I’m finally setting out on this journey and it might cause some to ask the person who has been working with plant medicines and natural healing for over a decade. Shouldn’t you already know better? Why haven’t you been doing this for years? These are the questions that lay on the guilt and perhaps are questions that have kept me immobilized for years. Shouldn’t I already be doing this? Well sure….maybe…but it’s time to forget the “should” and the guilt that comes along with it. I am shaking that off and I am moving on. I’m also dropping the word “perfect” for if I strive for that I might never have the guts to take the first step. In the Blog, I will also allow for imperfections. If I focus too much on perfecting grammar and sounding poetic then the posts won’t be as frequent.
So then..it’s Jan 2013 and I have permission to board!
This all began a few days ago. With a holiday gift card, I headed to Chapters to buy a fun, easy read. My heart though, took me over to the cooking and health section and I came home with this.
The Daily Vegan Planner.12 Weeks to a Complete Vegan Diet Transition. I picked this because I’m a planner, I’m a list maker and I like to take notes, I like to check things off. This is great for all of that. The problem for me with this book is that it isn’t gluten-free. For those of you who don’t know, I have to eat a gluten-free diet. Idiscovered that years ago through an IgG allergy test that I did, and I feel amazing as a result. I do have gluten-free vegan cookbooks already as this allows me to create the base of our family meals (then of course we throw in the meat), so was it the best choice? Did I get sucked in by the planning aspect of it? A quick flip through reveals to me that that’s what likely happened and I need to bring it back. It has many recipes, areas for writing your thoughts, tracking what you ate and it would be great for someone starting to compile their resources. It is just not the right start for me as I have many recipe books already. I have beautiful, colourful, allergen free recipe books. A quick glance, and my fabulous math skills lets me know that these books offer over 1000 recipes. I need to focus on the recipes that I have on hand and as Air Jordan taught us, JUST DO IT !
In the next post I will share the names and a review of the cook books that I already have. For today, just because…the first book I will read and then chat about is “The complete Idiot’s guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking”. I’ll keep you posted on what I learn.
– Dr.Vivienne Guy, ND