Somehow, it is October. With the fall comes everything pumpkin, so I thought I would follow suit by making something pumpkin and delicious. This recipe developed from an interesting origin – it started off with my desire for something akin to cookie dough and remembered a video I saw on youtube of a chickpea-based s’mores dip. After pulling out the ingredients and making the dip, I realized I didn’t like the flavour. Making hummus was out of the question since I had added sweetener to it, but I remembered that making brownies and blondies out of beans is really common. I threw in some ingredients, popped the mix in the oven and prayed for a miracle. A lot of the recipe was eye-balled so these quantities are basically an approximation. This recipe can also be used to make mug cakes! (more…)
I’ve spoken to Dr. Sara (the owner of loseIT tea) and based on some symptoms I will be pausing the detox for a while. We think there are some things that I need to deal with medically so I will be seeing my Naturopath about those on Monday. It’s unfortunate but the detox may be exacerbating what we are suspecting. However, I’ve been feeling really good on the diet so I’m continuing with that but will not drink the tea or use any modalities or supplements anymore.
Moral of the story: listen to your body and work with it to help it heal. Doing the “right thing” doesn’t always mean pushing through, sometimes that can do more damage than good!
I must be honest and say that the last few days have been a bit rough… not because I’m tempted by food, but rather the opposite. I’ve had very little appetite and forgot to eat a few meals. Tuesday I had to consciously buy food because I wasn’t hungry but noticed my blood sugar was getting low because I felt like headed and donuts were starting to sound too tempting. This coupled with some mysteriously originating GI disturbances has made the last few days rather annoying. However, I’ve been trudging along and I the one thing that has made my journey easier is my support system.
It’s amazing how fast the body can adapt. I’m noticing that now I’m more sensitive to my thirst and I’m craving vegetables over sugary things. Today I made a smoothie with a vegan rice protein powder and I added a packet of PGX to it and I’m amazed at how efficiently PGX keeps me full!!
A good friend of mine and I also met up for dinner today and we went to Live, a vegan and raw restaurant in Toronto (Dupont and Spadina). It was easy making healthy food choices as most of my food intolerances aren’t present in raw cuisine anyways. Recently they’ve added cooked food to the menu which is great for those who are weary of raw food. We even got “shots” in tiny mason jars which were a super food/herb concoction.
Tomorrow is my warrior dash and I’m really excited as this is the first race I’ve ever run! All runners get a free beer at the end, so I will have to donate that to my boyfriend but I’ve heard the turkey legs are to die for so that will be my end-of-race treat 🙂
I feel more confident as each day passes. Today has been interesting, since I went out for lunch for a friend’s birthday with my classmates. We went to this great French restaurant on McCaul street, MiDi, and ate from the summerlicious menu. I gave away my cheese, fries, and dessert, and surprisingly felt okay with it – emotionally, that is. (more…)