Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Three Truths and a Lie
Happy 2013! Let's start the year off with a game. Three Truths and a Lie. You guess which is the lie. If you guess right, I'll...I don't know...put a turkey on my head.
1. I want to bake cream cheese cookies. I want to share my recipe for turkey pot pie with you. I want to experiment with various flours, making the same recipe over and over until I can give you all the substitution answers you want. But I'm following the autoimmune protocol recommended here and I am avoiding coconut right now, so there's no baking in my immediate future. Oh yeah, and I'm on a cleanse this week so there's not even any cooking in my future, much less baking.
2. When my boyfriend and I moved out of Seattle, our original intention was to move to Bellingham. However, life intervened. Or fate. Or something. We're now traveling around visiting various family members until spring, when we'll drive our little car to Missouri and attempt to start a life there. Our goal? Permaculture homestead and retreat center. Oh yeah. Come April, it's on.
3. After eating very carefully all week in New York City, I made a conscious decision to go to my favorite gluten-free restaurant. I stopped at S'Mac and got the gluten-free Mediterranean Mac and Cheese. I ate it with gusto and utter delight. Three days later, I couldn't stop myself and went again. My reaction was so mild as to be negligible, and I've learned that by following the autoimmune protocol, I can get my inflammation down enough to enjoy a special treat every once in a while. Can't do it often, but so good to know. (And yes, I am aware that this is probably not the best thing for my gut. But sometimes it's the best thing for me.)
4. I am a horrible liar. I sat here forever trying to come up with a credible lie to equal my truths. Couldn't think of a thing. So we'll play a different game instead. You get to pick tomorrow's post. You get your choice of any of the above truths or the recipe for the Carrot Cake Hot Breakfast Cereal in the photo above. Gluten/grain/dairy/soy/nut/egg/sugar-free. What's it gonna be?
p.s. Cleanse or no cleanse, you will get the recipe for the cream cheese cookies. I made them for my family's Christmas celebration and they were devoured too quickly to take a photo. But I'll make them again and...sigh...give them away. If you want a dairy-free version, check out my dairy-free cream cheese cookies here.
Oh wait! I have a lie! I hate green beans. No, I mean I love them. Right. I LOVE green beans. (Lying. So lying.)