What I Eat - Day Nine
Breakfast - My favourite plate! I had a fried egg with Daiya 'cheese', an organic pear, half an avocado, and a piece of toast.
Lunch - Tom Kha Gai. The photo doesn't do this dish justice, it was just as good as any Thai restaurant I've ever eaten in! I modified this recipe in the following manner:
I put the following in a pot and let it cook for about 30 minutes at a medium temp:
-one can of coconut milk
-one can of water
-two small zucchinis, sliced into rounds
-abour six green onions, sliced into rounds
-one half of a stalk of lemongrass, sliced into rounds (I saved the rest in the freezer)
-half a jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, and then minced
-about a one inch piece of ginger, very finely minced
-one tbsp of fish sauce
Then I lowered the temperature and added:
-the juice of one lime
-a block of tofu, cubed
-a handful of rinsed and chopped cilantro
-two tbsp of brown sugar
If you can't find lemongrass, either look for the pre-packaged version in the produce section (picture below) or do without. If you use whole lemongrass, don't eat it! You shouldn't have much of a problem finding fish sauce. It isn't expensive, and ignore the TERRIBLE smell (it's a vital part of the recipe). If you can find lime leaves that's great because they taste delicious, but you can make this recipe without them. Oh, and you can serve it with brown rice if you want to.
Dinner - Black Bean Tostadas. Yellow tostada shells with guacamole (avocados, garlic squished through a garlic press, lemon/lime juice, and salt), black beans (made from scratch and mashed in the pot while still warm with fried onions, paprika, hot sauce, and ketchup), and halved cherry tomatoes. I normally include cumin with the beans, but I had run out, and it tasted just as good.
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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!