I just realized that I am supposedly four days away from the end of this 28-Day ED and there are still many things left to challenge. Clearly the authors of it, nor I, took the time to actually make sure that all added up to 28. Sheesh. (Cynthia darling, I hope you read this one!)
Today I would say I came much closer than I ever have to scrapping the whole thing. It would turn out that there is actually something going on with me. I still didn't feel good this morning despite sleeping 11 hours last night. I don't think a little tofu would really make me feel this crappy for this long.
All I ate today was a banana, a couple of bites of rice noodles and avocado and a bowl of homemade tomato soup. One thing I learned today is that feeling sick makes you want nothing more than to eat your tried and true comfort foods. Every one of which is on my no-no list right now. I was craving some creamy, yummy homemade mac-n-cheese. My sweet friend Jen sent me some vegan recipes for it but even then there were some nuts and nutritional yeast that I couldn't have yet in the ingredients list.
I decided I really wanted some tomato soup. I looked at the label of every soup at the store and none worked. They either had dairy, wheat or HFCS in them. So I came home and decided to use up the rest of my energy today to make a batch tomato soup from scratch. I have never made it before but hoped it wouldn't be too hard. Turns out it wasn't.
On a side note, I'm breaking from the diet a bit by having a new food the day after another food I just introduced. Yesterday I had soy, today nightshades. I'm going to go back to soy in a bit, but decided not too today since I'm still a teeny bit leery that my feeling yucky may maybe have something do with the soy (but probably not ((but I'm weird like that )) ).
I sauteed a whole onion and three cloves of garlic in olive oil and then added two diced medium carrots and sauteed a bit longer. Then I added three cans of diced stewed tomatoes (the smaller size, I think 14 oz) and one can of tomato paste. I added a bunch of herbs, lots of fresh basil, fresh thyme, fresh rosemary, some salt and pepper. I cooked it a bit more and then put it through the Blendtec with some rice milk. It was actually pretty tasty! I'm thrilled I figured out an easy way to make such a yummy soup.
The only downside of eating tomato soup? Not having an ooey-gooey cheese sandwich to go with it.
On one more side-note, I've just started watching the True Blood series. Man alive do I love Alan Ball's work. Good stuff. Really good stuff.