Breakfast - Porridge made with one cup of millet, one cup of water, one can of coconut milk, raisins, and approximately ten whole cardamon pods (don't eat them because they're just for flavour, though they aren't harmful). You can cook this the same as rice, just be careful not to boil the coconut milk for very long (it will taste better that way).
Lunch - Edamame salad made with brown rice, steamed broccoli, water chestnuts, boiled edamame, Bragg Liquid Aminos, toasted sesame oil, and hot sauce.
Dinner - Veggie burgers (topped with mustard and ketchup) with red swiss chard (topped with Bragg Liquid Aminos).
Veggie Patties - I picked these up in Toronto (http://solcuisine.com/canadian-retail/sol-cuisine-spicy-bean-burger)
Preparing Dark Leafy Greens - Let's start out with the fact that I ate a whole bunch (about 10 gigantic leaves) of chard in one sitting, and so can you! To prepare the chard I cut the bottom of the stems off, and then I leave the leaves to sit in a large bowl of water for a few minutes. Then, I individually rinse each leaf under running water to make sure it doesn't have any special friends on it (the day I bite into a giant beetle is the day I start to have trouble eating greens). I stack the leaves on top of each other on a cutting board and roll them up into a cylinder. Then, I take a knife and cut that cylinder crosswise, creating strips of the chard.
In this instance, I fried the burgers in a cast-iron frying pan and, once I'd cooked and removed the burgers, I dumped the sliced chard and a bit of water in the pan and let it cook at a medium heat until the water had evaporated and chard was done.
Mustard - I make my own mustard, and I think it's delicious! Here is the recipe:
1/4 cup yellow mustard seeds
1/4 cup brown/black mustard seeds
1/2 cup red wine or water
1/2 cup sherry or 5 % acidity vinegar
-set aside for a day or two in a glass jar, then purée (mellows with time)
Treat - These are my absolute favourite store-bought treat! They're gluten, dairy, nut, soy, and potato free (http://consumer.kinnikinnick.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/products.home/productcategoryid/17). They do, however, have plenty of sugar and corn......you win some and you lose some ;)
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!