"Happy New Year! 2015 is officially here. We spent New Year's Eve eating lots of things that we were going to have to give up, which was fun and tasty. Say goodbye to old habits (brownies and cookie dough) and hello to the new ones (soups, fresh meats, veggies)!
Along with ushering in the new year comes our GAPS diet. I will admit that I still feel overwhelmed with all of the work and prepping that goes into preparing our meals now, even with all that I did beforehand to be ready. I got up this morning with determination and a loose plan:
|Breakfast carrot-squash soup|
Make breakfast soup:
Assemble ingredients for other soups and get those started
Make coconut honey bites--a mix of 1 C unrefined solid coconut oil and 2 TBSP raw honey
Attempt a new batch of sauerkraut--Picklemeister
Clean the kitchen as needed, keep washing dishes as used
Whew! On top of that, I also needed to clean up the kitchen, take out the trash from last night, rearrange the pantry to make some more room for things that were going away for a while, get down our Vitamix that my in-laws gave us, and try to find a place to store the microwave, which is now on the do-not-use list. I'll miss that convenience.
|Veggies prepped for the freezer, for using in soups|
Oh, that's so cute.
Since I started that post, I've had literally no time to do much of anything besides sleep, work, cook, eat, shop for more food, and do dishes. I have had no time at all to post anything here, which I correctly predicted 11 days ago. I have kept a journal, though, and tracked not only the foods we've eaten, but also our transitions through the first phases and the probiotic dosages that we've been having. I won't lie, it's been tough. I'll probably never want to eat soup again when this is all over. But we're starting to introduce other foods now, which is helpful.
I'll try to post a few updates for the stages (we're currently in Phase 3) in a few days, just to give anyone new/unfamiliar with all of this an idea of what it's like. But for now, I have to go make dinner!