I’m so sorry this post is three days late, but I couldn’t get it finished last night, as 2degrees and WordPress were having a spaz at each other over establishing a secure connection. I hope they sort their differences out soon 😀
I thought I would start off the post with some scrummy food
porn, I mean food photos :-P:
Fruit for the next 4 or 5 days 😀
Veges for the next two days:
That got converted into a yummy semi-raw stir-fry thing today for lunch:
The semi-raw stir-fry contained: organic kale, organic carrots, organic mung bean sprouts, courgette, beans, garlic and galangal. The sauce was made from organic tahini, orange juice and a splash of Braggs. Topped with some sesame seeds. Ran out of coconut, and I forgot to get some today when I did a big grocery shop.
It was mainly raw. I only cooked the carrots, beans, courgettes, garlic and galangal for a minute. Dumped into a bowl. Added about half a bag of kale (with the stems removed) and half the bag of mung bean sprouts. Quickly cooked the sauce in the pan (for about 30 seconds); I didn’t turn the heat back on, but allow the retained heat on the pan to warm the sauce. Poured sauce over and mixed. All the veges were still crunchy, so was able to maintain most of the vitamins and enzymes in the kale and sprouts. I also added a squeeze of lemon on top to help absorb the iron from the kale. This meal was also rich in calcium, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, potassium and magnesium.
Apart from fruit and veges, I also stocked up on some more organic carob powder (for my chia brekky beasts), organic peanut butter, jam, organic soy milk, more gas canisters and some other stuff.
It has now been 2 weeks (well tomorrow it will be) that I have been gluten-free, and my digestion is working sooo much better. I finally got rid of the last piece of food in my flat that had gluten in it (Weetbix) this morning when my son finally got through the box. He normally has a bowl of 4 weetbix with soy milk each day. Now that he is finally gluten-free, it will be interesting to see the effects on his behaviour. It has certainly helped me.
Onto non-food stuff now, and I am still missing a hot shower, however I am super happy that I am have massively reduced my carbon footprint. I managed to get through this week using only 2 gas canisters instead of 4. Once this challenge is over, I will be investigating the CO2 output of one canister and see what my daily CO2 footprint is during the challenge.
I’ve also been re-reading my Louise L. Hay books, and I really needed to. I’ve had a couple of things come to the surface, emotionally-wise, I needed to get back to what helped me a lot when I separated from my ex-husband. I have no idea why I stop saying the affirmations, but re-reading what she has to stay rang true to me. I especially like this part in The Power Is Within You on page 57 “Everyone is a reflection of us, and what we see in another person, we see in ourselves. Many times we don’t want to accept parts of who we are”. It related to criticism and how we criticise others and ourselves. She also explains we are responsible for everything that happens to us, and our thoughts shape our experiences. So goddam true. It has made re-evaluate how I handle situations now, especially in regards to me family. And I love her main affirmation that you should say to yourself over and over again – I love and approve of myself. I think I might write a bit about Louise L. Hay each day on this blog. It is medicine for the soul 🙂
Well L has woken up, so I will now end this post with one last Louise L. Hay quote – Be willing to take the first step, no matter how small it is. Concentrate on the fact that you are willing to learn. Absolute miracles will happen 🙂