Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Diet Changes

Well, I have been mulling over this post for quite a while trying to figure out exactly what I want to say about my diet, and my journey for health over the past year. But I guess I am not feeling very introspective today, and I definitely have very little clarity and confidence in my next steps. So this will be short.

Basically, I am not longer following a gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free diet. I don't believe it improved the way I felt at all and did not resolve the problems I was trying to address when I made the big change. It is frustrating and I am confused about what to do with all the information and diagnosis I received from my naturopath. I just couldn't find the motivation to keep it up when I still felt badly.

My son is still allergic to several foods, so I may continue to post some related items here. Besides that, I doubt I will be posting much for a while so I can go and figure out my next steps.

Thanks to everyone I met in the GF community who was so helpful and willing to take their time to help me. I really do appreciate it.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Taco Recipe Online!

I just realized that the black bean taco recipe I use almost every week is actually online! It is so good.

Black Bean Taco recipe from Vegetarian Times

Give it a try! Our family loves it.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Kinnikinnick Brownies

I posted a while back about how I had bought brownie squares from Kinnikinnick and then discovered they contain soy lecitin. They have been sitting in my freezer since then.

I am eating soy now (long story!) so I figured I would pull them out and give them a try. I hate food to go to waste.

They are not bad. My reigning favorite is still the Namaste brownie mix. Unfortunately I was not able to do a side-by-side taste test so it is hard to do a good comparison. The texture of the Kinnikinnick ones are good and there is no weird flavor or chalkiness. It is denser that the Namaste one, maybe more fudgy than brownie like. I prefer the Namaste texture and the flavor as well.

I'd say if you can't get the Namaste ones, these are a good thing to have!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Cooking Light June 2008 Recipe - Greek Lamb Pilaf

I was excited when I saw this recipe as I have both parsley and mint growing in my herb garden and I am always looking for ways to use them. This was pretty good but not that great. I don't eat lamb very often and usually only when dining out. The ground lamb did not really stand out in the dish, in fact, my husband thought it was ground beef until I told him. One thing I would do differently is to drain it after cooking the lamb, as I thought the dish was a bit greasy.

Oh well, better luck next time.