Still going on about food . . . .

Is anyone else tired of hearing me talk about food yet?

So I went home last night and had a broccoli stir fry mix from a bag mixed up in my wok (Pam-ed instead of oiled) and with some of the left over spaghetti squash thrown in.  And it was really yummy.  And then I stood there and figured out how to peal a grapefruit like Erica taught me and boiled up half a dozen eggs so I could have one for breakfast and Justin could use the others for egg salad (I’m only supposed to have 2 per week) and chatted with Justin’s grandma while she got herself sorted out in the living room.

I’ve realized that now that I’m not supposed to eat carbs, I have no idea how to cook.  Can’t make up a pot of pasta or rice.  Can’t make a grilled cheese sandwich.  Can’t have pizza.  Can’t have corn dogs.  Can’t have pancakes.  Can’t have baked potatoes.  No oatmeal or cereal.  I’ve just described most of the contents of our pantry and freezer.

Do you know how hard it is to find recipes that are carb, sugar, soy, and dairy free?  Ridiculously hard. 

But really, this is about complaining.  It’s a cry for help. 🙂  Please!  Send me food ideas!  I need breakfast ideas that are prepare-ahead or fast or make-at-workable.  I need meal ideas!  I’m building a new repertoire here and I’m looking for ideas.

I spent time over my lunch hour digging through looking for ideas.  When I get home, I’m climbing up on the counter in our kitchen and pulling down the cookbooks to look up there for ideas.  Because I’m really starting from scratch and I’ve got a lot of learning to do.

Other news!

I tried making a loaf of bread last night using a new all wheat recipe and it didn’t work at all.  It didn’t cook all the way and ended up falling in on itself.  Just a little more mass and we could have had a black hole in our kitchen.  Unfortunate, but I still ate a little bit of it anyway.  And that, my friends, is the depth of my addiction.  *Sigh*  Also, I have been drinking so much water today to make up for that.

Justin went with his grandma to pick up his mom from the airport this morning.  As far as we know, she’s still not planning to stay at our house.  In fact, our impression, given her farewell as she and his grandma set out for Charleston for the afternoon, was that she doesn’t intend to see him the rest of the time she’s in town.  We’re just rolling with it.  Whatever happens, happens.

We bought me a nice new pair of headphones for me to use at work since I work in a noisy environment and it’s hard to concentrate on my work with all the noise.  They arrived yesterday and I’ve been wearing them all morning.  I’m not sure I’ve ever really listened to recorded music before!  These things sound amazing!  I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back to regular little headphones ever again.

I brushed and flossed my teeth after lunch today and now I’m afraid to eat the grapefruit I brought for snack.  My gums are sore and bleeding.  That’s not a good combination with citrus.  But it’s definitely helping me avoid the mindless snacking.  I figured when my mouth feels clean, and doesn’t taste like food, then I don’t think about food so much.  That’s the theory, anyway. I’m working on proving it.

And that’s enough of all that!  Please, send me food ideas!  I’m looking for fast, easy, delicious, soy-, dairy-, carb-, and sugar-free.  Can’t be that hard, right?!


  1. Sounds like it is going to be hard to put things together in combination dishes. You may need to stick to single foods, eaten together, like a piece of chicken, a heap of cooked vegetables and a salad. If you can’t have carbs, I guess I would look on the Atkins diet site or in an Atkins diet book, or probably the South Beach diet book or web site (do they have one?) I’ve never counted carbs, so I don’t really how many carbs things like kidney beans or oatmeal have. Sorry I’m not any help.

  2. I used to have a couple of pieces of bacon and/or sausage and some cut up berries for breakfast. The protein and fat kept me feeling pretty satisfied and it didn’t take long to make.

    My go-to lunch would be a grilled chicken salad. That’s not hard to make ahead!

    High fiber Wasa Crisp with lettuce, lunch meat and tomato.

    Is cheese completely off-limits? I was thinking that pizza is actually not too bad for you if you just had the top and ditched the crust (which is my favorite part!). A veggie pizza eaten like that would be pretty healthy.

  3. hmmm… I’ll have to ponder this one for a while. I’m just like you–I don’t have a clue!

    (Hey I finally remembered to pick up some zucchini at the store today–yippie! I’m excited to try your way of cooking it)

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