First of all, in the immortal words of Arrested Development, I made a huge mistake. That mistake was the delicious, but sadly not-great-for-my-psoriasis, peanut soba noodle dish. I didn’t fare well after eating it, the psoriasis definitely felt hot and painful, so that’s back off the menu, boys.
I did make some things which seem much more friendly for me, and I thought people might be interested in seeing them. First up I made baked tofu, following this marinade recipe.
Then I made a veggie stir-fry with carrots, broccoli, onion and mushrooms. I did put a small (1tsp) amount of canola oil in the pan to keep from sticking, then just added chopped up bits. After sauteing for a few minutes I added some of the leftover marinade from the tofu.
Served over brown rice, added some delicious crunchy bean sprouts, and voila, a psoriasis friendly meal, I could eat all week:
Then last night, I decided to make psoriasis friendly savory crepes, which are a favorite of mine. I can’t believe how delicious they taste, considering they only have a couple ingredients: soaked mung beans (I used green, but yellow are just as good if not better), water, ginger, garlic, and salt. Buzz that up in a blender (I had a little jalapeno pepper left over from something else, so I tossed half of that in as well. I’m avoiding most nightshades, but I’m not as concerned about that as I am oils and animal proteins, I’ve got bigger problems than half a raw jalapeno):
In the meantime I cooked some rice noodles (which for whatever reason don’t seem to bother me as much as wheat-based noodles). I wanted a pretty good filling and rice noodles fit the bill. Check out how delicious this crepe looks (believe me, tastes even better):
I put it all together, noodles in the crepe as well as some of the veggie stir fry from the previous day, it was VERY GOOD.
Tonight I ended up meeting up with a friend for a drink and went off diet a bit. First, I had a beer, which isn’t great, but whatever. Next I had vegan nachos and vegan buffalo cauliflower tacos that were AMAZING, but fried and on a white flour tortilla. Things I’m trying to avoid. I’m not that worried about it though, for me the toughest part is making this diet normal for me. If I can manage that, and eat this way most of the time, I’m going to be making incremental progress. This has got to be a long term thing for me. In the past it took about a month or so before I really started to see results, and I’m assuming it will be no different this time.