My tongue still hurts from yesterday’s nuclear hot soup. Totally my own fault – no self-control. In fact it may have been Jeri’s fault for making her soup too tasty. Yes she’s obviously the one to blame here.
This morning, 9am at work someone offered me a Cadburys Chocolate Finger. Firstly – who eats straight up chocolate for breakfast? I understand chocolate cereal but a chocolate finger is a bit much. Secondly – she was shocked by my decline. I explained to her that for the month of September I’m Gluten-free & Vegan & that a Cadburys Chocolate Finger not only brakes the rules but pretty much fudges all over them. To say the least she looked at me like I was an alien – ‘what do you actually eat then?’ I believe people tend to think if you cut out meat, dairy, & wheat you are left with very little – but really you aren’t. Just think outside the box a little – vegetables are just the start of the varieties of foods I can eat. I told her my food plans for the day – to say the least she did not look impressed. However I could not wait.
This morning I had more Kallo Organic Wholegrain Breakfast Puffs but this time I went crazy & mixed in a few Whole Earth Organic Corn Flakes. Talk about painting the town red. Lunch was just as exciting. Salad with carrot & cucumber batons, radishes & a roasted pepper & guacamole sandwich. With a cheeky little after lunch banana – I love bananas. I love bananas just as much as I love cheese. Bananas & cheese are almost like the top of the range food – the Ferrari of the food world. Maybe it’s because they’re both yellow. Come to think of it a lot of good food is yellow – corn on the cob, pineapple, butternut squash, polenta… Cake is kind of yellowy too isn’t it? Cake is great.
I’ve totally gone off subject. Bananas. I know eating too much of the same thing can be bad for you – even if it’s fruit. Being the foodaholic I am I decided to investigate. Let’s play ‘Did you know’
Bananas are loaded with healthy nutrients, they are a good sources of vitamins & minerals, it improves cardiovascular health, brain & kidneys. They are low in fat & sodium but high in potassium. Bananas also contain 3 natural sugars, sucrose, fructose & glucose. They have loads of fibre so they provide an amazing energy boost. They also contain tryptophan – a type of protein. The body converts tryptophan into serotonin – this helps relaxation, improve moods & creates the feeling of happiness. They’re also recommended as a great hangover cure – personally this is my favourite fact so far. Finally did you know that bananas & their skin can be pureed & turned into a great skin or hair mask.
I had a pretty rough day at work today – a lot of annoying things happened that could have been easily avoided. Then at 5pm Pizza Hut text me with a half price pizza offer. I would have lapped up a half price pizza. So I was pretty grumpy.
I invited my frolleague Simon round for dinner – mainly so I had someone to vent to about my rubbish day. Dinner was Super Green Pesto Pasta. I was going to take a picture to show how amazing it was but I was so hungry I inhaled it & totally forgot. It might be blamed on the half a bottle of wine I consumed while I was cooking – like I said I had a hard day & wine provides a great comfort. I also made cabbage soup for lunch tomorrow, I had a little taste & it was great – but I hear wine changes your taste buds. So maybe I should make that judgement tomorrow.
Nonetheless the food I have had today was amazing. So who should judge me. Great food, good wine, all Gluten-free & Vegan. I know I’m only two weeks in but life can’t get much better than this. So take a spoon full of grumpos for breakfast & shut the fudge up.