Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Day Round Up!

Hey Happy Tummies!

I hope everyone is geared up for a fabulous long weekend! I know I am!! :)

I love Memorial Day. It's the official "kick off" of summer! Barbecues, sundresses, and swimming pools:) And in this case, The Bachelorette!!! (It starts on Monday!!!)
Haha...I'm a fan, and I'm not ashamed!

It's hard to believe how life has changed since last Memorial Day. Last year, I was immersed in an Ulcerative Colitis flare, barely able to get off the couch.

Yep. We were at our lake home in Wisconsin. Forty-five degrees. And we would bundle up in snowsuits to go out on the boat. No joke!

Now, thanks to the Specific Carb Diet, I'm back on my feet in NYC pursuing my dreams!

So I thought I'd "round up" some Cookout Recipes!

They are ALL gluten free. The majority are Vegan. SCD = Specific Carb Diet friendly. BED = Body
Ecology Diet friendly.

Fireworks Slaw! GF, V, SCD, BED!

Mexican Fiesta Salad! GF, V, BED!

Portobello Burgers! GF, V!

Vegan Pesto Potato Salad! GF, V, BED!

Coconut Cashew Sugar Free Vegan Ice Cream! (GF, V, BED & SCD (Sub honey!)

Enjoy your long weekend!! :D


  1. Yum! That Fireworks Slaw looks amazing. We're eating pasta salad and fruit salad around here.

    1. Thank you do much Sage! Mmm that sounds good to me! :) thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day off!

  2. Great roundup Caralyn! The Mexican Fiesta salad is definitely on my radar right now ;) It looks so beautiful and is a perfect BBQ salad!

    So glad that you have come so far in the past year! And I'm so happy you are feeling good and happy! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you so much Sarah. That really means a lot. Yeah, it has been quite the year. Funny the way life takes you on a journey sometimes:) I hope you're enjoying your holiday weekend! Thanks fr stopping by:)

  3. What an incredible year you've had! So happy you have made so much progress :)

    1. Gosh, thank you So much Gabby. I feel really lucky to have "met" such a wonderful and supportive group of friends on here. Thanks for your encouragement! Have a fabulous afternoon!

  4. Now that's one fabulous round-up!! Hope you enjoyed your 3-day weekend.

    And I'm so happy to hear you're doing well. I can relate first hand my friend...honestly!!! And when we are well, it's wonderful. I never take my good health for granted, because I know it can change in a blink of an eye.

    Stay strong and keep healing. So happy for you!!!

    Big hugs,

    1. Thank you so much Amber:) that really means a lot. Yeah, i definitely have to keep reminding myself now that I'm not invincible and that I still need to take things slow and listen to my body. Living in NYC, it's so easy to want to do everything and burn the candle from both ends. It's a marathon and not a race - I have to keep telling myself that:) thank you so much for your encouragement and support! Have a wonderful week! Hugs!


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