Yes. I have been fasting………Chocolate! No chocolate in over three weeks. Why you ask? I am addicted. I couldn’t go through the grocery store without visiting the candy aisle. Every where I went I sought the pleasure of its company.
It started out as trying to stay away from all refined sugar. That lasted two weeks. Then we had company and there was dessert. Still, the cravings weren’t as strong. They still aren’t. I realized though that if I had chocolate all would be lost.
Being a person of extremes, it had to all or nothing at all. Do I miss it? Surprisingly, not so much most of the time. Will I ever eat it again? Probably. I just have to hope that it is not like cigarettes – just one and it controls your life again.
My Isabella is visiting today. Such joy! Although it is raining and grey outside, it is sunshiny in here. We are hearing more sentences and appropriate responses and questions. We are so looking forward to being able to have a full conversation with our little love. In due time.
Is there any food you absolutely love? Up to now, chocolate. I also really enjoy carbs like rice and pasta.
Do you consider yourself nutrition conscious? Yes. I don’t always serve the most nutritious meals but I try very hard to.
What is your favorite food to prepare? Not as much into cooking as I used to be but I like trying new flavor combinations with spices and herbs and whatever. Adding cocoa powder or unsweetened chocolate to chili or beef stew makes it heartier (pot roast, too). A bit of fennel seed to a quick tomato sauce along with a bit of red pepper flakes changes it from every day to gourmet (I’m a poet and I didn’t know it!). I also find myself using cumin a lot.
What is your favorite food to order when dining out? That would have to be fish as we usually can’t afford to buy it. Yum!
If you could dine with any living person in the world who is still living and whom you don’t already know, who would it be? That’s a hard one. You’d think that, as the author of this quiz, I would be easier on myself! I really like Bonnie Hunt and think she would be fun to spend time with. Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker are cool authors whose imaginations I would like to explore. There are also a couple of politicians but I don’t want to get into a discussion.
Please don’t forget that April is National Autism Awareness Month. Why not take a look at the site and see what you can do to increase your knowledge on this condition which affects 1 in 150 children in the United States.
Bless you and have a happy, safe weekend, gail