Thursday, December 27, 2012
Blogger is not letting me post blogs.
I keep trying. It keeps screwing me over. Either it posts blogs before I'm finished penning them, or it refuses to let me type and revise.
So FG is moving.
Stay tuned for the new URL. I wish I could say it would be soon. But it probably won't. It's the holidays, so I've got a lot of resting, reading and drinking to do.
May your new year be free from farts
And full of fun.
Posted by Farty Girl at 7:37 AM
Monday, November 26, 2012
Apparently, this was discovered in 2005.
CNN posted this two Januarys ago.
So much for my research skillz.
In my history of IBS, I visited two doctors. Both agreed that I have IBS. Neither one suggested antibiotics.
I'm kinda happy about this. Not because I believe that the use of antibiotics is unhealthy. Not because of how I feel about superbugs. Rather, I just don't want to take medicine if I don't have to.
Like Hippocrates said - Let your food be your medicine.
Here are some questions I have:
- This study refers to IBS as a disease. Does it qualify as a disease? What are the criteria that make it a "disease"?
- Is it ethical to use antibiotics to treat a condition with so many varied causes and effects?
- If IBS is a disease, why do some suffer from it only during other illnesses, PMS, and after gastro-intestinal infections?
- Should women who suffer from IBS during PMS take antibiotics for it?
The NDDIC feels the way I do about this... more studies and tests need to be done.
What do you think???
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Fairy Tale pumpkin is part of that collective of foods that are too pretty to eat. There is seriously no better use than to turn one into a carriage and ride it to a fancy party.
The Mennonites were selling Fairy Tale pumpkins at my local market last weekend for a dollar a pop. I bought two. Fairy Tale pumpkins, along with Cheese pumpkins, are the absolute best for making pumpkiny desserts. AND both usually cost five dollars each.
Remember how I'm broke?
I had a box of this in the cupboard...
The universe was calling me to make something...
Okay, so I didn't make the crust by hand.
So this was a step for me. Not a big step. But a step.
I mean, first off... this happened...
My Gluten Free Pantry Pie Crust refused to roll for me. It turned into a big lump - like cookie dough. This possibly could've been avoided if I added oil or gluten free flour to the rolling area.
But I wasn't feelin' that.
So I just pushed it into the pan and...
Every time I make pumpkin pie, I do it differently. I've made vegan, non-vegan, gluten free, gluteny, non-dairy, dairy... I've made it with regular pumpkins, cheese pumpkins, canned pumpkins... you get me. I even made pumpkin pie with melted ice cream once.
I have yet to fuck up a pumpkin pie.
Okay, that's a lie.
Once - I used molasses as the sweetener. THAT was dumb. Don't do that. It makes for an ugly looking pie that you have to force feed yourself to eat.
Here's this year's recipe...
Farty Tale Pumpkin Pie
2 cups cooked Fairy Tale Pumpkin
1/2 cup almond milk
2 packets stevia
1 Tablespoon honey or maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
Throw everything into a food processor.
Pour into pie shell.
Cook at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
Then cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Set in fridge overnight.
Eat for breakfast because you are great.
What's your favorite thing to do with pumpkin?
What kinds of seasonal desserts are you nommin'?
Posted by Farty Girl at 3:05 AM
Sunday, November 11, 2012
I am broke.
I am flat broke.
Like seriously - I have NO money. None. This has never happened to me ever.
There's a LONG story to explain how this happened. And it's coming. I promise. It's related to IBS.
For now, while I'm working on putting it all together, let's talk about my current favorite IBS-friendly cheap eat.
The chickpea tortilla taco!
Chickpea tortilla taco
1 cup chickpea flour
1 and 1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
Heat a pancake skillet on medium.
Whisk together chickpea flour, water, salt and spices.
Let sit for a couple minutes.
Drop tortilla-sized dollops of the batter onto the skillet.
Cook and flip.
Pour refried beans onto each tortilla.
So soft and chewy and comforting... chickpea tortilla tacos make me feel like a million bucks!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Garlicky Romaine Soup
1 box of vegetable broth
2 hearts of romaine
1-2 tomatoes chopped
1/2 yellow onion
1/2-whole garlic bulb
Leeks... Carrots... Zukes... Peppers...
Whatever the eff you like!!!
Throw into pot with broth.
Get jawn simmering.
(How you do that depends on your stove.)
Turn stove top down to low.
Let soup cook for 1 hour.
What is your favorite soothing satisfying meal?
Posted by Farty Girl at 1:53 PM
Sunday, September 30, 2012
This past week, I watched the farm where I used to live. The plan was to build a fire for old time's sake. But alas it never got cold enough. That didn't stop me from chopping a shitload of wood though!
What is it about splitting wood that I love so much?
According to My Fitness Pal, it burns over 300 calories an hour.
It's also dangerous. It's also a craft.
I'm small and not very strong. How well I split totally depends on how high I lift the maul, and how well I keep my eye on the log. It's not so much muscle strength that cracks the wood. It's how high, how far, how fast and from where the maul comes down on it.
Growing up a bespectacled skinny allergic-to-everything nerd, it blows my mind that I can split wood. So every time I lift that maul over my head, I'm thinking: RAWRRRR!!! I'M SO AWESOME! RAWWWWRRRR!!!!
Couple a great, all-body exercise with something that soul-satisfying - and you've got a great high.
Here are some other current faves of mine...
Licorice root has been very soothing for me lately. Whenever I drink too much coffee or cranberry juice, this stuff coats my tummy. It also helps quell the farts!
If you've followed this blog, you know that over the past year, I relapsed and started smoking again for the first time in ten years. Over the past two months I've been working on quitting. The problem is my bowels get addicted to cigarettes. I can't go #2 at all. That means IBS-C.
Triphala has been a great help in keeping things moving. I take two pills before bed. The very next morning, I am cleansed. This is no senna. This is a very gentle cleanse. It doesn't hurt the tum or guts.
Everybody knows I love my kombucha! IBS-wise, Kombucha helps me deal with elevensies and afternoon tea time. It fills me up like a snack! Anytime I feel tired or sicky - the booch fixes it.
The new booch with chia is my new BFF. The protein in the chia gives me such a wonderful jolt of energy. The fiber in it makes me go #2. And if you didn't know this already, #2 is the key to beating IBS-C. The more #2s, the less IBS-C.
Look! The Clif bar people decided to grow a pair of balls! Finally! They have given us a gluten-free, soy-free, dairy free date bar. And it TOTALLY puts Larabar to the test. Basically, these things are what Larabars USED to be. They taste wholesome.
...Nommed while writing this post!
What are your current fall faves?
What autumnal stuff are you nomming?
What are your current IBS-fighting tricks?
Posted by Farty Girl at 10:20 AM