Sunday, July 31, 2011

Checking In

Happy Sunday!  Just got home from a working weekend.  I hope you all are doing well.  Thing were dicey here for a little while, the stress from the dog being sick yet again really set me back (the Andra equivalent to a psychotic break and it wasn't pretty.)  I was a mess for awhile there.  But after the juice fast, I have been eating clean, low grain, wheat and sugar free, juicing daily and each day I feel stronger and more emotionally stable. And despite having some very expensive car repairs, I got my smile back a few days ago.  I'm happy to report that Tally is doing very well.  She's active, hungry, thirsty and playful again.  Here she is just now all fresh and clean from her bath...

I've been working lots of hours and will continue to do so to pad the Champagne fund (and re-pad the car and vet bill fund.)  I won't have as much time for blogging but I will try to as often as I can with food porn, any good recipes I come across, and how my training for the 5k is going.  Watch this space for those details, as well.

I've been using my kefir grains like they are going out of style, I've been drinking my raw milk kefir every morning and yesterday made up a batch of raw cream kefir.  Oh, it's lovely.  Thick and golden and tangy.  It can be used in place of creme fraiche or sour cream. 

I'm making grilled flat iron steak for supper along with this dish I saw on Kalyn's Kitchen.  Mmmm, zucchini with melted pizza cheese.  Oh, can't wait!

I will leave you with a wee bit of food porn.


This is a delectable vegetarian stir fry I made the day after the juice fast.  It had a whole head of bok choy, peppers, snow peas, sprouts, broccoli, it was just loaded with veggies, served on just bit of baked brown rice made with coconut oil. 

One of my favorite dishes, sausage and peppers.  There was a few multi-colored baby potatoes, orange bell peppers, sweet onions, portobello mushrooms and some chicken, vegetable and asiago cheese sausages from Trader Joe's.  It was heavenly!


  1. Glad Tally is doing better, but I am sorry you are so stressed!

    I am going to do a challenge of no grains at all for the last 3 weeks of August. I hope I make it.

  2. You can do it! It's not easy, but I can't tell you how much better I feel when I am very low grain or grain free. It makes me much more heat tolerant, so it's good for summer. I can't wait to read about your results.

  3. So happy to hear your doggie is doing better! I'd be a mess, too! Hopefully no more trips to the vet (or garage) anytime soon. Isn't it amazing sometimes how when it rains, it really pours? Looking forward to hearing about your 5K training....trying to psych myself up to do the C25K program here at home. Would love to run, if only my knees would cooperate!

  4. Thanks Rochelle! We're not training for a run, just a charity walk...trying to get my speed up!

  5. So happy Tally is better, and I always enjoy your food poems!

  6. Look at Tally's adorable face! I am so glad that she is better - and that you aren't feeling so stressed and blah. That stir fry is beautiful.

  7. So glad you're on the upswing. And that sweet puppy's face made my whole day. Think of you every morning when I fire up the juicer. All is well!!