Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 24

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Today was a day of firsts.  Zoe announced at lunch that she thinks Luke Skywalker is cute….and so is another boy in her day camp class.  (!!! already!??)  Rory has taken to doing everything in hyper-speed mode or in her own little imaginative world.  I think she might just need a seat belt for the dinner table…LOL.

It was a busy day, I’m glad it is over.  I’m looking forward to some time tomorrow with a friend. It’s going to be a great day!


Breakfast?    Oh yes, that meal that I sacrificed in order to get the dog walked (2 miles!) and the girls out the door with lunches, etc on time.  However, i did stop and get a soy milk latte.  (No, I am not dairy free, but I love the taste of soy milk in my latte.)  Since that comes in at 260 calories, I’m thinking it totally counts as “breakfast”, right? 


Lunch:  Not pictured?  A handful of grapes and another of raspberries.  Water.  Pictured?  Leftover rice-cooker polenta with some lunch meat on top.  Yummy. :D


Dinner:  Chicken kebabs (with mushrooms, red onion, red pepper, zucchini) served over steamed jasmine rice.  Watermelon (not pictured) for dessert.



I have no idea what’s on the menu for tomorrow.  I do have some feta cheese and a ton of watermelon (it was buy one get one at the Korean market).  I’m thinking a watermelon-feta salad should definitely be there….the rest of it?  Bah.  That will come together tomorrow. :D

Good night, all!


Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 23

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So today I was at least with it enough to take pictures.  My lunch today was the same kind of thing as yesterday – grits/polenta made in the rice cooker while we were out today.  Unfortunately, today they came out a bit lumpier than yesterday.  Giving it a good mix and stir for a while broke up most of the lumps, but not all.  Ah well, good thing it was just food for me and not for guests. :D


Breakfast: a banana and a glass of water on the way out the door.


Lunch:  rice-cooker grits with some leftover Italian turkey sausage.  Water to drink.

day 23 lunch

Dinner:  Baked eggplant (I ate eggplant!!), shredded romaine lettuce and a half of a grilled chicken breast.  Dressing:  fig balsamic vinegar and a splash of olive oil.  

day 23 dinner


I’ve only eaten eggplant a few times before.  Mainly when we hosted an exchange student from Turkey.  She will agree with me when I say:  she can NOT cook.  Ha!  Sadly, she was also my main eat-eggplant pusher and it kind of turned me off for a while.  I made these baked eggplant pieces by peeling it, slicing them (1/2 inch or so), dredging them in seasoned flour, then egg wash, and finally tossed in seasoned gluten free bread crumbs.  It was tasty!  Thank goodness for loaves of bread that I can’t finish.  They make great bread crumbs.  :D

Enjoy you Wednesday!

Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 22

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Sooooooo I apparently took no photos today.  ??  Honestly, it’s most likely because I spent the day running around.   Sorry, guys.  But my meal wasn’t anything exciting!


Breakfast:  Soy-mocha latte with a girlfriend.  (Ok, I know this is not really “breakfast”…but it was mine!)

Lunch:  Grits (made in a rice cooker while we were out in the morning) and a scrambled egg.  A white peach and water.

Dinner:  Out!  I had a Spicy Chicken Salad (no cheese) and water.  It totally hit the spot!