Sunday, January 17, 2010
No, we didn't make it to the beach this weekend. I am scrounging through my archives for photos lately. I apologize for this. I so want to reveal the new I am seeing, capturing, living. I have a couple hundred new ones awaiting processing, awaiting the arrival of my new computer, awaiting the software I need. I want it for you. I want it for our families. I want it for me - I take the picture because I forget.
Still, this is the same light we saw tonight on our organic co op run. The light that was streaming through bare trees onto standing water left over from last night's rain, glory reflected in pools of sky-tears.
Breathe in, breathe out. This is what the light helps me do. We had spring today - sixties and open windows. It was amazing. I love that spring comes in January here.
But I'm getting a little sidetracked. At the beginning of my post. Go figure.
I have been attempting to formulate a diet plan for us that began as simple meal and menu ideas to help with grocery trips and snowballed on Tuesday with our discovery that I have gallstones and must eat better for my gallbladder.
I need to cut sugar and dairy and refined flour from my diet. I have some old allergens resurfacing with the lack of sleep that contributes to my body's post-pregnancy breakdown. It is my goal to attempt to put off surgery for my gallbladder until Bredon is weaned, since I'm not sure what pumping to avoid his getting my anesthesia would do to this baby/mommy bond.
I have a few recipes left over from my old no-sugar-dairy-corn-lemon-onion diet, but with all of the changes coming at me with a new baby in the house (and the need to retry this without potatoes because of Pete's death-allergy), I'm coming up a little short on fresh ideas.
So I have a request to make:
Would you be willing to share a link to fresh, healthy, family-friendly (delicious would be good too!) recipes that are low-fat (to be gallbladder friendly) and use no sugar or dairy?
If you have a link, please leave it in my comment box or email me. I would so appreciate your ideas. After nine months of not being able to think about food, I was so hoping to help out by planning for us in this area.
"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." (1 Cor. 10:31)
There is a post coming on this soon. At least, I hope there is. I have a lot of thoughts chasing around in my brain, and when I sit down, I'm too tired to figure out what goes where. So you get my mish-mash in poetic prose.
Thanks for "listening."
Oh and yes, I know. What does the light on the water at the sea have to do with food?
It's just so preeeetty, isn't it?
(Image © Informal Moments Photography)