Monday, September 20, 2010

I'm Back!

I'm back in the northwestern part of the state, and ready to dine!

I have a humongous zucchini (not an exaggeration!) that my mother gave to me that I've slowly been chipping away at, but other than that, since I've returned to P-town, I haven't really had any exciting food escapades. I'm trying to save a bit of money at the moment, so eating out is not really a priority, and eating in has gotten kind of boring. However, I have found a great gluten-free and vegan pasta that I can digest, and, which tastes pretty delicious. It's made only of quinoa and corn, so it has a high protein content and a low amount of carbohydrates. It comes in a variety of shapes, but my favorite is the linguine variety. I made some the other day with zucchini, sweet Walla Walla onions, and garlic, sautéing the onions, garlic and squash before adding them to the cooked pasta. I seasoned the dish with sea salt and a dash of pepper. It was simple, yet very delicious and filling. It's nice to be able to eat "regular" food again.

On a side note, my stomach and digestive issues do appear to be returning to normal, at least for the most part. I can eat baked goods in moderation again, and I can also, once in a while, eat a bit of rice and other starchy foods, although I try to limit them as much as possible. It's very freeing to be able to go to a restaurant with friends and order food again, or to look in my cupboard and realize that I can make things with the ingredients I have at hand. I'm not completely "cured", by any means, but I have lost quite a bit of weight and I feel almost back to normal. I can even drink coffee, which has really given my mental state a boost.

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