I’ve been eating nothing.
I wish I was writing this post a few days ago when for a brief moment of time I was feeling very positive about this whole experience. But yesterday I hit a wall. 19 days with no sugar, no caffeine, no alcohol, no red meat, nothing with preservatives, no dairy, no eggs, no soy, no peanuts, no wheat/gluten, no oranges/grapefruits, no strawberries or bananas, no tomatoes or potatoes or mushrooms or peppers. blah! I have 11 days to go and than I can slowly start to add things back in. But honestly, just when I think my stomach is starting to feel better and that all of this will result in a grand discovery that will lead me to a lifetime of feeling great…I eat something and my stomach gurgles and churns.
There have been actual improvements. My skin is improving with less redness and fewer rashes, the fatigue that threatened to derail me from doing anything and everything has finally lifted, and for the past few nights (after weeks of insomnia) I slept. and for those of you who have experienced insomnia for any extended amount of time…you know that a little sleep can go a long long way.
anyone who knows me knows that i have a weakness for all-day breakfast (and beer, but we won’t go there for now). oh how I’ve been craving a greasy spoon breakfast. So for my “Naughty but Nice” meal I decided to whip up a batch of Buckwheat (vegan, gluten-free) Pancakes and some delicious Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties. I’m allowed to have maple syrup in small amounts…so I drizzled it deliciously over these beauties and dug in. Sigh. 11 more days. What will I add in first…you may be wondering…well, i’m wondering that very same thing. Bananas are pretty high on the list. Surprisingly, even higher on my want list than coffee.
Turkey Breakfast Sausage (Gluten-Free)
1 lb lean ground turkey
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp sage
1/2 tsp sea salt
Combine and mooosh all together. Form into small breakfast sausage sized patties. Fry em’ up in some olive oil and enjoy.
Buckwheat (Gluten-Free Vegan Sugar-Free) Pancakes
1/2 cup Buckwheat Flour
1/4 cup Sorghum Flour
1/4 cup Coconut Flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp ground flax seed mixed with 3 tbsp water (egg replacement)
You know what to do. Mix it up. Pour it out. Flip Flip. Eat.
P.S there will be pictures. my picture card reader thingy is broken…again! i’ll upload them soon.
You have to head over to Abhaya and check out the delicious What She Ate: Naughty But Nice recipe she posted for Cauliflower Crust. Drool. When I can have cheese and eggs again…I’m so making this!