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Yeah, I couldn't resist submitting. Reading all those stories was inspiring. Plus I got me a really great guy!

 

We had salads tonight with chicken and mushrooms and a little cheese. Very easy, but yummy.

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So GD broke my phone...well perhaps not...all I know is I tried twice to post a quite witty comment if I do say so myself...and my phone slowed...I turned it off...and on...and then tried to post here....phone needs to rest...hoping it will magically reset in the morn....so I have hopped back on the good old laptop....kitty pissed because she had to scoouuuch over to make room -- yes I use on my lap!  

 

Goodness...I have forgotten what I originally posted on GD....oh ya...something along the lines of...

 

Thank you for sharing your story...I too love our purple tongued friends...oh wait...I mean our long necked compadres...oh darn it...perhaps I am unclear....I love Giraffes and your hubby for supporting you....Happy 5th Addie!

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very sweet story, addie :)  

 

i think it takes a 'keeper' to put up with our crazy disease - luckily i think most of us have one!

 

tonight, it's:  MACARONI AND CHEESE!!!!!

 

(and i am going to make 'regular' pasta for his share - your story made me all gooey inside <and not the *bad* way lolz) 

 

ps - schar!  are the cookies as good as the bread?  it's a new addition at the grocery store - just the white bread.  been toasting it and spreading (butter, jam, everything) on it.  even ate it plain.  i have seen many (ciabatta!  sourdough!  hoagie rolls!) varieties of it when i visited my sister's in nj and i am just going to go nuts about bread(s) next time i visit  :)

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We love the Schar baguettes!  You cook them for a few minutes.  The only cookies I have had are the plain shortbread biscuit thingys.  They are like a plain shortbread tea cookie.  Not very exciting.  Kinnitoos  are by Kinninick and are "Oreos".  Very yummy

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Half of the coffee cake is gone already....

No belly aches outside of eating too much....

I.... regret.... nothing.

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I might have eaten about half of the angel food cake I made in about a day. I also had no regrets. It was just there, staring at me every time I went to the kitchen. And when I wasn't in the kitchen it was there, calling to me, reminding me that it was amazingly delicious and needing to be eaten. What could I do but comply?

 

Those Oreo things are really good. You have to be careful dunking though or they'll fall off and then you need a spoon, which I was not ready with the first time. I always come armed now though.

 

Tonight for dinner chicken cheddar bacon ranch sandwiches. My husband got hooked on them when he worked at a Blimpie forever ago. He doesn't want me to feel left out eating mine as a salad so he is stopping on his way home from work to pick up a loaf of Udi's bread for me. :wub: Not that I minded the salad at all, but it is just so super sweet of him to want me to have a sandwich.

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Chicken Chipolte chili with black beans and corn in it.

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So I tried making a crepe out of just flax meal, tapioca starch, and water (and sweet seasonings).

It's edible..... I will get back to you guys when i manage to make it tasty. :D

 

 
here you go, bunz - this is simona's recipe, i thought it was on this forum, but i can't find the link..  i use lactaid for the rice milk, sometimes sub flours, etc and if you omit the sugar, it will be savory.  the batter is pretty forgiving and this summer i am probably going to adjust it ever so slightly to make funnel cakes.  just fry in deeper oil.  (sometimes i feel like a chemist haha)
 
My gluten-free crepes (simona)
 
2 extra large eggs
11/2 cup rice milk
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ cup white rice
½ cup brown rice
½ cup tapioca starch
Oil for frying.
 
Mix everything together.
 
Heat up a 9" non-stick skillet on medium heat. Pure ½ of teaspoon (size of 1 dollar coin) of oil in middle of pan and spread it little be around the skillet. Pure 1/3 cup of mixture on one side of skillet and with the circular motion spread it around the skillet's bottom. Fry it for proximately 1-1 1/2 minutes, or until you will see pink border. Slowly turn the crepe on other side and fry for 30 seconds. Repeat with every crepe. From this amount you will make 8-9 crepes. 
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Not very hungry this evening. Son, 6, has an asthma flare. we had about 18 months doing ok, but nebulizer and steroids today :(

Hopefully on the men.

Blew my gluten-free soy sauce reintroduction, system, ahem, cleared through.

Fingers crossed he is through the worst.

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Hope he's feeling better soon. I had a lot of rough times with that when my oldest was a baby and toddler so I know how stressful it is for everyone, which certainly doesn't help.

 

Tonight I had battered fish and fried green beans. My day did not go at all as planned and by dinner time cooking was not on the agenda.

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Oh goodness...nothing more scary then when our kids can't pull air in.

Hope he and Mom are much improved while I type.

Hugs.

Hubby making meatloaf for the masses - I jest as we love having a housefull of young adults.

Mashies - reg and two of us having sweet ones.

Tiny peas for them - I'm full on vegies today ;)

Oh wait - forgot - has Irish posted her body surfing with dolphin photogragh yet?

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Snow on south side of house mostly melted so we can find the grill. Hamburgers and foil packets of potatoes and some carrot sticks.

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On mobile so cant like Karen's post - bbq in the snow is one of my most favorite things!

