I had the most incredible wedding shower last week! I got more gifts than I ever could have imagined! I am so thankful to have such amazing family and friends! Now I just need a kitchen (in the US) to use all these awesome kitchen gadget and beautiful dishes in!!
Sorry I’ve been away for so long! I have been extremely busy traveling, planning a wedding and preparing for a possible move soon. All my creative energies lately have gone in to a massive commissioned painting I would like to finish in just two weeks!!
The last time I posted here I wrote that I had just finished reading Kris Carr’s book “Crazy Sexy Diet” and I LOVED IT! I can’t remember the last time I started a book and couldn’t put it down until I finished, and I have probably never enjoyed a book about nutrition (or anything with out a story line out of a Life Time movie!) She just had so many great, easy ideas of how to change to a vegan diet and how to cleanse naturally, organically and simply. This book changed my life!
It has been over two months since I’ve eaten any meat. I almost completely cut out dairy and have reduced eggs to breakfast once a week or so. I have been eating breads that are cooked with eggs and dairy but have also cut back on baked goods and gluten pretty successfully I did her diet plan completely for 21 days (no gluten, sugar, animal products, processed foods, alcohol etc..) with a 70% raw green alkaline diet and 30% from cooked beans, starches, carbs, fruit etc. IT WAS AMAZING! It was hard when eating out to keep to the exact ratios but I love this way of eating and have been making an effort to continue eating like this.
The best side effect of my new diet is that I don’t have any allergies when I eat a raw, green, alkaline diet. I used to suffer and take so much medication which hardly did anything for me. The last time I was home in November visiting my family I felt like I was dying I had no energy, was blowing my nose every two seconds and could hardly see out of my itchy red eyes. Then I went home for a few weeks in March and it was like I never had allergies. If I stuck strictly to the “Crazy Sexy Diet” with at 60% alkaline diet I had NO allergies. I could see them coming back slowly during my bridal shower because I had been eating cookies and cakes for three days, but once I switched back to the diet my symptoms were gone.
I always assumed I would be miserable every time I came near an animal and every spring for the rest of my life, unless I did the shots with the allergist which consist of multiple shots EVERY day for months. I’m so thrilled I stumbled upon Kris Carr’s blog a few months ago. I can’t wait to get her cook book “Crazy Sexy Kitchen” when I’m home.. AND a JUICER!!!
Since this new life style is so new to me I just haven’t experimented much at all. I’ve made a few vegan soups and some raw desserts but they are not really my own recipes So once I start to get a bit more creative I will have some great vegan and vegetarian recipes coming soon!