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Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone and I have been loving some new recipes! First of all, I am happy to say I made it through the holiday without even sniffing gluten or sugar! Yay me 😉 I was a little lot worried that I would not be able to resist all the traditional food. So, I made sure to take my own and basically stayed away from the large table of food at my mom’s. I have been learning more about the anti-candida diet and really prayed hard that God would help me stick to it! He answered my prayer 🙂

My Thanksgiving day started off with a yummy HOT breakfast–southwestern style. I have realized that I do much better with a BIG HOT breakfast–not cold and raw (more about that later). Here are a few I have been enjoying.

1 egg + 2 whites, cooked peppers, onions and black beans over spinach

More eggs, peppers, onions and black beans over spaghetti sqaush

Coconut flour pancakes with Sweet Almond Sauce--OMG!!

Did I mention I have a new BFF? I don’t think she knows it yet, but Ricki at Diet, Dessert and Dogs is saving my life with this Anti-Candida thing!! Thanks a million Ricki! I still have SO many more recipes to explore! The recipe for the Sweet Almond Sauce is here and it is to die for!!

Lunch on Thanksgiving day was:

Kale Salad with Sweet Potato Fries

These recipes were also on Ricki’s blog🙂 I’m afraid sweet tators may be out for me for a while though–they make me crave sugar! UGH!

Dinner on Thanksgiving:

Anti-Candida Stew

Yet another wonderful recipe from Diet, Dessert and Dogs! I used quinoa instead of rice and I did put the sweet potato, but will probably leave it out next time. I took this with me to my mom’s and didn’t touch anything else. I KNEW if I took even ONE bite of the traditional food, my taste buds would go BONKERS and I would be in trouble!

Dessert on Thanksgiving:

Tofu Carob Pudding (sugar free:)

I’m still not sure that tofu works for me, but it was certainly better than eating sugar and gluten. Tofu doesn’t make my stomach hurt, but I have noticed some unpleasant reactions to it. I think it is worth eating occasionally, but I couldn’t eat it every day.

So, basically, Ricki saved my Thanksgiving. I LOVE the blogging world. We have never even met and yet blogs are SO helpful!

Just a quick note about the raw diet in my life. I went to the ND the other day and she and I both think it is best if I just concentrate on staying away from sugar and gluten. With my past eating history, too many rules was REALLY freaking me out! Food was VERY quickly becoming my enemy and I just can NOT go there again. So, I will eat raw when I want (like kale salad) and cooked when I want. I’m sure it will be more cooked than raw and that has to be okay–if for no other reason than to keep my sanity! Eating disorders are a powerful form of bondage that I don’t want any part of–EVER AGAIN!! I have to see food as fuel and as my friend,and I wasn’t seeing it that way when trying to follow so many rules. I am feeling MUCH better emotionally since coming to this place with my diet 😀 I know there are rules to follow on the anti-candida diet, but I think it is easier than trying to do mostly raw. I’m not much into raw eggs, but have been loving them scrambled for my breakfast!

Better run now. I think my daughter and I are going to try to go to a movie today and maybe do a little window shopping 🙂 Hope you have a blessed weekend!


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Do any of you like tempeh? Well, I have really despised it until this week. I was asking Heather how she cooks hers to make it so yummy and the trick is Bragg’s Amino Acids. Let me just say, it tasted SO good that I ate a little too much and had tummy trouble. That’s what I mean when I say I ‘sort of’ had a tempeh triumph. Tasted awesome, but didn’t settle so well. I will however be trying this again and just eat a little. Thanks Heather!

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Tempeh over steamed kale w/ roasted onions and zucchini

Sorry about the blurry picture. The steam from the yummy food fogged up the camera. Talk about steamed:)

I was looking in my book by Jonny Bowden called The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth about tempeh. It’s interesting that Jonny Bowden is NOT a fan of soy products, but yet gives high praises for tempeh and miso. Here is some info. from his book:

“Tempeh fermentation produces natural antibiotic agents that are believed to increase the body’s resistance to infections.”  Yay

“Tempeh may ease the symptoms of menopause”–Yay again:)

I served my tempeh over kale because of it’s high calcium content. I recently read that spinach can inhibit the absorption of calcium and I have been practically living on spinach. Oops! LOVE spinach:) I already have Osteopenia due to Celiac and lack of absorbing nutrients, so need to be careful about the calcium thing. I, of course, will still have some spinach, just not so much.

The last two days of eating have been REALLY good, but I’m not really saying what I’m doing. I am trying very hard NOT to label what I am doing and just listen to my body. I have felt WAY more satisfied instead of feeling deprived.

Did a 70 minute yogadownload this morning that felt awesome!! The rest of the day was spent grocery shopping, cooking and caring for my mom:)

Have a happy hump day tomorrow!

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