Snack interlude.

10 Jul
  1. Toasted piece of whole grain bread (preferably not a national supermarket brand where they add sugar, extra gluten, modified this and that…)
  2. Herbed goat cheese (chevre) spread on toast.
  3. Fresh basil leaves laid over the goat cheese.
  4. Sliced cherry tomatoes and kalamata olives (if you like them)
  5. optional grind or two of fresh black pepper.

Enjoy your simple and delicious snack.

(as you can see, I couldn’t wait to enjoy mine before snapping a pic)


Posted by on July 10, 2012 in Food, Lifestyle


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4 responses to “Snack interlude.

  1. Michelle

    July 23, 2012 at 9:16 pm


    I could not find where to email you. Please excuse me contacting you this way, but we are pleased to announce the launch of ThyroidChange ( a web-intiative that was created and is maintained by thyroid patients advocating for better treatment. Since we LOVE your blog, you are listed on our site as a resource for patients interested in sharing your journey. (Resources>Patient Blogs>Hyperthyroidism&Graves’)

    You will quickly see the uniqueness of our site in that we are seeking to encourage the individual patient to become a self-advocate while uniting and supporting all of us (patients, organizations, groups, blogs and physicians). Please use this site and it’s resources to your benefit. Please also contact us if you would like to be listed as a member (membership is free).

    Please spread the word of ThyroidChange. Our success provides further exposure for your initiative and benefits our entire thyroid community.

    Thank you for your continued support as we evolve. Together, we will create a brighter future for thyroid patients, and increase the success of each of our initiatives.


    • houffenglaarfert

      July 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      Hi Michelle,

      I’m so glad to be listed on your website. When I was diagnosed and searching for success stories of people who were living well after “definitive” treatment, they were few and far between. Most people active online are so because they are having difficulties aside from those already assumed to go along with the particular ailment.

      There is just one rather big error on your snippet regarding my blog. I did NOT receive RAI and was my absolute last choice for care. I elected to undergo a total thyroidectomy on April 6, 2012 after 6 years of trying to regulate with ATDs. I hope you’ll correct this, as it’s a pretty significant detail for those who are looking for examples of personal experience with Graves’ treatment.

      Thanks for connecting. You’re the second person who has not been able to email me, so I must figure out a button for that. 😉


  2. Jen H.

    October 20, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Hi Kat

    I’m curious how you’re doing now. I’m Gavin a TT for Graves Disease on Jan 3rd and I’m soooo anxious about life without my thyroid. All of the horror stories on the Internet have me so scared. Your story seems like a positive one so far. How are you doing now? I’m hoping that the few posts/updates means you’re out there living your life and not worrying about your thyroid anymore!!! Please let me know there is hope after TT!!!

    • Jen H.

      October 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

      *having, not Gavin. Stupid Autocorrect.


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