It’s Monday. So today begins my 21 day grain-free challenge. Not just gluten free, but grain free.
This means no:
Wheat*Rye*Barley*Bran*Bulgur*Couscous*Farina*Kamut*Orzo*Semolina*Spelt*Corn*Cornmeal*Rice *Oats*Millet* and a few other grains that I just don’t eat (and have never heard of). It also means some of the derivatives, like no cornstarch and no beer! Not that I drink much beer, but I have to remember.
I did some reading, and it appears that quinoa is not a grain, although often categorized as one. It is actually a seed, so I can have that. That sort of seems like cheating? But then, flax meal isn’t a grain either.
I tried a new recipe for breakfast which I will post the recipe for on Tuesday. These are something I am calling ricotta puffs. I got the recipe from the Perfect 10 book, but I changed them up a bit.
With blueberry sauce (which I had to thicken with arrowroot and not cornstarch). 5 ingredients in these little puffs and easy to make. Check back tomorrow for that post.
These were quite good. I made 6, so you will see more this week 😀
Work was quick during the morning, even though the cable guy came in and had to work on our cable modem and the line to the house because something has been weird with it lately. No internet means no work. So I ate lunch while he was here.
Salad topped with some cooked pork, feta cheese, and honey mustard dressing (that I made). I can’t have my BBQ sauce because it has food starch in it. Need to shop for a different brand. Grain free is actually a little harder than gluten free, it turns out.
Pixie is so annoyed here. I was trying to put these in place while she was sleeping, but the banana touched her and woke her up. Ooops.
Dinner was a cheese omelet with Cabot cheese in my Xbox.
I had some omelet run off, though. Don’t put 2 eggs and cheese in only one of the wells. Lesson duly noted.
Grain free day done. I have done them before, so no problem today.
I think I will have trouble in a couple of days when I miss my bagel.
I already have grain-free meals in my repertoire, so it won’t be so bad at first. These grain-free recipes are going to be in the mix these next 3 weeks:
Now for some relaxing tonight with this while eating above peanuts:
I finally got it at the library! I am only about a year behind everyone else…