It's Monday and that means food shopping, chopping, cooking, aching back and throbbing feet.
This weeks menu will include:
Turkey and fauxtatoes (mashed cauliflower)
Pork loin and green beans
Grilled chicken and salad
Butternut squash soup
Fried (in coconut oil) chicken and green beans
Carne Asada and sauteed peppers and onions
Hard boiled eggs
Coconut cowboy cookies
I will throw some bacon into as many dishes as is possible since my friend Sarah says that makes everything that much more exciting. ;)
I meant to take my camera with me this morning so I could do "baking day in photos", but I forgot, so that will be a project for next week. Speaking of cameras, Tom was super sweet and bought me a DLSR camera as a surprise! It is really amazing, but I have no clue on how to use it, so I may have to wait for the Summer to take the really awesome pictures.
So I've discovered that ingesting corn syrup causes me to become fairly depressed. And the depression lasts for about two days. How did I discover this, you ask? A few weeks ago I decided I wanted to try having a Coke. I really wanted one, and the first two or three sips were really, really delicious! but after a few sips I found it tasted... well, icky, so I tossed it. About two hours later I was really sad and angry even though there was no reason for it. This lasted all night and the whole of the next day. I tried to drown myself with water in hopes it would push out the HFCS (high fructose corn syrup). It took a whole lotta water, let me tell you.
I suppose some people would say "that little amount [about 4oz) couldn't cause that!" and maybe they're right, but I hadn't had that problem since GP and I haven't had it since. The HFCS is the only thing I had eaten differently.
Anyway, I'm scared to death to have anymore of it, so I suppose my little experiment was a good thing! I did buy a Mexican Coke (coca cola made with real sugar) today, and I'm going to drink it on my birthday next week. Yumm
This whole thing got me wondering if other Primalist (or Paleoist) have similar reactions to "bad foods/ingredients"?