Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 13

Well… I don’t know how I did it, but I did.  I finished up yesterday’s post and raced upstairs to take care of some “pirates” who were “sailing the 7 seas” instead of using their beds for sleeping.  (I’m such a stick in the mud at 10:30 at night.  LOL)  Needless to say, it seems that post got saved as a draft and never published.  Sorry about that!

Today, we all slept in!  It was marvelous!  Honestly, I wasn’t out the door to walk the dog until 8:45AM – unreal!  After the long walk, we went to the Farmer’s Market for peaches and blueberries. Today was the first day they had “spartan” blueberries  and we wanted to bring some home.  Since we were getting to the market shortly after it opened (10) and with two hungry little people, we opted to eat there.  Sadly, for me, that meant the main portion of my meal was a naked bratwurst.  Not pictured?  The fruit samples you get!  (Kids get free apples too.)  We had samples of nectarines (3 varieties), cherries, peaches (2 varieties), melons, blueberries and raspberries.  We ended up bringing home blueberries, peaches, nectarines, cherries, Rainier cherries, eggs, and raspberries.

So trust me.  Missing from my photos?  Fruit!  Apparently I had plenty of fruit today – but I didn’t take any pictures.  (I was too busy eating.  LOL)



Brunch:  A naked brat (i didn’t eat the sauerkraut nor grilled onions on my plate….blech..not for me) and raspberry lemonade.  NOT PICTURED:  fruit samples and 1/4 of an apple from the girls.

Day 13 brunch


Dinner:  Rice cooker Rice & Veggies.  (I washed two cups of jasmine rice, added enough chicken broth to cook it.  I chopped up 4 cups+ of seasoned raw veggies (garlic, onion, broccoli, carrots, asparagus, etc) on top.   Mixed sausage bites into the veggies.  Seasoned it all (soy sauce, sake, garlic, salt/pepper, sesame oil) and dumped it on top of the rice.  Put the cooker on (regular rice) and tah-dah!  Dinner!)  Served with fresh fruit (cantaloupe, raspberries, blueberries, peaches and watermelon) and water.

Day 13 dinner


I love using my rice cooker when it is hot outside.  I think I will try this again – maybe add the veggies with the timer starts (like with 10 minutes remaining) but add the meat to the rice from the beginning.  The veggies were a tad overcooked (well..okay… more than a tad…) but they were still tasty!  I had a huge helping and my honey polished it off (!!!!!). 

Hope you all had a lovely Saturday!


  1. Somehow I got behind a day, and darned if I remember what I ate either. But on Day 13, yesterday, it was a two-egg omelet for breakfast with chopped broccoli, mushrooms, and ham, and coffee for breakfast. I wasn’t too hungry when lunch came around, so I just had the small bite of leftover salmon and what was left of the baked potato that I brought home from the restaurant the night before, and iced tea. I ate this while watching Salmon Fishing in Yemen on The Movie Channel (good movie), ironically. For dinner, I made chicken fajitas but served over rice instead of in a tortilla, with shredded cabbage and cilantro, guacamole, and salsa. Then I made GFDF brownies and had one of those with a glass of soymilk as a snack. All that late night chocolate kept me up until 1:00 a.m., but I was happily sewing during that time, so it was all good.

    • cheekychica says:

      Sewing? I’m jealous! I wish that was a skill I possessed. :). What were you sewing?

      • I was machine quilting a wall hanging. It’s done now (pic posted on my blog, if you’re curious…it turned out sort of “meh” but I learned a few things, a new technique, etc., so that was nice about it).

  2. I like the rice cooker idea. I have the same cooker, and so I’d love to put it to more use. I did find that when I cooked broccoli in it, along with rice, that the broccoli was really mushy and had an odd flavor. Did you experience this at all?

    • cheekychica says:

      Put your veggies in for the last five minutes or so (watch the rice timer). Otherwise, yes, it totally overlooks the veggies. I didn’t notice a strange smell – but had seasoned everything really well. I only smelled that. Tomorrow, I’m going to try a spin on this with some fish and see how that works. :)

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