Yoga+Music {notquite365} – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory by Oasis — Recipe Edition!

It’s Tuesday and that means the Recipe Edition!


For the rest of January I am giving up sugar, dairy, soy, gluten, vinegars, and stimulants. Or at least I’m going to try.

Why am I doing this you ask?

I am looking at it as an act of self-care. I’m curious to see if my overall health will improve. I want to know if what I am eating contributes to my really bad hay fever and how I seem to catch every bug that comes in my classroom.

Partly I’m curious if I can.

I’m having a really hard time imagining my life without dairy. My love of France grew because of their 500 + cheeses. {sigh}

Changing how I eat this month is also an exercise in mindful eating. With all the restrictions, I’m going to have to really think about what I am putting in my mouth.

This month’s recipes will be free from sugar, dairy, soy, gluten, vinegars, and stimulants and will be new to me.

Even though this cleanse is totally optional, I will be complaining. Consider yourself warned.


Coconut Chicken Soup from Elana’s Pantry


3 cups chicken stock
1 fresh thumb-sized piece of ginger, sliced into thin coins {I didn’t have any, so we used powder}
1 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon fish sauce {I didn’t have any, so we used soy sauce instead}
2 teaspoons agave nectar
6 ounces leftover chicken
1 cup mushrooms, rinsed, drained and sliced in half lengthwise
1 medium carrot, julienne {we shredded}
2 tablespoons lime juice {lemon works too!}
¼ cup fresh cilantro, minced


  1. In a pot, bring chicken stock and ginger to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes
  2. Stir in coconut milk, fish sauce, agave, chicken, mushrooms and carrot
  3. Just before serving, stir in lime juice and cilantro
  4. Serve


What about you?

Would you give up for your favorite foods for a limited time to see if you felt better?

Do you have any recipes to share?


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7 thoughts on “Yoga+Music {notquite365} – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory by Oasis — Recipe Edition!

  1. Would I give up my favorite foods for a limited time to see if I felt better? Weeeeelllllll…I’m doing Weight Watchers (Online – Sorry, screw meetings…been there, done that)…religiously. So basically, I’ve given up binge-eating, and just added regular exercise…and I actually feel great. I realized that my “life-path” was essentially a “death-path”, so I had to make some changes. You inspire me as well…and yes, please complain away…and I will as well!

    • @kim: i tried ww meetings a long time ago and found it so wasn’t for me. online worked so much better for me. basically writing down what i was eating helped me shed 20 lbs (which i put back on with a couple of friends within a year – who knew keeping it off was so much harder than taking it off to begin with?)

      i’m so happy to hear you are feeling good. it is a daily practice we are in, this taking care of ourselves business. kudos to you.

      complaints are always welcome!

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  3. Oh, Tams. You inspire, as usual. I so need to do something like this. Can I do it? Sigh. Probably not. No, can I do it? I guess. *Will* I do it? Probably not. Your strength is to be admired, complain away, I will listen!!!

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