Hurrah, two whole weeks sugar-free! And dairy-free and wheat-free and… let’s see, what else? Chocolate-free (well, cocoa powder aside), pizza-free, dessert-free, emotional eating-free, fruit-free…
I do think part of it could by psychological because I know I’m doing something good for myself, but for the most part I’ve been feeling pretty good and more positive lately. My skin looks better, I’m sleeping better (unless Addy comes upstairs and tries to get in bed with me *sigh*), and I’m not having as many break downs during the day. Hehe.
banana chocolate peanut butter smoothie
I like to add some coconut milk to my smoothies for creaminess, but ran out before grocery-shopping day. I did have some unsweetened coconut, however, and decided to whip up some homemade coconut milk. There are a number of recipes, all with the same basic idea – soak coconut in water and blend, then strain out the coconut (which can be used to make coconut flour, macaroons, whatever). I didn’t want to use hot water to blend my coconut, however, since it was going into a cold smoothie… so I soaked it overnight, figuring it would soften and blend nicely. Nut milks are pretty much the same, and why not make a combination – coconut almond milk, anyone?
brown rice toasted in becon fat and cooked in chicken broth for part of the liquid; topped with sausage, peppers, onions, garlic scapes, and garlic cooked in ghee; Daddy and the kiddos got cheese on theirs while Mommy used avocado and a drizzle of dairy-free Caesar dressing; water
sliced almonds; tea; water
leftover turkey sweet potato shepherd’s pie with a drizzle of dairy-free Caesar