Wall of yarn

In an effort to reduce my many trips to the craft store, I decided to start ordering yarn wholesale (thank you, Karen Brady, for the advice!). It arrived this week and I got it all arranged in my cube shelves.

I’ve already used a bunch of it, and it’s so cool to be able to just go downstairs to my “store” and pick up whatever colors I need.

In other news, this is the last week of the cleanse. I’ll be relieved when it’s over, but I know I can’t go crazy and eat whatever I’ve been craving just because I can. We were thinking about some things we’d like to keep doing like buying almond butter instead of peanut butter and trying to eat blueberries more often. I also plan to cook some of the new things I tried, like lamb and artichokes, on a regular basis.

This week I made a really yummy white bean and kale soup.

I tried to make some biscuits again using a gluten-free baking mix, but they were just as bad as the last ones, maybe worse. Oh well. I probably didn’t need them anyway.

Last night I made trout. I don’t think I’ve ever made it before. I just baked it with some lemon slices, capers, fresh thyme sprigs, olive oil, salt and pepper.

It was really good. I think you could make just about any fish with those ingredients and it would turn out well.

I also tried Joy’s spiced almond steamer, which is a nice alternative to tea at night. I bought some cauliflower to make as a side dish this week. It’s another thing I pretty much never make, so I’m excited to see how it turns out. Well, as excited as someone can be about cauliflower!