Hey there! If you’re just joining us welcome! See “a reasonable resolution” and “the deal with dairy” to catch up on the purpose of this blog and research behind this month’s detox.
Surprises from Chile
I hope all your lifestyle changes are going well and at your pace!
My husband had some family fly in from Chile over the past few weeks, and it has been wonderful visiting with them. Of course they brought presents, including Chilean chocolate and other dairy containing items… YUM….
Lifestyles changes and habits that need to be broken consist of a series of steps, decisions made every day as they arise. I’m proud to say we’re doing well, with just a few exceptions that we feel don’t hurt the bigger picture.
It’s also difficult for people to get used to your changes, a new you is an adjustment for them too. Family will continue to offer us meat and dairy which makes the change considerably more difficult; we want to be polite and respectful but want to practice discipline and create life long change. Over time people accept the change and support you either way.
Tell us about your progress, the ups AND downs!
Today we ate spaghetti squash with an organic tomato sauce from the organic market in our neighborhood. Very simple recipe we’ve had before and enjoy. The squash itself has the consistency of angel hair and pairs well with sauce or vegetables. We’ve also added garlic and chickpeas in the past which we find delicious.
The squash is very simple to prepare, cut into two halves and remove the seeds and loose strings. Place both halves into a baking sheet in an inch of water.
It is done when a fork can pass through the outside easily. The meaty insides (the “spaghetti”) scrape out easily all the way to the grind and 1 half = one serving. simple and quick! Husband, 1 year old and picky sister approved!
Next week I’ll be making a pizza as well as testing out a cake for my son’s 1st birthday party in February, dairy free, whole grain, processed sugar free! I connected with a fellow blogger who is helping me with the recipe and will be featured along with the cake recipe! find her here at http://www.thenourishedchick.com/
Our kitchen is finally almost completely void of processed sugar and ready for February’s cleanse! We’ll dig into the topic more next weekend, in the meantime I’m gathering relevant scholarly articles and helpful resources for the detox. My sugar levels have not been good recently and I’m ready to nix the processed culprit altogether and start feeling better and protecting my pregnancy!
I’ve also connected with the owner of Absolute Organics, an organic local produce delivery company in our area, and plan to start our service back up and feature an interview with her over the next couple weeks so stay tuned! If you’re in the Charlotte and surrounding area you can find her services here at http://www.theabsoluteorganics.com/
Thanks for stopping in! If you come across any recipes share them with us below! As always stay healthy and best of wishes in all your personal endeavors!