Can’t believe we are so close to the end of our 60 day journey, but who knows what will happen after that. Breakfast was AWESOME! Some amazing pancakes (lemon almond) from this site http://www.dietdessertndogs.com/2009/03/08/grain-free-lemony-almond-pancakes/ we did tweak it a little to make it more “candida” friendly (we used raw almonds [not lightly roasted], almond milk [we’re not fans of soy milk although I’m sure it would be fine], pure maple syrup [instead of agave], gluten flour [instead of bean flour—which we are going to stay away from for a while due to the white rice in it]. They were THE BEST pancakes we ever remember having.
That is all we had, but I did cook an egg to put over my pancakes—however, we did not have the juice this morning (first morning in a very long time). A little rough this morning—feel like I may be eating something that does not agree, but not sure what it is (this is why we are staying away from the gluten free flour). However; this is part of the problem I’ve talked about before… how do you know when something you are experiencing is a problem with candida or a problem with what you are eating?!? So frustrating!
Lunch was a HUGE spring mix salad topped with quinoa and onion, lemon juice, sea salt, basil and coconut oil. The afternoon was good but I was slightly worn out. I stared a great soup in the crockpot tonight—took the leftover chicken from last night (bones and all) and put it in the crockpot and added a bit more water, then let it cook for about 3 hours. I then cooked some more onions with a few carrots (only a few) in some olive oil and coconut oil with lemon juice, basil and sea salt. I added some celery to the soup, the mixture of onions/carrots I fried up and also a vegetable base (which is freeze dried potatoes, celery, peppers and some carrots—then let it could for a few more hours.
WOW… dinner was great! Only my wife and I ate dinner because it was my 8 year old’s blue and gold banquet for cub-scouts and he—along with my 4 year old—would be eating there. They really had a good spread but we couldn’t eat anything but some of the salad they had there. The 2 most difficult parts of the night were when we went to get our salad and were “blasted” (in a very nice way of course) for not eating the other food and then how sorry they were they didn’t know about our diet so they could accommodate us.
First of all… we don’t like anybody accommodating us, but second, there are so many different possibilities in the foods we eat and what we try to stay away from that we wouldn’t even dare eat anything anyway for fear it had something it shouldn’t inside.
The second most difficult part of the evening was when I saw the dessert they were serving was peanut butter fingers (one of my old favorites from long ago)—it was very hard help my 4 year old with his and have to watch everybody eat theirs but then not have any. I had to tell myself over and over that getting rid of my symptoms is better than any dessert they could give me… RIGHT…?