Even though Stage 2 includes fermented fish, we skipped that step. Ellie has gotten sick after eating fish the times she's tried it, though it was never a very controlled experiment because we didn't have her food allergies/sensitivities nailed down at all. So fish is scary. Add to that fermented fish, and I've been beyond intimidated. The idea of letting fish sit out on my counter for a few days really grosses me out.
Still, fish keeps popping up in my head. Every time Ian and I talk about what to trial next, I suggest fish. I suppose my body is craving a non-meat source of protein. We are definitely in a food rut. But we keep coming back to weighing the risks vs. advantages and decide fish is too risky right now.
We were having that exact conversation today when we were backing out of our driveway and our neighbor, who was unloading his truck, said, "Hey! Do you want any fish?" I chuckled at what felt like the Universe giving us a nudge. As Ian started to politely decline, I said, "sure!" Our neighbors had just gotten back from a fishing trip and handed us a bag of 5 or 6 small trout. So they are sitting in our refrigerator, just waiting for a decision. Trout for breakfast? (I'm definitely not going to ferment them.) Or be cautious and toss them in the freezer?
Ellie has had a stretch of several good days and even slept through the night again last night. It's so, so hard to decide whether to take a risk with the hopes of getting a big addition to our diet, or be conservative and just enjoy a good streak. Hmmm... Will be pondering this in my sleep I'm sure.