Sunday, March 28, 2010

Yay, camera works!

So... at request, here's some recipes.
Vegan breakfast has been the most difficult parts of the new diet. I'm a big breakfast person, especially before a 12 hour shift. Here's some things I came up with:
Tofu Scramble: (an attempt to replace my desired fried egg)
Breakfast sausage (italian or good ol jimmy dean)
Yellow onion
Firm tofu
Salt and Pepper

Brown the meat, throw in the veggies and spices, last 2 min. throw the tofu. Tumeric is supposed to be one of the major things I ought to be eating-it's one of the Indian healing herbs. Help with anti-inflammation and some other anti-cancer blahblah look it up. And onions contain enzymes that inhibit inflammatory prostaglandins which, is also right up my ally. Of course, that means eating a lot-so I've been trying to eat onions 2x a day and tumeric for breakfast every day. Busy busy.

MMMM... another mornin with tapioca bread, a spread of veganaise and a cupa English Breakfast.
(To replace the fried egg, on whole wheat toast with mayo, and 2 cups of coffee)

Easy Sunday Morning Gluten-Free Pancakes

1 1/3 c. Gluten-Free All Purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 to 2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup (to desired sweetness)
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp water, warm
2 egg whites, stiffly beaten (set aside)*
*egg free option=substitute 1/4 to 1/3 c organic applesauce

-In a bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients. Sifting yields a lighter pancake but, who wants to actually do that?
-In another bowl combine oil and warm water (or just throw it all in-whatevs)
-Mix dry and wet ingredients ONLY until blended. Then gently fold in egg whites. Don't over-mix or you'll get chewy ones blech.
-Cook em up like pancakes... ya know... blahblahblah
-They're good warm but don't re-heat well
I'd say I do like them better than buckwheat but, buckwheat is easier to make so it will still win the race sometimes.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Nurse work!

Worked as a real nurse today at UNM H! Delegating, called doctors, took reports, discharge, admits, cleaned a PICC line, straight cath-ed, some serious pain management, and lots other nursey stuff. It was a good busy day. Time to pass out.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

New Mexico

Well, I have posts waiting in my files but I have yet to hook my camera up to my laptop... So it might be a bit. New Mexico is pretty much crazy. It's been sunny ant 65 and today I woke up to it snowing! Working at UNM Hospital is pretty exciting. One full week down, 4 12-hour shifts. Now that logistics are in place I can really get my hands dirty. I look forward to posting recipies and photos! Take care everyone, I miss you!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

To Albuquerque!

I'm in Albuquerque! It snowed today-yikes! I went to whole foods and Smiths and dropped... a lot of money. It's hard because boys don't have anything. So I was buying flours, salt, PRODUCE, milk, butter, etc. It's never-ending. But I made some delicious scetty! Tomorrow I hope to sleep and go for a run, we'll see how that goes. :-)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Our hotel, yep, with the Ozmonds.

TV in the bathroom?

Drinks before noon anyone?

Paige's gambling experience, she lost.

Marie and me at the Bellagio


Bellagio Fountain! I could watch it alll day.

Bellagio Lobby

Bellagio Foyer (or whatever)

INSIDE the Caesar's Palace: Trevi Fountain (the real one is way better)



Wynn (newer casino/hotel)

Wynn Lobby

New York New York

The Venetian

Caesar's Palace ("I'm sure you get this all the time, did Caesar really live here?")

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I can't believe it but, I'm going to Vegas. My friend Paige said she was going and although I've never had any desire to go, I knew it would be fun to go with her. So Thursday morning to Sunday night I'll be living the high life. I'll probably only be able to eat salad and steak which, could be worse.
PS I'm 8.5 lbs down, gluten-free vegan is a crazy diet. My tummy feels better too.