This week was not my best. I am so glad it is over (and went by pretty quickly). Monday was good, so the week started out okay, but Wednesday everything went downhill. I gave myself food poisoning! ME! I know! I should have known better. This is how it happened: On Sunday I began sprouting some chickpeas and cranberry beans together. I rinsed everyday, did the whole thing, planning to eat them Wednesday for my rushed dinner at 4pm before my bio lab. Which I did. I ate them, but they smelled a bit funny. Now, usually sprouting does make them smell a bit (but I usually just sprout lentils), and these also didn't really sprout (our dorm has also been very "hot", like the thermostat was up at 90 two nights!). But I ate them, raw, crunchy, a little slimy. (No good!). About 30 minutes later, my stomach hurt so bad and I was so full. I felt sicker and sicker as the night went on and finally I just went to bed, unable to move or the nausea would be to much. I woke-up in the middle of the night (having to pee), but couldn't get up or I knew my stomach would rebel, so I just went back to sleep....dieing. It was like this the rest of the night and all morning.
When I got up Thursday morning to get ready for class...I had to move so slow (and I took about 1000 Pepto), or I would have died. Somehow I made it all the way to the furthest possible building for my class in the freezing cold and wind. (Intestinal stomach distress ensued during class as I tried to keep my cool). I had no idea how I would make it back to the bus to get home and then go to another class later! Let's just say my life sucked all day and if I even think about beans or picture that meal I get (still do) so nauseous and sick. First of all, uncooked beans are dangerous anyway (i.e. kidney beans can kill you), so I was also googleing all day to see if I would die. Now my insides are just all sore and I feel as though I was glutened or something (so I know how to deal with the pain). But really...I just want to feel good....and be able to eat normal! Alas, I am stupid and this was 100% my fault! So anyway, I'll be sticking to the BRAT diet for today (bread, rice, apples, toast!).
Anyway, I hope you week was A LOT better than mine! So good that you have tons of energy to read all this good stuff I have for you today! XOXO Stay warm, I hear another storm is coming to the North East? They say 50s down here in DC...but we shall see! I'm off to rest now (and not think about raw death beans).
Wednesday: Wild Strawberry Protein Pancakes
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
It teaches us a hell of a lot and can lead us to much better places we were meant to be!
You must come to terms with the situation and create a new plan of action!
I agree! Focus on what inspiring you to DO!
This is something to work towards!
The importance of choosing yourself.
Out with the negativity and clutter!
These are the very important ones!
This woman is brilliant!
So good! This is what you need!
YES! Gabby always has the best insight!
Stop letting these things get in the way!
Ah! Yoga <3
Important tips from my best running buddy!
The type I do is. Some people start yoga thinking it won't be and then go on to over train, running 7 miles and then do 80-90 minutes of power yoga.
I do think I would find it very fun!
I don't know what I'd do without them!
Don't shame the white potato. All potatoes are wonderful! I know I love and eat them all!
My true love!
I could go on and on about how important I think this is. #foodsafety
This post made my Thursday just a little better 😉
This is really important. Not just parents, but everyone.
Love the turmeric section!
It makes a lot of sense.
Blogging, Social Media, Tech & Photography:
Mm, good honest stuff!
A little late, but still perfect!
On "stealing" recipes and not giving credit.
You know...writer's block.
Very easy and great examples!
It's kinda obvious, but also goes to show how being unique can be just as great!
Hahahahahaha! Good laughs 😉
Speaking of home states 😉 XOXO
It isn't about those manicured moments.
As an "old kid" now, I want you new parents to know these too!
The winter here is....very strange.
This was so nice!
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Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries + Cinnamon Chai Cashew Cream. I love chocolate covered strawberries
Sweet Potato Pizza Crust. The new "cauli-crust" in my opinion 😉
Roasted Root Vegetable Buddha Bowls with Maple Cinnamon Tahini Dressing. This is a bowl of so many wondrous flavors and love!
Sweet Potato Pineapple Curry. Mmm, a tropical curry!
Caramelized Fig Toasted Oatmeal. Oatmeal lovers...can you just imagine this!
Jamaican Jerk Veggie Burgers. Mmm, more wonderful veggie burgers!
Thai Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Red Curry Peanut Sauce. Guys! It's the PSP! My babies!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ I'm really hopeful that next week will be pretty stellar!
+ The Walking Dead comes back this Sunday! I will be watching on my computer the nest day though 😉 Can't stay up past bedtime!
So tell me:
+ Have you ever given yourself food posioning? <--- so horrible!
+ Got any good reads, posts, links from the week? Leave them in the comments and share!
+ Walking Dead fan? Only TV series I still force myself to stay on the up with!
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