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Food Journal, 6.19

6:45 up, I was exhausted and decided to sleep rather than exercise (9 hours of sleep) 7:00 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 7:30 3 eggs in a nest of greens (kale, dandelion, spinach and green onion) 9:30 1 1/2 cups broth 10:00 Snack: 1/4 can tuna mashed with 1/4 avocado and a pinch of mustard spread on 3 thin slices of Jicama. Yumm! and totally satisfying. 11:00 totally off the diet plan, but soooo delicious. A handful or so of fresh picked raspberries and strawberries. What decadence! 12:30 Lunch: 1 cup chicken vegetable soup (blended turnip, carrot, onion and all the chicken bits off the bones from making stock), 2 more eggs in kale nests, so good. With kraut. 4:30 Snack: last 1/2 cup of soup. Sardines rolled in nori and a few cucumber slices and celery. 6:00 Dinner: Salad of lettuce, cucumber, carrot, olives with Dover sole sautéed in homemade ghee, asparagus, broccoli and mango salsa 7:00 Soul Time meditation with crystals and breath. Amazing! Haven’t digested it yet enough to report on any …

Food journal 6.18

It’s the third week of the bootcamp challenge. This week were only eating meat and veggies. No dairy, no nuts or fruit in addition to avoiding grains and sugar. Paleo to the fullest. I’m adding in a lot of bone broth to use this as an opportunity to rebuild my gut flora. Though the last few days my bowel movements have been so regular I’ve actually been taking a break from Psyllium and Cascara. 5:05 up with the alarm, moving a little slow, but feeling good after 8 hours at home in my bed 5:30 1/2 carrot, 1 cup broth 6:00 bootcamp, abdominal workout. Lost 3 lbs over the last two weeks. 7:40 Breakfast: 2 lamb chorizo sausages, sautéed asparagus, cabbage, onion in coconut oil and kraut 8:30 a little more chorizo and veggies, breakfast was rushed before work and I just wasn’t quite satisfied 9:00 1 cup broth 11:00 Snack: rest of breakfast, celery and water 12:30 1 cup broth, finished second bottle of water 1:00 Lunch: Cajun Halibut with a pile of broccoli, …

Food Journal, 6.12

5:25 up, groggy for sure 20 oz water, 2 tsp psyllium 6am Bootcamp, some fun partner exercises today. I was impressed by how much easier lunges are now than when I started a few weeks ago. 7am Snack: 1 pint green smoothie I spent some time over the weekend digging through my kitchen to make an inventory of all the food I have. That way I can figure out what to give away, how to eat the rest of the perishables and follow the Bootcamp diet plan. Here are my notes, notice how I keep adapting them to meet my schedule. Today is also my last day of dairy for three weeks. I want to see what that is like. If it will effect my digestion at all. Besides it’s how the meal plan is designed. So one last kefir smoothie and cheese omelette. 8:30 Breakfast: 3 egg omelette, 1 oz raw cheddar, spinach, onion, bell pepper Sipping water all along, finishing up my second 26 oz bottle 12:30 Lunch: salad with smoked salmon, same …

Food journal, 6.11

Back after a nice long blogging break. It’s been a busy week. The first week of Bootcamp’s six week challenge. A breakthrough with my elimination, two bowel movements a day! Reiki attunement with my daughter. Dancing, sleeping, eating, yum. If I get a chance I’ll write more about those things. In the meantime I think I’ll go back to writing down my food, that was really keeping me on track. And for the challenge one of the things I’d like to do is loose a little more weight, so being on track is a good thing. 6am woke before my alarm. 8 hours of sleep Little, strained BM 6:45 20 oz warm water, 2 tsp psyllium with a pinch of slippery elm for taste 7:30 3 Macadamia nuts, 1/4 apple (starving, pre breakfast snack). 1/2 tsp dandelion tincture 8:30 Breakfast: 2 oz lamb bacon, 2 fried eggs, kale, asparagus, sauerkraut. 1 cup chicken broth. supplements 10:30 Snack: 1 Tbsp almond butter, celery, lettuce, nori 12:00 feeling hungry, finished first 26 oz bottle of water 12:30 …

Food Journal, 6.5

5:05 awake to alarm, a bit groggy (7.5 hours sleep). Psyllium and water 6:00 fit body bootcamp. My first official day of the six week challenge. I plan to be exercising 3-4 days a week. Eating paleo. Sleeping 8 hours a night. Drinking 100oz of water. Wait, I was planning to do that anyway! That’s why I signed up for the challenge to have some accountability in what I am up to. 7:10 1 cup green smoothie. Danedlion and Burdock tincture. 8:15 Breakfast: 2 eggs fried with lamb bacon, bok choy and kraut 10:30 1 cup green smoothie 12:10 Lunch: salad with salmon, roasted veggies and a fresh batch of homemade goddess dressing. 1 apple muffin.  

