DESSERT I can eat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let’s just say that my awesome day was capped off by the fact that I could eat the dessert that I made today!!!!!!!!!!

However, lets get to the day. ‘Adventures of L&M’ is what I titled it as Liz and I walked to the Train station after taking measurements of the 30 Day Shred. She quickly snipped back ‘Not to be confused with S&M’. Thank you Liz.

Went to the Perth City Markets and I asked this cute man if I could take pictures of his bread…I miss bread. It’s organic w/ spinach. Sounds fabulous to me..my gut cringed.

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Liz had this fabulous pretzel. I had about ½ an inch of a bite of it. It was good. Not American, but good.

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We walked through the city of Northbridge (super dodgey at night…Jena—who came along with us—has walked around it at night. I would have slapped her had I known earlier). However, there’s this cute organic/bulk shop called Kakula Brothers. There’s one in Fremantle called Kakula Sisters.

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After that we headed back on the train to Subiaco to their markets. We have markets in Fremantle, however everyone raves of these markets. So I had to see what the BIG deal was. No mistake. Cheaper, not touristy…fabulous! I was only going to get two avocados..dang it.

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Liz and I had some yummy ginger chicken at a local restaurant before heading back to Fremantle.

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I decided that since Liz was such a trooper today touring around, that I’d cook her dinner. I would like to take a simple moment to say two things:

  1. I feel like I am FINALLY coming out of ‘missing’ things. I had this great epiphany this weekend during my four days of internal dialogue. Missing things only makes my life less bearable, wallow-filled, and binge filled. I got over missing the ex (although a part of me will always), missing sugar, missing ice cream, missing things. Yeah, I didn’t eat totally properly this past week—but I tracked every damn thing I put into my mouth and only lost .3lbs this week—go figure. But the power of not missing things have washed over and damn DAMN it feels AMAZING.
  2. I want to learn to cook for my gut. I did some test runs this past week while touring around. I honestly think that my gut hates sugar and milk equally. Then gluten doesn’t help it at all either. Thus the SCD is what I have to adhere to. Coupling that with not missing things..I need to step outside of the box and make new things that I wouldn’t normally make or think about making.

The menu:

Chicken w/ tomato-basil-garlic-olive oil puree marinade
Tomato-avocado-basil-cucumber-olive oil-balsamic salad
Pureed Pumpkin w/ sautéed onions and garlic

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Apple/Date crumble w/ sautéed bananas and raisins

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Before the pictures, lets just say that the meal was fabulous. It was SO NICE TO BE ABLE TO SHARE A DESSERT with someone else and think to myself..this won’t affect me!

Well kids, I will have to leave it at that. If you want the recipes for anything e-mail me on eatingjourney@gmail.com

Be good.

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