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Food Sensitivities To Go!

June 16, 2013
Posted in: Food Sensitivities, Integrating Lifestyle Changes, Life on Life's Terms, Living with Health Challenges

I wrote this article a few years back, and posted it on the old blog. It’s timely! So many of us are traveling sometime over the summer. Here it is, edited and updated. Enjoy.

The posy my youngest picked for his teacher on the last day of school.

The posy my youngest picked for his teacher on the last day of school.

Some helpful hints on traveling with diets outside the cultural norm. A little planning can go a LONG way.

Here are some things that work for my family when we鈥檙e on the go.

Free-Form Paleo Potluck

June 1, 2013
Posted in: Events, Seasonal Change

My dear husband and I just had a re-commitment ceremony last weekend. As a result, finding a theme for next weekend’s potluck feels like an impossible task! We already had the love and fertility theme last month!

Durga and Tom

Durga and Tom

Therefore, just bring what you love to eat, to cook, and to share. Here’s what last month’s spread looked like –

New Life Potluck buffet

New Life Potluck buffet

You know you want to come…. 馃槈

RSVP so I know how many to expect, and I’ll send you the address. See you there –

Community event
Second Saturday with
The Cook Awakening

Free Form Paleo Potluck
I just can’t think of another theme, so it’s free form month! Bring what you love to eat. Bring what you love to cook. Bring something you want to share with friends. And, summer is just around the corner, so include a little sunshine in your dish! We’ll sit in the garden if the weather holds up.

Saturday, June 8th, 11 am – 2 pm
Fee: One potluck dish to share
SE Portland address given upon RSVP
Contact Durga for suggestions, no one turned away for lack of imagination
503.422.8346, or email,