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Day 309: I Love Me Some Meatza!

I feel quite pleased with myself. Yesterday I ate reasonably healthy all day!

And I made a gluten free discovery that was a hit with my houshold.  Meatza pizza crust!  I got the idea from my Kindle book, Food for Diabetics by Don Orwell.  Wonderful recipes in here, mostly low carb.

But I just did a Google search and discovered there are many meatza recipes floating around.  Here is a site I found with pictures to drool over:

I adapted the recipe slightly, as I usually do. I sauteed ground turkey with minced onion, garlic, and jalepeno. Then I mixed it all in a bowl with 2 eggs and about a cup of shredded Mozzarella.  Then I spread it thinly on a greased cookie sheet and baked at 350 for 15 minutes.  Then I made some pizza sauce out of tomato sauce, oregano, salt and pepper. Spread that on, along with sauteed mushrooms, more cheese, salami and black olives. Popped it back in the oven for about 5 minutes to melt the cheese.

Got unanimous "likes" from the fam.  Tasty and filled me up. I find pizza to be a binge trigger for me. The more I eat, the more I want! But I had just two pieces of meatza with coleslaw (with a homemade yogurt dressing) and a a gluten free chocolate almond "Kind" bar for dessert.

There is hope for me yet!

My friend from high school, (who reads my blog!) suggested I ask my doctor about magnesium supplements for joint pain and sleep issues. I have both of those, so I am eager to hear his opinion. She also mentioned staying away from  nightshade vegetables. I have read this before. That will be my last resort, because those are all vegetables I love!

I spent some time online last night researching psalms, and Gregorian chant. This will be a good lifetime pursuit. Much to learn. But I find it fascinating!

I ordered the "Singing Version" of the  Grail Psalms. It arrived yesterday as I was heading out to teach a student.  It has the psalms with the accent marks over the syllables of certain words. I must admit, I do not quite understand how this works.  Luckily spring break is coming up. Good spring break research project!

My psalm of the day is Psalm 4.This would be a good evening psalm. 

Psalm 4

When I call, answer me, O God of justice;
from anguish you released me, have mercy and hear me!

  O men, how long will your hearts be closed,
will you love what is futile and seek what is false?

  It is the Lord who grants favors to those whom he loves;
the Lord hears me whenever I call him.

  Fear him; do not sin: ponder on your bed and be still
Make justice your sacrifice, and trust in the Lord.

"What can bring us happiness?" many say.
Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord.

  You have put into my heart a greater joy
than they have from abundance of corn and new wine.

  I will lie down in peace and sleep comes at once
for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Happy Monday!


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