Monday, September 23, 2013

Day 22 -- Continued Birthday Celebration!

Sunday, September 22nd.

Meal 1:
We went on a special trip to Palm Palace.  I had a free birthday meal there, so we decided to eat out after church.  After much deliberation, I got the quail with roasted vegetables and a side salad.  Yummy!  I also had their mint lemonade, which is fantastic.

Meal 2:
Can this really be called a meal?  It was what I ate while watching a movie...

Popcorn (air-popped, nutritional yeast, olive oil)
Blood Orange Sorbet in a GF cone

Day 21 -- Leftovers

September 21st

I had yummy leftover pancakes and bacon!

I had my salmon salad leftovers.

My mom made Mexican Sandwich filling in the slow cooker.  It is a really simple recipe, but very tasty!  I had some of that with tortilla chips.

A bowl of Joe's O's with almond milk.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Day 20 -- Happy Birthday to Me!

September 20th

Hello world!  I am skipping September 18th and 19th because I honestly do not remember what I ate.  Consequently, it must not have been all that exciting...

Yesterday was my birthday!  My mom made me yummy pancakes, bacon, eggs, and orange slices for breakfast.  Then I went and had my hair done up all fancy.  My dad came home early and surprised us, so we went out for lunch and friend Kellie joined us. :)  Then, I had dessert and opened presents, played Boggle, and went out for dinner with Ben! Overall, a very good birthday!

GF/DF Pancakes
Sunday Bacon
Orange slices

Salmon Salad

My mom made raw, vegan carrot cake muffins. Very yummy!


This was special. We went to a sushi place in Ann Arbor, and it was amazing.  We went all out and had an appetizer, entrees, and dessert!

They brought edamame to the table like a bread basket.  And then we ordered Tuna Ceviche.  It was fantastic!

I ordered the sashimi platter, which was beautiful and delicious, and Ben got some fabulous sushi.

Then, I got their mango shaved ice with passion fruit beads and mango syrup on top.  Yum!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Day 17 -- Two and a Half Meals

September 17th

Meal One:
I had some leftover oatmeal.  I also enjoyed a smoothie I made with about a cup of frozen mixed berries with cherries, 8 oz POM juice, 6 ice cubes, and a third cup or so of goat yogurt. I added a squirt of lemon juice to brighten the flavor.  It was tasty, but a bit too heavy on the yogurt.

Meal Two
Mom made a chicken, onion, yellow pepper soy sauce stir-fry.  I had it over those no-calorie noodles.  It was pretty good. The noodles are like glass noodles in texture, but it is strange for me to eat food that is nutritionally void.


Lucy's Brownie Cakes 

I had a pack of these for a snack.  They were pretty tasty for packaged gluten-free foods.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Day 16 -- Meals at Home

September 16th

We tend to love leftovers.  We cook a large enough portion at dinner for lunch the next day or so.  Ergo, I eat a lot of the same thing over the week.

I had some of the Steel Cut oats recipe  I posted at the beginning of this 30 day blogging challenge.  I didn't soak it ahead of time, and I think I prefer the soaking method for digestibility.

Leftover Spaghetti


I had a salad with avocado, cucumber, and a bit of goat cheese. 

Air-popped popcorn with olive oil and nutritional yeast.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Day 15 -- A Church Potluck


I grabbed a quick Kind bar on the way out the door.  We played a game of Monopoly the night before, so I was tired!

This was one of the first times I haven't taken something to a potluck that I could eat.  Instead, I brought my grandma's apple cake recipe.  I was still able to find food to eat, though.  A bunless burger. Some sauerkraut and Cole slaw.  A few potato chips.  A deviled egg.  And some fruit. 

We cooked up t-bones.  I ate the filet portion and part of the strip portion.  I mostly just enjoyed my salad topped with avocado, kalamata olives, onion, tomato, and bell peppers.  I had a few raspberries to end the meal.

Soon, I intend to made a gluten-free adaptation of my grandma's apple cake recipe.  I haven't had a successful batch in the past, but I hope to try again and introduce a fool proof recipe!  I will present it with the originals, of course!

Day 14 -- A church brunch

September 14th

Toast with almond butter and homemade apple butter.

I was at a brunch for a WAR event (Women at Risk).  I ate egg salad, ham, and fruit.  In hindsight, I wish I had limited myself to just the fruit.  It was all tasty, though.

Spaghetti and meat sauce.

Air-popped popcorn with olive oil and nutritional yeast and salt. 
I also had a snack of chocolate, a few pistachios, and a couple crackers.