Sunday, June 15, 2014

Gluten Free Menu Plan 06/08/14

What a week! After Dizzy Fest last Saturday I was reminded that I have MS, because my fatigue hit me like a brick wall. When I got home Saturday night I couldn't even remember much of what other people cooked. I just wanted a salad, then I was in bed by 8:30. Sunday I had to go grocery shopping, but I just couldn't handle the idea of hitting multiple stores like I usually do. I opted for the Giant and H-Mart since they are so close to each other. I spent a little more than I normally would, but I was so grateful to be able to come home and just relax. I also decided to skip yoga this week. I was just so tired that I knew I wouldn't be able to hold those poses. Instead I made some eggs for dinner and was asleep by 8:30, again. On Caleb's regular night to cook he texted me and asked if I'd like to go to Pure Wine Cafe instead of the tacos he had planned. That's always a big yes! I love that place! The food is always great, but it was even better this time since I now know one of the cooks. He came out to chat and explained that he could alter some of the items I didn't think I could have to make them gluten free. I love knowing people in the restaurant business! I did cook a few meals though, so here's what I cooked...

Breakfasts: I kept it simple and boring this week. I pretty much ate 2 hard boiled eggs and 2 slices of bacon each morning.

Lunches: Boring again here. I ate left over burrito bowls, tuna salad with lentil crackers, and mixed greens with tomatoes and dressing.


Burrito bowls: grilled chicken with Dizzy Pig Fajita-ish seasoning over cilantro-line rice, with a variety of diced bell peppers, red onion, tomato, avocado, and cilantro.

Beef hard tacos. (He cooked this for me the next night since we went out on his regular night.)

Grilled chicken, zucchini, and mushrooms.

Cashew chicken lettuce wraps. (This wasn't great and needs some serious tweaks. It was really more of a stir fry with leaf lettuce.)

Grilled pizza! I used Bob's GF pizza mix, and I loved it! I made one regular pizza for Caleb and a friend, then I did 2 GF pizzas. I topped one with pepperoni, and one with mushrooms. They both had a ton of cheese, and had a great texture. It wasn't at all like the card board-y GF pizzas I've had thus far. I have another mix called cup4cup that we haven't tried yet. If it's not good at least I know there's Bob's. I'm seriously so excited to be able to eat a quality pizza again. I haven't missed many things since I started this life style, but pizza has been the one thing I still really crave.

Work has been crazy busy, but after a few nights of really early bed times I finally felt better. The fatigue is gone for now and I'm ready to get back to my regular schedule again.

Today is father's day, so we are heading to my in-laws to celebrate. My sister-in-law is also GF, so that makes it easier. I hate having to ask people to make something special for me, but since I'm not the only one, I know I'll be able to eat everything. We are doing everything Asian style, so I'm sure there will be plenty of GF soy sauce in the marinades. My MIL is making an Asian marinated steak dish. My SIL is making an Asian salad. And we are making pork spring rolls, Vietnamese bahn mi style. I even found a GF dipping sauce at the H-Mart for our spring rolls. I'm not sure it's really "bahn mi" flavors though, so I'll also make a srirachi mayo to go with them.

I am taking a bunch of pictures of the food I'm making today, so hopefully I'll get a recipe or two posted in the next couple of days. Have a great week!

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