I’ll be honest. I thought I’d be done by now with this whole 30, gluten-free, diet situation. But my brain is starting to rewire itself and I’m having bad thoughts about gluten-free pizza. Well, not that bad. I will always love you pepperoni, but not ohmygodi’vegottahaveit. I’m also finding myself caught in these moments of zen where I’m all, “Peace, my brother. Have a beef kebab.” Luckily I don’t say that out loud, but I’m thinking it.
Sure I had a moment with gluten-free waffles this week, and this vigilant flossing is getting out of hand, but all-in-all it’s pretty OK. I’ve even dined out! But first, that’s some paleo chili that works on this diet. I steamed some green beans and seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper. Voila! Yum to the yum yum dinner is served.
Getting burned out on eggs for breakfast is a thing on this plan, ya’ll. I know you could eat dinner for breakfast, but unless that dinner is a ham and cheese sandwich on gluten-filled rolls in the Netherlands, I’m not really a fan of that business. But, yet again, Everyday Maven came in and helped shake things up. This is a breakfast casserole with broccoli and sausage that is amazoids. It’s kind of crazy—18 egg crazy—but wow, is it good. I substituted regular broccoli instead of broccoli rabe, and I used gluten-free hot Italian pork sausage instead of chicken, and it was the shizzle. Sure, I needed a house full of guests to share it with me, and now I’m tired of it because it makes SO MUCH GOODNESS. But it was fab before I burned out.
Now, check this out.
That is homemade tomato soup using the delish recipe from The Gluten-Free Table by those adorable Lagasse girls. All that’s in this? Tomatoes, basil, garlic, salt, pepper, broth, onions. SO GOOD. I roasted a chicken with coconut oil and vegetables (recipe in GIMB, the book) the night before and had leftovers with this soup the next time. Way to do me a solid, leftover chicken.
While I’m digging all of this cooking (and I did that Rosh Hashanah thing, but it was too crazy to take pictures before all of us chowed down), sometimes you find yourself face-to-face with fast food. I was taking the boy out for some errands and we stopped into Chipotle. You know I love my hard-shelled tacos, people, but this time I went full meat/veggie. With this –
That’s some carnitas, lettuce, and guacamole. Very filling, very tasty. I would say I didn’t miss the cheese, but I did, a bit. More than that though? I missed the hard-shell taco. It’s fascinating what I am missing. It seems to come down to non-gluten carbs and sugar. I love that. And here I thought my heart belonged to dairy.
Okay, people! Heading into week #3. Perking up a bit, still having mild headaches, but feeling more chill about it all. Now, who wants a kebab?
You are doing so good!!!! So glad you loved the chili and breakfast casserole! Now you are going into the homestretch! 🙂
Yay! Good for you.
ooo, Congratulations! Doing paleo/primal for a while definitely helped me. I wish you health!
btw – Fasano’s academics are labeling a “a 3-6 month diet of whole, unprocessed foods” as the “Gluten Contamination Elimination Diet” – but at least they’re paying attention. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23448408
Interesting choice of description, there.
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