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)
Grapes
Blood Orange Sorbet in a GF cone



Day 21 -- Leftovers

September 21st

Breakfast
I had yummy leftover pancakes and bacon!

Lunch
I had my salmon salad leftovers.

Dinner
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.

Snack
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!

Breakfast
GF/DF Pancakes
Sunday Bacon
Eggs
Orange slices

Lunch
Salmon Salad

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


Dinner

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.

Snack

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.

Breakfast
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.

Lunch
Leftover Spaghetti

Supper

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

Snack
Air-popped popcorn with olive oil and nutritional yeast.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Day 15 -- A Church Potluck

Breakfast

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!

Lunch
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. 

Dinner
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

Breakfast
Toast with almond butter and homemade apple butter.

Lunch
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.

Supper
Spaghetti and meat sauce.

Snack
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.