It is now tomorrow. I do feel better this day than yesterday. Amazing how eating right works, isn't it?
Now I can get back to consuming the "hard protein" (turkey, chicken, lamb, goat and eggs) that I have to eat each week but that I can't face when I'm not feeling well. Had one small link of turkey sausage and an egg for breakfast, so I'm headed back to the full diet again. This is week 7 of my new SWAMI so still not eating any black dots.
Chloe and Victoria,
Gosh, that was very humblling. Thank you so much. I was just hoping that my post might help inspire some of those who find it so difficult to "do the work", as Lola says.
Genius! (clap)(clap)(dance) Thanks. :)OK - today has been one of my "malaise" days. No specific health problem, but felt dizzy all morning and generally kind of achy and yucky. Considering that I was sick-to-dying when I started the BTD diet years ago, these sometimes bad days aren't all that serious to me.
However, when I have one of these days I do not feel like eating much and definitely do NOT feel like cooking. But we still have to eat and I still have to follow my SWAMI........So for a late breakfast I made pumpkin/quinoa/almond milk porridge topped with chopped pecans and some maple syrup. Then for a late lunch we had greens and adzuki beans topped with fresh lemon juice and EVOO - open a can and use frozen greens. Quick and easy comfort food for me.
THEN for supper we had ice cream! YEP, smooth, creamy, homemade peach ice cream. BIG BOWLS!!!! How, how, how? Here's what I did:
In the small container of my Vita Mix I put 3/4 cup organic ricotta cheese and blended it till smooth. Then I added some grated nutmeg (a little) and a little maple syrup (not much), and about a half cup of homemade almond milk and blended that.
Then I added a package of frozen organic peach slices (2 cups) and used the tamper to squash it down. It took very little time to turn into thick, creamy ice cream - close to as good as Grandma might have made "back on the farm".
So, even supper was compliant with 2 beneficials. And the smooth and creamy was also good for my soul.
I feel much better now than I did this morning.
And why did I bother to post this? Because I wanted to share the fact that you can stay compliant, using mostly beneficials, and have delicious comfort food even when you don't feel up to doing much of anything decent on any given day.
Tomorrow will be a better day. Best wishes to all.
Quoted from Chloethis recipe should be added to the recipe file. "Ricotta ice cream".... Too good not to share.... It's rather genius....and I realize all ingredients will work for my husband's diet beautifully! Can't wait to try it. :)
I thought about putting it on the recipe file but I hesitate to post recipes that call for special equipment. I'm not sure how it would work in a regular blender because the Vita Mix with the tamper seems to me to be necessary to "smoosh" the frozen fruit down into the creamy base. If you can do that it turns into ice cream almost right away. And, like homemade ice cream, it does want to melt, so you have to eat it right away. That is the EASY part!
It can also be made with 1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt and 3 cups frozen fruit, which is the original Vita Mix recipe. But my new SWAMI took yogurt away from me so I've had to improvise and it has been a real challenge! Actually, the ricotta made it thicker and creamier than the original Vita Mix recipe ever was.
Also, cinnamon and vanilla are now black dots for me or I would have used a pinch of cinnamon and a 1/4 tsp of my homemade vanilla extract with the peaches. You can use any kind of frozen fruit you want and adjust the spices accordingly.
And all of that "if, then" stuff is why I didn't post it on the recipe index.
That is interesting. I cannot find any cottage cheese at all that doesn't have "gums" of one kind of another in it except Nancy's brand organic. And the Nancy's brand is sharp and even more tangy than yogurt, so it wouldn't make very good ice cream.
However, the Organic Valley brand of ricotta is pure except for a wee touch of vinegar which I figure is much less damaging to me than the gums are! I am able to buy the Organic Valley at a sort of decent price through my food buying club, so I get a case at a time (6 pint containers). The same thing costs $1.50 more per container at Kroger. Ginny
Quoted from VictoriaI'm glad to hear that other people tell their grocers what they want. I have done that for years with all the stores where I shop for food. It's important to me, so I let them know that it's important. For the most part, they listen and especially if I'm consistent, and if I buy what they bring in - which I do. I'm a loyal shopper if they carry what I want to eat. :)
Quoted from Mrs T O+Is there anything that is creamy like ice cream that doesn't have soy, dairy, rice milk, coconut milk, or almond milk that are all avoids for me? The rice & almond milk seem to have mostly compliant ingredients, but I can only drink small amounts or I feel "off" - I don't know why the tiny amounts of those avoids bother me.....
To those who tried my ice cream recipe and liked it: THANK YOU so much for letting me know!
Half of the things we eat are "Ginny's experiments". Some turn out so well they are worth sharing. I'm really happy that y'all feel the ice cream recipe was one that was indeed worth sharing. I used the peaches because the combination was reminiscent of the "peaches and cream" cake I made years ago which used almost all ingredients that are avoids for me now.
If you make the ricotta ice cream with other fruits, let us know.