Today I was supposed to add in gluten-free flowers, but last night as I was getting ready for bed, I had what looked like the beginning of a flare on my leg. Will suggested that I wait a bit to add things back in, but I had already made the cake and flatbread from coconut flour. Technically, grain-free flours, like coconut and almond, are okay to eat if the foods they are made from are okay. However, I had never eaten them before and I really wanted to focus on whole, unprocessed foods. So, today I am adding coconut and almond flour. Buckwheat and teff flours (the gluten-free flours I had bought) will have to wait for another day. Tapioca would, too, but I think I need it for a coconut flour recipe I really want to make.
As far as that flare…I don’t know. My skin is looking well today, so it certainly wasn’t a full flare. But I have been nervous for a bit, so maybe it was something. But what? Yesterday was egg-free. Today was not egg-free, and my skin looks pretty good. So it’s probably not eggs. Yesterday I had oats and milk, and today I didn’t. So maybe. Or maybe my skin is just slow to heal. I don’t know. I don’t want to. Well, I do. But I don’t want to find out it’s oats or milk. That would be sad times. So I’m just going to take it easy for a few days. Then hopefully we’ll see.
Besides all that I explained above, my skin is doing well. My arms look quite clear. Like actually the best I’ve seen them in a long time. Legs are still iffy, but better.
Breakfast: Coconut Banana Breakfast Cake (Nourishing Meals Cookbook, page 102) with sausage – This cake was very good and moist. I love me some baked goods with banana! The coconut flavor is good, too. But definitely needs something with it. The sausages worked for that. It would also be very good with a strawberry syrup or yogurt.
Lunch: Peanut butter and strawberry on Coconut Flour Flatbread (Nourishing Meals Cookbook, page 138) with carrots – The strawberries were a great replacement for jam; what a delicious PB&J sandwich! Of course, this was my first food resembling a sandwich or bread in almost two months, so of course I thought it was good. And filling, too! The recipe suggested using two for a sandwich, but I used just one and I almost couldn’t finish.
Dinner: Zucchini Bake with steak and spinach – I wouldn’t go as far as to say this actually tastes like cheese, but it is quite good. I kept picking off the dish and my mom and I ended up eating the whole thing.
Snacks: Apple, more Coconut Banana Cake (at this point, I realized that if you wanted this for a dessert, it would be very good with chocolate syrup), almonds
All the recipes I ate today were very quick to make up, if a bit messy. They all have oven times (30-45 minutes), though, to be wary of. If you have the time to put something in the oven that long, though, I highly recommend all of them for a dish that doesn’t require a ton of prep work.