So, my stir-fry came out OK, not wonderful, but OK. My son, husband and houseguest liked it. I wasn't wowed. I NEED fresh ginger. Don't bother with the powdered stuff. I didn't think it would work and it didn't. I am also way too addicted to Siracha.
I am feeling a tiny bit better today. I managed to get some herbs in outside pots and went to the grocery store (along with some cleaning).
I spent 48.98 and here's what I bought:
2 packages veggie dogs
2 more potted herbs, tarragon and more basil
6 lbs gala apples
5 lbs red potatoes
7 heads of garlic
4 lbs green beans
3 large daikon
iceberg lettuce (my kids love this in tacos)
2 bunches cilantro
1 bunch flat leaf parsely
4 lbs spanish onions
1 huge bunch escarole
4 15oz cans chickpeas
2 15 oz cans white kidney beans
I have to make bread and buns for the week. I've been making my own flour from organic wheatberries. I love my Vita-Mix.
I have a question: How do you make fresh corn flour? Can you use popcorn? Or is it different form a whole kernal of dried corn? I'd like to make some tortillas with corn flour, but the Masa seems sooo incredibly processed. Maybe I can just use some stone ground cornmeal instead?
Right now I have broccoli, lentil, mung, alfalfa and red clover sprouting.
I really want to start a cleanse of sorts. I am overweight and have had some auto-immune issues. I want to feel good and I know that a good cleanse would help a lot. I don't have much will power, so it would be hard to do it right, but I know it would help me a lot. I'd ideally like to cut out caffeine and replace it with peppermint and dandelion tea. I'd like to cut out ALL refined grains and all extra sugars, including sucanat and other "healthier" sugars. I'd like to rely on stevia for any sweet taste. I'd like to remove all wheat and dairy (haven't had dairy in over two weeks now I think!), focus on organic fruits/veggies/nuts/seeds..
Who knows if I'll be able to do this, it is still in the thinking stages.. I do try to eat healthy foods most of the time, but know I could do better. I know I feelbetter when I eat a certain way.
It was interesting, the other day I had some white pasta with dinner. I almost immediately started bloating and felt really angry. I've been keeping track of my emotions/foods and how I physically feel for the last couple of weeks and have noticed a huge correlation between processed flour/sugar and how I feel. Last week I made some bread with 3/4 white flour. I had two pieces of toast with earth balance and some strawberry jam (I rarely eat food like this) and again, felt really bloated and angry within 15 minutes of consuming it.
It seems that I am actually getting to the point where I want to eat really well because of how it makes me feel instead of it being how I "should" eat to lose weight or make the autoimmune condition better or whatever.
Part of the reason I've been paying so much attention to this is because of all the great vegan/vegetarian blogs I've been reading. It has helped me so much to re-focus my energies on the bigger picture (for me that starts with veganism)..