So after two weeks of big changes to my diet (no cheese, what you talkin’ bout Willis…) I have had some fun revelations and done some neat experimenting. First, reducing my overt consumption of diary products has made a huge impact on my not always happy digestion. This happened so quickly. I learned to like soy creamer in my coffee fairly easily and also have taken well to coconut based yogurt and milk as well as dark chocolate almond milk for an antioxidant treat. I’ve already posted about the super sneaky secret vegetables in my smoothies but I must share that on Saturday I added a beet to the smoothie and not only did it turn it a lovely hot pink, as beets tend to do, it added a lovely sweetness.
Dear BF was very pleased to get to try this delicious breakfast delight packed with antioxidants, vitamins, protein, fiber, and oh wait…yummy taste! So happy to get to try these new things. (It contained: So Delicious Coconut Milk, Manitoba Harvest Dark Chocolate Hemp Protein Powder, a Beet, a handful of chopped Kale, Peanut Butter, and Frozen Strawberries. Yummy Yummy Good.)
Tonight, as it was Sunday dinner and there was some free time (what? time?), I finally got around to making Orange Pan-Glazed Tempeh that I found from a site my Holistic Guru suggested. I used Flax Tempeh as I like Flax and having never cooked tempeh, I thought it would work. Oh, did it work. In addition, I made the amazing Sesame Kale recipe that Holistic Guru sent to me last week. She said, “if you don’t like this, I don’t know what’s wrong with you” with a laugh in her voice. I TOTALLY AGREE. It was crazy-insane delicious and I can now say, I LIKE KALE! Both recipes were easy to prep and cook simultaneously.
Yeah, I’m pretty sure I can handle these food changes a little while longer…..