Friday, February 9, 2018

Let's Chat...

I just took two days off blogging kind of half by accident and half on purpose. So yes, I want to talk about my recent little blog break and recent life happenings but I want to make sure I am doing so tastefully. I typically post my favorites every Friday, but that's not happening today. Eventually, yes, I'll go back to sharing favorites but this week isn't one that I'm ready to jump for joy about. And I'm working on accepting that.
First of all, my house got hit by the illness that's been circulating. The Bean got it first and we've all since caught it. This is my first time sitting upright and doing something productive since Monday! So, if this blog post only half makes sense, I will take that as an accomplishment. I'm still on the mend but I'm definitely feeling better than I have in days.

Another reason I took some time off blogging - I'm kind of mad at food right now. I found out on Monday evening that my list of food intolerances is about a mile long! I thought I was pretty good at everything in moderation, but it turns out that my 'everything' window needs to be narrowed. At least for a little while. I mean sugar is the obvious reduction I need to make. But along with sugar goes eggs, gluten, dairy and many other things!

Practically speaking, I need to fuel my body with what it can use for energy. To do that, I've been pinning some 'whole 30' recipes. I chose whole 30 because it fits my needs most accurately. I just need to replace eggs on most of the recipes. I don't know how quickly this transition will happen, or what it will look like but I will definitely keep you updated on the journey.

What I am finding especially difficult is how my thoughts have changed since learning what I am intolerant to. Especially since I am sick, I just want comfort food. I want toast and pasta. But knowing that eating like that will only cause more inflammation and stress in my body makes my stomach turn. So, instead I'm eating pumpkin seeds, chia seed pudding and bananas. You know, all the good stuff you crave when you're sick (not!). I'm having a hard time looking at food as a means a creativity and more seeing it as restrictive and toxic.

Now, I know this is not true. I know that I will learn to cope with (and maybe even enjoy) these adjustments. But for now, it's been a great big pity party around here. I have been finding little glimmers of positive in all of this along the way (like sweet potatoes - I can still eat sweet potatoes!!) and I know I will be able to continue to do so as I delve further into this process.

What does this mean for my blog? This is the question that has been circulating in my head for the past few days & partly why I took some time off. And the answer - I don't know. I have no idea what this means for my blog. I started this blog based on my love of food and making great food; specifically desserts. Desserts are my thing! I have one last dessert recipe to share with you but after that, there will be a break from desserts. There might be a break from food all together. I don't know.

I will likely share some whole 30 recipes, given that this is a food blog. But my blog my shift towards another direction. I don't know what that direction is yet, but stay tuned to find out :) In the mean time, if you have any whole 30 recipes to share with me, please let me know! I would love your suggestions and I would love to hear if you've gone through anything similar!

See you Monday with a song I've been loving!

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