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HA HA, I'm a nurse also and work in a large cardiology practice. I just started here in August and the first thing the staff said is you'll have to buy bigger scrubs because the drug reps are always bringing food. 8 months later of course I haven't gained a pound and am happy about it. I can't eat the crap they bring and don't care. I look at he staff, 90% are overweight and they sit stuffing their faces with their stomachs sitting on their thighs. 3 are already on HTN meds and they are under 50. I am certainly the lucky one here. :-)
I just wash everything well or put it in the dishwasher and have never had a problem. Been doing this for 20 years. If you are concerned about baking sheets just use Reynolds Release. It is a non stick aluminum foil. I don't do 2 blenders, food processors or mixers. I just put everything in the dishwasher. You can drive yourself crazy over this or take a common sense practical approach.
Here is an even fancier one Ive been making for passover every year. It is a huge hit and freezes well. Once chilled I place wax paper over the top. Place the cake on a cakeboard with doily, wrap in foil and place in a 2 gallon ziploc bag. I make it every year, freeze it and then cart it 200 miles to the inlaws in a cooler and it is always a hit. To dress it up even more, melt some white chocolate and drizzle over the top. The white against the very dark chocolate is a beautiful presentation.
Flourless Chocolate Cake
from the William Sonoma guide to Good cooking
10 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup butter cut into pieces
2 tsp. vanilla extract
5 eggs, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 3500F. Butter a 9
There are several brands of gluten free pre made pizza crusts. Much better to just buy your own sauce, cheese, veggies, pepperoni etc and make your own.
Best pasta in m opinion is Bionature. Even my husband eats it. Kettle Cuisine makes excellent frozen soups in single servings. http://www.kettlecuisine.com/Our-Soup.aspx Great for lunch. Udi's bread and bagels best ever.
Any gluten free cereal works and crushes nicely in a food processor. I have also thrown in gluten free gingersnaps for a crust for a pumpkin cheesecake and the natures path gluten free honey cornflakes.