There are dishes in the sink and the house is a mess. I’m feeling a bit twitchy. While I am tidying up, I’ll be thinking about the following:
- 3191 is more than visual blogging. When did that happen?
- Anna is OK. I’m getting there.
- Thanks to some inspiration from Rachel, I’m back to my real food meal plan: no sugar, no grains, lots of vegetables (8+ cups), one fruit (not counting tomatoes and avocados), and 4 ounces protein per meal (or 1 cup dairy, 2 ounces cheese, 1 cup legumes, etc.). The heartburn disappeared on the first day and the stomach pains disappeared on the second. The crazy need to devour every bread product ever created disappeared on the third day. I don’t know why I insist on believing I can tolerate grains. A long time ago a wise reader once said that grains aren’t for everybody, and maybe I’m that somebody who isn’t everybody. Got that?
- After 30 days (you know me and my 30 days!) I’m going to start incorporating baked products like crackers and breads, but I’m going to make them gluten-free. Tristan has been telling me to try an elimination diet for years, but I’ve been putting it off. Not smart, since my mom is gluten intolerant and I have a Sid and Nancy love affair with bread and sugar. I spent the weekend reading the archives at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, She Let Them Eat Cake, and The Spunky Coconut in preparation. In the meantime, this Butternut Squash Dip and Dairy-Free Homemade Yogurt is calling my name. There is a non-coconut version, too, for those of you who hate coconut.
- I have all the ingredients to make this Kale and Mango salad. I can’t wait; I love kale.
And you? Did you find anything interesting online over the weekend?