We're eliminating: corn, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes (other than sweet), citrus, melons, bananas, strawberries, all gluten (wheat, rye, spelt, oats, barley, breads, pastas, pastries, etc.), all soy, peanuts, pistachios, cashews, sesame seeds, red meat, smoked meats, shellfish, catfish, deli cuts/hot dogs, sausage, all dairy, eggs, refined fats, sweeteners (other than honey and small amounts of maple syrup), caffeine, and alcohol.
It sounds like a lot - and in all honesty, it is - but I'm realizing that a good part of it is because I don't know how to cook much beyond meat and potatoes. We're left with a large variety of fruits and vegetables, rice and grains (amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, millet), some nuts and seeds, pastured poultry and wild fish, olive and coconut oils, fresh herbs and spices and teas - this is delicious stuff, if you know what to do with it, and I'm slowly learning (slowly being the operative word).
Today's menu included:
Breakfast: Blueberry/Cherry/Grape Mix
Lunch: Fresh Greens Salad with HM Italian Dressing, Rice & Beans w/ Shredded Chicken sauteed in Coconut oil and seasoned with cumin and cilantro
Dinner: Sweet Potato "fries" and roasted chicken breast.
Snacks: Herbal Tea, Raw Seed/Nut Mix (Brazil Nuts, Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds), Apples