Taro (mother2012) wrote,
Taro
mother2012



11:45

Got up about 10:30. Took pills, ate granola.

I'm running out of granola. I'll have to make more by Friday. This is very dense, whether you're counting it as food or protein. I eat only ⅓ cup at a time.

I forgot one of the major symptoms when I was listing yesterday - more tired in the morning than when I went to bed. This is the definitive symptom for low blood sugar. You run out of fuel while you're sleeping, and it's very difficult to get up. The time I'm getting up is disgusting, but not presently an issue, since we all adjusted to a later schedule this week while there was no school and Dale wasn't going to work. Lying in bed for an hour or longer after waking just because I don't have the energy or drive to get up *is* an issue.

12:30
Made cauliflower salad. No big recipe - just grated cauliflower with Miricle Whip and maybe a little Blue Cheese dressing. Got about three cups here, which I expect to be gone in a couple hours.

Eggs turn silver into poison. I forget the process or product, but that's the reason for the tradition of not leaving a spoon in a salad. Miricle Whip has no egg, but just to be on the safe side, I use a stainless spoon.

Unfortunately, I ate a cookie before making the salad.

2:30
Salad was gone by 1:30. I ate pudding. Not a biggie. I expected to. I'm really on track, as long as I get some lunch made pretty soon.

6:30

Well, I did eat a good lunch - leftover stew. Then more pudding. Then shredded wheat just now. It's entering into that dangerous time of night. Need to come up with good snacks *now*.

8:40

Ate more granola. This would have been wiser if I had more. Now I'm going to have to make more tomorrow.

9:30ish

More stew. Then cookies.


Granola

4 C rolled oats (either regular or instant)
4 C other nuts, seeds, etc., chopped*
1½ C liquid**

After mixing dry ingredients together, make a well in the middle. Stir the liquids vigorously so that they are together for as long as it takes to pour them into the bowl. Mix all together.

Spread on a jelly-roll pan, not too thickly. I do one half of this recipe at a time. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes, or until it just begins to brown around the edges. Turn with a spatula and bake another 10 minutes. Let cool. Store in air-tight container.

*I like my granola to be only half oatmeal, though it is perfectly acceptable to be whatever proportion you wish. For the other half, I use:
1 C peanuts
1 C walnuts
½ C cashews
½ C sesame seed
½ C almonds
½ C wheat germ
½ C bran
Yes, I know that's 4½ cups! Doesn't matter.

Sometimes I toss in other things such as filberts or sunflower seeds. A lot of people like to add coconut. All together, this makes a 'complete' protein, by mixing grain, nuts, seeds, and legume. The only purpose of the cashew is to sweeten it a little. The bran is very important as fiber.

**Work from ½ C olive oil, ½ C honey, ½ C water. Olive oil is the healthiest fat. To make it chewier - use more oil, crunchier - more water, sweeter - more honey. Put the ingredients in the container in the order specified - the oil keeps the honey from sticking, and use *hot* water for better mixing. I also usually warm the honey a little in the microwave.
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