School, writing, bread, Clean Eating, and gaining weight
- We’re not schooling this week; I’m devoting as much time as I can to finishing the book that I’m ghostwriting for a friend. We’re going on three months now, and I am feeling a need to FINISH, and need devoted, multiple hours to do so.
- In bread news: My gluten-free vegan bread makes FABULOUS hamburger buns. We had bacon cheeseburgers last night (at least, those of us who can have cheese did; the rest had bacon hamburgers). Yum. It’s just going to take a little while to get the entire post together — there are lots of notes on ingredients and technique for the recipe, as well as a ton of pics. Hopefully, I’ll have it done some time this week, though!
- Along the lines of FOOD, I got my first issue of Clean Eating in the mail last Thursday. What a fabulous magazine. It’s like it was made-to-order for me. I can’t wait to try the recipes!! A year has six issues, and is about $12 for a subscription. Well worth it, in my opinion!! Not every recipe is gluten-free, but there is a chart in the back which lists which ones are… And most of the other recipes are easily adjusted to make g.f. Each issue contains lots of recipes, plus health and ingredient info and news (For instance, did you know that broccoli and other foods in the Brassica/mustard family contain a phytonutrient that has been shown to activate a natural anti-imflammatory system in the nasal passages??), book and product reviews (both grocery items and kitchen gadgets), restaurant and travel info, bits on exercise, all packaged in a very attractive, yet unpretentious package! At LEAST, sign up for the e-newsletter! (And, no, I’m not being paid by the mag; I fell in love with it upon seeing an issue in my doctor’s office, so I’m just sharin’ the love.)
- I’ve officially said, “Farewell!” to a size 6. It was fun while it lasted. However, I’ve found that when I’m not “forced” (out of love and necessity) to eat a highly restricted diet on my daughter Fiala’s behalf, it’s a lot harder to refuse things like jellybeans and Karamel Sutra ice cream. 🙂 I still weigh less than I have in about ten years (not including the last six months or so), but now that I know how slender I can be, size 8 feels alarmingly chubby. Maybe if I actually go running, instead of just thinking about it, I can re-lose those pounds…