Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Exciting News! Featured Book #ForeverBound!


Exciting News! The manuscript #FOREVERBOUND, which is the prequel to #ForeverFriends, is featured in Book Country's Waiting to Be Discovered section! I feel truly honored that the Penguin group chose me!

Only the first four chapters are up but you can go to the link here:
http://www.bookcountry.com/ReadAndReview/

Stay tuned for future updates!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Roasted Duck in Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Roasted Duck in a Cranberry Sauce

 

This is a great recipe for any leftovers you may have from a Christmas dinner. I was taught how to cook by my Italian/Austrian Grandmother. She was truly talented and could make a seven course Mediterranean meal out of almost nothing in the fridge. I owe a lot to her because she made me feel very capable and comfortable in the kitchen. 

But lately, though, I've missed my other heritage. So for the past few years, I've been traditionally making roasted duck l'Orange for Christmas to incorporate my Dutch, Irish, and Swedish roots. I find it's the best way I can honor my other Grandmother, who typically made traditional Irish meals.

The duck this year was large and we had a lot left over so I decided to create a unique dish for lunch the following day. This dish is quite easy to make and you can substitute any fruit or veggie you'd like, I just happened to have cranberries left over and added them.

The ingredient portions will very depending on how much you have left over, but when you add rice to anything, it will make the dish a meal. This dish can certainly be modified to add greens like broccoli or spinach to add more color. I just didn't have that left over when I made this. And you could also substitute pasta for the rice. I personally am staying away from pastas at the moment because I'm finding that most gluten (even the little you'd find in gluten-free pasta) is causing my stomach to be upset.

Ingredients:

Duck breast, shredded 

One tablespoon orange sauce

4 ounces of cranberry sauce

1 cup cooked basmati rice 

1 onion, diced and sauteed in 1 tablespoon of ghee 

Method:

Prepare the rice according to directions. Saute diced onion in a large skillet with the ghee until translucent. Mix together the cranberries, orange sauce, shredded duck, and cooked rice and cook until heated through. Season to taste and enjoy! 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Fibromyalgia, A Real Medical Disease

I really find this study very interesting. A couple of years back my husband and I had to have a blood test for a new life insurance policy and we were mailed the results. In those results I was told that my cytokines levels were consider "high".

They were not alarming, in fact, they were just slightly above average, but I thought it was high enough for me to research why this abnormality may have occurred for me.

My research didn't amount to much two years ago because all I could find was information on RA. I was not diagnosed with RA and thought I might have possibly tested false-positive at the time. But these findings have me thinking much differently now!

I hope this is looked into further and will eventually become a standard to help all sufferers get diagnosed within a matter of months and not years. That would be most refreshing for us all!
http://www.fmcpaware.org/fm-a-real-medical-disease

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fibromyalgia and Pregnancy is Now Available

It's FINALLY here! The latest book in the Fibro and Fabulous Series is here!

Fibromyalgia and Pregnancy by Amanda Kimberley LB

Fibromyalgia and Pregnancy is Amanda Kimberley's third and latest book to the Fibro and Fabulous Series and discusses what every Fibro Mom should know about pregnancy. It offers tips and tricks to help alleviate both Fibromyalgia and pregnancy symptoms through extensive research and real-life experience.

Kindle Exclusive: $2.99
Print Book: $9.99

ISBN: 978-0692335499
ASIN: B00R2TOBC0

Buy Links Available Through Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Amanda-Kimberley/e/B00K95ML5S/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Buy Links Available Through Barnes and Noble Author Page: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/amanda-kimberley?store=allproducts&keyword=amanda+kimberley

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Food Allergies and Elimination Diets

Before you chalk your food allergies up to being only a wheat problem, you may want to extend your elimination diet into including water, fruits, and veggies!

Many people, especially Fibro sufferers have been going on elimination diets to see if certain foods are the culprits to their problems. Most have found wheat to be a big issue and once they eliminate that, they start to feel better.

However, there are a select few that still have symptoms, and for those people it has been frustrating because everything seems to bother them. These people may find some relief if they look to their water intake.

A new study finds that pesticides in tap water, fruits, and vegetables may be playing a larger role in America's food allergy epidemic. According to http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/253513.php (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/8624.php), a study published by Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology states that dichlorophenols, a chemical used to chlorinate water and also used in pesticides, is possibly weakening food tolerance in some people. The article goes further in stating that food and environmental allergies are now so common in the US that 15 million Americans have at least one of these allergies.

So should one make the switch to bottled water in hopes of eliminating the problem? Chances are good that you might not. According to the findings pesticides used on fruits and vegetables are causing more of the damage.

I am personally one of those few that seem to be getting an allergic reaction from everything I'm eating. And though I try very hard to eat as healthy and as clean as I can, I'm finding it tough, like most, to buy everything organic.

And with findings like these, I just may start an indoor hydroponic garden! Wish me luck!

Stay fabulous!
Love and friendship,

Kimberley

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