It's been HOT here
This was *AFTER* the A/C had cooled it off!
Really hot. And it's only the beginning of May! Hubby and I have been alternating watching daughter's softball games. One of us goes and watches, the other stays home with the tiny buddy. He isn't really interested in watching softball and I'm not willing to feed him the steady of candy to keep him seated and happy. She loves being part of a team. She is getting better, but is still easily distracted. I don't know that we would do another season of this. But it was definitely a good experience.
I've been happily back on the good eating band wagon! YAY I feel good! What to eat is definitely one of the most searched terms that leads to my blog, so I'm going to try to do more blogging about that. Give the people what they want, right! (If you like it, please disable your adblock and click one of my blog ads, help me earn a few pennies)
It's annoying to have to make food separately for myself than for the family. It often means making two full meals three times a day. That's a bunch of work.
I bought myself a blender. I love my blender. Now I juice my fruit and vegetables, put the juice in the blender, add frozen fruit and ice and then I have smoothies!! No more weird textured fruit juice! It's fabulous. I need to buy myself some rice protein powder to put in these but I haven't found any locally yet and I don't really want to pay shipping on it, so it may wait until I can go to Seattle and buy it at a health food store there. This particular concoction had apples, watermelon, cantaloupe, carrots, cucumber, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries. (Raspberries are higher in histamine, don't eat if you react.)
This was a dinner, the rest of the family had baked potatoes. Theirs were smothered in cheese, bacon, butter and sour cream. Mine had a teaspoon of Earth's Balance Soy Free buttery spread, Daiya cheddar style shreds, mushrooms and onions grilled in safflower oil with a little garlic, and chive sour cream made from soy-free vegenaise. *Note* I have a Pinterest board where I pin recipes that I think I can make work for this diet, I usually try to remember how to make them work for masto folks. Feel free to follow the board on Pinterest if you do Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/drearina/ridiculously-restrictive-diet-friendly/
For Mother's Day my mom and dad invited our family over for spaghetti and salad. I told my husband that no matter what he could not let me eat my dad's tomato pasta sauce. Because I knew it would kill me. I had not to that point had any success with making a histamine friendly pasta sauce. =/ I had tried a couple of vegan recipes but they called for almond milk and I think my substitution of rice milk just didn't work. Plan A pasta sauce was a recipe I had on my Pinterest board. And it was a giant failure. My long suffering husband tasted it and said "Yeaaaah that's not very... that's really bad." Bless his heart. He made me my salad dressing, which I KNOW is a fabulous recipe. It's tasty, make it and be happy. Here ya go, gluten free vegan ranch from soy-free vegenaise (I usually make 1/2 or a 1/4 cup at a time). Then we ran to the grocery store that has a good health food section. I bought Road's End Organic Gluten Free Chreese, you have to add some oil and extra water. It is not the extra cream oh so yum alfredo sauce that I miss. But it was pretty good. I put it over quinoa shells. I did not wind up feeling deprived. I had pasta and salad with my family. =D
And here's another dinner potato with ranch instead of sour cream. Food! Yum!
So there ya go. There's some of what I'm eating. Potatoes are nightshades, a lot of masto people can't eat nightshades. I can eat them irregularly.
The heat is kicking my butt. I'm having some nasty bone pain in places I haven't had bone pain before. Normally it's been in my shins and in my lower back (degenerative disc). Now I'm having it in my left thigh bone and in my upper arm bones (humerus? humeri?) Ugh.
An ant crawled in my sock and bit the heck out of my foot!! =(
He was still in my sock when I took it off. I may have done something to
him that was outlawed under the Geneva convention.
I have been going out after dusk to slowly clear out the "flower bed" (aka giant pile of weeds) so we can put down new concrete pavers and have a walkway. I've been wearing socks and sneakers, after an incident a couple weeks ago when I sprayed weed killer on my foot while wearing crocs. And last week an ant crawled under my sock and got trapped! That was unpleasant! We just have plain old black ants, but something about them I am allergic to. My whole foot swelled up for two days. We put out about 2 dozen terro ant baits and now there are thousands of dead ants all over the front walk and flower bed. I'm good with this.
That's what I've been up to. We've been busy, happy, and doing the best we can. =D