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Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 10

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Day 10 feature

Plugging along.  My order for Sister’s Baking Co granola arrived today (!!! Hello?  Super speedy!).  The package arrived at the same time my husband arrived home from work.  We all sat around the kitchen table snacking on granola, white peaches and drinking some water.  Needless to say my order is down one package (servings for 6….and 3 of us (mostly 2 of us) had *no* problem polishing it off.  The rest of the packs have been stowed away or they would have been in jeopardy too.  I have one set aside to put in the car console.  I’m hoping it will last.  :D

 
GFEveryday  My meals were pretty typical today (minus the polished off bag of granola with the family….).  You can see I really need to work on getting the fruit and veg into my meals.  I think I’m a produce snob.  If it tastes great, you can’t stop me from eating it.  If it is even slightly not-great?  Meh.  I’ll pass.  Seriously, I need to get over this.  :D

 

Breakfast today for everyone was cereal.  I had Cinnamon Chex.  Weirdly enough, when I eat this cereal I find myself hungry within an hour or two for some bizarre reason.  So even though I love it, it doesn’t hit my breakfast rotation often.

Day 10 Breakfast

Lunch:  Egg and veg scramble:  Sugar snap peas, onions, garlic, red pepper strips and some eggs.  Served with two Rudi’s tortillas (charred just the way we love them) and water.  I also ate some grapes and blueberries -but just a couple handfuls.

Day 10 Lunch

Snack:  Granola!  Water and a couple slice of a white peach I cut up for the kids.  A couple more grapes and blueberries.

Day 10

Dinner:  3 Spam Musubi (or at least what this girl makes at home and calls “Spam Musubi” – I’ve never been to Hawaii but I have eaten it here (with wheat-free tamari) in a few restaurants.  Hard to find the gluten free version, so I make it at home.  It tastes so good!  I also ate some “salad” (chopped up Romaine lettuce really) and a few grapes.  Water all around.

Day 10 Dinner

Tomorrow we are off to pick up the girls new eyeglasses.  I’ve never been more astounded by someone’s joy in all my life.  I remember getting glasses and being teased as a kid.  Now both of my girls will be wearing glasses.  The youngest gets the pleasure of being one week away from her third birthday and sick to boot.  But they are both rather curious and excited.  I hope their generation is kinder than mine.  It’s a little heartbreaking to know they need glasses but at the same time, what a relief, right?  Now I know they will be seeing even better and if that is all we face?  Eye glasses?  Good grief!  What a ridiculous worry in light of what others face daily.

After the eye doctor?  We have some party planning.  It’s My Love’s birthday tomorrow.  No cake in sight nor even on the horizon.  At least I bought some heavy whipping cream today.  I will be able to do something with the million blueberries in the refrigerator?  Maybe a blueberry pie for his party cake?  Guess I will have to wait and see what I work out.  

Happy Wednesday, All!

-Kate

Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 7

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Day 7

I think I spent most of the day either walking the dog (6 miles today), playing with kids (all day!), or in the kitchen (cooking, cleaning).  It was a wonderful day.  :D

A few questions and answer from email to address today too.    

 Quinoa:  Protein or a grain?  Actually, I’m going to cut/paste Cheryl’s (Registered Dietician/Super Blogger)  response her from her email.  Neither are correct.  LOL

Quinoa is technically a seed rather than a grain. So it’s a protein, but it’s also a carb. It’s got around 8 grams of protein per cup. So if you’re having a cup of quinoa with, say, beans or maybe veggies and almonds sprinkled on top, that would work well. If you’re just having a small serving and not having any other protein with your meal, you’ll probably get hungry again pretty quickly.  I love quinoa, and most people find it filling because it’s a good source of fiber, too.   -Cheryl
 
 
And now…on to the Everyday Eats…

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Brunch:  I skipped breakfast today…. the kids slept in and so did I.  We didn’t get up until 7:50!  And then we were off walking the dog (2 miles) and to the Farmer’s Market, etc.  I had a leaf-wrapped burger with cheese and bacon.  And a giant serving of blueberries.  Okay… I didn’t eat all of the berries in the serving bowl – but man!  They are tasty. 

Day 7 Brunch

 

Dinner:  Homemade porketta (Minnesota thing, I think – basically a nicely seasoned (highly seasoned/herb crusted) boneless pork roast), salad, cantaloupe and more blueberries.  One goat cheese cracker topped with a little leftover crab salad.  Water.

Day 7 Dinner

 

I did have a “snack” – taste test of my third batch of goat cheese crackers.  Sadly, I burned them while making hummus with and for my 2 year old (soon to be 3 in two weeks!).  However, they made a nice base for a little leftover crab salad. (botton left of my dinner plate).  

Day 7 Goat Cheese Cracker Batch

 

Hope you all had a wonderful GF Day….
-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)