Saturday, December 01, 2007

Where is my dinner?

When I first named my blog I thought that this was a cute name. I thought it was a temporary question that I would only really worry about while pregnant and struggling with morning sickness. A pretty severe one, but I was sure it will pass… Little did I know how streneous that question would become. How much it would be affecting my life all the time.

Skip a little over a year ahead, and here I am. Pondering that question again. Pondering it so much, that even though I’ve had absolutely no time for a while to get to my computer (hence the long absence, and I know most of you already forgotten me, and I’ve been very neglectful of the blog – I’m truly sorry, but with a toddler and a baby I barely find time to take a shower, and I have immense respect for all the women who manage to have kids and blogs and jobs and have a life – I have no idea how they do it…) I needed to write a bit, as a form of therapy, cause I’m going insane.

It all started with a health scare related to my husband. I won’t go into details, but it was sufficiently nasty that we had to make immediate changes and cut out all junk, salt, sugar, coffee, and the like things from our diet.

And just as I was figuring my way around the new kitchen, I found out that my baby (the one who’s already eight months old – time flies!) is allergic to fish, peanuts, tree nuts and soy. And that I should also stay away from those things while nursing.

Which begs a question –have you ever seen a food in a store that doesn’t contain those ingredients? Me neither…

Today I bought tea. It said on the package – “raspberry tea”. I brought it home. I brewed it. Just before drinking I glanced at the ingredients. I was expecting to read “raspberry”. Instead it read “contains soy”.


So the tea went down the drain. And the tears streamed down like a waterfall.

I’m now living in a new lala-land where all I do is try to cook something that is healthy, not salty, organic, vegetarian, has no nuts/soy/fish, not processed and tons of other “nots” that even I’m loosing track of.

If I manage to create something other than a lettuce leaf on a plate, I’ll be posting the results. If I can restrain the kids long enough.

This sure is not where I thought I would be right now.

But that’s our new life.

Welcome to the new healthy eating plan for crazy over-board people. Plenty of fresh air to go around.

No wait, isn’t the air all polluted anyways?

I guess this is where imagination comes in handy…

Posted by vasilisa @ 8:31 p.m.

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I just saw the film "Sicko" by Michael Moore and it made me sick. It was a real eye opener for health care. People with and without insurance in the US.

Wow, I can't believe the little one is 8 months already. Where does the time go. Next I hear of him, he will be driving, in college or getting married.

That's tough trying to find the right balance in food and in life. I am so happy that you found a moment to share what's been going on.

I am sending you a warm (((hug))) and hope that it will all be figured out soon enough to celebrate life again.

Welcome back.

Posted by Blogger Alexys Fairfield @ 11:02 p.m. #

Good to see you Lisa! No, I haven't forgotten youat all, often checked here for update but didn't want to bother you with my q's!:)
Sorry about hubby's health. Most Indian men seems to develop either Diabetes or high cholesterol as get older, don't know why!!
It is hard to change the way you cook keeping in mind of all the things "not" to use. Allergy to food is terrible, hope you learn reading the labels and get used to it faster.
Enjoy what you like once in a while, don't deprive yourself totally but just be careful so the 8mnt old don't get to it.
Hugs to you girl. Take it easy, get somebody to take care of the kids once in a while so you get some time to yourself. I will see you later. Don't give up blogging, it's one way to share your life with us too!:))

Posted by Blogger Asha @ 9:58 a.m. #

It's so good to hear from you! I can't believe your little one is 8 months old already! Wow, how time flies!

I'm sorry to hear about your hubby's health problems and your little one's allergies. That has to be a big adjustment. Who knew the name of your blog would have such foreshadowing?

Glad you're back to posting! I've missed you!

Posted by Blogger Leslie @ 5:22 p.m. #
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I'm a 29 year old mom of two! A toddler (kiddo one) and a new baby (kiddo junior). I am also the most horrible (as in I barely ever do it) cook that I have met in my life. This blog is a diary of my attempts to feed my hungry growing family

PS: My name is not actually Vasilisa... But I find that honest reporting comes easier when there is a shred of anonymity. (Apparently, posting pics of my sons doesn't count...)

PPS: For those of you wondering where on the planet I am: I'm cosily tacked away in the Torontonian suburbia of the Great White North (Canada).

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