Thursday, April 3, 2014

My new food journey

It's been about a week since finding out some new foods I am not able to eat.  I have to admit to feeling a little sorry for myself after getting this news. 

As I came out of THAT little pity party I realized I needed to get back to basics.  Veggies, most fruits & beans.  From here I will start adding things I know are safe.  I am perusing a new Vegan cookbook that I can adapt to gluten free.  I will share that soon :)

Tonight's dinner (and tomorrow's too!) is Veggie Chili & roasted veggies.  These are SO easy & probably different every time I make them but truly that is the fun part for me.

I am loving picking out the fresh veggies & just chopping away & putting different seasonings on them.  My family is enjoying them too.  The first night my daughter almost ate all my roasted cauliflower!!  Ok, seriously,  like THAT is a problem.  Heehee.

So this is me.  Trying to figure out how I can eat & still enjoy it.

I would love some of your favorite recipes!!  I am thinking I could adjust them & make them Imperfectly Pamela ready.  Would you share? Either here or on Facebook @ Imperfectly Pamela

Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!!

Roasted veggies with S&P & garlic & some olive oil.  Bake in oven on 425 until brown. 

Veggie Chili - Imperfectly Pamela style. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Food Allergies

There are some of us that will sit down to a meal & walk away feeling miserable.  Bloating, gas, even discomfort in the throat.  Other stuff too that I will not go into but these things are happening.

Have you considered you are allergic to a food?  You could also be intolerant to something.  You could have a mild allergy to something but when you eat it with something else you have a mild allergy to you can end up in the hospital.

I am speaking from experience.  It's a miserable feeling.  Very scary as well.

Years ago I had the unfortunate experience of eating 3 things in a dish that I am allergic to (just didn't know it at the time).  It was a very scary experience but after paramedics & a trip to the ER I am alot more knowledgable about my food allergies.

Recently I had some testing done & was told I needed to be tested again.  This dr was feeling pretty sure I had more food allergies I didn't know about.  Sure enough, results are in & some of my favorites are not good for me.

Poison is what I'm telling myself.   Really, it reacts in a bad way with my body & there are some things I really enjoy eating!  I need to make sure I label it NOT good for me & leave it at that.

I will be posting about my journey through changing, yet again, how I'm eating.  I am sure it isn't as hard as I am thinking it will be.

I am sure there are those of you out there that either know what your allergies are or are experiencing these yucky feelings after eating (and I'm not talking about the guilt after indulging.  That would be something else (:  )

I hope you will continue to follow me & maybe even comment on things you are doing to help you get healthier.  If you have some experience with food allergies please comment!  

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Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!

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