Hello the weekend, my week has ended on a high, dare I say it, my back is feeling way better and I got to do a workout today, thank god! I was going a little stir crazy to be honest, with not getting a chance to workout over the weekend then pulling a muscle in my back Monday meant no workout till today. I didn't go crazy but it felt good to get a good sweat on and burn some calories : )
I want to talk about dairy today (apologies this is kinda long winded!) and why you are seeing and will be seeing more of it. A few years ago now I was diagnosed with having candida (a fungal overgrowth that attacks all your organs). I had to go on a restrictive diet and felt like crap, one of the major issues for me was dairy and ever since I just stayed away from it with a fear it would make the candida come back. In the past I have had tests to see if I was dairy intolerant but they came back clear even though whenever I ate milk I would get a crazy stomach and need the loo instantly (not good!) another reason I stayed away.
Now rewind 2 a couple of months ago I found out that I am intolerant to wheat and gluten and it seems taking that out of my diet a lot of my other issues are disappearing for example I can eat dairy without any problems. I have not been brave enough to try milk yet I think my fear is still there for that but cheese, butter and yogurt is all good. I'm thinking its because they have more fat I am able to digest them better, not sure yet but I am happy about it as I love dairy and it makes it a lot easier eating out!
Here are some ways I have been eating this new found dairy love! Mushroom and cheese omelete with steamed broccoli. Yum so good, Dale is loving that cheese is making a reappearance in the fridge on a regular basis!
Gluten free brown bread topped with sandwich pickle and cheese toasted, oh my god hello being 8yrs old!
This is also a favourite combo of mine, cottage cheese with chopped apple cinnamon and almonds. As you can see the dairy has been welcomed back with open arms : )
Right enough about cheese what do i have planned for the weekend? Well I am working all day tomorrow then off to London on Sunday to go to London's VegFest and also see visit my friend who has recently welcomed a new bubba to the world. I hope you all have a fab weekend planned, enjoy it whatever your up too.
What are your favourite dairy recipes?
I am need of a little practice!