...but I think they are tasty. Especially with pico de gallo.
Hello! I wanted to let you all know how I have been progressing on this gluten-free stuff.
First off though, I have been lying around on the couch for the past two days with a temperature of 103. I could sometimes make it move down to 101, but it kept jumping back up. I turned to my best friend for advice. (Having a bit of trouble with my health insurance right now!) She has been sick so much she could practically be a doctor besides the fact that she’s like a walking pharmacy! Following her orders I have successfully kept my temp down to its usual 97 degrees for about 12 hours now.
I sadly must admit that I have still been eating too many frozen dinners in lieu of finding meals that are gluten-free, meat-free, dairy-free, and soy-free. (Oh yeah, and try finding recipes that take those things into consideration that DON'T include mushrooms, squash or coconut. YUCK!) I haven’t eaten meat in forever, my body can’t handle dairy (except for yogurt) and the more I read about (unfermented) soy I’d rather stay away. So basically, I’m incredibly difficult when it comes to food!
I have been getting cookbooks from the library so I can plan out a week’s worth of meals with whole foods that take into account my food intolerances and preferences. It hasn’t been easy, but here’s what I have so far to try this next week (which would have been this week if I hadn’t gotten sick!)
Black Bean Burgers (I know I used to make these, but the recipe will have been revamped to be gluten-free)
Pumpkin Enchiladas (homemade enchilada sauce and CORN tortillas)
Protein Potatoes (basically mashed potatoes with a few surprises)
Avocado Bean Salad
and Yam and Bean Burritos.
But all this talk is boring, so here is some food that already meets my requirements!
This is a bowl at the Laughing Planet Café in Portland aptly named the Steamed Rice, Beans, and Veggies bowl.
I know it looks like a big pile of vegetables, but there are pinto beans and brown rice under there too, really!
The tomatillo salsa really kicks the flavors up a notch. Oh and the pico de gallo doesn’t hurt ;)
Yay something I can eat!
But I thought about it and this would SUPER simple to make at home. So I made up some pico de gallo, which I was super lazy about and will definitely be chopping finer next time.
I reheated some pre-made brown rice and pinto beans.
And topped everything with steamed broccoli and carrots.
I think I am making this (blank)-free cooking too hard on myself! But sometimes it just seems easier to grab a can of
And dump it into a bowl.
By the way, if you do happen to do this and realize that there is more liquid than you would like, please use a strainer! Otherwise you will be annoyed like I was when I dumped a good quarter of it in the sink. Trust me, you can clean a strainer. And if you have a dishwasher like I do, there’s no excuse!
Keep well everyone and if you do get sick follow your doctor’s (or trusted friend’s) advice, if you know they know what they are talking about!