days,  ...

  Sudden Sight Originals

Trapped

Today is a bad day. For those who know what I mean, let’s just say I woke up without any spoons left. My head ached, my eyes were blurred and pained by the small light streaming through my window. It was a feat simply to look at the extraordinarily large numbers on the face of my cell phone, telling me I slept hours later than intended. It almost seemed worthless to get out of bed at  ...