Saturday, April 15, 2006

Not too much food posting going on. It's been basically reheating what I've got. See, I might be going in for liver surgery soon, so I'm trying to keep stuff around that hubby can eat (reheat) easily. I'm slowly mixing in veggie/vegan meals in with what I have, and it's going well (Hubby has IBS, so I have to go slow...sometimes the tofu and mushrooms give him problems for some reason).

I've been persuing two new books, Vegan with a Vengeance and Vive le Vegan, trying to decide what to make first. I'm leaning to something out of VLV first since I have hemp seed nuts. I threw some on top of my mac and cheese the other day and enjoyed them. The only problem is that I've also been diagnosed as diabetic now, so I'm trying to watch my carbs (sweets) and most of the things I think to cook with it are desserts. The doctor has put me on metaformin, and told me not to worry too much about the diabetes at this point, concentrate on my liver tumors and we'll deal with the diabetes afterwards. I understand the sentiment, but I kinda think my body will heal better if I've got my bg's under control.

I might make some hemp nut butter and see what happens. I bought some Rudi's organic apple and spice bread (smeared with some almond butter) for breakfasts, and I think the hemp butter would go well with that, and give me some protein to boot.

I'm trying to decide if I want to get Everyday Vegan or just wait until all this medical stuff is over (money's going out faster than coming in at this point, and I'm not sure we can afford to buy it yet.) I remember reading an article in the Veg Journal about diabetes, so I found it online (it's somewhere in my stash) and I found they have a book about it, so that may be my first book when I can.

Oh to figuring out what to try first. Breakfast tomorrow is roasted asparagus, I KNOW that. :)

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