I was kind of joking on Day 0 when I said: "Risking her marriage (no Julia Child cuisine for him)" but we had a "food fight" last night (and not the fun kind). Acutally, looking back, maybe I should have flung some food at Haze!! Ok, it was not actually a fight--Haze was just a little bit bummed that we were not going out for dinner on our anniversary--ok alot bummed. His colitis is no better--and that was making him very sad too. But I think we finally worked it out and have some new house rules: No one is allowed to say anything negative about the food. We can only say positive things, plus a grade. Even when we like the food, it seems that the critiques come first--how it could have been better. And it sort of secretly crushes me because I have worked so hard. This should be a house rule for everyone! Rack your brain if you have to--but only come up with the positive comments. Even if they are: I feel so good because I have completley nourished my body! Always try to come up with what you do like rather than don't like. It makes for a more peaceful life in everything you do! That is my thought for the day! Also--I contacted Dr. Fuhrman and he gave us some advice on Haze's colitis, so we will be following his instructions! Hooray! So all is well in our happy house again, and here was the menu for yesterday:
This recipe called for Coriander--which I could not find in my spice cupboard (it's a complete disorganized mess right now). So I just used Cinnamon and Vanilla. But it turned out to be one of the best oatmeal dishes I have ever had!! I loooooved the addition of bananas and dates--it was fabulous! I will definitely make this again with the Coriander and let you know how it goes. We gave it an "A"
Whole wheat pita with lettuce, tomato, avacado
Tomato Almond Dressing/ Dip
I used a whole grain wrap instead of pita, and this was ooooooooh soooo weird, but oooooooh sooooooooo good!! The dressing has pasta sauce as the main ingredient--and so I was not quite sure how it would taste. But it was really yummy!! The Healthy Slaw dressing (I thought) was not as good as the Carrot Slaw's dressing from back in Phase 1. (of course it had no veggie mayo!!) But I did love the combo of veggies in the Healthy Slaw. I admit I went back and added a small scoop of the vegan mayo and liked it much better. And again--loved the combination of the Wrap/ plus the side dish. I gave this meal an A-.
Citrus Salad with Orange Peanut Dressing
Dr. Fuhrman's Famous Anti-Cancer Soup
I have made both of these recipes in the past when I first got the EFH books. The first time I made the salad I accidently added only half the OJ, and now I can't go back! I just like it better that way--it's thicker. I absolutely loooove this salad and gave it an "A." And now, a drum roll please...we have finally made it to the Holy Grail of soups!! Dr. Fuhrman's Famous Anti-Cancer Soup!! I have made this before and so I made a few changes this time. As is, the recipe for me tasted too sweet. So this time I added half carrot juice and half celery juice. I also added almonds instead of cashews. And last (for Haze) I added an amount of salty Spike comparable to a Phase 1 sodium level. And I thought it was fabulous! I gave it an A-/ Haze gave it a "B"