Vegans, don’t hate me! I used to be a vegan. It started when I was young & lasted until January 1012 (I’m 53, BTW), & I won’t give you the long version, but I was vegetarian/vegan & even into raw for a couple of fairly long stints. I didn’t change to a Paleo lifestyle (meat & veggies) easily, I fought it all the way. Over the years, I developed one food sensitivity after another: Dairy & sugar first, but then gluten, then all grains, then legumes…my guts hurt all the time, I had tendonitis, chronic fatigue, chronic lung problems, etc. I won’t bore you with the long list, but amazingly, within a few months all of those symptoms were gone! With the exception of some seasonal allergies.
I still experiment occasionally to see if I can get away with something, & I always regret it. So I eat locally raised meat & eggs & veggies, & some fruit. I won’t Harp on it, I won’t try to convert you, this is how I am. I loved being a vegan, & I love the way I feel now.
I started the morning with a bowl of soup (homemade chicken stock, ginger, bokchoi, a few slices of the strip steak Tony grilled for me last night, & a egg poached in the soup) & a cup of Matcha. My guts were hurting from my brown rice experiment Saturday night, & nothing soothes the gut like good broth & well cooked veggies. If I’d had some Kim Chi (I need to start a new batch of that, & some other cultured veggies),that would have been good too.
The only appropriate tea for this meal was Matcha, plain old green frothy Matcha! It was a perfect breakfast (for me), the Matcha was creamy & soothing, I feel better already! Now, I hear my 10am students coming in the door. Namaste!