The first thing I prepared for the meal was the banana bread.
and that was the last picture I got of the banana bread because I was in a hurry. I’ve never been a banana bread kind of person, but this was so good and looked like regular banana bread. I’m pretty sure this was my favorite dessert mix that was sent to me. I have another box, so I’ll make it soon and post some pictures.
Blanched green beans coated with fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, chopped fresh garlic, sea salt, and black sesame seeds.
Cucumbers + tomato salad covered in Tajin (chili & lime powder)
Cilantro Lime Quinoa
This dish inspired me to make the Toasted Cilantro Lime Quinoa salad. But on this day, the only thing I did different was, I didn’t do the toasting process. I just boiled my quinoa, cooled it, added a mixture of fresh lime juice (1 lime), 2 chopped garlic cloves, and 3 tablespoons of cilantro.
Tinga made with tofu
I used my girl’s (Land of La La) Tinga recipe
As I cooked the tinga, I had extra firm tofu triangles in the oven baking at 450 degrees for 30 minutes (flip them halfway through). After that, I poured the Tinga all over the tofu and baked for 20 minutes. OH EM GEE..SO GOOD! I love chipotle peppers!!
People often ask me how I live a Gluten-free life, so I figured I would show you my kitchen. My tip: DON’T BUY GLUTEN. Even if I was a parent, I probably wouldn’t buy gluten. If you look at popular snacks on the market, they’re loaded with garbage, gluten or not. Here, child…eat an apple.
I do not care about what other people do, how they live their lives, but I most definitely would never let a child or anyone dictate what food goes into my home. I don’t mind treats, that’s what they are, a treat. Something you have once in awhile. Please know that I’m not trying to come off as condescending. I just believe that if you’re an adult, you make the decisions. There’s great non-GMO bake mixes out there, like the ones that I’ve been featuring on my blog. Or you can simply bake your own. I’m liking this baking thing, I’m having a lot of fun with the gluten-free flours I was sent. If I’m having a great time with it, imagine how your kids would react. 🙂
I’m learning now that you don’t have to be a complete weirdo. Gluten-free all purpose flour is a life saver. You can make anything and everything with it. If you make the food yourself, it’ll be easy when you go out. That took me years to learn. Because of this challenge, I’ve broaden my horizons and can eat foods I haven’t eaten in years. The temptation just isn’t there anymore and it’s only week two!
I always have fresh fruit available.
I’m actually running low on produce, but you get the picture. I make sure to have ample amounts of veggies to juice/stir fry/grill.
Random beauty products & vitamins.
My deli meat drawer is full of veggies, cheese and tofu. HA!
Oooh, and corn tortillas!
I always have seltzer on hand. If you’re trying to break the habit of drinking soda, get some of this stuff. Add fresh juice to it if you want flavor. Once in awhile, I’ll add fresh lemon juice or pineapple juice. It’s SO good!
I’d show my pantry but it’s dark, creepy, and full of an assortment of dried beans, rice, and NOW Foods .
I hope you enjoyed my week, mini tour, and interview. How was your week?