Sunday, October 9, 2011

Home in S.A.

I have been here a little more than a week now! Yay! It has been good to finally be here. No back and forth from San Marcos to SA, no more moving, no more packing. I'm here. I have definitely not finished unpacking, but that will be finished very soon. I hope.
The only cool thing I have been able to do here is cook more, and even do some baking. However, I have come to find that baking is not as fun as I was thinking it would be. It is such an exact science. I can't experiment. I can't even combine ingredients out of order! So silly. I still enjoy it, but I certainly don't get a recipe right on the first try. If I am ever going to actually bake for a special occasion, I am going to have to practice the dessert about 3 or 4 times prior to the real event just to make sure I get it right.

Here are some photos of things I have cooked and baked this past week.
Fried eggs and bacon - classic but absolutely delicious breakfast.
Lime pepper salmon, cauliflower "rice", portobello mushroom stuffed with spinach and goat cheese.
Dark chocolate coconut macaroons.
Kale chips.
Grain free banana bread.
Pot roast.
Ingredients for and photo of grain/dairy free pancakes.

Dr. Chang

Chinese Acupuncture - Who knows what to think of it? It seems like there are some extremely legitimate acupuncturists who can provide some incredible results, and some lame phonies who don't exactly know what they are doing. Well, it seems I have found a legitimate one, I think. Something he did worked, anyway. I'm not sure if it was the needle poking, the toxin removing, the herbs, the ointment... But wow. Fantastic results. 
I don't normally like to post pictures of what I look like on a bad day after a reaction, but it is necessary to show to see the vast improvement that took place in 24 hours.