I can’t believe that only A MONTH ago I was having a hard time wrapping my brain (and my stomach) around breakfast. I was stuck. Mental Road Block.
Block be gone!
In the mix: 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup skim milk, 1/3 cup gluten free rolled oats, 1/2 tbsp. chia powder, and 1/4 banana sliced – whipped at the boiling point; topped with:
Bakery on Main Gluten Free Granola Bar – Loved this flavor! I crumbled half the bar and sprinkled it on top :)
I’ve come to realize that I LOVE crunchy toppings. And look at how creamy those oats are. Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom
Let me put it this way: Around lunch time, Alex and I went to the movies for her birthday. We saw
The Switch with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. HOLY funny pants, this movie was hilarious! Really, really well done. Loved it!
But back to lunch, well, I may or may not have just eaten popcorn. Not exactly the poster child for healthy eating at that moment, but I’m allowed the odd lunch out at the movie theater! :)
For supper, I bounced back and paid my penance.
We went to a restaurant in Durham called Cuban Revolution. I’m not linking to it, because I don’t recommend you go there gluten free folks!
When I asked if they had a gluten free menu, or if someone could tell me what was gluten free, the hostess looked at me and said, “Sure. I can ask…I mean, you want a discount?”
No dear girl, I don’t want a discount. I want a meal that is free of gluten and will keep your bathroom free of my explosive diarrhea.
'When I explained to her what gluten free meant, she nodded and went to ask a waitress. The knowledgeable waitress came over and let me know the deal. In her words, “You just can’t eat the sandwiches, you know, on the bread.”
Oh! You mean I CAN eat half the other entrees that are battered and fried? And you mean that you don’t cook your sweet potato fries with those battered items? And the crab cakes don’t have bread crumbs? And the marinade on your chicken breast is wheat free? Really?
I don’t think so.
But I didn’t bombard this young lady with my own pent up anger at her suggestion of just not eating sandwich bread, instead I asked her if they fried their yucca fries with other items that were battered, such as fried chicken. Light bulb. “Oh yeah” she replies “we do”.
So I ordered a bowl of spinach with mandarin orange and red pepper, no dressing. After feeling so sick this past week, I knew I couldn’t put the fate of my health in their hands. No sir.
The salad was fine. I love spinach. So I figure that I made up for the popcorn lunch! :)
Ok! I’m off to work on guest posts and finish up our wedding weekend itinerary. Who knew not hiring a wedding planner was such a bad idea!?! FAIL! There are way too many details.