Thursday, June 7, 2012

the diet starts tomorrow

Last night was my first meal of my "gluten free" diet... steak, brown rice and a summer corn salad... 
so far so good!
Local beer for the mister, fresca for the lady
I wanted to share this super easy summer salad... I think it would be a perfect side for any summer soirees you have coming up! I am definitely going to be making it again soon!


Just to keep you lovely people in the loop, today I am having a breakfast taco with corn tortillas, fresh salsa, and eggs topped with cheddar and an orange on the side. My mid-morning snack is melon and cottage cheese. I prepared a lunch last night of cornmeal-crusted chicken with blackberry mustard and a tossed side salad. My afternoon snack is hummus and carrots from my farm share.

And tonight, I can't wait to cook some lemon-garlic shrimp and steamed green beans/asparagus with quinoa for din-din! Yum!

Have you been cooking any new recipes?
Any dishes that you want to share!?
xx
Jessica

10 comments:

  1. Looks so good! I actually eat gluten free 95 percent of the time (I am intolerant, but not a Celiac). I'm really excited to see what recipes you try. Could you post either the recipe or a link to the cornmeal crusted chicken you mentioned? It sounds delicious!

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  2. One of my friends has a healthy eating recipe blog and she makes tons of gluten free meals.  I can send it to you if you want. :)

    xo, Yi-chia

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  3. sounds delicious!

     
    xoxo
    lesleykim.blogspot.com
     
    LesleyKim

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  4. I have read a lot about gluten free diets and have a friend who has celiac and can't eat it for obvious medical reasons. Everyone says they end up feeling 100 times better and stick with it! I look forward to hearing how it works for you! And you go girl- your meals sound AWESOME! Super jealous! 

    Amanda
    It's an Easy Life

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  5. Um, yum! This 'diet' of yours sounds very gourmet! Impressed :)

    Life Etc

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  6. Jess!! That all sounds so good!! Can't wait to hear how it all turns out! I've thought about doing the gluten free thing (Possible allergy?) but was scared I wouldnt be able to eat annnnyyyything. But you've shed some new light on it for me! Thanks!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  7. Ok this all sounds really good but I have to admit it also sounds like a lot of work.  I usually don't cook because I'm too lazy.  *sigh*  I'm curious, how long did it take to you to put everything together?  I'm such a zombie on weekday mornings I couldn't imagine putting something that "fancy" together before 7:00 am. 

    Proud of you for your endeavor!

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  8. Jen - I am a definite zombie in the mornings... but would LOVE to change myself into a morning person... so while actually getting up to make breakfast is SUPER hard, once I am up, I actually really enjoy it. Cooking breakfast never takes more than 10 mins, and I also got some gluten-free cereal (kind of like grown up rice krispies), that literally takes 30 minutes to put milk and fruit on. I am also a big believer in cooking dinner and then saving left overs for lunch the next day, or cooking a bunch of dinners on Sunday night, and divvying them up for the coming week. All about getting into a habit I guess... some are just harder to break/form than others!
    xx

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  9. Good luck! Sometimes I feel like I just need to eat cleanly - raw or steamed veggies, simple breads, and absolutely no processed or refined food products. A few days of that, and I start to feel like a real person. ha.

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