Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Wednesday...where did you come from?
How is it Wednesday already? This week is flying by and really with nothing great accomplished. The illustrator is finally feeling better, which is always good since this machine does not work well without him. I am sucking it up and heading to the doctor today because my husband thinks it is time. Yes, I have had tummy trouble for 16 days now and it is time to go get it checked out. I know that seems like a long time to most people, but when you have IBS and other digestive issues, there are always things that trigger problems and well, I am over it now, so I am going to make sure things are ok. I don't hate going to the doctor, but I kind of hate going to the doctor. I have been so much in my lifetime (some good, some not so good) that I am just kind of over it. It has been a couple of years since I have been so I guess it is now that time. I am also looking forward to going and exposing myself to all the other funk people have right now. Good times this afternoon! I actually hate mentioning it, but I feel like this is about my journey with food intolerances and allergies and I need to be honest. So, while I am not whining about the problems I am having, I feel like I need to mention it. It could be a bug of some sort, so hopefully this afternoon we will know something more.

Honestly, with all the tummy trouble I have had lately, I haven't really been in the mood to cook. I have cooked and I have an appetite, I am just not in the mood to cook or eat. I made an easy meal way more complicated on Monday, so last night I roasted everything. I threw everything in the oven and walked away. The boys had oven roasted pork and so I decided to make some easy sides. I ate sides...oven roasted sweet potatoes, yukon gold potatoes and oven roasted apples! YUM! I also had some left over green beans with hemp seeds sprinkled on top.

This meal completely hit the spot! Really simple and great for my tummy!

Let's talk about the apples though...have you ever done this? Caitlin has done them before and well, I had to try them. I changed up quite a few things to cut out the sugar and the fat (not good for my stomach issues...coconut oil would be heavenly on this). I LOVED these and they are definitely going on my usual rotation. 

Oven Roasted Apples

2 Large Apples (about 4 cups sliced and I used organic Fujis)
pumpkin pie spice

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment.

Place sliced apples on the cookie sheet and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice. Toss them around to coat. Bake them for 20 minutes and then turn them over and bake for another 10 to 20 minutes depending on how thick you cut them.

These are sweet apples, so the sugar from the apples caramelized and they were incredible. I loved that they were still slightly firm on the inside, while being soft and sweet on the outside. These are definitely going on some pancakes or waffles soon!

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