Posted in About Me, Allergies/Intolerance, Exercise, Health, Natural Products, Nightshade Free, Summer

June 25th …… A Saturday

Today I woke up late. Showered, dressed and ate breakfast.

Then we ventured downtown.  We decided to walk we stopped and dropped our books off at the library and then we were off to the farmers market!!!  I love the famers’ market and there was a wedding party getting there pictures done.  We stopped in the shop called Carbon – Environmental Boutique which is on the same street as the market.  I am pretty sure K and myself fell instantly in love!!  This store has everything I have ever wanted….okay maybe that goes a bit too far but it really does have good quality eco friendly products….which I love!

We stopped for lunch and I have a green onion cake and K had a pretzel and lemonade!  We stopped in at the library again (as we hadn’t wanted to carry books around all afternoon) and then we made our way home in the rain but it was nice and refreshing!!!

Later in the evening I ventured out to see the movie Bad Teacher with a friend.  I decided to take the bus as my feet were tired of walking and I didn’t want to get caught in the rain and have to sit through a movie while soaked.  I found the movie to be funny and enjoyed the awesome company I had at the theatre.

Hope you all enjoyed reading about my Saturday!

Posted in About Me, Allergies/Intolerance, Exercise, Hair Care, Health, Nightshade Free, Vegetarian Food

Fried Rice.

Tonight I made fried rice for dinner. I added carrots, corn, green beans, purple cabbage, shallots and peas.  Seasoned w/ braggs, ginger, black pepper and garlic.  I tastes amazing and has No Nightshades 🙂

I have been feeling kinda down because of my wrist.  I can’t work out.  I definitely need to do more running/walking in the neighbourhood.  So I keep my activity levels up.

I found two amazing websites in the last two days.

One for curly hair http://www.naturallycurly.com/ , Naturally Curly has great tips and tricks on how to keep your curly hair looking it’s best.  There are also forums where you can talk to other curlies and trade curl secrets!

And the other for people with food allergies http://www.cookingallergyfree.com/, it is filled with great recipes and what makes it so great is you put in your food allergies at the beginning and it only shows you recipes that do not have your allergies.  This site has a wealth of information and has helped me to realise no nightshades is not so bad once you get used to cooking with all the other wonderful foods available to you.

On another note I have given up on Live Clean’s Purple Jewel Conditioner.  It just doesn’t do the trick.  It is a horrible detangler.  When I use it clumps of my hair come out from the tangles, so it is not detangling.  So for me, Purple Jewel Conditioner is a no go.  The shampoo is okay though but definitely not may favorite.  I had hopes for this product but am afraid it just doesn’t cut it for curly hair.  Also everyone with straight hair out there don’t let this discourage you from trying some of the other products in their line.  I personally like their Exotic Nectar – Argan Oil and Shine Cream.

Posted in About Me, Allergies/Intolerance, Health, Health Food, Naturopathy, Organic

My Intolerance of Nightshades

Nightshades are a group of vegetables that include Peppers (Hot and Sweet), Potato, Tomato, Eggplant, Aubergine.

This is the first food group I chose to introduce as my first food group in my eliminate diet process.

I have found out these foods make me horribly ill.  Digestion issues, dizziness, nausea, trouble focusing, headaches and mood swings.

I will continue to add foods to my diet and possibly come back to nightshades at the end and introduce them one at a time again.  To ensure that I have not made a mistake or something else was bothering me.

Hot peppers and the many spices they are in are probably my most favorite foods, so today is a very sad day.

But on the upside I found someone like me who has a nightshade allergy!  http://reluctantveggie.com/about