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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A gluten free meal

It gets difficult sometimes to get good flavor in a carb free meal. Today I had to make two meals: one for Dale and one for me. Dale had macaroni and cheese where garlic and herb fried hamburger.
I had a large mushroom top sautéed in extra virgin olive oil with garlic and garden fresh chives. About a four ounce hamburger (mixed with chives, garlic and herb seasoning). I sprinkled three cheddar cheese, finely ground, onto the top of the burger before adding the mushroom and sprinkling a little more cheese on the top.
Cell photo by Trisha
Mushroom topped cheeseburger
This evening I decided to make a cheesecake for the first half of the week. I used my base cheesecake recipe that I have shared before.  But I used peaches for the fruit and added some heavy whipping cream. Just before cooking I added a sprinkling of cinnamon on top (my taste test of the batter was lacking in cinnamon). I also added a dash of vanilla extract to boost the flavor.
Peach-coconut chocolate cheesecake sprinkled with cinnamon
To give you an update on my health with this new low carb eating,  in a single word WOW! I have noticed a fog lifting from my brain.  My focus is improving.  I am not as distracted as I have been in the past. My headaches have significantly decreased in frequency and pain level.  There has been a strange thing that I've noticed.  My allergies have not been as bad this spring.  Could it be another ailment that I thought was a lifelong issue is going away?

About a year ago I told my doctor that I was having difficulties swallowing.  That is gone.  I am not choking the way I used to right after eating.  I haven't had any dizzy spells in months.  I feel stronger and healthier than I have in a long time.  I was told one time that you don't know how bad you feel until you feel better.  I am beginning to understand that now.

My mother at one point received a diagnosis of "legally blind". She had cataracts.  The change in her eye site was so slow that she really didn't realize that she was legally blind.  In fact she was still driving until she received the diagnosis. After the cataract surgery,  she no longer needed the glasses that she had needed most of her life.  Her sight had diminished so slowly that she didn't realize how little that she was seeing.

As difficult as making lifestyle changes can be, I am glad that I have made this change! I would encourage anyone to try making this change for 6 months.  See what a difference that it will make in your life!

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