Thoughts for the Day

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song.
–Maya Angelou

Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.
–Josh Billings

Look to the future, because that is where you’ll spend the rest of your life.
–George Burns

It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.
–Leo Buscaglia

A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.
–Thomas Carlyle

Be the change you want to see in the world.
–Mahatma Gandhi

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
—-Napolean Hill

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
–Eleanor Roosevelt

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
–Theodore Roosevelt

Results are in!

My doctor had me take IgG and IgE antibody test. The test is performed by US Bio Tek Laboratories. It is a test regarding my immune system’s response to certain foods, spices, herbs and/or inhalants.  For a more detailed description of the testing and how they come about their results click here.

My reactive foods that I need to avoid are:  almonds, banana, egg white, egg yolk, oyster, rye, spelt, wheat gliadin, wheat gluten, and whole wheat.  These foods are highly reactive.  Foods that are moderately reactive are:  barley, common mushrooms, garlic, oat, pineapple–which should also be avoided.  I am not sure what to eat anymore! 

One thing is for sure, I am glad that we are getting some answers.  It may take some time to adjust to my new eating lifestyle, but if it is going to help me feel better without weird drugs or side effects, I am all for it!  I go in on Monday to discuss my results with the doctor so I am sure I will have more information then!

Dusted off the Juicer tonight!

Today I went to Costco and bought tons of veggies and bag of apples to make some juice! Trista, who is almost 4, has been asking for some carrot juice. So, tonight for her treat after dinner I made the kids a juice. I used 3 whole apples, 6 carrots, and a handful of spinach leaves. They loved it! So I made myself a juice too! I used 6 carrots, 3 celery stalks, 2 handfuls of spinach, 2 garlic cloves, and 3 roma tomatoes. Wow, did the garlic ever make is spicy! But it should help with the over growth of yeast in my body! My plan is to make a juice daily for the family! I will let you know how it goes!

Curried Tilapia with Eggplant

I made this for dinner tonight…so YUMMY! I served it with baby red potatoes.

1 medium egglant
cooking spray
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
curry powder, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 (5 ounce) tilapia fillets or other white fish

Preheat broiler to 450 degrees F.
To prepare eggplant, cut it into 1/4 inch slices. Lightly spray a sheet of aluminum foil with cooking spray. Lay eggplant pieces and halved cherry tomatoes on foil in preheated broiler. Sprinkle veggies with curry powder and pepper, to taste. Broil for 2-3 minutes, turn eggplant slices with tongs, spray with cooking spray, and continue to broil another 2-3 minutes. They should turn slightly brown and curl up a bit on the edges; the tomatoes will brown and be quiet soft. The eggplant becomes soft and very creamy when done, in approximately 3-4 more minutes.
To prepare fish, coat a skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add fish and saute 4 minutes per side. Place skillet in oven and bake for 4 minutes while the veggies are cooking. Serve fish on top of the eggplant and tomatoes.

Makes 4 servings