I am starting to think that even though it is going to be a huge undertaking and I will have many set back (trying to use words that make less of a negative impact) and also times that I do good, I am ready to make some major changes to my diet. I think it is time to start eliminating certain foods to see if they are things that I have a reaction to. I know that I can't tell if I have a reaction unless I actually eliminate them, but I am ready. My husband needs to follow a similar diet that I want to follow, only he doesn't need to be gluten/yeast free. We will be pretty much be a vegan family. He needs to cut out meat and I want to. I need to cut out dairy and so does he. The kids don't eat dairy.
For dinner tonight, I made this recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/chickpea-quinoa-pilaf-vegan-295639 and substituted amaranth for the quinoa. It turned out pretty good. It will certainly be in my dinner rotation and fits the diet that I want to be eating. I really need to get my cookbooks/diet education books together so that I can prepare my meal plan based on the foods I should be eating. I love my iPad. I look up recipes, most often from blogs, and use the iPad as my own little cookbook. I love it, but I also still love having actual books, not just the internet. I may even start to put together binders so that I can keep hard copies of recipes from the internet, like the one above, so that if the recipe goes, I still have a copy.
Any vegan/gluten free/ yeast free websites, recipes, blogs are very much welcome. I have a few favorite blogs that I visit and try recipes from, but would love any and all suggestions! I will be certain to post what recipes I am trying and where they come from. I am loving trying out new healthy recipes, I just need to maintain my health and my resolve!