Being sick sometimes makes you less privileged to taste all those yummy and delicious food on the table. Either you get through following doctor’s orders or take a furtive look and sneak a bite when no one is looking. I am on a low purine diet and the choices have become limited somehow. I am allowed fruits, any kind, gelatin, milk, coffee, tea, sugar and syrup, eggs, breads, cereal and cereal products and cheese with a list of vegetables some of which I have to take in moderation, same with poultry, meat, fish and sea food.
I am allowed tea and coffee but I have stopped drinking coffee for quite sometime so tea it is. I always love Twinings because their tea comes in different flavors. One such flavor that I love is their passion fruit, mango and orange. I love the mixed flavor of the three . Raspberry is good too.
There are a lot of studies made on the benefits of green tea in fighting cancer cells. I normally buy Lipton Green Tea but I found a better substitute, green tea with mint. I take it plain or with a spoonful of honey sometimes.
A few months ago, I discovered Oishi’s Cereals – a local brand which are cheaper than Kellogg and Nestle’s. They have Honey Crimpies, Fruity Rings and Choco Flakes. Since I am lactose intolerant, I never put milk when I eat them. Weird? I hope not, but I just can’t tolerate the taste of milk unless it is mixed with ice cream or some other milk products like chocolate. I don’t know, but just the smell of it makes me gag sometimes. Mom always says that I was breast-fed as a baby and never ever taken those cow’s milk which they have as substitute for the real thing. I could not even stand the taste of coffee with cream.
Spending the early hours in the garden, listening to the sound of water in the pond, greeting the day with a smile while waiting for the sun to rise – these are my morning fix. The simple joys of being alive!