Add barley flakes to boiling broth and cover. Simmer — standing by to stir — for a quarter-hour. Prepare a pie plate with some oil then flatten the flakes to form a crust. Add cod and kale (cooked ahead) then whisk ricotta, water, and eggs. Season with salt and a smidge of pepper. Pour this…Read more Alliterative Mock-Quiche
I should have posted this recipe sooner. After all, I've been serving it to dinner guests since Thanksgiving. It took until now, though, for me to photograph it served on anything that looked remotely appetizing. It wouldn't have been fair for me to post a photo of a LEAP-friendly recipe served on a chemical-filled bun.…Read more Maple BBQ
After three painful and frustrating weeks in Phase 5 capped off with a mysterious reaction to mustard (i.e. not allergic nor enzyme related), my dietician put the process on hold. I'd only managed to add one food in Phase 5 and even that was iffy. I also noticed a correlation between my hormonal cycle and…Read more The Mustard Freeze – or LEAP Phase Limbo
A box of clothes that once I wore reopened in our basement store: With much weight lost I now reclaim ten tops, some jeans, then lose the blame I'd taken on before I'd found the cause of all my excess pounds. ~
Phases 3-4 were only 7 days apiece since I didn't have any allergic reactions (YAY!). I did, however, have some pretty nasty enzyme-related issues; the last one was so bad I went back to only Phase 1-2 foods for 48 hours.
Like this photo? It's a pattern the ice made on my front steps last week. I think it looks like a leafless maple surrounded by ice-bent pines. I took it with my DSLR + macro lens — the macro lens I hadn't been able to use in 13 months because I couldn't hold still enough to get crisp detail on tiny subjects. Until now.
I am finally developing some recipes that my son and husband will eat. It definitely helps when I'm not having to cook two meals simultaneously! Here's a basic recipe for waffles that has been pretty flexible. So far I've made it with two different combinations of flour blends, oils, and sweeteners: