Hi Tammera: Hope this helps!!!
I have found a website that will sell you the Wheat-free pastas for £1.99
It may sound like a bit of money but youd be saving on the drive to and from the grocery store. They say if you order £30.00 worth of dry goods they will deliver anywhere on the mainland UK for free.
Im actually jealous because they wont ship to the US and they have many, many vegan options including deserts, pastas, beans, cereals, dried fruit, household cleaning products all delivered right to your door.
Anyway.. check it out here http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-...t/options.html
Use the options drop down menus to set your view to only Wheat Free . You can also set another dietary need like Vegan, Caffeine free, gluten free, etc
After you set your Dietary options: search away. Look under Grocery then on the side menu youll see pastas, beans, etc
Also, many people who are depressed and tired for no apparent reason are B complex deficient. If all you are eating is potatoes, rice and veggies --- you probably arent getting enough.Foods to EAT When Depressed
Foods high in B1. B1 is essential for energy production, nerve cell function and carbohydrate metabolism. Good sources of B1 include soybeans
, brown rice, sunflower seeds, wholes wheat and Brewers yeast.
Foods high in B6 B6 is important in maintaining hormone balance, immune function and is involved in the formation and use of neurotransmitters. Good sources of B6 include Brewers yeast, whole grains, legumes, bananas
, seeds, nuts, potatoes,
Brussels sprouts and cauliflowers.
Foods high in Folate and B12 Folate & B12 deficiency tend to decrease SAMe levels which is associated with depression. Good sources of folate and B12 include Brewers yeast, green leafy vegetables
, low fat dairy and whole grains. Supplementation with folate and B12 can also increase serotonin levels.
Foods high in Vitamin C Vitamin C increases immune functions and is important to the production of neurotransmitter production. Good sources of Vitamin C can be found in kale
, parsley, collard greens, turnips, broccoli
, Brussels sprouts, red chili peppers, mustard greens, fresh fruits including kiwi, strawberries and citrus of all kinds.
Foods high in Amino Acids Tryptophan is a precursor to serotonin and melatonin. Tyrosine is a precursor to norepinephine and may stimulate thyroid hormone synthesis. Good sources of foods rich in amino acids include eggs, and low fat dairy. Choose organic and minimally processed.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) Numerous studies have found that low levels of essential fatty acids can lead to depression. Good sources of EFAs include flax seed oil, borage seed oil, and pumpkin seeds. Supplementation can also be helpful. Choose a supplement with EPA, DHA,GLA and Vitamin E (a natural preservative) Refrigerate to decrease chances of spoilage.
Other helpful foods Garlic,
Lecithin (good "brain" food), beans, pods, raw fruits and vegetables and tofu
(if not sensitive to it).
Good Recipes once you get yourself some Rice, corn, spinach, millet or Quinoa pasta http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-...sect/FPNW.html
you can make Baked Ziti or Garlic, Kale, Tomato Spaghetti
Vegan Baked Ziti
1 1lb box of Ziti pasta or Rigatoni
6 slices of Tofutti mozzarella "Cheese"
8 oz. of Nasoya firm tofu
1 1/2 jars of tomato sauce (I prefer one with garlic, onion and bell peppers - but get what you like)
3 tsp. of Ener-G egg replacer
4 tbsp warm water
Garlic, Oregano and salt
Preheat oven to 350. Fill large spaghetti pot with cold water. Bring to boil. Pour in ziti and cook for 10 minutes - stirring occasionally. (I always add a dab of olive oil to keep them from sticking) Drain and rinse under cool water. In medium bowl mix your Ener-G egg replacer and warm water. Stir it good. Now mix in the tofu. Set aside. Pour a light layer of sauce in large casserole or lasagna pan ( I use glass Pyrex dish 4.8L). Place drained ziti noodles in the pan. Mix in the tofu / Ener-G. Pour in some more sauce. Add the garlic powder, oregano and salt. Break up the 6 slices of mozzarella into little pieces and mix them in. Once all of your ingredients are in the baking pan, cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. After 20 min. remove the aluminum foil and continue to bake until the mozzarella is melted.
Serves 4 - 6 people (or one person for a week.)
Garlic, Kale, Tomato Spaghetti (Rabid_Childs recipe)
I love Kale sauteed in garlic and olive oil with either halved cherry or grape tomatoes (cooked until soft) or a can of diced tomatoes, then tossed with pasta and fresh basil. Sprinkle on a little sea salt, and mm mm good!
Both have been tested and are very yummy.
--------- I would never eat meat, but as everyone has said this has to be your decision. We have given you many new options that maybe you didn't know about before. One pound of spaghetti (non-wheat) costs about $3.00 US or 1.75 GBP but One pound of flesh costs a lot more literally and figuratively!!!