Hello everyone! Welcome to this week's 'What I Eat.' I did too much frying this week, and ate less protein than is ideal. However, as I always say, this is called 'What I Eat' not 'What I Should Eat!' My CSA basket wasn't markedly different from last week, so I've decided not to feature it today.
Breakfast - Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans
This breakfast was made by frying sliced sweet potatoes in a ceramic frying pan, and adding frozen green beans towards the end of the cooking process.
Summer Refreshment - Lemon Balm Iced Tea
I made this tea by putting ripped up lemon balm leaves into boiling water and then leaving them to soak with the burner off. I used a large tea/spice ball (see photo below), but you could use something else or just strain them out after they're done soaking. Once it had cooled down, I added about a tablespoon of maple syrup. You can make herbal iced tea out of any combination of fresh and dried herbs and it pretty much always ends up tasting delicious!
Lunch - Kohlrabi 'Fries'
I used the kohlrabi I got in last week's CSA basket. Normally I would have roasted it, but it was just TOO HOT to fire up my oven. I sliced off the skin, cut it into chunks, fried it in my ceramic frying pan with about a teaspoon of oil at a medium temperature, and then served it with ketchup. Ketchup is definitely a weakness of mine; I really try to limit how much I eat (because it is filled with salt and sugar, often in the form of high-fructose corn syrup).
Dessert - Hand-picked Blueberries
Sorry, I'm not willing to disclose my favourite blueberry picking spot on the interweb :)
Dinner - Roast Chicken with Rice, Roasted Carrots, and Green Beans
This is a lovely dinner my parents made for me when I went for a visit. When you have a number of food sensitivities, this is the easiest thing to have people prepare for you - meat and vegetables! I skipped the roasted potatoes, opting for the brown rice instead.
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!