Saturday, August 10, 2013


So, after much tweaking of my diet, I have to say I don't think I can call it my Almost Wartime Diet any longer. I have given up all grains (including most legumes...I'm having a really hard time with peanut butter!), soda, almost all sugar (I do have some honey or agave now and then and do enjoy a few treats with stevia every so often). I no longer eat red meat and I hardly ever eat pork or chicken. It is a rare occasion indeed if I do (I still cook it for the family). I do eat fish and seafood and I do eat lots of vegetables, especially potatoes. I eat fruits, nuts and cheese. Every so often (about once or twice a month), I may have some yogurt. I drink water or (my favorite) ice tea.

I am thinking of using this blog space to share recipes that I have made searching the web for grain free dishes.

Monday, July 8, 2013

A Slightly New Approach to An Age Old Problem

I admit it. I'm overweight. Fat, if you will. Sometimes I blame it on the fact that I am pre-menapausal. Sometimes I like to think that maybe I have a thyroid problem or something of that nature. Though that's not really fair to people who do have to struggle with those problems. No, I have no one to blame but myself and I know it.

Ages ago I stumbled upon this blog, which chronicles the adventures of a woman following wartime rations as a diet. She's lost in excess of 60 pounds!  I thought the concept was interesting and squirreled it away in the back of my mind as a possibility. Recently I found a post on The Fedora Lounge about much the same thing. The poster has started a blog detailing their journey. I thought, hmmm....maybe I should think about this and maybe follow along. However, I recently (two weeks ago) stopped eating meat and wheat (I do eat dairy, seafood and eggs). While searching out good tasting recipes, I came across this blog. It is inspiring me to go grain free and, perhaps even, sugar free. I'm still kind of on the fence about that though.

So I am doing some research and some tweaking of rations to see what I will deem acceptable. Here's what I've eaten so far this week:

Sunday- brunch: Portobella mushroom caps stuffed with crab, Parmesan cheese, and mayonnaise
               supper: "chicken" patty, corn, small scoop of gluten free macaroni and cheese, fruit
               snack: dried pea pods

Monday- breakfast: gluten free waffle
                lunch: yogurt, fruit
                supper: meatless meatballs, baked potato
                snack: popcorn (no butter)