Red lentil curry

I made this red lentil curry the other day from a random recipe I found online, and it turned out really well. You can find the recipe here, if you’re interested. I skipped the teaspoon of sugar and the can of tomato puree (no tomatoes on the cleanse), but I did add in a tablespoon or so of tamarind chutney I had in the fridge. I’m sure there’s a little sugar in it, but I OK’d it because I thought it added great flavor.

I also served it over brown rice with some peas for a little extra color. I actually really like peas.

We’ve mostly been eating leftovers the past couple days, but I did make up some quinoa burgers.

Mike had this yummy salad with chickpeas.

And we’ve been snacking on pineapple, which feels like a treat. And it’s ridiculously cheap here.

Last night we ate out for the first time. There’s a sushi place pretty close to our house that allows you to sub brown rice for the white rice in your rolls. So we had some veggie rolls and a chicken skewer. It’s so hard to be a purist on this diet because there are so many things you would normally consider healthy (tofu, tomatoes, oranges) that you’re not supposed to have because of the allergy thing or because they’re too acidic. So we’re not trying to be perfect, just as good as we can be.

I’ve already lost 2.6 pounds, so I must be doing something right!