I have completed 2 weeks of gluten-free eating and still going. Need to do 8 weeks according to my homeopath. I am feeling much better but still not 100%; not sure if it may be due to another food intolerance or if I just need more time to get all the gluten out. Regardless, I am still gluten-free and continuing with it. We ate some pretty good meals this week as well :)
Gluten-free eating can still be enjoyable, tasty, and healthy; but it does take some planning.
Thanks to our friend Tom we got a couple of feeds of fresh cod yesterday :) Fish was swimming yesterday in the Bay and frying in the frying pan today :) I fried it in butter, salt & pepper, and savory. Had it with potatoes & butter, green peas and local greens.
Had one of our favorite meals tonight for dinner; Pulled Pork with mashed potatoes and corn, mmm mmm. The pork is done in the slow cooker so it was great to come home today to the mouth watering aroma of cooking pork. If you haven't tried this recipe yet, you should; it's great. Along with the mashed potatoes and corn, this is comfort food for me and of so yummy :)
I am still doing well grain-free; almost two weeks now :) I am also still drinking smoothies every morning :)
For those who have been following me, you know I am recently trying to follow a gluten-free diet for health reasons. We are also still trying to follow real-food guidelines and stick to less processed and little to no refined sugars most of the time. Lately I have been having more difficulty with meal planning. I am finding I'm in a mood and nothing is really appealing to me. Not good because need to cook something to have dinner and leftover lunches.
Decided to try something a little different tonight. Made lamb burgers (no bun for me of course). Hubby loves lamb but I'm not a huge fan. They were ok; Hubby thought they were great. May try mixing them with another meat next time. Had them with tomato, mozzarella, sun-dried tomato, spinach, homemade guacamole, and roasted veggies.
Last night we decided to go out for dinner. We went to The Adelaide Oyster House as we haven't been there in a while and we both love the food :) I recommend getting there early as they fill up fast; although it appears they are taking reservations now. The only negative I had with the evening is I couldn't have a pint of the Murphy's Stout as I am now gluten-free :( That is fully my own negative and nothing to do with the restaurant. Hubby had the stout and said it was delicious as always. I tried a cocktail; had the Cucumber thingy (recommended by the server) and it was really good. I stayed gluten-free and had the (corn) chips and guacamole; excellent as always. I had 2 Kobe Beef lettuce Wraps, yummy. These are my favorite. Similar to a big mac in taste (think it's the sauce) but oh so much better :) I also had the Adelaide Salad; this was good but I didn't really need it after the other dishes. Probably should have went with a third Kobe Wrap :) Hubby had the three tacos from the taco bar (a fish, a tuna & a pork) and the baked oysters. Everything was fantastic as usual :)
I have been completely gluten-free for the past seven days :) There have been some great meals throughout the week, and several restaurant meals as well. I admit it does take time and planning to cook and eat gluten-free but it is doable. I recently found a gluten-free pasta that we liked. We had Cauliflower Crust Pizza again and it's pretty good. We also had some meals of meat/fish and veggies and a feed of nachos.
Recently going gluten-free again due to health concerns I am finding it hard not eating certain foods. I admit I am not finding bread difficult to exclude, except for not having Rupert's sandwiches :( I was never a huge pizza fan, although lately I have been really enjoying The Stephanie pizza at Piatto. I have found a cauliflower crust though that has potential and will suffice for any pizza cravings for now. My biggest obstacle has been pasta. I am dearly missing pasta; and so is Hubby. I know there are often gluten free options but I have found they don't taste very good and/or they have lots of other questionable ingredients. We are still trying to stick to less-processed, real-food options. This week I found a gluten-free pasta that has one ingredient; corn flour. I know corn is a grain and has lots of negative comments due to the high use of GMO corn; but is gluten-free and it tasted great :)
Saltwater is one of our favorite restaurants, but I will admit we hadn't tried their brunch menu until I won a free brunch by sharing their facebook post :) Now we are hooked. Been there 3 times over the past month and extremely pleased every time. The promotion worked for us :)
Today Hubby tried the Baked Breakfast Stew which he said was great but he would rename Breakfast Chowder :) I couldn't try it as it has gluten :( I had the Bacon & Kale Omelet without the touton/toast, but a side of bacon added instead. (They are very good regarding which items have gluten on the menu.) It was one of the best omelets I have ever had. The bacon is also out of this world; looks house made but not 100% on that.
As you can see I did not enjoy mine at all :)
It looks like I am gluten intolerant :( Today I am starting an 8 week gluten-free diet on advice from my homeopath. I am sad about the idea of possibly no more gluten but I am happy and hopeful that I may find out and fix several of my health problems. Today went really well but I have been playing with the idea of gluten-free for a long while now so it has gotten easier, especially when at home. Dinner tonight was grilled pork chops with garlic mashed potatoes; all gluten-free :)
Tried a new salmon recipe tonight for dinner; Blackened Salmon with Mango Salsa. For those who read my blog, you know that salmon is not a favorite of mine, but I keep trying it because it's a healthy food and Hubby loves it. This was pretty good; the mango salsa is delicious and we used Hubby's own blackening spice instead of the spices in the recipe.
Still doing the 30 Day Smoothie Challenge as well. Some smoothies are better than others but am trying lots of different recipes and ingredients to get some keeper recipes :)
My name is Michelle and I am tired of struggling with my weight. I am stopping the struggle.