Food Journal, 6.3

6:35 psyllium water  7:30 tsp coconut mana, 1/2 cup grilled salmon (leftover from an amazing feast yesterday) while packing lunches before work/ school  9:15 Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled, 1/2 cup kale, 2.5 apple muffins Paleo Apple Muffins 2 cups coconut pulp (left over from making nut milk, I think I may use juice pulp in this too in the future) 1/4 cup almond flour 1/2 cup ground flax 1 banana 2 peach, apricot 1/4 cup kefir 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup water 1 tbsp psyllium husks 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp fresh nutmeg 1 tsp vanilla 1 large apple chopped fine 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup sliced almonds Mash banana, slice all the fruit really fine. Beat eggs, melt oil, mix it all up. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes in oiled muffin tin or on a cookie sheet, 1/4 cup batter each.  This is a very loose recipe, I adjust the ingredients until it is a slightly thick muffin batter and tastes pretty good raw. Makes …

What we eat creates the world

I used to think of the things that I eat as going away when I eat them. Certainly that is so in the small picture, but when I look at the big picture, the world overall, whatever people eat we actually make more of. What we eat creates the world. When I eat fresh, local eggs from pastured chickens or meat from other pastured animals it encourages my farmer to set aside land for animals to roam in. They eat bugs, weeds and slugs and make rich fertilizer (poop) to rebuild the top soil. When I eat local, organic produce more farmland in my community is preserved, small farmers get paid for tending the land. Small farmers are more likely to plant a large variety of crops, continue heirloom varieties and leave natural tracts of land for bees, butterflies, … Even more so when I shop from biodynamic or permaculture farmers at a farmers market. When I buy fair trade, sustainably grown chocolate, coconut and other exotic foods it protects the rainforest, provides good jobs …

Food Journal, 6.1

Life is so full, I won’t be posting everything I eat every day, but when I have the time and inspiration I will post some highlights and favorites. For the potluck at the full moon sauna at Tryon Life Community Farm I made this delicious salty – tart treat. I bet most people would prefer more sweetener, but I thought it was perfect with a little whipped cream. Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler: Crisp Topping: 2 T. Coconut Oil, melted 1/2 C. Almond Flour 1/2 C. Ground Flax Seeds 1/2 C. Ground Hazelnuts 1/4 C. SlicedAlmonds 1/4 C. Dried, Shredded, Unsweetened Coconut ( 1 T. Pure Maple Syrup ) 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon 1/4 tsp each Sea Salt, Cardamon, Nutmeg   Filling: 4 cups rhubarb sliced 1 pint strawberries 2 small peaches 1 tbsp Arrowroot 1/8 tsp Green Stevia Juice of one sweet orange Preheat oven to 350. Chop the fruit into small slices and mix in the other ingredients. Put it in a bread pan. Mix up topping and spread over fruit. Bake 45 minutes.

Food Journal, Day 15. Check in

As you can see I didn’t blog my food yesterday. In fact I am currently considering whether to continue to do it every day, so if you like to read about what I eat, write a comment saying so. It’s been two weeks, which was my initial plan. I wasn’t expecting it to be so educational for me. I will probably check in from time to time in any case to chart my progress with the grain and sugar elimination. That has been 12 days so far, planning for 6 weeks, 56 days, and then theoretically to reintroduce some things and see how they work. I’m still contemplating doing the GAPS intro diet for part of this time, but haven’t read the whole book yet. Today’s food: 6:00 alarm woke me, still a little tired. 8 hours of sleep Psyllium and water 7:15 smoothie: strawberry, peach, yogurt, whey protein 8:45 3.5 eggs scrambled, a little chard. The chard left my mouth feeling all dried out and metallic. Too much astringent and minerals. 10:30 snack time: …

Food Journal, Day 13

3:30 woke up. Great time for some deep meditation and self healing. Among other things contemplating food and all the ideas I carry around with me picked up from other people. Time to own my own way with this. 5:30 getting up to try. 6am exercise class. Dragging to get out of bed. But once I was up it felt good. Beautiful morning. Psyllium and water. 5:45 6 oz carrot, celery, spinach juice with coconut milk and whey protein (this time I saved half for after class and that felt much better) 7:00 4 oz juice, lots of water 7:30 10oz smoothie: strawberry, yogurt, coconut milk, papaya, spinach, hemp & whey protein. Meant to make it for later in the day, but I was just ravenous. Biked to work, 2 miles. 8:45 4 scrambled eggs, 1/2 head chard and beet greens, Kim chi, 1/4 avocado. Vitamins Biked with the kids to the park. 11:45 seared ahi & cabbage, same as last nights dinner Then an hour nap. My body is working overtime to use all …