Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tomorrow's the day!

 " T'was the night before Primal, and all through the house, all the children were wailing... even the mouse. The grains were tossed in the trash without care, waiting for carb flu to arrive with a flair.

   The children are tucked away in their beds, with visions of roast venison, and ham in their heads...."

So tomorrow is the big day!  I still have no menu and have not gone to the grocery store. Mainly because Tom has been out of town, and there has been too much to do with with the kids at home. In fact, I have no clue what I'm going to send the kids to school with tomorrow. Well, I guess I'll get it figured out. Trial by fire!

 I had promised the kids I would take them to Cici's pizza for their last full-of-grains meal before going Primal. So we did that. They ate the pasta, the breadsticks, the pizza, and the desserts. As they sat there happily munching away, I pointed to every item and said "these are off limits starting tomorrow... at least for the next three weeks." And to my surprise I received a very happy "well, it'll be hard, but okay." I'm sure that upbeat attitude with deteriorate quickly, but I'm glad they have finally come around to the idea of it. I assured each of them that they would feel so much better in a week or two, and that it is worth it.  Sure enough, just before bed, Regina says "I feel so fat! What's wrong?" I told her it's all the sugars and grains she had just eaten. Her expression changes like a light switch, and she says "Oooh, so this is why eating them is so bad."  Thank you, Lord!

 So please pray for us as we embark on our next family adventure. I'm not really sure how this will go down given that all of us will be detoxing at the same time, but... as my mother was so fond of saying "We'll just offer it up!"


  1. GOOD NEWS: There are carb-free pizza, pancake, waffle, cracker, bread recipes out there! YEAH!!!! I have tried a cauliflower/mozarella cheese crust pizza with regular veggie/cheese/meat toppings, and it's lovely. See below. You will NOT miss the flour one iota.

    8oz cream cheese
    1 cup almond flour
    1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
    4 eggs
    1 tsp vanilla
    dash of cinnamon
    (add a bit of water if batter is super thick, but keep thick for waffle iron)
    Serve with Greek yogurt, berries/cooked apples/or fruit of your choice, and a TINY bit 1 - 2 tblsp) of real mapple syrup. Waffles are like eating crumbly delicate coconut cake! Wayyyyyyyyy better then anything done with flour.

    PIZZA CRUST (large for 2)
    1 cup cooked/riced cauliflower
    1 egg
    1 cup shredded mozarella cheese
    1/2 tsp ground fennel seeds
    1 tsp oregano
    2 tsp pasley

    Mix all ingredients. Flatten and place on greased parchment paper in 450 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes (15 - 20 min if you double recipe).
    Remove from oven, then add to crust precooked WARM veggies, meats, seafood, sauce, etc, then cheese of choice. Add more herbs if wanted. Place under broiler until cheese is melted. Serve with huge salad. YUM!!!

  2. Will definitely pray for your family!! So far for us, it's gone swimmingly well. Very few complaints from the kids, and we're on day 17! It helps that everyone loves bacon, sausage, tea, and many vegetables.

    DebraKadabra - sounds like 2 great recipes for me to try! Today at Winners (a store chain in Canada - do you have those in the USA??) my wife found several bags of coconut flour, "with the same logo as the ones in the Primal Cookbook"! We will try that. Also, we have a juicer (never really used it til now) that is capable of making flour out of nuts. Isn't that nuts? Who knew? Must try it soon for that waffle recipe. ~ Terry N