Books and Burgers

So, I just completed a 12 week wellness plan that was gluten free, grain free, and dairy free. I also did not eat red meat. Ok Ok, I had a few cheats, but mainly stayed on course. My main reason for doing this was to see if it would lessen the amount of migraines I was getting. I suffer from chronic migraines, and have been experiencing debilitating migraines since early childhood. Well not any longer!!! (knock on wood) Amazingly enough, cutting out gluten and dairy and processed foods has significantly reduced my migraines, especially the intensity of them! HOORAH! Well, I decided that I deserved a little cheat meal this weekend, especially because I’ve been feeling so down trying to get better from this viral infection. So I pulled out my trusty little Weber Charcoal grill and fired it up!! I grilled some seasoned burgers, crazy jane salt and a paleo season mix I found at Wegmans! My oh my, they were very tasty!

Since I’ve been knocked down with this viral infection, I’ve slept a lot and read a lot. Can’t complain, am I right? I finished The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis, which is a classic and one that I always enjoy. I finished Killman Creek by Rachel Caine, which is the sequel to her Stillhouse Lake novel. If you love a great Psychological Thriller involving a serial killer than this series is definitely one you want to start reading! The third book in the series, Wolfhunter River, is available for purchase starting March 26, 2019. The anticipation is real!!!! After becoming addicted to this series, I will definitely be reading more of Rachel Caine’s other written works.

My new read of the weekend, which I’ll most likely finish tonight, is called The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert. I am a sucker for a good love story with a main theme being food. I am absolutely swept away with Amy E. Reichert’s ability to suck you in and make you wish you were the one falling in love with the ridiculously perfect fictional hunk and extremely hungry for every kind of food that has been mentioned in the book so far. WARNING! Don’t read Amy’s books if you’re hungry! Kind of like never go grocery shopping hungry! Hahaha. The bio reads, “You’ve Got Mail meets How to Eat a Cupcake (which is up soon in my TBR) in this delightful novel about a talented chef and the food critic who brings down her restaurant – whose chance meeting turns into a delectable romance of mistaken identities. In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lou works tirelessly to build her beloved yet struggling French restaurant, Luella’s, into a success. She cheerfully balances her demanding business and even more demanding fiancé…until the morning she discovers him in the buff – with an intern. Witty yet gruff British transplant Al is keeping himself employed and entertained by writing scathing reviews of local restaurants in the Milwaukee newspaper under a pseudonym. When an anonymous tip sends him to Luella’s, little does he know he’s arrived on the worst day of the chef’s life. The review practically writes itself: underdone fish, scorched sauce, distracted service – he unleashes his worst. The day that Al’s mean-spirited review of Luella’s runs, the two cross paths in a pub: Lou drowning her sorrows, and Al celebrating his latest publication. As they chat, Al playfully challenges Lou to show him the best of Milwaukee and she’s game – but only if they never discuss work, which Al readily agrees to. As they explore the city’s local delicacies and their mutual attraction, Lou’s restaurant faces closure, while Al’s column gains popularity. It’s only a matter of time before the two fall in love…but when the truth comes out, can Lou overlook the past to chase her future? (compliments of Goodreads bio page)” So there ya have it, I’ve been suckered in with food and love! I’m signing off! ~Happy Reading!

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