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Creamy Spinach Feta Dip
That's right, my baby can grill.
Yesterday marked a very important day for me. As a day of sandwiches, spinach dip, and spirited drinking (GO SEAHAWKS!), I ingested a ton of carbs of the gluten variety. I've decided to give gluten-free eating a shot.
Could I have picked a worse Monday to start? Today I started a 64 hour Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training. Ka-blammo, that sounds intense, huh?
Breakfast was two hastily peeled hard-boiled eggs and a banana, eaten in my car. I peeled them at home, just to clarify. That would NOT be safe.
As for lunch, I always have difficulties in these situations. You really can't count on a microwave being at the training center, and eating out would be expensive, fattening, and gluten-filled. So, I took some very responsible measures...
I prepared by whipping up a delicious rotisserie chicken:
|Slaved my fingers to the bone, I did....|
I rounded out my day with snacks of hummus (which tasted off) with (stale) tortilla chips and one of my new favorite flavors of Larabar.
It really tastes exactly like a lemon bar. it's very tasty. Plus, dates, lemon, cashews, almonds. That's it. Can't get more pure than that.
I have to say, though, that after having a major carb binge yesterday I was starving. That gods some genius found the time to throw a pot roast in the crockpot before leaving the house.
Pay attention, everyone:
Pot Roast Recipe:
Glug some red wine (leave yourself a glass for dinner) and some low sodium beef broth into the bottom of your crockpot. Add a few thyme sprigs, some red pepper flakes, and a couple bay leaves. Dig through cupboards and find an onion soup mix. Read that it's also gluten-free, then do a little dance. Salt and pepper a big hunk o' meat. Chuck, preferably. Sear on both sides in your shitty apartment kitchen, risking setting off the smoke detectors at 6:30 in the morning. After searing, put in the crockpot. Top with onions, then quartered yukon golds, then a ton of baby carrots, and some whole mushrooms. Cook on low for seven hours- or whenever you get home. Enjoy with some Tony's.
Time to go spend some time with Kevin and a glass of wine. I leave you with one last picture.... my nephew D has decided on his Halloween costume:
GAH! So cute!
Have a great week everyone!