Well, I changed the name of my blog again. I am trying to find one that no one else is using and Gluten Free Mommy was so I am trying Twins Mommy. I would hope it isn't taken but who knows.
I am struggling today. I am having my left shoulder tendonitis and sciatica on the right side all the way down my leg. I am also struggling with depression and anger issues. I have been trying to use 5-htp for my depression but it doesn't seem to be working well enough. I am going back on the prozac. I don't want to but I also know that I am driving my husband crazy. I am trying to deal with my anger biblically as I learned in couseling but am struggling to understand where the anger is coming from to begin with. I know my chronic pain contributes to my depression which has always manifested in anger. I also know that my cheating on gluten didn't help my pain and that it is going to take a while to fully detox from the gluten again. I am also wondering if Diet Pepsi contributes to the pain. I have been pretty much pain free for over a week and then had some soda yesterday and am hurting today. I am going to test this theory by abstaining from any soda for a while and see if the pain gets better again. I am trying to get away from my Diet Pepsi but it is my last vice. I have at least cut way back. I sure hope I don't have to give it up completely.
Hubby was awesome this morning and let me sleep in while he started breakfast for the girls. He tried out a new pancake recipe I found on the Arrowhead Mills website. We didn't use Arrowhead Mills brand for the recipe and I added 3 teaspoons more of the Stevia. They turned out great though. One of the best pancakes I have made so far.
FLUFFY GLUTEN-FREE BUTTERMILK PANCAKES
1 cup White Rice Flour
3 tablespoons tapioca starch/flour
1/3 cup potato starch/flour
4 tablespoons milk powder
1 packet Stevia in the Raw (I use the bulk which is 1 tsp. I used 4 tsp)
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
2 large eggs
2 cups buttermilk
3 Tablespoons canola oil
In a large bowl sift all the dry ingredients together. Whisk in eggs, buttermilk and oil until well blended and smooth.
Heat a large well oiled skillet or griddle over a medium high heat. Spoon batter onto hot griddle and flip when batter begins to bubble and side are dry. Continue to cook until pancake is golden.
One thing I have noticed with GF pancakes is that they are a little gummy even after cooking well. I don't know if there is a recipe out there that doesn't do that or if it is just a trade off of gluten free.
Anyway, if anyone has suggestions for a way of controlling my depression more naturally I am all ears.
God Bless and have a wonderful day!!