Monday, May 19, 2014

Meal Plan | May 2014 (Part II)

Ever since I found out about my food intolerances, I have been feverishly scouring Bloglovin. I definitely sleep later at night than I should because I'm searching for bloggers who cook the way I need to eat and make it look easy.

My stream of consciousness: I discovered nutritional yeast. You can add it to nuts to make vegan cheese! I introduced my pastry chef sister to egg-less chia eggs. I finally visited the restaurant where she works. I was reminded, yet again, that the Vitamix does NOT cook soups, even though they claim it does--unless you enjoy the raw taste of warm garlic and vegetables. I saw a garlic plant in its whole form for the first time.

Hubby & I celebrated our 3rd anniversary. Hurray!
Photo Credit: Mollie Jane Photography
South Coast Farms CSA
Organic Garlic Plant
Please read on for my meal plan.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Meal Plan | May 2014 (Part I)

These days, I am trying to convince myself that my daily gluten-free cooking routine hasn't changed significantly after eliminating corn, soy, and oats. It's so hard to not have any dairy (oh, glorious cheese) and eggs.

Dinners typically follow the format of a grilled/roasted protein and vegetable-based side. I know starches are usually the third part of this trifecta, but gluten-free grains or carbs don't always have to make an appearance to make a fulfilling meal.

Organic CSA Basket 
It's the last basket of the Spring Quarter!
  • (1) bunch scallion
  • (3) bunch late Spring Walla Walla onions
  • (1) bunch cilantro
  • (1) bunch black kale
  • (2) bunch red kale
  • (1) bunch beets with tops
  • (1) bunch baby turnips with tops
  • (1) bunch rainbow chard
  • (2) bunch collard greens
  • (2) large zucchinis
  • (2) cucumbers
  • (3) apples
  • (2) tangerines
  • (1) bunch broccoli
  • (1) fennel with tops
  • (2) avocados
Video: Here's a look at all the produce I get for just $35 every other week. Produce is harvested on the same day. Now, that's fresh!

Meal Plan

Here's what I'll be making for the next two weeks:

Recipes marked with an * are from my latest book purchase called My Viring Diet Cookbook by
Rebecca Lorraine. Recipes are gluten-free, soy-free, egg-free, corn-free, peanut-free, and sugar-free.