Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes

Are you dairy free? What if I told you that this holiday season you don't have to skip the mashed potatoes? Becoming dairy free has been a lot harder for me that being gluten free. I miss raw milk, a good slice of gouda, and buttery sauteed vegetables. But most of all, I missed mashed potatoes... for a while anyways. Imagine my delight a few months ago when I, feeling a bit experimental, decided to throw in some avocado oil with my boiled potatoes and mash 'em up. I was scared it would taste too strongly on potatoes, like coconut oil does for me (this was before I really fell in love with avocado oil). But the mild nutty flavor wasn't overpowering at all. In fact, it was quite complimentary. Since then I have made many bowls of inhalation-worthy mashed potatoes, and nowadays I don't even give a second thought to my husband's bowl full [...]

November 24th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Is Your Body Hiding Trauma?

The Trauma Last week, my husband and I were driving up I-5 on a grey, rainy Oregon winter day, en route to Seattle, when we suddenly ran right into a large, shallow, barely visible puddle of water stretched across the road. We were going about 65mph, and our low key road trip peppered with pleasant conversation instantly took a sour turn. A creepy sense of disconnection from the road took over and we started to hydroplane. The back of the car snapped clockwise 180 degrees until we were almost facing traffic and the car shifted course diagonally. It looked as if we would slide right into the cement divider. I instinctively pressed my head against the headrest and tensed my body in preparation the crash. "...Sorry babe.", Clayton muttered as he calmly gripped the wheel trying to avoid the impact. Overcorrection. We miss the wall by what seems like inches but the car jerks and starts spinning counter clockwise and shifts toward the [...]

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