Quest for treats

I’ve made it a mission of mine to create my own junk food on this diet. I can’t have processed foods and I can’t have milk chocolate, and I can only have a little bit of grains (more on that in a minute), so I’ve been experimenting with what I can do combining fruits and semi-sweet chocolate chips.

If you are going on this diet, you must find a store that carries Enjoy Life chocolate chips. They have no dairy. No nuts. No soy. No nothing. Just…

Evaporated Cane Juice, Chocolate Liquor, Non-Dairy Cocoa Butter

But they are good. If you don’t mind semi-sweet chocolate these are great. You can just grab handfuls of them and eat them, or mix them into anything. Yesterday my first attempt was at a chocolate-strawberry smoothie. I used hemp milk, some ice, strawberries and the chocolate chips. It didn’t turn out that great because the chips were too small to really get blended. Then I melted the chips, but I couldn’t really pour hot melted chocolate into the smoothie and expect it to mix. Then I just dipped the strawberries right in it. Bingo!

So today I did the same thing, but with raisins. I dumped a bunch of raisins into a bowl with the melted chocolate. Then I spread them out onto some wax paper and put ’em into the freezer for about 10 minutes. I was hoping to be able to pick the raisins apart then and make my own raisinets, but it didn’t really work. I ended up with chocolate bark with raisins in it. No problem. Still tasted good.

The other issue about this diet, as I mentioned, is the grain thing. We’ve been making some really good bread, but I can only have four servings a day, so that means I still have to limit it. I didn’t understand why until I read the LID guidelines on the thyca page, and it said grains have very small amount of iodine. Then it hit me: our bread didn’t have any grain in it, just flour!

I got all excited and told my wife.

“Uh, flour is made from grain.”

“Really? It is?”

I guess I never really thought about where flour came from. Just figured it was an element. So I’m back to the grain/flour limit.

Still feeling perfectly normal, hormone-wise, on Day 3.

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