Today began as a tough one - I wasn't feeling great at all and basic jobs were taking 10 times longer than they should have taken. However when my proof copy of my book came - I turned into little Miss Fighter again, I was motivated and excited. All the hard work right in front of me, those long, long days of editing. I was straight on the phone to my best friend Matthew to tell him as he was here to offer advice and support when I was balling my eyes out, stressing over the whole process and hoping I had done enough to make it a useful and hopefully successful book and of course my dearest Mama was straight in there grabbing her proof copy to take home with her to check out. Top support right there. I do love them dearly - couldn't live without them.
I can see a long night of ensuring everything is just so then I can give you guys a release date, eee.. exciting.
It isn't perfect, but nothing will ever be 'perfect' - perfect doesn't exist, but I want to learn from my mistakes and improve to keep my readers excited too, providing new and fresh dimensions to my book each time I publish one. This is my first published book and I have done it all myself. I am no professional, like my diet I have done my own research and put all this together for you guys from my heart. Hours and hours of note taking, searching the web, watching videos, cooking and writing up has been a hell of a task, but a fun and motivating one because I am so passionate about food, about cooking, about helping people, writing, creating and fighting this battle.
I love to write words - everyone who knows me and receives cards off me knows they are getting an essay - I can express myself better with words on a page as in person I just try to be the strong person I feel I should be and I don't let my guard down easily, but when the ink touches the page my heart pours out and I lay myself bare.
So this book, is hard hitting at times, but its the truth, it is me. I hope this gives hope to others also suffering, and I hope that my recipes nourish you, give you hope, get you motivated and enjoying food again and you never know you may become quite the chef.
So stay tuned for more updates.
I just wanted to show you last night's creation, no I had no clue how I was going to use my ingredients I just made it up as I went along and going off what I fancied, taking notes as I went along so that if it was a success it could be in another possible book - so the recipe and how I prepared it fully will be kept under wraps for now.
But Black Thai Rice - just simply so good! That beef tomato was also the BEST tomato I have ever eaten, SO juicy and moist. Mama told me to get the tomato too - so a shout out to her; amazing call there.
YUM YUM YUM.
I am going for my injections tomorrow for my migraines (32 in my head :( but they help - after you get through the week of bruising ) - thank goodness! Then I am going to spend the weekend healing, eating, drinking and being around my nearest and dearest - the people who have been through every second of this with me and yes I am going to chill and celebrate the work I have put in. I am so ready for some good quality time and fun!
Good vibes ahead - the work never stops though, always strive to approve.
Enjoy the sun!
Love and Peace xo
Feeling sluggish and rubbish when you have woken up? Get boosting up on bananas the more the better - they will help settle your stomach, boosting digestion, they are a mood enhancer, they will give you the energy you need and keep you full. Buy my book for banana receipe ideas.
Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN.
Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.