Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A little under the weather & Gluten Free

Most know I have been a little under the weather as of late. Just alot has piled up. It has been so frustrating as I try to rest and dream more about what I want to accomplish. Last week I had laringytis and these fits of coughs. It was so bad that I sneezed this past weekend and my son came running out of the bedroom and said "are you choking?" I said it was a sneeze and his response was "ah oh... maybe you shouldn't do it like that. I was worried."

Also, our store newsletter came out this past weekend with a few goodies in it and some phenomenal salsa recipes included. yum. I can't wait to try those. I have a ton of veggies in my fridge because I participate in bountiful basket. Our goal is to eat all the veggies in the house. so we have make your own pizza night. My son sticks with the cheese and slices of ham maybe he'll add in a tomato or two. My husband and I will do our best to load them with veggies. I have some gluten free pizza square crusts by kinninnick. Oh man are they delish. They brown up and everything. So we take those and add away... My hubbies take last week was to use the swiss chard in the bountiful basket. So he fried up some bacon and used some of the grease to wilt the chard by tossing it together. just a little bit. Then put it on the pizza crust with chunks of provolone cheese and put it in the oven. His Pizza was soooo much better tasting then mine. Mine was yellow squash slices very thin (from the basket) thin slices of tomatoes, feta cheese, pesto sauce, mushrooms, scallions chopped and bacon bits on top. It was yummy until I bit into my hubbies. They were so much fun to make. Yep there wasn't any Red Sauce for on the pizza we just skipped that. yum yum.

This week there are a bunch of kiwi's in my basket and artichokes. I think with the salsa pack I ordered extra I will make calabacitas and grilled chicken for dinner tonight. An easy dish with lots of veggies and a little cheese on top. I must be starting to feel better I want to eat again.

So I am thinking after glancing at this post. I must be hungry. so maybe I should go eat some breakfast which leads me to another great adventure a few weeks ago. I went to a gluten free food faire here in Tucson. There was so much food that when I walked in the door and folks were jabbing "bread-like" products at me. I froze. I paniced. Could I really put those items in my mouth and not get sick. Especially the one that looked like a twinky? Well I did and yum yum. What a great morning. I couldn't eat many so I had a plastic bag I just kept throwing samples in left and right and when we got home the guys and I sat down and sampled. The items that stood out best to me.... Innocent Indulgence.. alot of gluten free desserts. The cheesecake I had was just to tart (I think it was keylime) for my boys, but it makes my tongue just pucker as I think about it now and it was yum.  I went in search of a sandwich bread. This I think is the ultimate in the gluten free world. There is one I am dieing to try, but I really like to buy local. (I am thinking about breaking this rule) Canyon Bakehouse Bread has gotten so many rave reviews.  But  I went to the food faire in search of a sandwich bread. There are a few that stick out in my mind. One was by Gluten Free Creations. Excellent Bread and they had some lemon cookies that I nibbled on. Just absolutely delish. I bought a few half loafs and am able to eat an open face sandwich without feeling like a gut bomb. I have had to toast all of the breads I got, but after toasting totally edible and don't leave my tummy feeling miserable. Next time I head through Phoenix I will be making a pass at any of the places listed on their brochure to purchase more. My favorite bread from the Food Faire was French Meadow . The lady demoing the bread was running a toaster like a well oiled machine and wowing the crowd with the small of hot cinnamon raisin bread. And the white bread. WOW. It was delish. She stated that the breads could be found at Sunflower and a few others. I haven't seen them at Sunflower before and I have poured over the bread selection there. So I am gonna have to keep looking. For now I have a few more breads in my freezer that I purchased. One made with goat cheese. Yum yum. so I will review those later in the week....

And I am still hungry so I better go eat some breakfast. And then I am off to work on some more files. If you missed the newsletter sign up. you can join on the front page of the store and those looking for one of my files in store... there was a coupon in the newsletter good til the next one comes out.

I hope you are doing awesome!!!! have a wonderful day!

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