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I am going to try to post more on this journal.

Currently, I'm in the middle of a sugar and flour fast. I have given up both sugar and flour for several weeks. However, it would be more accurate to say that I am no longer in the middle of the fast, but have moved beyond it to a place where I once again consume sugar and flour.

I was doing very well. My pancreas was healing from the years of abuse, after only a couple of weeks off the white stuff. But then, I cracked a tooth and needed to have oral surgery.

After oral surgery I could no longer eat meat or raw veggies. I could only consume soups and very soft cooked foods. This meant that my blood sugar spiked and dropped more often and before I knew what was happening...I lunged for a brownie...soft...delicious...comforting.

So, my mouth is healing in this second week. I tried to eat some poached chicken last night, but could not manage it. Still, I think I can manage to let go of the soft, comfort foods and begin my detox again. It shouldn't be too difficult as yet. I've only consumed a little of the white stuff at this time. I'm not fully back on the flour or swept up in old habits. But I'm not teetotaling either.

So...Day 1 again...and if anyone knows of something that is soft, warm, comforting and not sweet...let me know.

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Date: 2017-05-05 06:40 pm (UTC)
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Aie, your poor mouth! I hope the recovery continues nicely.

I don't know if any of these is useful. Assume I mean everything is from scratch unless specified otherwise.

Porridge and rice pudding, made with milk and cooked slowly and thoroughly. Oats, rice and milk are quite sweet, so I don't add extra sugar (usually a spoonful of stewed fruit with the rice pudding). I often cook the porridge with a chopped apple.

Mashed veggies. Potato and parsnip, mixed with a little garlic yoghurt. Pumpkin and carrot with ginger and cumin. Mashed sweet potato mixed with hummus. I feel obligated to include creamed spinach, but I hate cooked spinach unless it's saag paneer from an Indian restaurant.

Speaking of Indian restaurants: alu gobhi - baked potato, tomato, cauliflower and peas with turmeric, coriander, cumin and ginger, finished with garlic raita.

And any sort of lentil daal.

Risotto, with broth, herbs, garlic, the usual thing. Or the variants with quinoa and other grains.

Eggs: omelettes, poached egg with avocado, scrambled eggs, baked eggs with beans and a tomato-cheese sort of sauce.

Cauliflower cheese! (Cauliflower baked in cheese sauce, or can add broccoli, carrot etc...)

Baked beans on a baked potato. I do use tinned baked beans for this - they come in those convenient tiny sizes, perfect for one serve.

Lasagne? I generally don't like lasagne, but my sister makes it with only two layers of pasta sheets, or using strips of zucchini instead of pasta.

Baked tofu in whatever herb/spice combo you like. I like honey, ginger, cumin and ground coriander, finished with a spritz of lime juice. Tofu is fiddly to get perfect when pan-frying it, but for baking you can use the silken or soft tofu, pour off any excess liquid and pop it in the oven without all that tedious pressing and drying business. I have it with rice noodles and separately steamed or stir-fried veg.

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