I've been travelling down to Toronto for work a lot lately, so I figured it was time for another travel based 'What I Eat' post. I did a fair amount of cooking. As you can see from the picture below, at one point I was using every burner on my stove to get ready for this trip!
What have I got in all those pots? Well, you can see the lovely asparagus (which one my patients brought me as a gift from their garden!!!). I sauteed the asparagus in a little bit of margarine. The orange pot has some broccoli steaming in it. The frying pan has Dalew Farms ground beef, to which I added some balsamic vinegar and crushed garlic. The stainless steel saucepan has a porridge that I made by preparing whole grain red rice with some frozen blueberries and fresh strawberries.
Here's my cooler, all packed. As you can see, I've got some mangoes, apples, a cucumber, rice cakes, and some freezer packs. Beneath that there are some Daiya mozzarella style shreds, peanut putter, a package of hummus, avocados, and stainless steel containers with the meals I prepared on the stove.
Here's a picture of the breakfast porridge. It doesn't LOOK super delicious, but it was amazing how much it smelled like candy! I didn't need to add anything besides the red rice, the blueberries, and the strawberries, and it was delicious.
Here's me eating one of the meals on my lap during a seminar (I added a basil pesto the broccoli and beef). Besides the obvious advantages of keeping my meals hypoallergenic and saving money, bringing my own food also means that I get to spend breaks exploring the area I've traveled to!
I was staying in the Danforth so, of course, I had to visit the Big Carrot! I had access to a kitchen for this meal, so I picked up some organic dinosaur kale and sauteed it with some garlic. The fish was a pre-cooked (smoked, actually) mackerel made with salt, pepper, and mustard. It made a nice meal!
I ate this meal at one of my favourite restaurants with a gluten free menu, State and Main. This is their fish taco dish, with romaine leaves substituted for the tacos. It was so good!
Dielle Raymond is a naturopathic doctor living on a restricted diet.
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 strictly avoid gluten, tree nuts, and shellfish; and I limit eggs, soy, seeds, quinoa, raw tomatoes, and corn. I eat both fish and meat a few times a week, and dairy when I'm visiting family and friends, or eating out. I eat what is commonly referred to as a 'low-carb' diet, though I get more than adequate carbohydrates from veggies. I try to eat as locally as possible; generally choosing Ontario produce first, then organic. I hope you find this blog inspiring and interesting!