I'm pleased to report that I had a wonderful vacation! After eating a very restricted diet for the months leading up to my time away, I found that I was able to get away with lots of treats without aggravating my immune system. This is the best-case scenario I wish for everyone who is fine tuning their diet! I did take care to eat well when I could. Here's me cooking on a camp stove in front of my motel room in a small town with limited restaurant options. I also enjoyed some amazing restaurant meals. My favourite was The Wooden Monkey in Halifax (I was too busy enjoying my food to take a picture of it)!
Breakfast - Fried Potatoes
This breakfast was actually the day I reintroduced potatoes. I cubed the potatoes and fried them in my cast iron frying pan at a high heat until browned, and then a medium heat until fully cooked. I used drippings from a previous day's meat preparation (just like our grandparents did). I added some cubed avocado to the potatoes.
Lunch - Chicken Salad
My parents made this salad for me! The chicken came from a Mennonite family selling birds at the Powassan Farmers' Market. The greens are a mix of green lettuce from the grocery store and arugula from my parents' garden. The salad also includes carrots, peaches, avocado, and cucumber. Last but not least, the dressing is Renee's Poppy Seed Dressing.
Dinner - Pan Fried Fish with Steamed Broccoli
I dipped thawed tilapia fillets (from the freezer) in a mix of arrowroot flour and this fish rub (a mix of brown sugar, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper). I don't find that I need to use any egg, the flour and spices stick to the fish just fine without help. I fried them in my cast iron frying pan in avocado oil. This dinner was delicious!
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!