January 2008

I wouldn’t want you to think that in the midst of my hectic schedule, I had forgotten to feed myself. I continue eating the staples, rice, cereal, corn, chicken, vegetables and so on…

But I have been trying recipes too…especially Shuana’s Recipes and boy does that girl know how to cook?! Her recipes continually turn out delicious!

I made her Gingersnaps and my gluten-eating friends raved about how delicious they were…

I made her Potato Pancakes and my husband and I fought over the leftovers…

I made her Pancakes and my husband enjoyed them so much he had seconds…

I made her Oooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies and heard no complaints, but found an empty cookie jar…

I also made her crustless quiche cups, but I burnt them and found them a little boring and bland. I may try again adding an egg yolk or two.

I do peruse elsewhere for recipes, they just rarely perk me up quite the way Shauna’s do. I recently tried Pierogies from another GF bogger, but they didn’t turn out quite as expected. The filling was delicious, but the dough was too sticky, but when I left it in the fridge overnight it got kind of hard. Boiled up and cooked, it just looked like a pile of mush. A tasty pile of mush, but mush nonetheless…

I also got a great new book, Sweet Alternative that is full of delicious recipes that are Gluten, Dairy and Soy free. Of course, I’m not eating sugar these days, but just this week I needed to bake so bad, I baked some cupcakes out of this book and gave them to everyone at work…They all loved them.

Finally, I have been eating PIZZA like its nobodies business, I found a great recipe in Bette Hagman’s Gluten Free Gourmet Cooks Fast and Healthy for Gluten-Free and Yeast-Free Bean Flour Pizza Crust and boy is it delicious. I fed it to a friend for supper the other day and she said “it just tastes like pizza”…can you ask for a better compliment on GF food? I don’t have time to post the recipe now, but I will…and if you want it, and I haven’t…email me.

If January is any indication, 2008 may just fly by with as much speed as 2007. Is it really already, almost February? Ack! If I’ve been supposed to call you or email you or hang out with you, I’m sorry.

Work is keeping me busy, deadlines, priorities, more deadlines, more priorities…the cycle continues.

My ankle’s healing, but there’s still tenderness and a couple visits a week to physio, that perpetually seem to go over on time. It drives me bonkers when I’m trying to catch a ride home, but I try and bring the car one day a week too, as I’m only cheating myself if he’s willing to walk me through more exercises and I’m the one cutting it short.

Food-wise, I’ve been on anti-candida in addition to the gluten-free life. Turns out that all the yuckiness I had been experiencing around my mouth/lips was in fact a vitamin b deficiency turned candida infection.

In short, that means, i have NOT been eating:

  • Sugar or sugar replacements
  • Yeast
  • Alcohol
  • Vinegars
  • Dried fruits (acceptable amounts of mold)
  • Peanuts or pistachios (acceptable amounts of mold)
  • Gluten (I don’t normally eat it anyways, but if you do, you shouldn’t if you’re trying to starve your yeast)

Now you also have to consider combined ingredients items such as ketchup, BBQ sauce and salad dressings – they’re pretty much out too, of course this is where I found myself cheating. I was doing this on my own for about a month with mixed results, and I’ve spent the last month, taking the naturopath’s yeast killer concoction dosage of acidophillus. NOW I’m starting the reintroductions – fruit a couple times this week, we’ll see how it goes.