Good Gluten-Free Resource

Hi there!

Here’s a link to a marvelous Gluten-Free resource with many recipes to choose from – photos included. This resource not only gives you ideas, but will allow you to play with new menu items. Who doesn’t need a boost once in awhile. 

Have you ever asked, “What would you like for dinner, sweetheart?” And you receive the answer, “Uh, I don’t know, whatever…” This is not helpful. The reason I asked the question in the first place was because I was out of ideas and tired of the old standbys, ya know? :0)

The site referenced above will help you overcome your cooking block! Good Chow.

American Beauty Cheesecake

American Beauty Cheesecake To properly begin this marvelous holiday, I came home from work determined to share with you a recipe Penni Shelton created, making raw even healthier by addressing lessening the natural fats in the crust with other alternative ingredients. She is amazing.

So, happy 4th of July – peeps!

Also, as day 3 is coming to a close, I’m pleased to report the juice feast today has gone very well. I’m still 100% juice, water, & tea. Yeah!!!

Juice Feasting

Day 2 – Today was rough, truly. I was at work, and only had 1 qt of tea with me, and 1 qt of my juice. It was a long, long day. It taught me that I could make it, but it wasn’t comfortable. The day at work was followed by errands, taking Amaranthine to visit her father, taking Jamie & Ben to get hair cuts, pick up building supplies for the shop, boy scouts, and teaching/assisting in a genealogy class. There was NO time to have juice during those activities, either. 

Went shopping, the store was out of cucumbers and other things I wanted for some special juices tomorrow. They were out of beets too! I had really been looking forward to beet juice in combination with a few other veggies. *sigh* I made carrot-apple-celery-lime-yellow bell pepper-kale juice for tomorrow. I won’t be left without it and wishing.

How do I feel? I’m exhausted. I’m feeling like I have a sore throat coming on. I have a head-ache.

How else do I feel? I made it another day, juicing, and didn’t cheat even once. Family had salad, chicken n’ rice – and Ben had french fries w/ his hamburger too. I didn’t buckle to the temptation to chew something! I’m pleased with my fortitude. I need to have more tea and water tomorrow.

A Juice Feast

It’s often very, very, very difficult to keep going on a program; ever noticed that?

Well, my hat is off to my nephew, Nathan. He is amazing. He saw the movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead – and did a 10-day juice fast and then has changed his life around and eats a Paleo diet (which is the one that works best for him, and he says he’s tried them all!). He sticks to it even when his family is eating Pizza!!! Nathan has lost a lot of weight, and looks SO good. 

So, unbeknownst to Nathan, I’ve been inspired. I have begun a 10-day Juice Feast. It began today, July 1st. I just wanted to post to the blog to let Nathan know what I’ve begun – and because of his inspiration, I’m willing to work for success for myself. I doubt he even knows how much he inspired me, but he’ll see over time.

Today, I’ve had a couple quarts of juice (carrot, apple, celery, cucumber, ginger) and a quart of tea, and several cups of water that I didn’t measure. I went to the movie with my family (How to Train Your Dragon 2) – and I had a cup of lemonade. I sat between Ben & Naomi (who had Amaranthine on her lap). Because I was in the middle, I also got to hold a huge container of popcorn so they could eat it. 

Nathan, you’d be proud of me. I didn’t nibble even one kernel of corn, not one.

I am going to play with the different colors of juice available to me through the Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead website. They provide a layout of the various juicing plans in detail, along with some delicious recipes to assist you on your journey. I’m grateful for that – and the variety of juice we have available. I’ve experimented with many juices and created personal recipes myself during the last 10 years, too.  Looking forward to seeing where I’ll be in a week!

See you tomorrow. :o)