Day 36

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What a relief. I was worried about my boss and what was going to happen when I go to work at her house.  On Thursday she said I needed to come to her house on Monday (I sometimes work from home on Mondays instead of going to her house), so I wondered what we were going to do. She loves to cook and for several weeks I went to her house (when we first started working at her house on Mondays several months ago) and every Monday she made a new and special breakfast. And lunch!  And she knows me to be a “good eater” cleaning my plate, whatever she puts on it.

Anyway, today around noon she calls and asks, “What am I going to feed you tomorrow!?”  I just knew she would call me. I am really glad she did.

Actually last week I'd asked her if she would be interested in reading the GAPS Guide, and she said she would like to see what I'm doing. But then as you know, when you start reading the book, it can be confusing as to what a person is eating. Are they doing intro? Full GAPS?  Modified full GAPS? So I'm really happy that she called me.

I told her the omelet she makes with the “ton” of veggies in it would be perfect and she said she would leave out the cheese that she usually puts in it. I told her I am trying to avoid margarine and she doesn't have any butter so I will bring some with me.

She said she has a lot of veggies that she blanched and froze, so she will take some of those out and do something for lunch.

Today dh made chicken soup for breakfast for ES.  There was enough left over for me to have some. I had a banana today, it wasn't completely ripe (with brown spots). I bought some bananas and was hoping to make the  Banana Dream Smoothie,  but they are getting eaten up before they are ripe enough to put in the freezer. I may buy some more, they are on sale 3 pounds for a dollar.

For lunch I had liver.  Yes.  Liver.  I am a liver hater. I have hated it all my life. But I am convinced of its nutritional benefits, so I am trying to make myself eat it.  Following the instructions for a way to prepare liver from a GAPShelp lister, I soaked the liver in lemon juice and garlic overnight. Today I sauteed one whole onion in butter, and cut the liver into small pieces. I had to cut the liver into even smaller pieces in order to eat it.  Pea-sized pieces.  And I think next time, I'll cook two onions. For one-quarter cup of liver. Yes.

It actually wasn't half bad. It was edible, and didn't taste too strong.  As long as I had a teaspoon of onion with each pea-sized piece of liver. I also had some of my Cortido after eating the liver.

Dinner was steak grilled on the barbeque, frozen peas cooked in butter, a pound of fresh mushrooms cooked in butter, salad made with green leaf lettuce, roma tomatoes, cucumber and avocado. The dressing was made from olive oil, 1 egg yolk, 1 clove garlic, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper.

And I made Elana Amsterdam's Classic Drop Biscuits.  Sorry I can't give you the recipe here because Elana can't even put the recipe on her blog without asking permission from her publisher!  I emailed and asked if she might consider it and she said she would see if she could get permission.  It was nice of Elana to take the time to respond personally to me. I really admire her blog. Her cookbook is great, too! Easily adaptable to GAPS.

Hubby has been having having trouble today due to one of two, or both of the following: he decided to eat “regular” food at Denny's, and I asked him to just dip his tongue in my milk kefir to see if it tastes like kefir.  It seems to stink, to me.

Maybe I need to smell it after 12 hours of fermentation.  Maybe then it won't smell so putrid. My husband loves kefir, so he gulped down 1/4 cup of it. He has been avoiding dairy, and he had American cheese on his burger at Denny's, and then the kefir later in the day. He was a bit miserable, but convinced it was me trying to kill him with the kefir. 😉

Speaking of my milk kefir grains, they were frozen for more than one year and I think they are coming back to life nicely. They are nice and plump, whitish in color (no yellow or orange coloring) and appear to have kefiran (the sliminess of the grains). Here is an animated picture of kefiran from Dom's site.

I think I ate too much meat for dinner. I grilled my steak rare, and ate it practically raw. I do love rare beef.

I have to work tomorrow, so I had better get to sleep, and off this computer if I want to get my detox bath.  I bought several boxes of baking soda, and can't find them anywhere.  I have used Epsom salts the last few nights, so I think I'll do vinegar tonight.

Oh. I also am doing a trial to see if I can go off my asthma medication, Flovent. It is a corticosteroid.  The last time I tried to go off it, I got even more tired and exhausted than normal. I think the steroids are helping to stimulate my adrenals.   I didn't use my meds last night, so I am at 48 hours without asthma medication. No wheezing, no signs of having difficulty breathing. I am diagnosed with mild asthma, and I am on the lowest dosage of Flovent 40mcg and I only use it once each 24 hours. So I am on a very low dose already. I could go to using one puff every 24 hours to slowly wean myself off, but I am curious to see if I could stop.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a good night.

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