Saturday, 25 May 2013

comfort food

Just a couple breakdowns of some delicious dinners that were born out of the need for comfort food. 

hippie bowl

This one happened after I had the foresight to start the rice cooker with some sprouted brown rice before I headed out for my cleaning shift at the yoga studio. I was pretty tired and hungry and so happy for the quick yet still hearty and wholesome meal that is made possible by having a pot of rice at the ready! This was inspired by one of my favorite bloggers Hungry Hungry Hippie. She frequents the rice&egg bowl with a zillion random variations. This one was sprouted brown rice, pea shoots, wilted arugula, dairy-free pesto, a fried organic egg and a blob of cashew cheese. So yummy and satisfying :)

Lula gets really interested when I cook meat
So Im one of those mostly-vegetarian, great at vegan baking, sometimes eats organic meat kinda girls. This was one evening after work and I wanted a good, simple dinner with lots of yum and not alot of frills. I gathered a few solid quality items from the market and whipped up this nice dinner- Steamed broccoli with lots of butter, roasted rose fingerling potatoes and grilled organic chicken breast :)

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

still getting the hang of this blogging stuff

alright, alright so I havent been great at being a regular blogger but Im still getting the hang of it. You havent missed too much though, still feeling great post-op and enjoying the peace and quiet of normalcy after surgery. Normal and happy has been looking alot like this:

so many pancake mornings

 Its been super beautiful here for at least the past week so we've been getting in lots of backyard chilling time.
lula staying chill on hot backyard days
rocking so many monster salads

vintage crockpot crafted soup, groovy sister-made potholder  and mooooooore salad!

Alright, so real talk. I had a slightly overdue follow up with my specialist not long ago, and well, it was interesting. The heavy duty drugs they are pumping crohnies up with these days are pretty serious scary stuff and this doctor is in a bit of a rush to get me on them. I wont get too far into the details, but the potential side effects vs the potential success is far too high a risk for me to take at this point in my life. The drugs they are pushing are not a cure, they are not %100, they come with loads of potentially life changing side effects and basically are extremely harsh on all your major organs/systems... And this specialist I see, well she sees me for about 10 minutes a year, and didnt even have the real story about what went down with my surgery, so I just dont feel right trusting her judgement. I feel like Ive worked really hard for the health I have in spite of crohns disease and these drugs would just put it all in jeopardy. So after dr. scared the bejeebus out of with 10 minutes of terrifying tales of side effects, a life sentence of being pumped up with modified mouse proteins, followed by completely losing my trust when she was clueless as to what actually happened in my surgery, I just knew this was not the way for me.
You see that glow there? That is the look of a dedicated green-juicing health warrior on a pretty groovy healing journey. Pretty sure that glow would not be possible on biological immune suppressants!  Green juice! Amen and namaste!