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  • Welcome to Tay’s BiPolar Kitchen!

    I am the Tay in Tay’s Bipolar Kitchen.  As the name suggests I have e Bipolar II Disorder, and non Military PTSD .  Since my teens, I have been dealing with my mental health. While my symptoms would vary in intensity over the years, then really came to a head for me in 2015.  The things I learned crawling out…

  • Chicken Soup and Netflix’s Altered Carbon

    he second season of Netflix’s Altered Carbon is here! I stumbled up on season one quite some time ago. Instantly, I was in love with the concept. The visuals, concepts and acting was fantastic to me. After I watched the last episode, I wanted more. It took a while, but more is finally here!

  • Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli

    Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli Stir-fried beef and broccoli is one of my favorite dishes. It is super simple and quick. The key is to get all your mise en place done and cut your flank steak on a bias.  It is also great with chicken, pork tenderloin and several meat substitutes.  Mise en place basically means, everything in it’s place. …

  • I Let You Go

    I Let You Go “Have you noticed, I’ve been ignoring you?” “Yep.” “Why haven’t you said anything?” “Because it doesn’t bother me. I am no longer interested in people doing things only because I want them to do it. “ “So you’re saying you don’t care about me anymore? “ “I’m saying I don’t care to make you into something…

  • Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

    Chicken & Sausage Gumbo Finally we have an almost perfect Chicken & Sausage Gumbo! This is the third time I have made this recipe from Food Network by Emeril. It is actually a combination of this and this recipe by him. When I say it was a journey to make this gumbo for the third time, I would not be exaggerating…

  • Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork & Creamy Coleslaw

    Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork & Creamy Coleslaw  Here is a little something about me: I can’t pass up a good sale on groceries. It is a serious issue.  I really do need a chest freezer.  In my opinion, a vacuum sealer is one the best inventions known to man.  Of course, a good Sharpie rounds it all out.   So…

  • Instant Pot Carnitas

    < p style=”text-align: left;”>Pork shoulder butt was on sale at Kroger. They can range from four to six pounds. I also I had a problem.  I live alone, and thanks to the gastric sleeve, I now have a tiny stomach.  As stood in front of the meat case contemplating my next move, I realized I wanted pulled pork and carnitas.…

  • Roasted Bone-in Chicken Breast

    Roasted Bone-in Chicken Breast Roasting an entire chicken for one can be a bit too much . This even more true now that I have had the gastric sleeve surgery. This is one of the reasons I always keep a bone-in skin on chicken breast in the freezer. Roasted chicken has a comfort food feel, which is not duplicated with…

  • Self-Care Day

    Today, I decided I needed a self-care day. It was a difficult, emotional past few months.  I’m finally back in Ohio.  Yet, my tension are still quite high. It has been a while since, I had taken some time to myself, alone.  It was time I put everyone else on hold.  For a few hours, I need to shrug off…

  • When Life Gives You Lemons

    ** Trigger Warning ** This post deals with suicide please proceed carefully.  When life gives you lemons, they said you should make lemonade.  There are times when the lemons are so tart, it doesn’t seem as if they will be enough water or sugar to make the lemonade sweet enough to be enjoyed. This is the exact situation I am…

  • Take a Sip and Get Ready

      Take a Sip and Get Ready This morning I work up quite anxious.  I had a long list of appointment and that fact alone had me on edge from the moment I opened my eyes. I took a couple of deep breaths to calm my thoughts, just long enough to formulate a plan to a bit of peace before…