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Two primal celebratory meals

Friday, January 10, 2014

Within this past week I enjoyed two celebratory meals - my 25th anniversary
(! emoticon ) dinner, and lunch with my student who just completed his PhD. Both were delicious and healthy. It helps that gluten-free options are becoming a standard part of some restaurants here. Since I live in small-town/rural E. Washington, if it's happening here I assume this is indeed becoming a common option around the country.

Anniversary: here is the link to the menu:

We shared the Peruvian spring rolls and the Cobb salad for appetizers. My wife had a "Sangria burger" wrapped in lettuce, and with sauteed kale on the side instead of french fries. I had the GF version of the gorgonzola pasta with chicken, accompanied by an "Omission" GF beer out of Portland I haven't had that rich a dish in quite a time ... very full by the end! Plus, that afternoon we'd had a coffee and chocolate cheesecake (coconut flakes/oil crust, cream cheese, Xylitol, very dark chocolate).

Safe to say that 25 years ago I had no idea how I'd be eating now ... not very low-carb, but it was delicious and still this side of healthy, I think.

Celebration lunch: this was simpler: burgers and beers for two guys. I had mine wrapped in lettuce, topped with extra cheese, bacon, egg, and slaw. Had a side salad instead of fries. Gluten-free beer (2!) - Lakefront Brewery "New Grist" = HIGHLY recommended - here is the link to their site:

Just wanted to share the good times. I'll be interested to hear if others are finding it easier to eat out as well.

Cheers, everyone!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GINAV2 1/11/2014 9:31AM

    Celebratory, delicious, AND healthy - fantastic!

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JSTETSER 1/11/2014 6:57AM

    What delicious healthy meals! Happy anniversary! Congrats to your student too!

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