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My husband fixed fish, slaw and mashed potatoes.

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I layed out some ground beef... so i have no idea what i will do with it. I'll think of something.

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I thought it might be fun if we had a thread where we shared what we're cooking up for dinner:) I am not an experienced cook so coming up with gluten free menus for me and my boyfriend feels like a challenge. It's also weird since I only started eating meat since my diagnosis, so I have 0 experience preparing meat.

Tonight I'm going to try that Tinkyada spiral pasta with some gluten-free pasta sauce and gluten-free meatballs I got from TJ's.

I love Tinkyada brown ride spiral pasta. I like to stir fry some zucchini, onions and red peppers and then put it in with the pasta sauce and pasta. It makes a great fast meal

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On tonight's menu is gluten free nitrate free lamb sausages, baked sweet potatoes, boiled cauliflower and cabbage salad. For the cabbage salad I chop green cabbage, green onions, fresh cilantro, diced avocado and mix with lemon juice, sea salt and olive oil. Simple really.

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FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! bitchslap2.gif

I have to disagree with you here! Wolfie is always eating her broccoli and stews. If, once a week, she wants to eat cake only for a meal.....I say ENJOY! No one thinks its odd to eat pancakes for a meal. Not much diference in my mind.

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Dad! Karen is being a poopyhead again!!!!!!!!!

You guys are so helpful :)

In all seriousness, i do eat quite a bit of protien every day (anything from meat to peanut butter to cheese, etc).

Okay, hon. Sorry, not meant as a nag. it's the teacher/mama hen in me. Your brain needs protein and I know you're working hard this semester!

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Karen's right.... If you wanna eat cake, eat cake!!!

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We're having beef and vegetable soup tonight.

Sadly, there is no cake in the house ( man, now I want cake......)

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Karen's right.... If you wanna eat cake, eat cake!!!

Just don't eat the plate!

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Just for moment there I thought Irish was going to wow us with a bacon cake recipe, thus fulfilling all our cake and protein requirements in one easy step.

I may not be eating it at the moment, but I am certainly pro cake. :)

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You know I love bacon. BaconEmote.gif

You know I love cake. cake-smiley-emoticon.gif

I do not really think I want them together. dunno-smiley-emoticon.gif

Maybe I'm wrong and it tastes great, but I'm just not that intrigued by it.

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Hubby added bacon to one of my choc cakes with fudge frosting - it was one cake I was not sad to miss ;)

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Oh dinner - I'm tired and grumpy so Ralph Soup encores for them - zunoodles and meat of some sort for me.

Lemon cake is still calling my name - I wish it would stop!

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Plum crumble is calling mine :)

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but you can eat plum crumble...haven't had a good pity party lately -- looks like it is tonight...although I did see something served on Downton that got me thinking...Valentines treat for my family:

http://search.chow.com/thumbnail/480/0/www.chow.com/assets/2011/11/charlotterusse_620.jpg

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but you can eat plum crumble...

:D

(sorry) :(

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I think my hormones are all out of whack lately, one day I desperately want a donut

(the soft kind with chocolate icing....) and then it's pizza and then it's pasta alfredo

and then the next day it's something else. I'd think I was pregnant if that were physically

possible..... :ph34r:

Dinner tonight: Homemade chicken soup, also Chebe and some cheddar. Chebe

definitely makes being grain free a LOT easier.... I wake up every day and remind

myself, 'At least you still have dairy. At least you still have dairy.' It helps!

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Hmmm. Trying not to think about dinner. Been sick today, could be bug, period stuff or the big g. Whichever, I don't have any of my normal go to foods so a bit stuck. Cooked some rice, but don't fancy it yet. Maybe egg later. I think it may be my own fault for raising the bacon cake thing, eugh.

Still cheerful, broadly, but a bit less smug :(

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Plum crumble is calling mine :)

You still have some left???? Shroom, you are a woman of exceptional willpower.Kudos!

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Hmmm. Trying not to think about dinner. Been sick today, could be bug, period stuff or the big g. Whichever, I don't have any of my normal go to foods so a bit stuck. Cooked some rice, but don't fancy it yet. Maybe egg later. I think it may be my own fault for raising the bacon cake thing, eugh.

Still cheerful, broadly, but a bit less smug :(

oh no, sorry, hon. :unsure:Hope you feel better today! Probably just a bug of some sort?

I'm going with some homemade turkey soup today.

No rice or noodles though, just vegs.

The hubs has decided he wants to lose 20 lbs. (he has a bit of "middle" from the holidays)

and since he works out religiously at the gym, it must have come from all the festivities.

Since I still need to lose my "freshman 30" (i.e. "hello, your gut is absorbing now, so watch out--oops, too late!")

looks like we're sticking to the whole 30-ish plan. One exception: the occasional bowl of gluten-free oats.

I love them, I just got them back ........ and I'm not giving them up. :D No booze, no legumes, no dairy, no other grains and no high histamine foods does not leave me with much else. to choose from, so I'm "punting" a lot.

We push on!

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Ah, hormones! Tried some rice, so fingers crossed. I was going to reintroduce Friday, so not a very clean day to try, but with 2 little ones due home gotta do something....

I think I will try gluten-free oats in a few weeks, I would love those back. Really pleased for you IH.

You folks here never cease to be an inspiration. Your stories of strength and recovery are amazing. (I can always blame the hormones for gushing a bit...)

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You folks here never cease to be an inspiration. Your stories of strength and recovery are amazing. (I can always blame the hormones for gushing a bit...)

Not sure if us dinosaur types are inspiring---- or just plain stubborn and unwilling to accept NO! for an answer. <_< :lol: In my case, I go by the "plan B, C, D or even E" rule in life

BTW: I noticed you added the Albert Einstein quote to your sig line. We're fans in this house.

And that's a good one!!

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My other fave is 'Imagination is more important than knowledge'. And he was a fellow dyslexic, so bonus points there too. And stubborn is good.

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My other fave is 'Imagination is more important than knowledge'. And he was a fellow dyslexic, so bonus points there too. And stubborn is good.

I love this one too:

"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds." ;)

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