Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mother's Day Eats!

Hey Happy Tummies!

And an extra special welcome to all the mothers!!

Can you believe that Sunday is Mother's Day?!

My health has come a long way since last Mother's's hard to believe that was only one year ago!

It's no secret...I love my mom tremendously. She's my best friend, role model, and partner in silliness:)...She's known for pulling extravagant pranks--think life size cutouts and photoshop.

So I'd like to dedicate this post to her. Over the past year, we've been through some pretty drastic ups and downs with my ulcerative colitis. And she was right by my side the entire time. It's funny, but a silver lining of my illness was that I got to spend some precious time at home with my parents. Granted, I didn't always see the time as precious, between the various gag-reflex-inducing medicines, inflammation-caused night sweats and 104 degree fevers, debilitating swollen joints and knobs the size of grapefruits on my legs from erythema nodosom, and other painful UC episodes, my mom was with me through it all. And did I mention that she moved out to NYC with me for a month in the very beginning to help me finish the run of my show while in the throws of a flare? Yep, that's my mom.  A rockstar. She is the most loving, genuine, and others-centered person I've ever met, and I am so blessed to have her in my life. 

And now she's my biggest cheerleader as I'm back in NYC chasing my dreams. So from the bottom of my heart, mom, thank you. I love you so much.

So I thought I'd round up some of my favorite 'mom inspired' dishes and desserts for you to use to spoil your mom this weekend.

Sweet Carrot Pie! (GF, V, SCD, BED & Paleo) Don't knock it 'til you try it!

GF Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!

Lasagna Rollups! (w/ or w/o goat cheese) GF, V, Maker's Diet

Nectarine Pancakes w/ Blackberry Syrup! (GF, SCD)

City Lights Salad! GF, V, SCD, BED!

Happy Mother's Day! I'm off to go spend some quality time with my mom and my 2 sisters-in-law in Florida!

Big news coming up!!


  1. Wow care. Thanks for such a beautiful post. When I think of all we've been through together...and all the challenges you've faced, all I can say is that i love you so much and carry you in my heart every day..praying and rooting for you to find a venue to give the gifts you've been given, back to the world...and that God continues to surround you with people to love. I'm so period that you are my daughter. Thanks for honoring me with this thus post. Love you!!

    1. Thanks mom. I love you so much. I'm really looking forward to spending the next couple days with you !!

  2. Aww, this is such a touching, heart-felt post! Those pictures are priceless; it's easy to see all the love between you two. :)

    1. Thank you so much Hannah:) I appreciate that. Yeah I'm very lucky:) I hope you're havin a nice weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. This is such a lovely post Caralyn! Your mom sounds like a truly amazing person and your relationship with her is inspiring! Lovely recipes as always :)

    1. Thanks Gabby! Yeah, I'm so very lucky to have such a great mom:) I hope you had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!


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