In an effort to keep myself on the right track, and to figure out why all of the energy in my body has been completely drained, I have been seeing a naturopath. She is convinced that I have some food intolerances (and I agree) and she thinks that my whole system is out of balance with too much inflammation (which I also know is true)... but instead of me just knowing it, she's got me on a whole whack of supplements and a "clean" diet to sort myself out. It's just day two and other than an overwhelming feeling of tiredness and crazy high fibre bloating, it's going okay.
But I did labour a bit with what to make food-wise. No wheat, no sugar, no dairy, no eggs, no red meat, no pork... ancient grains, brown rice, chicken and turkey, veggies but no corn or mushrooms, no fresh berries, no caffeine... on and on. I had a moment of thinking I was just going to end up spending this two weeks doing nothing but eating chicken and brown rice, and then I thought, 'isn't one of us supposed to be a foodie here?' and I got off my arse and made some menus.
First up was a delicious turkey meatball with kamut penne. Sadly, the penne was toooo fibre-y for G's colitis (our two needs with regards to dietary fibre do not meet anywhere near the middle), but otherwise... it was great!
So here I am in the new kitchen getting the fixin's ready. Turkey, onion, red pepper, spelt breadcrumbs, garlic....
It was pretty easy. I took two roasted red peppers, onion and garlic and whazzed them up in the little cuisinart. I mixed that with the turkey, some no salt or sugar added tomato paste, spelt breadcrumbs, and a bunch of chopped parsley. Oh yeah, and tons of herbs including copious amounts of crushed red pepper!
I baked them in the oven (400 degrees) for about 25 minutes with the last two or three minutes under the broiler...
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And then I served it up with the kamut pasta, sprinkled with parsley, and tried to pretend I didn't miss the cheese...
Now doesn't that look delicious?
It was really very good and hit the pasta spot for me. Like I said, it was not so excellent for G, but I guess easily digestible is in the eye of the beholder (or the colon, or something). Anyway, whatever the reason, it made me forget that I was all clean eating. Instead, I just enjoyed dinner. And a spoonful of some essential fatty acid liquid and a digestive enzyme. All in preparation for my Calm Magnesium supplement that I take at night. With a castor oil pack. Really? It's all a bit crazy.
But we'll see. Day two and I am still super tired with a tinge of a headache. Maybe day three will be the charm! :)