For dinner tonight I was having a craving for our local BBQ place’s hamburger and onion rings. I know the meat and veggies will NOT be organic, but it would be quick, easy and yummy. Well, I got more than I bargained for… I also got a headache, stomach ache, indigestion, enough mucus to choke on, and a quick trip to the bathroom… that familiar old feeling. I know now that I am feeling this way because of the gluten and dairy. I dipped my onion rings in that delicious ranch dressing they give you with the rings, and had mayo on my burger, and of course I ate the bun. Now that I have cut out gluten and dairy, I can really see how it affects me. Before, I just always felt sick and just thought that was just the way it would always be for me. This was definitely a learning experience for me. I felt guilty that I gave in to my cravings, but now I can see that I have learned from it. I know we can’t always be perfect, and it’s ok to slip up now and then, but I will remember that maybe it wasn’t worth how bad I feel now. Onion rings are definitely a weakness, I love them! So, now I just have to come up with a gluten-free recipe so I can still have them. Onions are so good for us, click on the link to find out more about the health benefits of onions. I love the little green onion or scallions, I cut the root part off and saved it and replanted it to see if it would grow some new onions and it looks like it worked… YAY!
Hope everyone had a HAPPY EASTER. I made my first raw-vegan cupcakes. I got the recipe from FullyRawKristina on YouTube. It was really fun trying something new, and totally raw-vegan. I am not a vegan at this time, but who knows what the future holds. I am trying different ways of eating to see what actually agrees with my body. I know for sure that anything I do eat will be organic, non-gmo, soy free, and gluten-free. I have also cut out most dairy foods too, but sometimes a little cheese slips into something, but not very often.
What a great way to start the day… a beautiful bowl of fruit salad. I tried a yellow honeydew melon for the first time, yum! It was so sweet and juicy, and made a great bowl for my salad. I added some other fruit I had in the fridge too. Some pineapple, orange, apple, blueberries for a splash of color, and I had to garnish the top with my new favorite thing… a sprinkle of unsweetened finely shredded coconut. This delicious breakfast was gluten-free and vegan.