The good news is that cutting grains out of my diet has cured my digestive ills. Coworkers, I owe an apology to anyone who got stuck in an elevator with me my first two months in Freetown.
The bad news is that it is really hard to go out to eat in Freetown and avoid grains and potatoes. As I learned when I had to start avoiding dairy and soy for Jasmine, the only way to really avoid eating something you don’t want to is to avoid processed foods all together.
Jasmine appears to be more and more OK with small amounts of dairy. A chocolate here or a piece of cow’s milk cheese there don’t seem to have major effects on her system. That said, a chocolate binge + a wine and cheese party yesterday = a gassy Jasmine last night and a big breakout today. Oops.
At this point, no grains + no dairy + no soy = basically a paleo diet. The only things left to cut out were sugar and beans. 7 lbs later, the experiment has been a resounding success.
All natural, all the time has also forced me to spend a fair amount of time cooking. This week’s lunch prep:
- 1 roast chicken
- 1/2c baba ganoush
- 4 salmon patties
- 1 dozen hard boiled eggs
- 6 carrots, sliced
- 2 green peppers, sliced
- 4 plum tomatoes, sliced
Bertrand’s all like, WTF? The kitchen was spotless just a few hours ago!
So it goes.