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Fibroids, Ultrasound, MRI and UFE during a pandemic

This has been a two year journey so far I am not sure why I have been procrastinating on writing this. I think it’s very important to that woman talk about their experiences. I did not know what fibroids were until I was diagnosed with them.   I went to my doctor one day because it had been a few months since I had a period. Previous to that I was getting them every 2-4 weeks. There was no chance that I was pregnant and I had started a job where I was the only female in the office. In the past my cycle was influenced by other woman. I was not around any so I originally thought it was normal then I wondered if I was going into early menopause. I was in my forties and started my period when I was 10.  My doctor assured me that because I have hypothyroidism and low iron irregular cycles are normal. I have a good doctor so she decided to take a look at my pelvis she noticed it was swollen. Then she told me to go get an ultrasound. It is easy to get an ultrasound appointment here. I have ne

Vegan airfryer donuts

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Vegan Air Fried Donuts I have been experimenting trying to get the best tasting vegan donuts cooked in the Airfryer. I don’t deep fry. and there a no good donut stores close to where I live so attempted to make some.  There are lots of donut recipes on the internet I am not good at following recipes and don’t want to bother with things like rolling out dough. I also wanted to get more of a donut shop texture versus baked. The yeast and baking powder works really well.  This recipe is good I am the only one that has tried them though.  I do not usually measure ingredients which is why I don’t bake but I tried so you can make them and give me some feedback. Comment below or on Instagram @livingvancouverloca.  Vegan Airfryer Donuts  Ingredients  2 Tbsp vegan butter melted  1 Tbsp yeast 1 Tbsp sugar  1/4 cup water  1 Tsp baking powder  2-3 cups flour (depends on weather) Pinch salt  Few drops of vanilla (or flavouring of choice)  Approximately 1/2 cup plant milk of choice  Melt vegan butte

Vegan gluten-free sweet potato cake bites

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This an adaptation of the sweet potato brownie recipe I tried a few years ago. Read that post here  https://www.livingvancouverloca.com/2017/10/october-30-2017-healthy-flourless-vegan.html . New twist these are cooked in the Instant Vortex Plus airfryer oven and the method is a little different. These turned out so good add a bit of alcohol and these could definitely be a dessert option in a fancy restaurant.  Yesterday I cooked the sweet potato  in the Instantpot on manual pressure for 10 minutes. Let it sit for an hour and then put them in the fridge over night.  I was making these for breakfast I wanted pancakes and also wanted to see what brownies would taste like. I forgot the maple syrup by accident it wasn’t needed. Pressure cooking the potatoes brings out the sweetness. The only baking tray that fits in my airfryer oven is the mini cupcake one which is perfect.  For the method I dumped the ingredients in the bowl without measuring. I have approximated the measurements below.  I