Monday, March 30, 2009

Walkin' on sunshine...

You know how you sometimes get a song stuck in your head? Well, I have "I'm walkin' on sunshine...wo-oh" in my head. No other lyrics, just those. I look out the window and it is gloomy so maybe I am trying to invite the sun to shine...not sure.

Had a good Sunday of not doing anything for the diner. Went to see THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. It sure is a well done horror flic. The actress who plays the part of the escaped convict's galpal Sadie is the sister of NAVAR's drummer. She is in several other movies and seems to be doing well with the trailer trashy low life parts. It was weird seeing her on the screen playing such a psycho after meeting her and seeing her occasionally when she is visiting her parents and they come to the NAVAR concerts. Means she is a good actress, I guess. So, if you love Wes Craven movies or any horror type flic I recommend this film.

I ate Chinese food at the food court and I asked for only soyfree dishes and gee wiz I felt fine the rest of the day. I think I am doing so well avoiding all the foods and substances that bother me but I do indulge in Chinese with soy in the sauce sometimes...well, this time I didn't and I felt.........Nothing! So that's is feeling something off all the rest of the day after eating that rots bigtime and why I began my quest to find out which foodsarenotmyfriends in the first place.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

A revolution can begin with one word change...mac n cash

Since I post so many experiments of mine with mac n cashew cheese I decided I might just start calling it "mac n cash" instead...think it will catch on? Caitlyn wrote in a comment that she doesn't care how many times I post about it but will she (or anyone else) approve of the proposed name change...stay tuned...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Do you have a problem with your memory?

Several doctors have mentioned to me that I should see an endocrinologist. Several bloodtests have shown that I might have hypothyroidism, or a low functioning thyroid. I finally did get an appointment, so off I went. She has put me on Synthroid. She asked me a lot of questions and one of them was, "Do you have a problem with your memory?" To this I enthusiastically shook my head and said, "Yes!"

My kids range from 33 down to 17 and I often tell my 17 year old, "I used to be a lot sharper." So after taking this miracle pill for a while we will put this to the test. I will let you know.

Happy day! HUGS

Thursday, March 26, 2009

no chocolate yes chocolate what to do

I write here that I don't do chocolate and for the most part I don't but I have a guilty pleasure and it is mixing half unsweetened chocolate almond milk with sweetened chocolate almond milk for a treat. Mixing makes it less sweet but I also don't like the unsweetened so it satisfies me when I want a goodie. I do like plain almond milk but the chocolate variation is, like I said, my guilty pleasure...

I sometimes have carob rice milk but it just does not turn me on as much as the chocolate almond milk...there I admitted it! :)

Happy eliminating!

Monday, March 23, 2009

mac n cheese yum

I have been posting the heck out of gf cf mac n cheese attempts but I have to post one more. I rinsed raw cashews, then soaked them for a little while in purified water, drained them and blended them with purified water and a pinch of sea salt.
I cooked Schar penne pasta and then tossed it into the cashew cheese with some cracked black pepper and a little pinch more of sea salt and some paprika. I covered the bowl and refrigerated it. Today I scooped out a portion of the mixture into a bowl and microwaved it for 2 minutes. It looked like man n cheese and reminded me of mac n cheese so for me it IS mac n cheese...voila!

I have entered two writing working on my seventh novel...going slow, but still working on other words I have not gotten past page one (keep starting over)...groan...working at the diner six nights a week...think that's what has zapped my enthusiasm out of blogging lately but I am going to make myself get into it again...doing very well with eating the right-for-me things and recently really believe fructose is a major no no for me along with all the other no nos so I am off fruit and really reading labels closely.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Glutano Tea Biscuits

Found a great treat, Glutano Tea Biscuit. I had never tried this product before but I will be buying it again. Delish!

I woke up with a sore foot. Not sure what that's about. I guess waitressing doesn't help, being on my feet more than usual.

Still trying to get an agent. Same record, or cd running...somedayIwillgetone...


Saturday, March 7, 2009

cashew almond cheese alternative

I have made many variations of cashew cheese but I finally discovered one I REALLY Like...I blended raw cashews and almond milk. YUMMY!

That's all I've got right now...dashed home for a minute from the diner...gotta get back. HAPPY SATURDAY!

Friday, March 6, 2009

mac n cheese n ring bologna

I took ring bologna and pulled the skin casing off, sliced it thin and spread it out on top of cooked gluten free pasta that had almond milk whisked with cornstarch poured over it. Last, I spread shredded mozzarella alternative cheese (from rice but unfortuneatly it is NOT casein free) over the top and baked it uncovered for 25 min. at 375 deg. It is yummy! Fulfills my cravings.

Looking forward to Spring...really!