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Every year this just gets worse it seems, my health cost is astounding with the gluten-free diet especially since I can not eat many foods. I tried to make the best of it by treating myself to salmon one of the few meats I can eat in small amounts after finding it on sale. Marinated a 14oz fillet for a hour in orange juice, then drained and coated with Fredrick burg Farms gluten-free Peach Amaretto Syrup and let sit for a hour in a glass baking dish in the fridge. I then Baked it for 20min at 400F. Now I have about 14 servings of salmon for myself -_- and I realizing I need more digestive enzymes. Few other sides I made like roasted portabello mushroom with a coating of spray coconut oil liquid smoke, balsamic, bit of a pesto of hemp, garlic, tomatoes, and oregano and baked this for 20mins at 400F, and then green beans, and a salad with a bunch of roasted almonds in it. And a slice of my paleo cinnamon cake fore dessert (Posted this recipe before will post again if requested).

This is all I have to look forward to, none of my family really meets up or gifts anymore, mix of money issues and deaths among the grandparents in the past few years. I took a dish of baked sweet potatoes based on my grandmothers old recipe (Boil potatoes for a hour and peel skins off, cut into 3/4-1" coins line the bottom of a baking dish, pour in orange juice to just cover them, sprinkle coconut sugar and cinnamon over the tops then bake at 350F for a hour) to my mother for her gift, I ended up getting a brush and a magazine for my only gifts. Wish them merry Christmas and proceeded to deliver gifts I could make or had on hand around the house to others (Dried Fruits, Extra Spices, Teas) . Then went home and binge watched old Christmas movies. Just wish it was like the old days where I could look forward to the holidays and not be so depressed by them getting nothing, and trying to cheer up myself and family.

Really miss the old days, I would now be thankful for socks, nuts, seeds, and gift cards to local grocery stores lol. Really makes me think how blessed I am to have what I have, and that I was really lucky growing up.

Diagnosed Issues
Celiac (Gluten Ataxia, and Villi Damage dia. 2014, Villi mostly healed on gluten-free diet 2017 confirmed by scope)
Ulcerative Colitis (Dia, 2017), ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger Syndrome (form of autism)
Allergies Corn, Whey
Peanuts (resolved 2019), Cellulose Gel, Lactose, Soy, Yeast
Olives (Seems to have resolved or gone mostly away as of Jan, 2017), Sesame (Gone away as of June 2017, still slight Nausea)
Enzyme issues with digesting some foods I have to take Pancreatic Enzymes Since mine does not work right, additional food prep steps also
Low Tolerance for sugars and carbs (Glucose spikes and UC Flares)
Occupation Gluten Free Bakery, Paleo Based Chef/Food Catering

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