Hello everyone, welcome to another week of What I Eat! I've been having great success with patients lately by asking them to radically change their breakfasts. It seems that if I can convince people to move towards a veggie-based breakfast with some protein, it has a dramatic effect on their overall health. I have two theories about why this is. The first is that they're not eating foods that they would normally eat every day, and that don't agree with them, such as dairy or wheat. The second is that a balanced breakfast sets them up for a day of stable hormone levels (like insulin and cortisol). Why don't you give it a try? You don't have to eat breakfasts as radical as mine, but consider heading in that direction?
Breakfast - Fried Radishes, Olives, Smoked Herring, and Avocado
I'm telling you, once you try frying radishes (in avocado oil) you'll want to keep on eating them. The smoked fish is from Brunswick.
Lunch - Quesadillas
-brown rice tortillas
-Daiya mozzarella style shreds
I put a little bit of avocado oil in the bottom of my cast iron frying pan. Then I put in a tortilla, the rest of the ingredients, and the second tortilla. I turn the heat to medium-high until one side browns, then I flip it over, and leave the pan on the burner with the burner off until the other side browns. This makes a delicious lunch!
Dinner - Fish Tacos
The picture does NOT do this dinner justice, it was absolutely amazing! I'm always reminded when I use a recipe how great it is to introduce myself to a new flavour combination. I used this recipe for the the fish, the slaw (except I substituted iceberg lettuce for cabbage), and the sauce. I picked up the corn tortillas pictured below. I've also included a picture of the fish in my frying pan (because it looked so delicious).
I was recently given the gift of a lovely cast iron tortilla press, so I'm going to see if I can manage to make my own tortillas. Stay tuned, and I'll let you know how it goes!
Breakfast - Rice Cereal, Rice Milk, and Frozen Blueberries
I rarely have processed cereal for breakfast, but every once in a while I get a craving. Also, this is an easy breakfast to carry when I travel, and I had some left over. For some reason I can't find this cereal on the Enjoy Life website anymore, so here it is on the Amazon site.
Lunch - Stuffed Squash
I cut a kabocha squash in half, scooped out the seeds, put a tiny bit of oil in the bottom of a pyrex baking dish, and roasted the squash halves skin side up.
For the stuffing I combined the following ingredients:
-two small red onions, chopped
-one bag of frozen spinach
-one cup of orange lentils
-yellow and red curry powder, to taste
-1/2 cup golden raisins
I brought all the ingredients to a boil, and then simmered until the lentils were done.
Dinner - Salmon and Salad
I thawed some frozen salmon. I put lemon wedges on top of the fish and baked it. I put the fish on top of a salad made with arugula, cucumbers, avocado, and my new favourite poppy seed dressing.
What I Eat
I want to give you an idea of how to eat healthfully on a restricted diet, without a lot of work, by showing you how I eat! I eat strictly gluten-free. You'll find A LOT of veggies in this blog! I eat both fish and meat a few times a week (local and/or humane, whenever possible), and dairy when I'm visiting family and friends, or eating out. I hope you find this blog inspiring and interesting!