Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Nut Allergy...

Well being new to the area of Encinitas, we have ventured out a few times to the 101 for some great atmosphere and food. Sadly this wasn't the case at St Germaines.

I eat a mostly veg/vegan menu and was pleased that they had some vegan friendly items. I asked for the server to check for soy in the veggie burger... I expected him to come back with the verdict for my choices but he emerged with both orders assuring me that there was no soy in the sandwich. Two bites in, I was in trouble.. nausea settled in quickly. The server, nowhere to be found, I asked another server to check if there where nuts in the veggie burger. She returns shortly with our server right on her heels comfirming that yes, there were walnuts in the sandwich. What?! No where on the menu did it state that there were nuts in the veggie burger. I was really disappointed. It really could've been a bad scene for me and the restaurant. My allergy to nuts is no joke. BUT.... thanks to Sunrider, the build up of toxins are leaving my body and I survived the incident... I SURVIVED! (This was huge!)
A very nice woman at the restaurant went and got me some benadryl (though I didn't need to take it surprisingly), she really cared for me. 
 I wrote this on Yelp and got a response back from a former food server who didn't agree with my # of stars (I gave them 2 because it was polite to do so) for the restaurant. Whatever! She did make a good point though, since I can not trust for people to be careful for me I have to be careful for myself and ask if there are nuts in  things like a veggie burger... Who puts NUTS into a VEGGIE burger anyways??!?!!! I will take her advice but the rest... well she knows what she can do with it... :) (Hehehe It's all good y'all.... LOL! It's all good)!

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Got a joke for ya!

A woman, eating a very dense whole food diet, was using the bathroom. The smell offended her terribly. As she was washing her hands and quickly trying to leave the little toilet closet, she wondered aloud, "Whoa!What in high heaven did I eat?!" Just then, she got her answer as she heard the voice of an angel state,"You didn't eat that up here!"

Hahaha... it's good to laugh at yourself from time to time. All jokes aside though, I had to ask why that was. For the past week, I had been experiencing a fluctuation in my movements. They have been more often and more fragrant (not in a good way). The answer I received was eye opening... The Sunrider NBC basics had discovered a plot of land (my imagination at work here) in my digestive tract or colon that had not been turned over for sometime. The words my source used were... "Marion, that is something very old that is being cleansed from your body". WHAT?!! I almost can't imagine that anything could have been that old in me when I am an on time kinda girl (regular).
In doing some research, I found that even though we may be regular in our waste elimination, that the walls of the colon can still have old waste sticking to it. I found this information on it during a web search:

Over time old waste/toxins may build up within the folds of your intestinal wall. Observational evidence suggests this is the result of excessive mucus secretions, stuck food particles, environmental toxins, constipation, etc.

I have to admit, though I have been seriously stinking in that department lately, I am sure glad that it is leaving out of my body and not in. Thank you Sunrider Calli! (Calli is the dense whole food nutrition that feeds the lymphatic system in the body to help us eliminate they way we should).
Knowing that this is a touchy subject for many, I had to start off with a joke (I wrote it myself BTW) but seriously, eliminating waste from our bodies is no joking matter. Think of it this way, if we are constantly putting groceries into our refrigerators but are never taking out the trash... the whole place would stink to high heaven! The same premise applies here. As much as we put into our bodies, what the body can not use has to be emptied out. If not, it just becomes a playground for disease, infections and sicknesses even cancer.
Think about it, comment me on it but do something about it!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

I usually....

....only post recipes and food on my recipe page but I just had to share with you our delicious din din tonight.
It's was a really good veggie sandwich that I constructed out of soft ciabatta bread (whole wheat flour and with no soy.. yay!), fresh spinach, sauteed (in a lil EVOO) garlic, onions, mushrooms, red and green bell peppers, zucchini, sliced heirloom tomatoe from our garden, a few jarred artichoke hearts with the juice and some organic mustard.
The apple slices represent the fries. Apples are a great filler and source of fiber. We love apples!
I'm sharing this on my front page with hopes of sharing how simple food can be when it's left to it's simplicity. Though this isn't raw Vegan but it's very tasty and only cooked to a slight tenderness not a mush. The crunch was still very present. The artichoke hearts had a consistency of swiss cheese. When I asked Ken what he thought of that, he replied, "It just tasted really complete." Yep! He was satisfied!!!
Just eat simply people! It doesn't take a lot of flash, whistles or even bells to make a wonderfully delicious and satisfying meal.

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