What I Eat - Day Eighty-Five
Welcome to another week of 'What I Eat!' I've got lots of produce from locals fairs and markets in this post. I also have an abundance of avocado, I was trying to make it through a bag of them before they went bad. I hope everyone else is enjoying the beautiful local vegetables that are available now!
Breakfast - Fried Potatoes
I had an unusual craving for lettuce for breakfast, which almost never happens. If I'm craving something healthy, I always try to honour the craving. I put fried potatoes (from Powassan) and diced avocado on a bed of lettuce. I would be lying if I didn't admit that I added some ketchup to this dish. It seemed a bit strange with the lettuce, but it was still very good.
Lunch - Chicken Salad
I picked up some delicious golden beets at a local farmers' market. I steamed them the night before, which made it easy to rub the skins off the next morning when they had cooled. I added diced avocado and cold chicken. This salad was so flavourful, I only added salt, pepper, and olive oil.
Dinner - Chili
I have an intolerance of kidney beans, as do many of my patients when I test their antibody levels, so this chili was made with different kinds of beans (no one noticed). I have to admit, I threw this chili together at a friend's, and then thought to take a picture of it later (and try to remember all the quantities). It was really yummy!
-three yellow onions, peeled and chopped
-six large cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
-two medium-sized zucchini, diced
-one cup of red or yellow bell pepper, chopped
-one can of black beans, drained and rinsed
-one can of white navy beans, drained and rinsed
-two cans of pureed tomato
(I meant to add chopped celery, but I forgot)
-approximately one tbsp. ancho chile pepper
-approximately two tbsp. ground cumin
-approximately two tbsp. apple cider vinegar
-sea salt to taste
-In a large pot, brown the onions and garlic at a medium-high heat in a bit of oil, adding the ground beef partway through
-once the meat is done, add the tomato, pepper, and zucchini, and cook, covered, at a medium heat
-once the vegetables are soft, add the beans and spices and keep warm until ready to serve
I got these carrots from at a local fair. I thought the different colours were beautiful. I boiled them, seasoned them, and then froze the extra. I haven't frozen carrots before, I'll let you know how they turn out.
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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!