Good morning, mamas in pajamas!
I forgot to tell youguys about my Fermentation Friends.
I've been seeing this woman who is a Holistic Health Counselor, and we are also friends, and doing swap for bellydance classes. Looove me the swap. She directed me to the Body Ecology Diet website one day because she had just gotten "into" it herself, and one the primary tenets of the BED is to eat fermented vegetables. Which sounds gross--but basically, you make sauerkraut, and eat it with all meals for happy digesting.
Here's my biggest digestive complaint: gas.
: I eliminate perfectly well, don't get stomach upset, etc etc...blah blah I've been trying to stay away from sweets (yes, EL's dh) because he's not good for me and I tend to seek him in times of stress, oh, like, several times a day. Overall I have been successful for about a week with a cookie or two slipping in there. That, and being really sick n tired of these extra FIFTY count-them pounds I still carry from Amara's creation.
Back to fermentation: I have 3 jars sitting on my counter, fermenting away, a lovely mix of cabbage, carrot, onion, garlic, and ginger. Should be good on quesadillas!! I went to a friend's house the other night and all of us were "into" fermentation and he was making a fermented (non alcoholic) drink called Tepache and he also makes Kombucha, and I had brought over my veggies and bowl and shredding supplies (and two children and dog, so yes, not travelling light) and we fermented. I mentioned it sounded like we should all be drinking beer or something.
So we drank wine instead and ate ostrich curry.
And that, Sarahbee, is my meaty subject of the day.