Oh friends…where has the time gone? It has been crazy stressful in the world of Gluten Hates Me, and as much as it’s exciting…it’s also weighing me down.
Let’s start with breakfast, and then first bit of stress. This week consisted of what I can only call “The Dreamboat” of gluten free oatmeal!
Bob’s Red Mill gluten free oats whipped with 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup milk, and 1/3 banana; topped with:
Peanut Butter & Co Dark Chocolate Dreams. Heavenly,
Gabriela, you are the best!!
The first bit of stress is that Parrish and I have started the process of hopefully becoming first time home owners.
Since moving, Parrish and I have been paying nearly a grand each month in rent, and in Wilmington the rent wasn’t much cheaper. Every time I pay my rent, I die a little inside. Over the weekend, my bestie sister really drove the point home for me, STOP PAYING RENT!
The only thing that was holding us back was our own perception that we can’t do it. I’m quickly discovering that we can! Which is exciting BUT…there is a little voice in the back of my head that keeps yelling “Are you kidding me? You’re can’t do this, grown ups do this. You’re not grown up!!”
So stay tuned in the coming weeks, and feel free to give me any advice! Seriously. Luckily, we do realize that we ARE FIRST TIME home buyers. We’re not expecting to find our dream house, but we are hoping to find a nice place we can call home!
And of course my second bit of stress is the wedding. Again, exciting but stressful. I hope to be buying my wedding dress next week (AHHHHH!!!!) I’m hoping that I like the dress as much as I do online!
Typically when I’m stressed I eat…unhealthy foods. It’s something that I know about myself, and if I’m super aware, I can bypass eating the bad stuff. Meal planning has been super helpful, but Parrish and I didn’t plan for this week. All day today I could feel the stress eating away at me, and so in the early afternoon I started looking for a healthy recipe. That way by the time I was starving I would have a plan.
My go-to for healthy recipes is Heidi Swanson of 101 cookbooks. Her recipes are typically easy and always approachable. I was craving a veggie burger and found everything I was looking for in her ‘Ultimate Veggie Burger’ recipe. In the post, Heidi talks about making a veggie burger that doesn’t need a bun…um hello?!? You guys know how I feel about gluten free buns! This recipe is perfect for gluten free folks! And…I guarantee gluten lovers will devour it too!
I give you a gluten free veggie bun!!
I stuffed my veggie burger with a laughing cow cheese, avocado, and hot sauce!
I honestly can’t believe this recipe worked out!! Remember the last time I tried to make a veggie burger? Eesh. Not only did this veggie burger hold together, but it WAS the bun!!!
I enjoyed this recipe so much, that I immediately went over to Amazon and purchases Heidi’s book!
Off to bed and to watch House Hunters: First Time Home Buyers Edition…or maybe just a few episodes of The Office! :)