day 13 was all repeat foods–purple smoothie, warm winter vegetable salad & a pinkish smoothie. the biggest thing of note that happened all day was that i had my first food-based evening outing, a youth group trip to a local rock-climbing joint, and they ordered in pizza for everyone for supper. the worst part was the initial smells and the wanting, oh the wanting! but after i’d been in there for a few minutes, not eating pizza and drinking my water, it somehow got better. like, my body realized it wasn’t going to get any pizza, so it just started thinking of the pizza as being not much different than the cardboard box it came in. the potato chips were not tempting (i’ve never really been a huge fan of potato chips, but i eat them if they’re offered to me. hmmm… why?) and neither was the soda. granted, the pizza might have been more of a challenge to avoid if it hadn’t been the $5 hot-n-ready pizzas from a certain pizza chain, or if the room full of teenage boys hadn’t snarfed them all down (leftovers are very tempting to me), but i survived and i even climbed some rocks.
oh, i also tried out some gluten free brown rice bread with cashew butter and a drizzle of agave syrup as part of a snack this afternoon. i toasted the bread (it’s stored in the refrigerator!) and it was a nice, chewy texture. maybe i’ll try a sandwich this weekend sometime.
day 14, we made another attempt at mexican food. mr. happy stuff browned some ground turkey up into taco meat (with added black beans and onion and garlic and some spices) last night and was dismayed to read on our favorite taco seasoning that it included lactose, dried tomato, and a few other forbidden ingredients, but he did just fine making up spices from scratch. i thought i’d attempt gluten-free tortillas using gf flour and subbing in some almond milk for the milk, but it was an enormous fail. the dough was more like…. play-dough. no stretch. lightbult moment for me as i realize, “ah. this needs gluten to make it stretchy!” seriously, sometimes i need the hands-on experience. i went ahead and tried cooking up these weird patties, but, as a friend who tried a bite pointed out, they tasted more like a pita made out of hummus. very chickpea-y. ah well. i’ll leave my gf tortillas to the professionals.
breakfast was a pink smoothie:
lunch was taco salad:
we also tried some new chips made from black beans (see them hanging out on the edge of the plate?). they had the right crunch and a nice amount of salt, but they certainly aren’t corn. they tasted sort of … burnt to me, but i think it was just the black bean flavor. the taco salad was, in general, dry. very, very dry. mine was slightly better because of the avocado, but i can’t imagine how dry poor mr. h-s’s must have been. we both desperately missed the salsa and sour cream. i’m not sure if it’s better to eat familiar foods that are altered so much that they don’t really satisfy your craving, or just eat completely unfamiliar foods.
supper for me was another cinnamon roll smoothie.
my throat still feels a little weird, but….. woo hoo! this is the end of week two! that means, i get to order these beauties: