My body is not a wonderland

“I just don’t see things the way he does. I just don’t see how a world that makes such wonderful things…could be bad.”
-Ariel, The Little Mermaid

After 28 years, my body is suddenly developing a carb-intolerance. I’ve made a point to eat less of them over the past week or so and noticed my eczema looked a lot better. Then we had spaghetti for family meal on Tuesday AND I came home later that night and had oatmeal and it was awful. I felt like I had a brick in my stomach, so bloated and uncomfortable, it was hard to fall asleep. And my eczema flared up the next morning. (Not to mention I also pinched a nerve in my right arm so I thought I was about to have a heart attack because it kept tingling. That took a good 24 hours to right itself.) Today, I tested myself and had a slice–ONE SLICE–of spelt bread with eggs and kale pesto and it took a little while but the brick feeling came back.

This is horribly distressing.

Enter Wellness Mama’s Grain-Free Spaghetti and some garlic-parmesan coconut flour biscuits.

I tweaked her recipe slightly by subbing pork Italian hot sausage for the ground beef and scaling it down a bit since I’m not cooking for as many people.

Side note: I went to Whole Foods today and bought the aforementioned sausage, bacon, eggs, tomato sauce, 2 kinds of cheese (one organic, one grass-fed), apple sauce and coconut flakes (so I can make my own coconut milk) and SPENT LESS THAN $30!!!

It’s unreal how well the cabbage works. I wish I weren’t full so I could eat more.

The coconut biscuits I’m still figuring out. I used the baseline recipe from here but, since I am out of garlic powder and never have onion powder, I just used fresh, and then a 1/3 cup of parmesan. Oh, and I didn’t have enough butter ready–I put most of the butter that I made in the freezer–so I supplemented with lard. (I also put some lard in with the “pasta.” I don’t know how people are low carb and low fat. Seems dreadful.) They remind me of Red Lobster’s biscuits, only a little dry. The xanthan gum is key. They came out so much better than the first time I made coconut flour biscuits.

So at least while my body is going through whatever it’s going through, I won’t starve. 🙂

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About J.

A former twentysomething with a head full of curls and heart full of questions wondering: when we get to nirvana, will there be food?
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