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Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 13

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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)

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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!
-Kate

Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 12

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No witty repartee tonight.  I’m done.  Too much on my plate.  But at least it is all gluten free if not stress-free! :D

 

Breakfast:  Skillet scramble (potatoes, eggs, veggies), plums and apple slices.  (Serves 4)  Water and coffee.

Day 12 breakfast

 

Lunch:  1/2 Udi’s pepperoni pizza (burned…oops), white peach, water and coffee

Day 12 Lunch

 

Dinner:  Pasta salad (veggies, sausage, Jovial pasta, fresh basil and dressing).  Not pictured:  cantaloupe and water.

Day 12 Dinner

 

 Hope you all had a wonderful Friday!

-Kate

Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 11

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Let’s see:  sick kids, new eyeglasses and a birthday (reluctant) boy to boot.

Normally, I would have taken a trip up to a local Korean bakery to pick up a cake for My Love.  He loves fresh cream and fruit cakes.  But with a sick kid?  No thanks.

Other option?  This Gluten Free Sponge Cake.  It’s his second favorite.  

But oh no.  I decided to make a blueberry pie.  I had to use up some of the blueberries in the fridge.  Our favorite variety (“Spartans”) will be at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday.  But as a budget watcher, I wasn’t about to go out and buy more if we still had a huge amount left behind.  So tonight I not only made a blueberry pie, but I also made a ginger-blueberry syrup for weekend pancakes.  (My weekend just may have to start tomorrow because that syrup is killer yummy!)

The pie?  Well..the improv pastry shell was decent.  But my filling needed a LOT more sugar.  I was trying to cut back and only  used about 1/2 cup of sugar in my 8 cups of berries.  It was definitely not enough.  And since we didn’t let it cool for several hours (only 1 or 1.5), it was a tad runny.  Ah well.  Live and learn, right?

The app I’ve started using along with this personal challenge of posting my daily food is called “MyFitnessPal”.  Today it says I’ve logged the most calories from any other in the last 11 days.  I’m not shocked.  The blueberry pie and blueberry syrup may have just been what pushed me over the edge.  LOL  Amazingly, because I walked an extra mile and ta-dah!  I was STILL coming in on count.  I still need to get more veggies in my day.  The teeny bit (corn and some lettuce at lunch) is not exactly filling nor filling me up with the nutritional things I will gain from it.  I will have to figure out a plan of attack to do that.  I used to be much better (sans kidlets) when I would bring home groceries and immediately prep by chopping etc for the week.  Not any more.    

I am also trying to figure this out to encourage my eldest to eat more vegetables.  She used to eat a ton of veggies but now would rather stick to udon noodles, chicken, tofu, cheeseburgers (cheese! cheese! cheese!), or fruit. Gone are the days that she used to eat zucchini, black beans, corn, etc.  I’m blaming myself but am hopeful that it’s a kid phase.  

Have any of you seen this program?  “Today I Ate A Rainbow”  I might try to figure out how to make a chart for ALL of us to use for a week/day following this idea.  Any thoughts?

Here is the food for the day:

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Breakfast:  Greek yogurt with blueberries.  Coffee.

Day 11 Breakfast

 

Lunch:  “Bacon- Lettuce-NO Tomato – Turkey” in a tortilla.  Water

Day 11 Lunch

 

Snack:  White peach and water

Day 11 Snack

 

Dinner:  Grilled sesame chicken, sticky rice, corn on the cob, and watermelon.  Water to drink.

Day 11 Dinner

 

Birthday Dessert:   A slice of blueberry pie and one scoop of ice cream.  (And there are three more birthday celebrations this month!  Be still my waistline!)

Day 11 dessert

 

Hope you all are enjoying wonderful gluten free goodies too!
-Kate