I have had two very knowledgeable people suggest I go vegan, that dairy and meat produce an acidic environment in the body which causes inflammation. I know my limitations, and I don't see this happening. I will cut down for sure, but giving up wheat has been hard enough. That is a wagon I'm sure I'd fall off of often.
I made a pretty remarkable dinner last night, for a couple of reasons. First, I made a meal that included no pork products. Second, no cheese either. (Both are a rarity in this house, as our love for bacon and all things cheesy is pretty legendary.) Third, no shopping involved, it all came out of the pantry, freezer, 'fridge and garden. Quinoa salad with chicken breast, carrot, celery, onion, sage, parsley, thyme, mixed greens, Jazz apple and pignoli, all cooked in coconut oil. The greens were a baby mix of kale, spinach and chard, and the herbs all came from the garden. Not sure if The Man enjoyed it as much as I did, but the leftovers are coming with me for lunch for sure. Cooking the quinoa in the rice cooker is such a time saver, this all went together in the blink of an eye. I served it hot last night, but lunch will be cold. I have a feeling this is going to be in heavy rotation this summer, with lots of variations as soon as the tomatoes and peppers start producing.