Monday, March 24, 2014

Don't Dick with the Curry

Good Mornin'!

I've not got a lick of business even being up on the computer.  I'm still in my pj's with rice baking in the oven, laundry going, and Emeril's Vegetarian Chili recipe simmering on the stove - and I only have about 2 hours before I have to get out of here for the day. 

Today is my Cooking Club - the theme is vegetarian, and honestly, I have no idea what, if anything I'm going to eat there.
Meat is ONE thing that I can have right now!

I really don't like that kind of attention drawn to m'self.
I really don't.

Anyhoo - it's been a super busy weekend, and it's going to be a really busy week.
I've got that 'stressed out' feel that I haven't felt in sometime.
I've got new bees coming next week, I have about 200 tomato plants under grow lights that need to be transplanted, and I've said 'yes' about 7 times too many lately to misc. things.
Don't tell anyone around here, cause they might hang me if I said this out loud - I'm a bit glad it's still bone cold out - it gives me more time to get things done inside that I need to do.
: -)
I have hopes of being this great blogger - responding to each and every comment, blogging in a coherent manner - I'm here to tell ya - I don't see that happening anytime soon.
I honestly don't know how people do it.

I just wanted to check in and let you know - 

Day 6-bring it.
I'm still Whole 30'n it.
Dashed are my hopes of taking photos of all my food - I really should have known better.
I've gotten myself way too busy again, and I can't imagine having the time to do something like that.

Here's someone that has though -

Yesterday was tough, and in fact - I needed reinforcements with me at the grocery story.
Glenco had to go with me to make sure I didn't rape the Easter candy aisle.
I felt weak yesterday - started another menstrual cycle.
I'm getting them every two weeks now - is that the way it gets near the end?

I kept thinking of how fabulous it would feel for sugar to bathe my brain.
Peeps would soothe my soul, and jelly beans would calm the anxiety.
If I had Cadbury eggs I could breeze through my to do list with a smile on my face.

I know some of y'all think I'm a bit off my noodle for doing this - that I just need to moderate, yadda yadda.

I'm not going to eat 'this way' forever - but I'm just ding dong determined to eat this way for 30 days.
I highly doubt I'll go back to grains or dairy - maybe on occassion - and I'll be putting honey in my tea, and I'm hoping against hope that after 30 days somehow my brain and my relationship with food is reset in a way that I CAN just let intuition be my guide when it comes to food.

Right now my intuition is held hostage by sugar, much like Captain Phillips was on the Maersk Alabama.

Honestly - I'm getting mighty tired of it even being an issue in my life.
30 days.
I can do this.

Here's a recipe for you today - it's been a favorite of mine for a while - and it's Whole30 compliant - everyone that I've served this loves it!

~taco bowl

I'll leave you with this - a Facebook status from Thursday when I picked up Aaron from the airport.
(there's talk around the homestead of him moving to Houston by year's end - I don't want to talk about it)

Have a wonderful day - and please let me know if you are still Whole30'n it.  I'm sorry I can't be more present at the moment - but rest assured I think of you all as I fight through the cravings.  Truly, knowing you are doing the same, gives me strength.

Working on not letting things ruffle me - but staying in a state of peace at all times. 

Today - when I dumped a gallon sized Ziploc of frozen blueberries on the kitchen floor minutes before I needed to leave - I kept my peace.

As I cleaned them up with a gimp arm, and they were - I kept my peace.

When I was approached by a policeman with his sirens on at O'Hare Airport for being parked where I shouldn't be - I kept my peace.

When I couldn't find my nephew at said airport - I kept my peace.

When I accidentally took I 90 from the airport because I was distracted talking to said nephew - and snaked all.the.way through Chicago going 6 miles an hour - I kept my peace (for the most part)

When I came home ravenous and realized I didn't have the diced tomatoes for the recipe I was making - I kept my peace.

When I opened my spice drawers and found that someone was dicking around and misfiled the curry - I no longer kept my peace.

There's only so much a girl can take in one day. : -)


  1. Adding that Burrito Bowl to my recipe arsenal. (My dairy loving fat fanny would LOVE to add just a touch of cheddar cheese shreds but I will follow the recipe faithfully!) I found a new all vegetable juice that tastes pretty delish with a bit of horseradish added. (I pretended it was a Bloody Mary.) It was nice with my scrambled eggs and sliced avocado for breakfast. I am looking through your old posts for the turkey sausage recipe. Breakfast is always a challenge for me.

  2. GAAAA, there I screamed with you dear Jayme. I try not to sweat the small stuff, but boy it can pile up at times. You know in the end , it's all small stuff. I had forgotten you lived in Indiana. So you aren't warm, I know. My SIL is getting some chickens today. Matt, Emma , and my daughter Liz are going to try to raise them. I'll keep you posted. Blessings sweet girl, you hang tough, xoxo,Susie

  3. LOL- I hear you- it's those danged little things that are the final straws that breaks the camel's back. Stupid curry filer!!!!! Praying for peace and that you can win against Sugar Satan. (that's what I call him). xo Diana

  4. I've been doing well avoiding sugars, but damn it if I don't black out once I see breaded-and-fried anything. Of course, an hour later, my stomach is there like "WHAT DID YOU DO?!". Blerg.
    Eating well would be so much easier if I had someone to cook for me.

  5. Are your spices alphabetized? Ours are not, but they need to be!

  6. Well . . . I'd say you're DOING IT! Wish I could have started the 30 day with you. Catch up just didn't sound the best plan for me since I hadn't read the book. Things have calmed now and I will get the book and set my plan.

  7. Wow......someone was a little was ALOT Stressed. Its life though, isn't it? Poor Jayme. You are a SUPER achiever and that can be good and that can have its bad moments too. Your definitely a "Go Big or Go home type of Gal ". I will check in on your posts as I always do, but I am just not ready to totally dive into a Paleo diet. I feel since the start of the year though, I have taken steps to try and start a new path for even healthier living. If anything, your posts on diet choices might strike up some new recipes. I am still pleasing four different palettes still so...... How fun. Well, my daughter is making a chicken meatball dinner today. Momma's night off. Its from Primal Cravings cookbook. Can't wait. Having high expectations...will see....


  8. Hi Jayme,

    I'm still with you--this is Day 3 for me. I miss bread. And cheese. Miss them as in dreamed about them twice. And I've got a persistent headache, probably the sugar withdrawal. But, like you, I can do ANYTHING for 30 lousy days, so I'm sticking with it!

  9. Did you order your bees back in January? If not, where did you find them? I have had people calling me wanting to buy some and I don't think any of my hives are alive. I need bees. MAYBE one hive might have survived this sucky winter we had. I am sick to death of the cold. Not one more cold day. I can't take it no more. And...I'm sitting here typing this from a motel room in Cocoa Beach, FL. Its in the low 70's. Lovin' it. Anyway...bees Jayme...where dya gedem?

    Cindy Bee

  10. Ohhhh. I hear you. Sugar bathing my brain. It is. I'm just looking for a way to break the addictive cycle. Although I am in the throes, unwilling in this moment to give my up my beloved for the straight life, I say to you: don't do it. Don't go back to it. Don't listen to its siren song. I've listened so many times and have been seduced by it. Detoxing becomes more and more difficult and painful each time. Gaining 30# back to the total of 100# needing to be lost. Sob.
    My best to you.

  11. Sometimes a hen will give a good peck, so it's a good idea to wear gloves." - ha! Great advice and wonderful photos of your chicken coop plans. Such diversity in color of both your hens and the eggs, really impressive. Thanks for sharing


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