Confessions of a Dirty Rotten Cheater
Forgive me self-respect, for I have sinned.
I ate gluten this week.
(In a moment of weakness, I ate a slice of Naan bread thinking it wouldn’t be a big deal)
But guess what?
Sometimes I just don’t understand myself.
Of course I can say this now, after I have severely paid for my cheating to the highest degree. Looking back and asking myself, What were you thinking??? is easy to do after you have paid the consequences for your actions.
At the time, however, you think that there will be no consequences (or at least cross your fingers that there won’t be). You think maybe, just maybe, I can get away with this one time. Maybe the gluten gods have averted their eyes on you for just a moment to sneak in a bite or 3 of a delicious piece of warm Naan Indian bread.
So because I have been disobeying my body so much lately (wasn’t last week’s confessional about eating too much sugar?!) I have been moody, grumpy and unhappy. And in pain.
Food REALLY does affect our internal structure.
How’s that for consequences?
So last night’s dinner was a simple soup in order to help out a belly and a bad mood:
White Bean and Pasta Soup Recipe
- 3 c. vegetable broth
- 2 cans great northern beans (or any white bean)
- 1 c. uncooked pasta
- 1 Tb fresh sage, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- In a medium pot, heat up 1 Tb oil and lightly saute garlic and sage (only 2 minutes).
- Add beans and broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
- While beans are simmering, cook pasta as directed on box. Drain.
- Add pasta in at the last minute and serve.
Time for your confessions. Help a girl (me) out over here please! What are you go-to foods/meals that you know will make you feel better in no time?