I've been busily working on some health issues, and I'm really hoping I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. We'll see though; I've been thinking I'm seeing the "light" for months now! When I started adding in all my food restrictions (no white or red potatoes, nothing processed, no sugar- which also means no fruit, as much organic food as I can get) in addition to the things I already had, Jake and I really struggled to find variety in what we were eating. Now, however, I feel like we've tried quite a few new good recipes and have a much bigger pallet. I'm much better at trying new herbs and spices and have even eaten some fish. I'm very thankful for my mom who bought me these cookbooks:
I have found some really good recipes in there. In the 2nd one, I have an alternative to mac & cheese that is homemade and is the closest thing to the actual stuff that I have found (plus, it's much healthier anyway). :) Makes me happy.
I also fell in love with these.
Yum. You cut out the seeds from a yellow squash, then add your toppings inside (I used mushrooms, red peppers, and sausage), add some pizza sauce, top with a few more toppings (I obviously didn't use cheese but I'm sure it would be even tastier that way), also put lots of seasonings in there, and bake. YUM! I like it even better than the eggplant pizzas I was making before using the eggplant as my "crust." I still like those, but I'm not doing pepperoni anymore because I can't buy it un-processed, and sausage seems weird on eggplant, so I was really excited when I got this recipe.
By the way, I got that recipe above from this website http://www.5dollardinners.com/ I get the daily emails. The recipes I can eat generally seem really great (and who doesn't like cheap?!). Someday we'll live in a place where we can have a garden and then many of these recipes will be really cheap!
Well that's what I've been up to. My life often centers around food right now. It's really hard to eat out and we try to avoid it as much as possible. But at least I've found some new yummy things that are fairly healthy!