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Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 6

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Day 6

It’s been a normal – crazy-toddler, sunny day.  :D  I’m ready for some R & R…. so the no-nap, low-protein mistakes of the day with the kidlets have at least paid off in the “in bed before 9PM”.  Time for some tv! or reading!  or something!  Hooray!  (Here’s hoping I don’t fall asleep in the middle of reading a book….LOL)

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Breakfast:  Rudi’s tortilla (charred nicely over the open flame in the kitchen…perfecto), scrambled eggs, strawberries and a pineapple-bacon sausage.  Coffee, of course.  

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Lunch:  Dungeness Crab “salad” (seasoned, tossed with herbs and a tiny bit of mayo) with celery sticks and gluten free crackers.  Water to drink. (This was my MAJOR treat today!)

Day 6 Lunch

 

Dinner tonight:  Lamb burgers with green leaf lettuce wraps and/or Rudi’s tortillas (charred to perfection), grapes, cantaloupe and water.

Day 6 Dinner

 

Hope you had a lovely Saturday.  I am definitely unplugging everything to enjoy the evening. :D

-Kate

 

Gluten Free Everyday Eats: Day 5

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Have I really been doing this for 5 days already?  Amazing.  I have gotten some happy feedback via email for this effort.  Thank you for that.    My working parent blogging absence has been hard for some, but it is nice to be back and have the time to write/communicate more.

A question raised as well in the email responses was this:

Quinoa is a protein, right?  
So should I be serving it instead of having a meat or fish?  
I have been adding it to my meals like a side-dish, like rice, etc?  

 

You know what?  That’s usually how we enjoy quinoa too:  as an accompaniment for a meat.  I will ask Cheryl what role quinoa should be playing.  I’ll let you know what she says.

As far as my days of photographing food has been, this one has been interesting and better.  I’m not running for the phone to snap a photo – I’m remembering!  LOL.  And taking pictures of my lunch today brought about conversation….LOL.  The girls and I went to Costco today to get the necessary things for the house.  Since we were there at lunch time, my choices included (1) feed them there and make for happy campers or (2) feed them later (after errands) and set them up for a tough afternoon.  My littlest one has been having a tough adjustment since the party on the 3rd.  I didn’t want to set her up for a bad afternoon. (She’s my protein-every-3-hours or she’s a beast, kid.   Yes.  Like me.  LOL)  So, we ate at Costco.    I am fairly certain I am the only person on the planet to snap a photo of their bare-naked Costco polish with ketchup and mustard.  Awkward, but hey!  I remembered!

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Breakfast:  Celery, peanut butter and a banana.  Coffee to drink.  (Man, I love crisp celery with peanut butter!  I am the only one in the house who likes celery, so I don’t buy it all that often.  But yum!)

Breakfast Day 5

Lunch:  My “naked” (no bun) polish sausage (mustard/ketchup) and water.  

Lunch Day 5

 

Snack:  After Costco, our last stop was picking up a flat of fresh strawberries and another of raspberries.  No better snack that eating a ton of berries after had just a polish sausage for lunch.  As you can see, I had help.  They each pulled up a chair to their favorite berry and polished off a pint of each.  (Now you know why I bought 2 flats.  LOL)

Snack Day 5

Dinner:  Cuban-style baby back ribs (no sauce… just awesome seasoning), potato salad, 4 bean salad, and more berries.  Water to drink.

Dinner Day 5

 

Dessert:  A gluten-free ice cream sandwich.  I probably should not have eaten this.  However, I *did* walk the dog an extra mile today for a grand total of 4 miles with the dog.  That counts, right?

Dessert Day 5

 

What did you eat today?

Hope you gluten-free goodies were tasty and satisfying!
-Kate

PS.  If you want to know more about this series of posts, read this.
PPS.  If you want to see more of my “Gluten Free Everyday Eats” daily posts, scroll through these posts (oldest listed first)

Gluten Free Everyday Eats: Day 3

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Today was busy (probably MUCH too busy if you can judge it based on the fact that it is 11PM, my kids have *just* gotten home and put to bed and they have been in meltdown mode for about an hour….).  We got up early, went to the water park, ate lunch (out), ran errands (out), took a short nap (45 minutes), then off to eat dinner (out) and watch fireworks (out).  Yeap.  I’m fried.

And honestly, I’m ready to pack it in myself.  Thank goodness the whole house can sleep in tomorrow (or at least until 6:30AM!).

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Here goes Day 3.

Breakfast:  Cheese-free “quesadilla”.  (Okay… it was a version of peanut butter toast.  LOL)  Apple slices.  Coffee.

Peanut Butter "quesadilla" and apple slices

Lunch:  (Out)  Wedge salad with Green Goddess Dressing, bacon and pine nuts.  (Not pictured:  overly salty 3 ounes of blackened sirloin which arrived late).  Water to drink.  (Also not pictured:  My fro-yo dessert treat:  vanilla frozen yogurt)

Wedge Salad

Dinner:  Chicken “fajita” mix (no tortilla, just chips), fruit, veggies, etc.  Water to drink.  (I put the rice/beans on my plate…but didn’t end up eating them.  Too much food!)

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Over all – too much food out of the house makes me feel sluggish.  I’m terrible at portions when eating out.  I’m not so great at home.. but eating out?  Blech.  Worse.  I’m looking forward to a light food day tomorrow.  And lots of water.  I’m feeling like I need to drink more!

-What have you been eating?  I love reading the comments here, seeing the photos on Flickr, hearing your reports/comments via posts and messages on Facebook, getting feedback via email, etc.  Thank you for that.  Let’s keep it going!

Happy 4th of July All – 
Kate