I took a course in Toronto last weekend and, in this post, I'm going to put a focus on what I eat when I travel by car. I packed a cooler full of food, and I'm going to show what was in it! I used Find Me Gluten Free to find an excellent restaurant in Kensington Market for dinner on Saturday night. I was enjoying my food so much I forgot to take a picture, but I highly recommend the restaurant Kensington Cornerstone. My fish & chips and apple pie were yummy, and we ended up having a nice conversation with the owner!
Now, I'm not going to pretend that a trip isn't made harder by having to spend a night cooking before you leave. However, I noticed that a lot of the people I was taking my course with had to rush to restaurants on our lunch breaks, and came back complaining about the bad food they ate. I was able to enjoy my food and some time outdoors on my lunch break.
Last but not least, my choice of meals was dictated by what I had left in my fridge that I didn't want to go bad, in case you wonder what possessed to me to combine some of these foods!
Hummus with Cucumber and Celery Sticks
Celery from my Field Good Farms CSA Basket, and it was delicious! I don't eat hummus regularly, and I always mean to make my own, but I don't always get around to it.
(I guess I would call this a) Gluten-Free Cold Plate
-lettuce from my Field Good Farms CSA Basket
-corn Relish, recipe here
-organic Kalmata olives
-guacamole (avocado, pressed garlic, and lime juice mashed together)
-gluten-free pepperoni (I bought mine at the Sundridge Fall Fair, but it's generally getting a lot easier to find these kinds of products gluten-free)
-re-fried beans (organic ketchup, cumin, smoked paprika, fried onions, and warm pinto beans mashed together....it's true, they were never technically RE-fried)
Beef, Broccoli, and Edemame
The edemame came from my Field Good Farms CSA Basket, and I was blown away by how much better it tasted than any edemame I've eaten before. It was amazing! I topped this dish with a bit of Bragg's Liquid Aminos.
The beef came from Sobey's, which has brought in a whole new line of ethically and sustainably farmed meats. I haven't yet researched these meats to see how credible their claims are, but I can say that they taste considerably better than almost any other meats I've found on the grocery store shelves in North Bay. I'll be buying a chest freezer in the next few months, and then I'll be placing bulk meat orders from local farms. In the interim, I'm purchasing the most healthful and ethical meats I can find. Though I did eat meat more frequently in this post, I tend to eat meat (beef, chicken, etc.) once every week or two, and fish about once a week.
Baked Squash Dish
-baked butternut squash, scooped from the skin
-Daiya shredded Mozarella 'cheese'
-mixture of rice, lentils, and onions (recipe here)
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!