Thank you, dear friends, for your texts and messages after my post yesterday. I truly love you.
I’m feeling a bit better today, although last night when my hot water bottle burst boiling water all over me in bed, I was feeling a little hard done by, to say the least. I suppose I should be thankful that I had a hot water bottle, and a bed, to begin with.
Nevertheless, a new day awoke this morning and my puffy eyes and I have been keeping Baby company today, trying to wash away the negative vibes of yesterday. We went to mother’s group this morning and I was reassured by some of the lovely mums in our group. It didn’t make me feel a whole lot better, but just being out in the sunshine, eating cake and coffee, surrounded by friends was a good start to the day.
Most of you will know I am in the last ten days of the 30 Day Vegan wholefood cleanse. I threw a spanner in the works and decided to cut sugar out of my diet as well. Needless to say I am the Worst. Vegan. Ever. Oh, and the Worst. Non. Sugar. Eater. Ever. Too. Yes, you saw in my last sentence that I was eating cake this morning. I ate an omlette for dinner last night and skulled full cream milk from the bottle the day before that. I ate half a batch of mint slice on Saturday, and gladly gobbled up a handful of jelly beans in the office yesterday. I’m not proud, people, but I have accepted of my misdemeanours and am trying to make amends from now until the end of the thirty days. I do have to question the fact that my erratic mood over the last few days has coincided with a reintroduction (read: binge) of sugar and dairy products.
To start fresh, when Baby went down to bed today I scrubbed our dirty kitchen, put on a load of washing, and made myself a version of my favourite lentil salad:
:: 1 tin brown lentils
:: big handful of currants
:: dry roasted nuts – sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, any.
:: red onion
:: red capsicum
:: juice of 1/2 a lime
:: sesame oil
:: rocket or spinach leaves
Basically you can put anything you like in this salad. You can see in mine I have tamari roasted almonds, cabbage, corn, no onion, etc. The lentils, currants, lime juice and sesame oil are the essential ingredients which give it a similar flavour no matter which ingredients you add. You might like to add cucumber, celery, etc. Whatever you like.
Now it’s time for coffee.