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So, recently I’ve begun to get a little tendonitis in my wrist. Mostly from typing, and also because I have to life a lot of heavy stuff at adoptions. I’ve been wearing a brace, but it hasn’t gotten any better. So I’ve started a little regime of icing and heating every night, and am following a whole foods diet. It’s mostly a low saturated fat diet, along with taking some Glucosamine and Chondroitin. Eating a lot of chlorophyll rich foods. So James and I have been trying to cut down on carbs and eat more protein. No this isn’t like Atkins or anything. Just more tofu, chicken, less bread. No eggs, cheese and obviously sweets.
Well, let’s just say it wasn’t pretty. We realized soon how emotionally connected I am to food. The first day, I was like a rabid dog. We had grilled chicken on salad and I guess my body is just so used to processing heavy carbs that when all it got was protein it was like, “what am I supposed to do with this, Leslie?”. I felt weak and shaky. I was whiny and bitchy. I felt like crying. I was like that annoying child in the store – throwing a fit when their parents tell them that they can’t have a toy.
Detoxing is not pretty. I feel a little bit better and my wrist is definitely doing a lot better. James and I recalled some pretty crazy things I’ve said about food. Just this morning, I was asking him to make breakfast. I was telling him to hurry because, “I miss eating!!”.
One time, James and I were eating blocks of cheese and I yelled out, “I love cake!”
And then there is our favorite. James had eaten the last cheese roll from Porto’s (Oh My God, do I love cheese rolls!) and I threatened to rip his jaw open and eat the cheese roll myself.
Yeah, those are good times.
There are so many things that happen in a week and I say “I should blog about this” . Then a week goes by and I haven’t blogged about anything.
I’ve been reorganizing my room. I must say that I love it now. I was able to make room for everything and get rid of stuff that I either hadn’t used or didn’t want. I feel un-crowded and un-cluttered. Sigh!
I was finally able to finish my container swap for WCTP. Here’s a sneaky peek. It’s a mason jar with a tag inside. I poured wax all over the outside, and it looks really cool (and smells good too!) I couldn’t quite capture it well with the camera.
I had this ugly colored caddy that I put my tools in. I finally was able to paint it white and decorated it.
And my new ATC holder. These are the ATC’s I got from my swap at Story of My Life
Buttermilk pancakes and homemade blueberry & blackberry syrup!
and of course, I will keep up my promise for a RAK! Coming shortly
Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! To celebrate, James and I made yummy margaritas. We finally busted out the margarita set we got for our wedding (thank you, Glenda!)
But the real treat was dessert. I made baked ricotta cakes with berries. Oh my!
excuse the crappy nighttime picture, and imagine the sweet goodness!
here is the recipe
mix together 1 cup ricotta cheese, 4 tbsp honey, 2 egg whites, 1 tsp vanilla extract until smooth. Pour the ricotta mixture into 4 ramekins and bake for 20 minutes at350 degrees or until ricotta is golden.
Meanwhile, cook 4 cups of fresh berries in a sauce pan (set aside about 1/4 of the berries for garnish). Use a little water and heat until soft.
Pop ricotta cakes out and pour berries and berry sauce. Eat up! It’s so good!