Whew. It’s been a while since I last posted. As I last noted, wheat day (and the following days) was horrible. That was then followed by nightshade day. This, and the days that followed it were, sadly, no kinder to me. I was moving and thinking through mud and still in a lot of physical pain. I’ve never had sciatica hang on for this long. But I do believe that the wheat and nightshades are the main culprits.
I had a lot of fun, initially, on nightshade day. Even though as the day went on I felt more pain, I made this amazing dinner:
A bacon-covered Yellow Bell Pepper (nightshade) stuffed with crushed tomatoes (nightshade), olives, basil, garlic, and hot peppers (nightshades)! I paid for it the next few days. Not as badly as with wheat though. So I think that I might allow myself nightshades occasionally and be careful not to mix them or eat a lot in one day.
Yesterday was corm day. The last of the food challenges! And I’m happy to report that it went well. I was worried! Funny enough, all I really had yesterday was corn.
Corn Bran cereal for breakfast, Food Should Taste Good Tortilla chips and Pop’d Kerns (a yummy popped corn snack) for snacks during the day. And frozen corn for dinner. As an aside, I was also supposed to have leftover roasted pork…oh, it smelled so good. Well, I dropped it on the floor before I could even get a bite. 😦
The most amazing part was getting to eat this gluten-free cupcake, with cornstarch and xanthan gum (corn-based)! It was really good:
Here’s a pic of the Pop’d Kerns: