Howdy Everyone! Sorry for the MIA on Monday!
This week is crazy and I don’t have access to fast internet!!
I asked my friend Marie from the Troy Gardens to write a lovely post and it is great!
Take it away Marie!!
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Hey guys! I’m Marie, Liz’s friend from the kids garden.
Liz asked me to
write a guest entry about gluten free eating. So…. here it goes!!!
Since day one I’ve always had stomach/intestine issues (my mom can
validate that… sorry mom). We couldn’t pinpoint a reason why my tummy
always hurt until….I graduated from high school!! At that time a few
of my cousins got diagnosed with Celiac disease and I got tested too. I
don’t have Celiac disease, but I do have a gluten sensitivity. Ever
since then I’ve been doing my best to avoid eating gluten products..and
my tummy thanks me!!!
Here are some ways I keep myself sane while abstaining from gluten:
- -remind myself of the consequences from eating gluten (bloating, tummy
- ache, a long time in the bathroom etc…) general feelings of discomfort
- - eat Greek yogurt (cough Fage cough)
- - snack on fruits, nuts, and almond butter
- - always keep gf pasta, gf bread (Udi’s brand is my fav), and quinoa in my cupboard
-thanks to the Gluten Free Expo for filling up my
pantry…best day ever!!!!
- - remind myself of the consequences a few more times
- - read gf blogs and cookbooks to get new recipes!
- - have fun with cooking, and learn how to use new foods..every day is a new challenge and I love it!
- - think about the consequences a few more times
Just for kicks here’s a yummy quinoa recipe (I brought this to a potluck with all of the garden girls!)
Recipe and Photo courtesy of Ashley Rodriguez from gojee.com.
This ancient grain is packed with fiber and
protein, is gluten-free and is as adaptable as pasta or rice.
Quinoa cooks up just as easily as rice and from there the options are
endless. My recent favorite quinoa-based dish was delightful little
salad that consisted of 1 1/2 cups quinoa, 1 can black beans, 2 small
zucchinis that were sliced then grilled with olive oil and salt and
I tossed in some roasted pepper, finely minced garlic (one
healthy size clove), a handful of chopped cilantro and a good amount of
fresh feta (cotija would have also been a lovely choice). A squeeze of
fresh lime juice and lime wedges served along the side and this salad
was as pleasing in my belly as it was to my eyes.
Marie also wanted to give you a quick FYI on her favorite beer so i concocted an About Me!
- Name : Estrella Daura
- Who Makes Me : Estrella Damm brewery
- Tastes Like: Fruity and Floral on the nose with sweet spices
- Texture : Creamy
- Awards : World Beer Awards: World’s best gluten free beer – 2008,2009
Thanks Marie! You did a great job! :)
Hope you guys enjoyed Marie’s Post about her ways of coping with this sensitivity!