My itchy arm isn't totally better but I haven't woken up to itch it in the past couple days. In addition, the Keratosis (the little bumps on the back of my arm) are gone. I have suspected that is an allergy. I believe all skin conditions are usually allergy/yeast related. So far, I have always proven it true. I am thinking it is dairy since when I was 100% dairy free they seemed to go away as well.
I am not tempted by eating off the plan at all. In fact, I think about what good food I am going to eat all day. I love fresh food. It is funny how we think getting rid of dairy, gluten and sugar are so restricting but really there is such a huge world of food out there that has nothing in common with these food groups. We sure limit ourselves.
Breakfast: Yum. I was making crepes for my family so I tried out Kara's crepes (see her blog link) for coconut crepes. Loved them. A lot.
Fresh berries and an ever so little drizzle of fresh maple to moisten them. I will absolutely be making these again. You can check out the recipe on her blog here.
Snack: Wasn't hungry.
Lunch: I had left over quinoa salad from yesterday and steamed some sweet potatoes. I topped them with a little Earth Balance Buttery spread and salt and pepper. A perfect little lunch.
Dinner: Kept it light for my tummy and made cream of broccoli and potato soup with some toast. It did the trick.
Cream of Broccoli Soup
1 large carrot, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 onion, peeled and chopped
4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
4 C. chicken stock
1 large head broccoli, cut in flowerets and chopped
1 ½ C. Almond milk or milk of choice, unsweetened.
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all vegetables with the chicken stock in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 minutes or until tender. Transfer soup and half of the broccoli into a food processor and blend until only slightly chunky.
Return soup to the pan and blend in the milk. Bring to serving temperature and season with salt and pepper. If it is too thin, boil out a little liquid while stirring constantly.
I did this in my pressure cooker on high pressure for 2 minutes. Lucky me.
This new bread is amazing. It is soft and doesn't crumble. It isn't cheap but I found it in the bread section at Sprout's. I think it has cornstarch so I shouldn't have eaten it but it was the best GF bread I have ever tasted.
At night, I went to an awesome lecture by Tosh Black on edible and medicinal plants in the AZ desert. I LOVED this class! I wish I knew ahead of time to invite you all. He had a branch of the Desert Willow which is powerful against Candida. I took it home and made some tea out of it. Sick as heck but I drank it down. Hope those Candida bugs enjoyed it. I didn't. I always say this but it has been reaffirmed that the Lord has given us all we need to heal on this earth if we search and learn. Thanks for teaching me Tosh! I know what to do if I get bit by a rattle snake in the desert and how to eat the flesh of a cactus. I'm set.
Day 3 down. Today is really day 4. It's going rather well as well. Dessert at my house tonight. I am actually really looking forward to my dinner and not really caring at all about the dessert. So weird for a girl like me.