Breakfast - Sweet Potato 'Toast,' Salmon, and Avocado
Yup, if you haven't heard of it before, I jumped on the sweet potato toast train! It works pretty well. Just slice large, peeled sweet potato (at least a centimeter thick, or else it starts to cave in) and pop it in the toaster....over, and over, and over. It takes a while for that sweet potato to cook! The finished product is slightly blackened on the outside, and not quite completely cooked on the inside, but still delicious! I ate mine with some canned salmon mixed with my poppy seed salad dressing, and some avocado (mixed with salt and lime juice).
Poppy Seed Dressing:
(blend up the following)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp sea salt
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 of an onion, roughly chopped
1 cup of olive oil
(and then add)
4 tsp poppy seeds
Lunch - Caesar Salad from Arugula
Arugula makes some really wonderful food! Their salads are amazing! I should note, however, that I have found that I, and others, do not tolerate their gluten-free pizza crust well. I have no idea why, but this side effect has proven to be relatively consistent.
Dinner - BBQ'd Souvlaki, Brown Rice, Cauliflower, and Coleslaw
A friend brought over the grilled souvlaki (they were from a pre-prepared package, but all the ingredients were ok for me). I made brown rice with Roasted Garlic & Peppers One Step Seasoning added to the rice at the beginning of the cooking process. I cut up a head of cauliflower and cooked it at a medium-high heat in my dutch oven with a bit of water and avocado oil, until it was soft.
I also made some quick coleslaw.
half a small head of green cabbage, finely sliced
one apple, thinly sliced
1/3 cup currants
approx. 3 tbsp rice vinegar
one tbsp. maple syrup
I thought it would be nice to show how great my friends are about bringing treats to parties that I can have! I think the only things I couldn't eat on this whole counter were the finger sandwiches and the nuts.
There were some dried mangoes, dates, potato chips, grapes, and guacamole, among other things. I'm a lucky woman!
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!