I’ve been incredibly unwell, hence the huge hiatus on here. However I wanted to give y’all a quick update on my Epilepsy diet.
Apart from cheating a little today (I had a little bit of Halloumi yum-yum), I’ve almost managed to cut out dairy completely from my diet, and have found some AMAZING soya alternatives from Tesco and Morrison’s:
Morrison’s even do their own soy cheese which is great for putting into wraps. It doesn’t melt very well mind (I tried to melt it on some stuffed peppers and it looked like melted plastic haha! Tasted ok though!)
I’ve become addicted to this soy vanilla ice cream by Swedish Glace and so on the weekends, love making apple crumble with granola (which is a trick I learnt years ago from Jamie Oliver) and Flora have their own diary free version of butter which I use to create the crumble. Instead of sugar, I use honey.
I’m no longer eating sweets! I cannot believe it! My partner cannot believe it! At first the cravings were INSANE and nothing I did could abate them. A friend recommended dates (???!!!!) Na, when you’ve been living on Fruit Pastilles and Refreshers, you just need to suck it up and go cold turkey… And I finally made it through the darkness friends.
Lately, where I’ve been so ill (again, update to come) I’ve been treating myself to fruit juice for some daily sugar.
Also, yesterday morning I had this with my granola for brekkie:
My only disappointment so far on this journey has been this soya yogurt by M&S:
It’s like cement, even when you add honey or fruit, so… I wouldn’t recommend it I’m afraid, which is a shame because I do love a bit of yogurt and fruit 😫
More to come!