for now flax and oats are out. i did get the GF oats but i think those did me in.
i got some silk for when my almond milk is out. but i did the rice thing with grinding some and then added some better then milk soymilk to the almond milk. like 1/2 tbsp and that made a difference! so i'm happy with that part. i thought i could sprinkle some lowfat coconut on it or even make like a chinese curry with tumeric and mixed veggies? i saw some oatmeal recipe like that with tumeric, nutritional yeast and spinach. i'm having such a hard time with foods i like so if i'm happy with something i want to mix it up some maybe.
i still love potatoes. i like them best roasted in the oven but just get tired of them if i'm ONLY eating those as a starch, so i want to eat them once a day now. i want to make potato-leek soup soon.
i did the lentils/yams. they ARE more filling. it was a lot of work. i cheated and had some bereri spice mix from the organic market as its a struggle right now to do all this cooking. i was proud of myself for making this and made half the recipe in case i didnt like it, and for some reason i did not like it a lot. i guess it was too spicey for me which is odd but its been years since i had it and i havent had many spices. so maybe it overwhelmed me when im used to fruit/sweet foods. i usually made it from a recipe from dr. mirkin eat more weigh less i think the book was and used to love it. i would use a red onion in this and maybe some cut up carrots as i felt it was not sweet enough. but heres the link to the recipe RRC. i used yams instead of sweet potatoes too lol:http://debbidoesdinnerhealthy.blogspot.com/2010/07/ethiopian-lentils-with-sweet-potatoes.html
i did a few things today. i repotted my tomato plants and made pots out of plastic containers. but it gets so hot and humid here and i got a bad headache (probably from going back on the ativan again) and cramps in my intestines. like i said i feel like an old lady. im struggling with my sleep so will try to get up early and exercise a bit in the morning. i could roller skate on the streets. i'm just worried starting out with the air quality level orange. i hope i can get up early! everything is a bit messed up now but i'm trying hard.
i will try the red lentils. i did not like the texture of the brown ones. i think if they go to mush i'll like them better lol. i hope i can find a lentil recipe i like. i know it would make my dr. happy to have some protein food in my diet. she keeps saying to add more and i cant seem to find anything i like besides the ensure but i hate the fact its crap food and not vegan. she mentioned protein bars but all of them have gluten, egg or dairy in them and lots of sugar so not sure how that is any better at all then ensure? the only "protein" food i seem to want is "diary" so maybe the soy milk will work out or i hope soon to find legumes doable. i will try the dahl and see if i like that better after this is gone. i know protein shouldnt be an issue but when i plugged in my foods when i was eating less though, it was 15 grams a day total so she has a point.
i will try other recipes as i havent cooked much in a long time and been eating a very bland diet. i do like korean foods (tamari and sesame seeds) and jamaican curries. one food ive made i liked is a jamacian curry with almond milk with a bit of corn starch or coconut flour and coconut extract, then i add garlic, ginger, jamaican curry powder, allspice and thyme, red pepper.
i just feel down because of the cramps and not wanting to do anything this evening. i was busy earlier. i did cook and that was hard. i couldnt be a nutritionist. making dietary changes is like pulling your hair out piece by piece. sometimes heavy people judge me because i'm anorexic that i would judge them i guess but i struggle meal by meal just like they do. maybe even more so.