On my own I was able to trace my ancestors back to the early 1800's to two specific plantations and 4 cities. At this point, I just couldn't stop there so I paid for the DNA test and then started planning my trip to the Kingsley Plantation in March. I had an amazing time and I am so glad that I went there despite being apprehensive because I am an empath. I also go to visit historic St. Augustine, which I have never been in my life as a Floridian. I pretty much did as much research as I could to find gluten free restaurants in Jacksonville and St. Augustine because I can't take anymore chances at getting glutened after the last year I have had. I am really happy to say all of the restaurants stood up to my personal (health) standards for gluten requirements.
This months project has truly been a moving one! I am still 3 to 5 weeks out from my DNA test results, however, I think I know a little of what to expect now.
Food and diet: I pretty much ate fish all month even while on vacation. I tried a lot of new recipes and I added some of them to the bottom of this post. It was too many to add on one blog post so I will post more next month.
|long road to the Kingsley plantation|
|The basic set up of the plantation in regards to slave domiciles.|
|A slave house with a reconstructed roof.|
|The actual slave owner home.|
ALL GLUTEN FREE/ORGANIC FOOD I COOKED
|baked salmon with wild basmati rice mix and asparagus|
|pan seared catfish with yellow rice|
|baked catfish with yellow rice|
|dredged catfish with holiday rice and kale greens|