Sunday, May 26, 2013

So whatever happened to that broccoli experiment?

Work, getting married, honeymooning, renovations. 
You know. 

I DID make this cool, homemade pie chart for y'all tho. 

Basically- buy the crown. 
Shown as 30pct by weight. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013


I watched a documentary the other day by chance.
It happened to be one if the first films listed on a new app.

So, I bit. 

Thinking I was going to get some sort of patchouli-scented lecture, I watched.  

And kept watching this endearing Aussie man 100 lbs overweight and dealing with a bad skin condition talk about micronutrients and juicing. 

The movie  "fat, sick and nearly dead" is his the beginning of his 60 day journey of consuming nothing but high- nutrient juice as he crosses the US, wondering if he can cure himself and resist hamburgers, fries, etc.

Since I discovered Xanthan gum comes from corn, my chocolate shake is out as an alternative quick breakfast as per doctors orders. 

Here's my new Breville Juicer from amazon-love both!

3 big bunches kale, take off stem
10 bunches reg parsley 
3 gala apples, pears, oranges
Bag of celery hearts- optional 
1 lemon peeled

To wash off pesticides:
Soak veggies in big bowl 
1/4 C sea salt
1 C white vinegar. 

Rinse really well if you are on yeast free diet. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Mashy Tater Taters! Prison free!

Mostly ovo vegan intersects with yeast-free diet is all the allergies.

No bread
No potatoes
No wine

My dad said "they eat better in prison".

I won't go into the nitty gritty, but it seems to be working.

Years ago I tried making mashed 'taters From cauliflower.

Cauliflower. That hideous, mealy white stuff that could barely be disguised by cheese sauce as a kid. Bleah.

But then.

Nice dinner out with my guy and friends and I was served scallops with  cauliflower purée. It was so good.

Steam 1 head cauliflower florets
Add 1/4 C water at a time to purée

Butter, S & P to taste. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Thumbtacks and Junior Mints


This yeast- free diet on top of ovo began diet is brutal.

" they eat better in prison" said my dad.

I read a description of the getting rid of intestinal yeast online. It read "it's like having 4 thumbtacks in your foot. To only follow the diet incompletely is like only pulling out 1 of the thumbtacks."

At the movie theater junk food concession, my husband got Junior Mints. Movie theater almost as tough as a wine bar.

I thought of the thumbtacks.

I got a coffee.

And sniffed the Junior Mint box.
A lot.

Friday, May 10, 2013

AWFULly good waffles!


Missed them, love them.

How in the world to have some while watching my weight, avoiding wheat and on yeast free diet?

Garbanzo bean flour!

1/4 C Garbanzo bean flour
Mix with water to pancake consistency
Cook in babycakes finger waffle iron

In a Pyrex cup,
1T coconut oil
Few drops of butter flavor extract
2 droppers of English Toffee Stevia
Zap for 20 sec

Makes 3 waffle fingers
Dip in coconut oil mix ( syrup)

6 WW points plus

My husband tasted them once.
He spit it out and said
" how do you EAT these?!
They're AWFUL!"


To me, they're awfully good!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Pain of the Pain

Tanger, Morocco, Africa. 

The second language is French and it came in handy since I don't speak Arabic. Aside from hello and thank you. 

The word for bread in French "pain" pronounced "pahn" But spelled "pain"...And for good reason:

So much grain and sugar  here. Brown round bread and pizzas are baked in a tiny stucco and stone room by hottest fire in the morning by the men. They have the tough hands needed for the dough. The patisseries are made by the women with more delicate  "golden hands" and then baked by the cooler fires in the afternoon.  When I have some sugar or bread,  I just want more and more. And now on day 3, the pain from the wheat that is only alleviated by hydrocodone, of which I have none, has returned.  

But there will still be cava to counteract the pain of the pain. 

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