Hello, any loyal readers this humble little blog has! I’m so sorry for the recent “off the air” time you’ve experienced. Trust me, it’s all for good reason. I recently started back at school and have been getting the hang of the “having it all” kind of life. Turns out, school is pretty demanding.
I started graduate school at the beginning of the month. In addition to learning, I’m also teaching a couple classes and working part-time. Who needs free time, right? I’m also planning for a wedding, rehearsing for a play, and volunteering for the Bay View Neighborhood Association. Did I also mention I’m planning a project with the Victory Garden Initiative?
In a long way, what I’m trying to say is that I’m sorry. Dairy-Free State is kind of my refuge from all the crazy going on around me and I haven’t had a spare minute to look at it, let alone update you on my goings-on, or even keep up with the 100 Days of Mini-Challenges.
No more of that laziness! I’m picking things back up today, starting with the 100 Days of Whole Food mini-challenges.
Week 5 was very easy. We didn’t have much difficulty going without fried foods or fast foods, simply because we don’t normally eat them. However, I think it’s a good reminder for those who do, and it would encourage me to switch a side order from french fries to a salad.
Last week, we took the week off, I suppose. This week we’re trying the new challenge – 2 new whole foods you haven’t tried before.
Here’s the problem: I’ve tried a LOT of whole foods, and have had everything on the 100 Days of Real Food list at least once. So, instead of trying to find a brand-new whole food, I’ll most likely make meals out of whole foods I don’t eat often.
Right now, I’m thinking I’ll be using brussels sprouts and swiss chard in some dishes. I’ll take pictures of anything I make and post them in the next day or so. I promise!
Are there any whole foods you want to try but don’t know how to use them? Post about it here, and I’ll try to whip something up.
Sneak peek for next week: No low fat, lite, or non-fat products.