Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Little Taste of Freedom

My dear friend Donna took me out for lunch yesterday. In fact, she treated me like I was Queen for a Day. We went to True Food Kitchen in Atlanta. We shared the crudite bowl. It was as beautiful as a bouquet of spring flowers. It was served with tzatziki and this amazing olive dip that was like if they had made hummus with olives instead of nasty beans. I spooned out my two tablespoons of each and enjoyed then with plenty of cold, crunchy vegetables. The watermelon radish was a revelation! I hope I can find them in the shop this summer, because they left me wanting more.

My entree was a poke bowl. A bed of quinoa, watermelon radishes, cucumbers, snow peas, avocado, these mushrooms that were chewy and crunchy at the edges and had so much umami flavor, and silky raw ahi tuna. The dressing was a lightly sweetened, spicy lime elixir that complimented all the flavors perfectly. I will dream of this until I can have it again. It was the perfect balance of nutritious and delicious.

I wasn't hungry to eat or cook supper when I got home. I called in a takeaway for Rob and I ate an apple, a pot of yogurt, and had plenty of points to spend on a cookie. It was two soft carrot cake cookies sandwiching sweet cream cheese icing. Oh, yeah, it was good! I savored it, as well as the fact that I had a day of not having to be chained to the stove. It didn't trigger me, and shockingly I didn't want another. I suppose knowing that I could have was enough for me. For the first time in way too long I feel like I'm in control again, like I've finally broken free of food controlling me. It was a very good day. That cookie was delicious, but the feeling of freedom is definitely sweeter!

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