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Birthday lunch

Monday, June 17, 2013

After a busy week traveling it was nice to have a quiet weekend at home. DH offered to take me out to eat for my birthday yesterday but I was happy to cook.

I did halved sweet potatoes sprinkled with olive oil in the grill pan and they turned out really nice. Once they had nice grill marks I added some water and put the lid on the pan to steam them till they were done.



I did the fresh green beans with 4 rashers of bacon cut up and I grilled a steak with some mushrooms as a nice treat.

My plate:



No dessert as we had celebrated my birthday last Wednesday with our friends. She made a lovely gluten free lemon tart using less sugar than you would normally find - it was nice and tart. The crust was almonds and gluten free baking flour (not sure what brand she used- I need to get her recipe!)

Lemon tart before:



and after..



We had the leftovers at breakfast the next day with fresh strawberries, pineapple and melon - YUM!

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 6/21/2013 7:15PM

    It looks SO delicious. I love your idea about the "grilled" sweet potatoes. I want to try that. I'm going to need a grill pan. Happy Birthday!!

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CELLO23 6/20/2013 3:50AM

    Belated happy returns! emoticon Hope you had a lovely time.
I like your way with sweet potato. I've only started using it recently and am a convert!

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DAWN14163 6/18/2013 3:40AM

    Belated happy birthday! Lang zal zij leven! The lemon tart recipe would be appreciated - I have a frind with coeliac disease who I would love to make this for....
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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 6/18/2013 1:22AM

    SO glad you had a wonderful birthday and as always everything looks so good.

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BLKLILY 6/17/2013 8:11PM

    As usual...your food always looks good! I am glad you are able to find veggies to eat again! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 6/17/2013 6:43PM

    Happy, Happy belated birthday.
Your meal looks like my kind of meal and I could have eaten it all.
Cheers
Sallie

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WALLAHALLA 6/17/2013 5:28PM

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KATRINAKAT23 6/17/2013 4:50PM

  Belatedly emoticon

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IRP1114 6/17/2013 2:32PM

    Yum! Everything looks and sounds divine! Sounds like you enjoyed your day.

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MELTEAGUE 6/17/2013 1:10PM

    Delicious! The lemon tart looks amazing and the recipe would be good too! emoticon

I hope you have a fantastic birthday and the sweet potato look so good!

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