Sunday, February 25, 2007

Still doing okay. Even my husband is on board for giving it a try - well gluten free anyway. I am going to an Oscar party tonight and he is making enchiladas for the kids. We had summer rolls for lunch. The kids really enjoy making them, and I am getting better at making them, so it's getting quicker! Last night we had baked potatoes and guacamole. My friend is making vegan soup for the Oscar party and I am making sticky rice with mangoes! Yum. This isn't too hard. Now, I just have to find a way to fit in exercise. Blech. I love to exercise, but getting back into the habit is hard.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Day 2 - gluten free

Okay - two posts in a row. Woo hoo. Well, I made it another day of gluten free/dairy free. I had Whole Soy yogurt and a Raw Revolution bar; leftover summer rolls and peanut sauce and a tangelo for lunch; mashed potatoes, chard, stewed tomatoes and a huge salad for supper. I also had a bunch of cashews for a snack. I got rid of the rest of my gluten products today. I gave them to a friend. Blech - I really don't want to step on a scale. When my husband gets back from California I am going back to the pool to swim laps. The snow has FINALLY melted off our street so I can get the bike out, too. We got the tandem hooked up so one of the kiddos can ride with me. Time to get some darn exercise!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Okay, so apparently I suck at blogging! LOL. Oh well. I am going to be better. We have been working on going gluten free. My pledge is to do dairy free/gluten free for six months and see how I feel. I've been getting my oldest daughter involved. Sunday night we made sushi! It was so much fun. We made sushi rice (with vinegar, sugar, and salt) and added wasabi, avocados, carrots, and cucumbers and wrapped it all with nori rolls! We took pictures of our first adventure in sushi! We served it with miso soup. My son and younger daughter now want to make sushi with me. Tonight we are going to make summer rolls and a buckwheat soba noodle dish. I would really like to get more raw foods in our diet. It's so healthy, but it is so easy to fall into the junk food rut. Hopefully I can use this blog to help me! I discovered the magazine "Living Without." It had some great information in it. I'm reading the book Going Against The Grain by Melissa Diane Smith. It has some good information in it. She subscribes to the humans used to eat tons of meat theory which I think is wrong, and she tends to jump to some conclusions, but overall the book is a good read with lots of great information. I am going to send it on to my mother when I get finished reading it.