By lunchtime the 'bubbly tummy' was still there, so I cancelled my afternoon plans. I was meant to meeting up with fellow blogger Emz and I was really bummed that I wasn't going to be able to make it. Not only was it the first time we were to meet, I was going to get some of her Bee Calm Massage Balm that I have been really looking forward to. But I am sure we will meet soon.
It got me wondering about why I have been getting the tummy pains again in the last few days. Then it hit me.
I love cheese. Really love it. But I have always had a problem with too much. When I first switched to vego I was horrified to discover that most cheese is not, in fact, vegetarian. It contains something called rennet which is an animal product. I have found a couple of varieties that are rennet-free though. My favourite is Nimbin Natural.
However, rennet-free or not, too much cheese still makes me ill. Unfortunately I did not work out this was the cause until later in the day when I had consumed more... So, now I need to really start cutting back again, or maybe even avoiding it altogether. I have gotten used to having no tummy pains and would like to go back to it.
Since I was staying close to home for the afternoon I needed to do something. I decided to make some cookies for my Tupperware Party tomorrow. I made my Mega Choc Chunk since I had all the ingredients handy.
Followed by some ice cream with Milo mixed in.
Not a great choice considering my tummy was still playing up, but it was what I felt like. Also not a great choice calorie-wise.
Snack was one of the yummy biccies I made.
For dinner I finally perfected a new recipe I have been working on. I wanted to do a lentil recipe with a Mexican flavour, and have been playing with the mix of spices. Tonight, I nailed it! And I got to use my Mortar & Pestle to grind the cumin seeds which was very cool.
I have called the dish Mexican Lentils, and tonight we had it with toast and avocado (was about to go bad so had to use it). It was a delicious success and can be used for heaps of different dishes. I have chilled the left overs and will be serving it as a dip at the Tupperware Party tomorrow.
This was followed by half a cookie and more Ice Cream with a few M&Ms