Welcome to the first week of my "What I Eat' blog!
Breakfast - Egg Scramble made with zucchini, red onion, eggs, dried savory, a half an avocado, and dairy-free shredded 'cheese.' I like this product because it is soy-free and delicious. http://www.daiyafoods.com/our-products/mozzarella
Lunch - Salad made with arugula, cucumber, sprouts, sunflower seeds, and tahini dressing. The photo doesn't do this salad justice, tahini dressing is really delicious!
Tahini Dressing Recipe
1/3 cup tahini
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
small amount of maple syrup (optional)
[this dressing will take a bit of mixing to become a uniform consistency, the best way to start is to add a little bit of liquid to the tahini until it begins to change consistency, and then add the rest of the liquid.]
Snack - The picture is fairly self explanatory. We don't need to talk about exactly how many chips I ate.
Food on the Go - I thought I'd make a note about what I usually transport my food in. I use these wonderful tiffin containers. Here is where I purchased mine http://lifewithoutplastic.com but you can also find them in local stores. They last forever and don't leach anything into the food, their only drawback is that you can't just throw them into your bag because every once a while something else in your bag will open the enclosures. However, they never leak when properly closed. If you want hot food, I'll give thermos tips in a future entry.
Dinner - It took me a long time, but I finally found a kitchari recipe I like. I made this batch without the fennel powder (can't find it) or asafoetida (super hard to find gluten-free) and it tasted delicious. I used grapeseed oil instead of ghee, and I added a head of cauliflower. I made it with channa dal, but you can use any kind of dal or yellow split peas and it will work just as well.
Dessert - Today I ate raspberries that I picked this summer and froze in mason jars to eat over the winter. [Note - if you decide to freeze fruits and veggies in mason jars, make sure you use the wide-mouth variety and leave some space at the top for expansion.]
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!