already slacking…but I feel so busy

I’m already behind on updating the blog. I guess, I just need to make 52 entries this year so I need to do a couple this week.

I have been playing with vegan and anti-inflammation foods/menus since the beginning of the year. I think I am finally ready to make the switch. Part of the problem was that I wanted to do both, but they don’t always agree with each other so I was sooooo confused! I think I have sorted it out enough now. I’ve decided that I am going to stick to the anti-inflammation diet (AD), but try to be as kind to the earth as possible on it as on this diet we can eat some organic meats (chicken, deep sea fish (no shellfish), and even small amounts of beef). Some of the ingredients are processed also.

I finally have my kitchen stock

ed with staples and mixed up a batch of this gluten-free stir-fry sauce. I wasn’t sure how much it made in one batch, but I plan to make a whole lot next time, since you can freeze it for future use. I then just grabbed a few items from my frig and started to cook. I ended up stir-frying chicken thighs with onion and oyster mushrooms and throwing it on top of brown rice (all items are organic except for the rice). I was afraid the sauce wouldn’t be salty enough for me. It was not as salty as I am used to, but it was still very delicious! Not to mention probably the right amount I should have eaten anyways.

I also plan to make this other gluten-free stir-fry sauce and rotate between the two.

In my quest to give up processed/refined foods and quit my sugar addiction, I have also been doing well. I have only had a few moments of weakness that I blame on the kids. We found a small bag of M&Ms in the car and they just had to have some. I was so famished as I didn’t plan well and had nothing for me to nibble on. I ate a few. I also had a white castle fish and cheese sandwich. Again, because I didn’t plan well and had no time to eat dinner between viewing a house and then going to see “The Lion King” at the Orpheum.

I found that making almost vegan and gluten-free desserts helps me a lot. I don’t really feel like I’m giving up anything. Lara Bars are also saving me when I need something sweet. I need to switch to ones without chocolate chips though since they may have traces of dairy in them. I also nibble on dairy, gluten, soy, nut – free chocolate chips when I need something sweet. So is that cheating? I guess whatever gets me through it right now as I am transitioning over.

We have also been letting the dairy slowly go away. Aria still drinks 2% organic milk because I am not sure what else to give to her (and she loves it) and Roan still gets a couple cheese filled meals a week. He won’t eat the soy cheese I tried to slip into his lunch the other day. Truthfully, the kids (and Choua, my husband) have a longer ways to go than me, but I think it is my responsibility to help them along as I do most of the cooking when I am home.

I’ve tried a lot of new types of food and spent a lot of time at Whole Foods. It’s crazy! I’ve also spent a lot of money, but I hope that that will be offset by the fact that I hope to eat out less…which we have!!! I hope it goes down even more in the next few months.

I have also noticed that my skin looks so much better and that I am less tired than I used to be. I also fell asleep so easily last night! I usually have a hard time falling asleep. Maybe it’s the placebo affect, but I hope it gets better also as I fully move over my meals!!! Now I just worry about the weeks I travel. I think I may need to get a room with a kitchen so I can cook (and bring my frozen stir-fry sauces) or start ordering The Zone meals for delivery when I do. It keeps me up at night.

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4 Responses to “already slacking…but I feel so busy”

  1. hellooolife Says:

    great read. instead of 1/4th cup brown sugar, did you use something else like maple syrup, brown rice syrup or agave (i know you had some of this when we spoke)?

    Make sure you note that on your blog since it’s going to become popular n’ stuff and you don’t want people to be confused. 🙂

    • kaosong Says:

      Great point! I used agave, but I probably will use the rest of my brown rice syrup for the next batch.

      LOL on the “become popular n’ stuff” comment!

  2. glamourandgreenglutenfree Says:

    Not sure if you know this already. but if you are trying to stop eating sugar, make sure you are careful about store-bought chicken broth! I noticed my fav gluten-free broth has cane sugar in it! 🙂

    • kaosong Says:

      Thanks for the information! I actually noticed that too on the box that I used, but I figured I’ll just use it until I run out and then either find a way to make myself or find one that does not. It’s so weird how that even needs to be added.

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