Monday, September 14, 2009


If the country life be
healthful to the body,
it is no less so to the mind.
--- Giovanni Ruffini

Do you buy organic produce? I hope the answer is a big YES! The above chart will show you the best produce to buy organic. Almost everything we eat is organic. I'll have to think about what isn't organic.....hmmm...... what I just purchased today that isn't organic is a liquid called "Creme de Chocolate" by HerbaSway. It is caffeine-free, calorie-free and instead of sugar it is sweetened with stevia. It is sold as a supplement, but I am hoping it will take care of my need right now for chocolate in a coffee drink! For 3 weeks I didn't have any chocolate or sugar, finally breaking down a week ago yesterday and having a bit of chocolate cake and then 3 days later a Mocha Frappuccino. Boy were they both good! :o) I am suppose to be on a no wheat, no gluten, no sugar, no yeast eating plan as I am healing from Lymes and a co-infection Bartonellosis (cat's scratch fever) I have been trying not to eat wheat (well, occasionally if I go out :o) for close to 5 years, but gluten is another challenge. What are the grains with gluten? Barley, Rye, Oats and Wheat. I remember by the acronym BROW. I had been eating an organic rye sourdough bread by French Meadow Bakery and although it has gluten, it had no wheat or yeast and was recommended by a friend, but then I realized that it does have a sourdough starter which may be a type of yeast so I actually made my own bread yesterday! I probably spent 50.00 on ingredients as I looked up several no wheat, no yeast, no gluten recipes online and each had different ways of doing it! I will post my recipe in my next post. It didn't turn out too bad, but still no substitute for the real thing! :o)