I'm sure part of it is because I'm pregnant and more conscious of what I am eating. I also just shake my head sometimes at the food LM consumes--candy, processed food (not all of the time but enough for me to think about it). I also have not been feeling particularly well--a lot of headaches lately. Last time I had these symptoms, I learned that I was sensitive to wheat, so maybe there is something else my body doesn't like.
[This blog has mainly been devoted to crafting, but I may write more about my gluten free journey at some point.]
Rachel at smallnotebook.org has posted some thought-provoking blogs about food (and money) and pointed me toward The Nourishing Gourmet and Nourishing Days. I've been doing a lot of reading this evening.
A couple of weeks ago the Washington Post featured consumer supported agriculture (CSA) in the Food section, and I checked out localharvest.org to find a farm near us. I emailed them tonight to see if any of the shares were still available.
I have a few things working against me:
- I honestly really don't get much joy out of cooking. Not something I want to spend a lot of time doing, particularly after working all day
- Baking is a totally different story--love to bake and love to eat sweet baked goods
- My husband is not an adventurous eater at all. On the up side, he eats anything I put in front of him and doesn't complain at all.
- No sugar in hot tea
- No sugar in the grits (which I eat like oatmeal)
- No sodas (I really don't like soda much anyway but have been craving something bubbly a lot lately; need to find a good substitute.)
- No Kool-Aid. It is a childhood thing; many fond memories
- No 2:00 candy snack (mainly Peppermint patties)
- No cookies for dessert