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Roasted yellow capsicum + sun dried tomato soup

So the pain and sensitivity due to 2 extractions (which required the dentist to drill through the bone) has reduced slightly, now that it’s a week since the surgery. Unfortunately, I see no difference in the swelling since the last three days. There was a significant decrease in swelling after the 4th day but nothing since then.

I’ve attempted to eat a little more than just soups. Mostly soft food items but I figured I’d rather stick with soups for a couple more days. Anything but soups or puréed food has been making pain and sensitivity much worse, which, obviously I could do without.

As a matter of fact, with EDS, we know that any form of healing takes much longer than what is expected. Unfortunately, sometimes it gets to you and makes you a little impatient, mainly because of the extended period of rest and recovery time starts to affect the rest of your routine etc.

On a positive note, I’ve started strengthening during physiotherapy once again. I had taken one entire week of any strengthening exercises and focused mostly on trigger point and fascia release. I needed to make sure the rest of my body is functioning to its best while I have my extractions some time to heal.

I hope everyone’s having a great Monday!

Lots of love to all

M

Dark Chocolate + Coconut Milk Popsicles

85 % Dark Chocolate + Coconut Popsicles. Pure bliss! 💕

I could’ve done with more dark chocolate but you know, I didn’t want to push it. I made sure to stay within the allowed quantities of each ingredient and frankly, these just turned out magical. As usual, my friend couldn’t believe these were SIBO friendly and this time, neither could I.

Here’s what went in them:

6 pieces of dark chocolate + 8 tablespoons of coconut milk + 1 cup of coconut water + 2 tsp pure vanilla essence + 1 tbsp raw clover honey + 3.5 tsp raw Cocoa powder + 2 tsp pure coconut oil. This recipe made 4 popsicles.

Method:

The easiest way of making them would be to blend all the ingredients excluding dark chocolate, pour into your moulds and pop them into the freezer for about 8 -12 hours. Before serving, melt dark chocolate + coconut oil and drizzle over the popsicles. You could also just dip the popsicles into the melted chocolate if you wish.

I made these in three parts because I wanted to add extra dark chocolate pieces inside each popsicle and also have bits of plain coconut cream in every popsicle. So we had the main body, chocolate flavoured coconut cream + parts of honeyed coconut cream + pure dark chocolate pieces and drizzle.

Mini Gluten-free Pancake Stack

 
Mini Gluten-free Pancake Stack 

Oats flour (GF) + a bit of rice flour + buckwheat flour + coconut flour + soy milk + vanilla essence + baking powder + just a bit of coconut sugar (I didn’t want them too sweet) 

I’m not vegan (yet?) but at times I don’t like eggs in my pancakes so that ends up making them vegan too, since there’s nothing else in them that could possibly make them non-vegan :)

I got too tired to make them all pretty with yummy stuff on it… I’m sure some of you can relate! #chronicillness #pain #fatigue #spoonielife

I made really mini ones (they’ll last me for a few days) as I’ve been bloated for too long now – I could honestly do without eating much right now but considering the amount of medicines that I’m taking, I end up having to eat a little more anyway. Experience has taught me how not having enough food in your stomach and taking too many pills could lead to horrible gastro-issues. So no thank you.

It’s annoying that there is a tendency of this strange bloating leading to unnecessary weight gain in the future. I mean, I’m not being all “oh my god I’m so fat” but I do realize how excess weight could possibly burden my joints even more. It’s just a matter of being a tiny bit extra cautious.

All this is a part and parcel of dealing with such illnesses and we always wil find ways to manage it. At least that’s what I tell myself :)

So, gluten-free & vegan pancakes anyone?

Happy Weekend, all!

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