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Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 29 & 30

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What is happening to me?  I have developed the exhausted version of myself in the end of July?  Not good!  Time for some R & R – although I think that might just happen late next week as now we have some more OT/PT appointments this week for Zoe.  The good news is:  We are doing all that we can to make sure she is ready to go for Kindergarten this fall.  She’s so excited!

So excited, in fact, that she’s been announcing that as soon as Kindergarten is over, I should “get ready” because she will be “off for college then, Mom”.  Egad!  Please don’t let time fly that quickly by.  

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Day 29

Doctor appointments and craziness meant dinner out.  My dinner picture includes a shot of the girls Tofu Agadashi (my order came without the broth as they used soy instead of tamari – rats!).  It was still tasty.  And I packed some small portable gluten free soy sauce packets in my purse, I was totally ready!

Breakfast:  Turkey wrapped in a Rudi’s tortilla.  Coffee (aka “life blood”)

Lunch:  Recipe testing!  I made a fresh loaf of a recipe I am working on (Quinoa & Honey – gluten free, of course).  Made a sandwich….and forgot to take picture as we raced out the door to our PT appointment.

Dinner:  Sushi!  (I had tamage, spicy scallop handroll, California handroll and some agadashi todu (minus the agadashi…LOL)  This photo shows the agadashi tofu that the girls ate.  Yum!

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Day 30

Breakfast:  Did I eat breakfast?  Ha!  That would explain why I devoured lunch!  No breakfast!

Lunch:  Shared an Udi’s Uncured Pepperoni Pizza.  Water.

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Dinner:  Spaghetti (Jovial pasta, Marinara sauce, ground beef), grapes, muskmelon.  Water  

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Today is the last day of this adventure.  I’m learning a lot about my own eating patterns.  I can see where I could improve. Overall, doing this has made me seriously curious about what others are eating everyday.  Bloggers tend to post something that strikes us or hits our fancy.  I tend to post when I can – but usually after working on a recipe of sorts.

My current recipe endeavor – the perfect quinoa & honey loaf – is off to a great start.  Now  just need more testers!  I wish you all lived closer.  Save me some calories and give me some input!  :D

-Kate

Gluten Free Everyday Eats: Day 18

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Today we were up and out of the house early!  (Well…early for summer when I am not teaching.)  I had a doctor appointment. We had to run to Costco and then another stop…and home.  Breakfast was on the run.  I had to get the kids up and out of the house much earlier than they had to be in the most recent days.  By the time I got them fed and their snack packed, we had to go!  So breakfast?  Yeah.  That was more like a large cup of coffee. :D

What do you do for breakfast to go when you are late?  

Do you have two different breakfast plans?  

I do!  One for quick-grab and go breakfasts and the others for more leisurely mornings.   During the school year, I have a list of things that I tend to grab for breakfast.  I honestly am not a breakfast kind of person at 5:00AM – so I tend to take something I can eat at my desk at 7:00AM when I get to work.  As for the weekends or later mornings?  This is the list of breakfast foods I like.

Today…I kind of blew it on all breakfast fronts.  :D  

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Breakfast:  Water and a cup of coffee on the go.  

Snack:  Gluten free beef jerky and a glass of water.  NOT PICTURED:  handfuls of raspberries and a couple of strawberries from my Costco run. :D

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Lunch:  Seriously, I am eating this tomorrow.  Don’t be annoyed with the repetitive meal plan but MAN this was tasty!  I had roasted chicken with a tiny dab (seriously – a little bit!) of cream cheese between two cucumber slices.  The huge red grapes hit the spot too.  Water to drink.

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Dinner:  I had a huge salad, a 1/2 cup of steamed sticky rice and 1 grilled chicken thigh (not pictured).  Water to drink. 

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Are you getting sick of my meals yet?
Got any  inspiration for me?
:D

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This was taken during my favorite part of the day.  Well…second favorite.  I loved watching my imps play with their doll house for over an hour together.

Happy GF Days, All - 
Kate

 

 

Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 17

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Today was busy but fun.  Between morning errands and whatnot, I had a plan for lunch, etc.  None of which worked out.  Ha!  Typical for my planning some days. :D  When we got to where we were going to eat lunch/play date, the cafe had run out of all gluten free options (seriously… they had carrot sticks left).  I was hungry!  Ah well.  

I had better get myself to the market tomorrow.  I am craving a huge salad and we only had a head of broccoli in the house.  :D  I saved some to make some broccoli slaw for lunch tomorrow – *just in case* my brilliant plan for tomorrow also fails me.  

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Breakfast:  I thought I’d try a boxed mix for gluten free scones before.  While I scoffed at the ingredients list, the “Meyer Lemon Scones” had my taste buds,so I totally splurged.  ($6.79/box!)  I whipped up the scores this morning.  They were decent (but not a lot of flavor to them….I would have been very hard pressed to call them “lemon scones”) when they were hot.  However, once cool?  I was bummed.  (PS.  My DH saw them on the counter when he got home for lunch and sent me a text.  He wondered why I had made “vanilla cupcakes in blotches”  Ha!)

Thank goodness for raspberry jam.  Now if only I had some clotted cream.  Breakfast (with the warm version of the scone) would have been decadent.  The coffee was perfect. :D

Day 17 breakfast

Lunch was a total bust.  My girls at the carrot sticks I was offered because they were hungry.  I knew I could make some scrambled eggs when we got home.  So that’s what my lunch (at 2PM) ended up being: scrambled eggs with parmesan and garlic, a yellow peach (it was sour!) and water.

Day 17 lunch

 

Dinner:  steamed brown rice, steamed broccoli and a little tilapia.  (All made in the rice cooker again…. I think I’m liking this trick of cooking in the rice cooker!).  Honestly, the fish I made the other day was better.  This one didn’t marinate long enough to fully develop much flavor and I think I used a little too much lemon.  DH ate several servings so it was at least decent enough for that.  Quite likely, though, he was just hungry.  LOL

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Snack:  Tonight I am munching on some tortilla chips (the ones I love to eat with my scrambled eggs) and some water.  

Hope you had a great day as well.  

-Happy Gluten Free Eats!
-Kate