Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Almost ready for spring!

Veganism is agreeing with me! My joint pain this winter has almost been nonexistent. I'm down to 184lbs (I'll tell now that I'm under 200lbs!). The headaches are still there daily, but less episodes of excruciating days in bed. And I'm down to 5mg of prednisone, yeah baby!
Even though I still have issues with Raynaud's I'm not ready to give up winter. There's something about winter and food. Roasted root vegetables are my love right now. It wouldn't feel the same in warmer weather. I've been making a vegetable medley at least once a week. Here's the recipe:
1 yam or sweet potato ( scrubbed with skin on) large dice
1/2 butternut squash ( peeled with large dice)
1 container of brussel sprouts ( washed, cut in half)
1 onion ( diced)
1 potato ( peeled and diced)
1 parsnip (peeled and cut in chunks)
1 carrot ( peeled and cut in chunks)
1 green pepper ( diced)
1/4 tsp dried rosemary
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/8 tsp dried sage
2 tbs olive oil
I hope that's everything, you know I always forget something! You can really put what ever you want.
Cut vegetables all about the same size so that they cook evenly and place in large baking dish. Sprinkle herbs and toss with olive oil. Bake at 400 for about 45 min. Tossing every 15 min so that it doesn't burn. Done when all vegetables are fork tender.
I hope you enjoy!
I've also been drinking more water. I found this really cool water bottle by Rubbermaid. I love the spout. Has a large opening and a leak proof cap. Love it!!! I'm so bad a drinking water. I find this bottle very convenient.

Reading this great book on buddhism. Very insiteful. Talks about looking to yourself for the reasons why your life is the way it is and how to have lasting happiness. Lasting being the key word.

That's it for now.