Well, I'm trying a cleanse - eliminating elements from my diet for a number of days, then adding them back to see if they affect me negatively. Since my biggest health concern is arthritis, I'm using a cleanse designed to address inflammatory issues. The idea is to eat no gluten, dairy, sugar, soy, nightshade vegetables (potatoes, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes), citrus, peanuts, or corn. I'm using this list of recipes as a starting point, and we'll see how it goes. I'm also probably cutting caffeine, since I don't really like soy milk creamer, I'm supposed to cut soy anyway, and I don't like coffee black.
I can't decide if I want the test to show I have no dietary sensitivities. or if I'd rather find a dietary cure for my knuckles. I guess I'll see how it goes!
Today, however, I tried cooking kasha and it did NOT go well. All I wanted was some pot full of grain that I could use in salads, but this stuff - whoa. Mushy and just not nice.
Anyway, so far today I've had:
breakfast: oatmeal with half an apple cut into it
lunch: butternut squash soup (from Trader Joe) with some spinach leaves stirred in, half a banana.
snack: likely will be tea and nuts.