Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
I just had my current favorite lunch at work - a glutenfreeda's gluten-free vegetarian bean & cheese burrito with lots of salsa. Yum! The tortilla wrap is not strong enough to pick-up and eat it out of hand but the superior taste more than makes up for having to use a fork. I ate it with plain old thick & chunky Old El Paso salsa. Excellent! They're kind of expensive. My local Health Food Mart charges $3.59 for one. I'm willing to pay the price about once a week but I'm going to ask them if I can pick-up a case and maybe get the cost down some. If you're in Topeka and looking for GF items this little store is the place to go.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Numero uno is gulf shrimp (good ole south Lousiana style with head and shell on) boiled in Zatarains Crab Boil and served cold with fresh lemon juice.
2. Georgia peaches right off the tree and at the peak of ripeness
3. a plate of homegrown tomatoes in July
4. Chateaubriand for two cooked medium rare at Cattlemen's Steak House in Fort Worth, TX (this was our anniversary dinner every year)
5. White chocolate raspberry cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory
6. My mother-in-law's fried chicken.
7. My mother's peanut butter fudge.
8. Blue corn chips with lots of salsa.
9. Bordens' chocolate milk (do they even make Bordens anywhere anymore?)
10. Banana Pudding made with instant pudding and Nilla wafers.
What are your favorite foods? It was Tina over at Carrots n Cake that got me to thinking about what my favorite foods are. You can see her post here.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I am hooked on apples with a schmear of this Dark Chocolate Dreams from Peanut Butter & Co. I feel deprived if I don't have one every afternoon. I seem to go through a jar about every week. I tell myself that I'm getting some good protein along with the deliciousness. I haven't made a sandwich with it yet. Maybe when I find a nice fresh loaf of Udi's Whole Grain bread I'll try it that way. BTW it says Gluten-Free right on the label.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Clean Eating is one cooking magazine to which I subscribe. GF Recipes are marked. This gives me a nice jumping off place to start looking for recipes I'd like to try. Some of their recipes aren't already GF but can be easily altered so that they are. Last night I tried Kathi's Curried Quinoa Salad. This recipe is not in the magazine. It's only available online at their site. It was super easy and tasty. I've eaten quinoa once before and I enjoyed it but this was the first time I ever tried cooking it - nothing to it. I couldn't find quinoa in my local grocery but the health food market had it in bulk. I bought a pound, which seems to be 2 cups, to start. I'm having left overs for lunch today.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Last week was my Aunt's 95th birthday. Her daughters planned a big reception in her honor at the assisted living facility where she lives. There were tons of people there. I think she knows pretty much everyone in Olathe.
Before the "party" a few of us met at the Granite City Food and Brewery in Olathe. I'd never been there and was concerned about the GF properties of their food. I asked for the allergy menu and they actually had one - not specifically GF but at least wheat free. With that I felt a little more comfortable ordering. I ordered the Vegetarian Santa Fe Salad. It was excellent. It had a blend of chopped romaine, assorted spring greens and fresh chopped cilantro tossed in a tequila vinaigrette dressing. It also had black beans, diced tomatoes, sweet corn, shredded cheddar cheese, diced avocado, pico de gallo and strips of crispy tortilla chips (corn). It was $7.09 for a large filling serving. I enjoyed the salad immensely and I would go back just for it. Yum.