As you can imagine since my husband’s cancer diagnosis, our lives have changed radically. In fact, our lives will never be the same again. We are still exploring our “new normal”. One thing that has change dramatically is our diet. As soon as we found out that my husband had cancer I knew that we’d have to change our eating habits. This sort of thing is pretty common when one finds out they have a chronic disease. But, you’d be surprised at how many people do not get the “wake up call” to change their eating even after facing a life threatening disease. Right away, my husband stopped drinking soda. He stopped eating late at night. He stopped eating junk in general. In lieu of all that junk, he starting eating a lot more raw vegis, drinking primarily water and eating whole grains, instead of processed white flour. We also began to eat a plant based, vegan diet. Amazingly enough, the acid reflux that he used to experience went away and we both started feeling better, in general. Although we are not perfect when it comes to this way of eating, overall, our diet has undergone a huge transformation. I don’t consider myself a “foodie” and I don’t really enjoy cooking.
So, learning to cook in a vegan fashion has been a huge challenge! Just finding “normal” meals was a huge challenge, now I had to think of foods that were animal-free, dairy free, soy free, high in vegetables and high in whole grains. Not an easy task! So you can understand why I was overwhelmed! I started searching the internet for recipe ideas. I found a few but I needed more help. One day I was cleaning up around the house and stumbled upon a book that a friend of ours had given us shortly after Bobby was diagnosised. The book was, The Ultimate Ph Solution, by Michelle Schoffro Cook. This book saved my life! It took me about 2 days to read all the way through it and I shortly ordered another book by Michelle called The Life Force Diet. If you are desiring to change your eating habits, I highly recommend reading these books. Since then I have found other sites that are so helpful. My most recent find is www.greensmoothiegirl.com. It is an amazing site and has so many resources for raw, whole foods eating! I cold spend hours exploring the greensmoothiegirl’s site!
Learning to cook, bake, eat raw is a huge pardigm shift. It will take time for me to totally shift my family to this way of eating. Trying to find recipes is a challenge. So, as I find good recipes, I will post them here. Also, if you have any recipes, I’d appreciate you posting them in the comments! Happy “clean eating”!