This week's post will be another 'travel edition!' I took a weekend trip down to Toronto to pick up some medical supplies, and to pay visits to friends and family. I was in a huge rush so, instead of being able to spend time in advance cooking for the trip, I just stopped at the grocery store on my way out of town. It worked out pretty well, I actually ended up sharing two of my meals with my various hosts.
Breakfast at the Teatree Cafe
I had this delicious breakfast at the teatree cafe in the Danforth (salad, black bean burger, scrambled eggs, and toast). I also had dessert (pictured below), because who doesn't want dessert after breakfast?
Breakfast (Option Number Two)- Gluten-free Cereal with Soy Milk
I don't recommend soy milk, as a rule, but it's the only milk alternative that comes in smaller packaging and with a gluten-free guarantee These options allow me to bring a breakfast that won't spoil if I don't end up eating it.
Lunch - Pre-Packaged Soup
I was pretty excited about these new soups, available at Independent! They are reasonably priced, vegetarian, easy to pack, and gluten-free. I loved the split pea soup and I disliked the thai coconut.
Snacks - I think these are fairly obvious ;)
Dinner - Homemade Pizza
This dinner was a hit with my hosts! They had offered to order a pizza when I arrived, but I didn't want them wait on a late dinner. I told them I'd be bringing food with me, which I would be happy to share if they decided to wait. It doesn't take more than 30 or 40 minutes to cut up all vegetables, top the pizzas, and throw them in the oven. It feels good to bring food with me when I travel because I know it can be daunting to feed a person with so many dietary restrictions.
Dinner (on Second Day of Stay) at Riz Restaurant
I love this restaurant because the food is delicious and reasonably priced, but also because every gluten-free dish comes to the table on a plate that says 'Gluten-Free' right on it! I should have taken a picture, but I forgot because I was hungry and excited about eating. Anyway, it's a big comfort to know that miscommunication between serving and kitchen staff is dramatically reduced by a plate that tells everyone it needs to be gluten-free!
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!