Ps...robotics regionals at sports arena this weekend..going to stop by and take pictures..unlike stalking cabanas boys ... there I will look like just another Mom : )

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Saw in the paper that Christchurch is sending a team to the world leggo robotics in Missouri this year, iffen they can raise the funds :) (on short rations the last couple of years :P )

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As I talked to my oldest daughter this week it dawned on me to ask her about her robot team. I remembered her mentioning the first time she was going was on my birthday, which was Jan. 5. She is getting more and more excited now every time she talks about it as there is about a month left. So seeing your little pic every day it finally clicked and I asked her and she is doing the First Robotics thing. She goes on and on and I'm no dummy but it is mostly all over my head. Some of it makes sense, but mostly I'm just happy to listen to her prattle on about something that excites her so much.

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Hey, if anyone sees flying robots, can they shoot me a message? That would be of interest for me.

 

I made arugula salad with tandoori squid, sliced fennel, and lime vinaigrette. Dessert was hot chocolate and whipped cream.

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Saw in the paper that Christchurch is sending a team to the world leggo robotics in Missouri this year, iffen they can raise the funds :) (on short rations the last couple of years :P )

Great! World Championships for First Lego league, First Tech, & First Robotics are in St. Louis. We went last year.

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Son much improved this morning, thank heavens for steroids.

I am still a bit wobbly, we haven'thad to get extra help for about 18 months, since we moved from the city to the coast, so it was a bit of a shock.

Easy day for everyone I think

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Ok, so this whole getting up early on Saturdays thing? I could get used to this. I just discovered Bountiful Baskets which is a west(ish) food co-op thingy for fruits and veggies. I was super skeptical since there is so much I can't eat. (I'm still worried about spinach season.) For $15 I got two entire reusable shopping bags full of fruits and veggies. Bananas, lemons, strawberries, mangoes, lemons, lettuce, asparagus, bok choy, celery, radishes and green peppers. It is beyond my wildest expectations! I've never had bok choy, mostly because my mom never made it and I never got adventurous.

 

I'm mostly excited about the asparagus though because it is so damn expensive that I rarely have it, and I got three bunches! (The third one was for killing myself volunteering to separate the boxes of stuff into the baskets.) Heck, I could just have that for dinner and nothing else. I suppose though for the sake of my husband who abhors all things green besides lettuce that I should think up some sort of meat to go with it and maybe force a salad on him. If I poke around enough in the freezer I may find a pork chop. I think I'll just broil a mango for dessert.

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Nice!!

That is a fantastic reason to get up and out early....and a terrific reason for a Saturday afternoon nap ;)

Dinner tonight will be talapia as I forgot I bought and needs to be eaten today....hmmm maybe ill buy a bit more so my piece is more fresh - men get yummy breading on theirs...I'll throw some fresh herbs atop mine -- "chips" for all - reg and sweet potato respectively.

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here you go, bunz - this is simona's recipe, i thought it was on this forum, but i can't find the link..  i use lactaid for the rice milk, sometimes sub flours, etc and if you omit the sugar, it will be savory.  the batter is pretty forgiving and this summer i am probably going to adjust it ever so slightly to make funnel cakes.  just fry in deeper oil.  (sometimes i feel like a chemist haha)
 
My gluten-free crepes (simona)
 
2 extra large eggs
11/2 cup rice milk
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ cup white rice
½ cup brown rice
½ cup tapioca starch
Oil for frying.
 
Mix everything together.
 
Heat up a 9" non-stick skillet on medium heat. Pure ½ of teaspoon (size of 1 dollar coin) of oil in middle of pan and spread it little be around the skillet. Pure 1/3 cup of mixture on one side of skillet and with the circular motion spread it around the skillet's bottom. Fry it for proximately 1-1 1/2 minutes, or until you will see pink border. Slowly turn the crepe on other side and fry for 30 seconds. Repeat with every crepe. From this amount you will make 8-9 crepes. 

Arlene- I was actually trying to convert Addy's cheese bread to being dairy and egg free,

but thank you for the recipe!

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Wow Karen!

 

I hadn't been to a robotics comp for three years -- they are improving very quickly!!  My pics don't do it justice...here is a news piece on the San Diego match this weekend.

 

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/mar/08/robot-competition-brings-frisbee-playing-pyramid-c/

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This past week was a food festival. Still avoiding high histamine foods, except for that margarita I just downed, but managed to eat out at 3 highly recommended gluten-free places: Bonefish Grill in VA, FL and 2 places in the Keys. Marker 88 and Chef Michael's.

 

Grilled Chilean Sea Bass with mango salsa

Herbed jasmine rice, asparagus

 

(I had that twice, it's so good)

 

Lightly battered and sauteed Yellowfin Tuna (caught just hours before) with fruit and coconut salsa

Black beans and rice

 

Freshly- caught Hogfish with a nutty crust and tropical fruit salsa

Thai spiced green beans (K !!, they have them as "haricot verts" on the menu  :P )

 

Buckwheat pancakes and (I could not resist) thick slab BACON (1 piece) 

and a mimosa.... okay, this was really a brunch, but the chef was so sweet about making those pancakes, I had to tell you guys.

 

Lamb Shanks (the size of a dog's leg) done in red wine, & herbs and falling off the bone

Garlic smashed with roasted veggies 

 

2 creme brulees, a gluten-free key lime pie slice made by the famous Key Lime pie guy (Chef Kermit)  of Key West and a key lime Baked Alaska. Not my fav--not a meringue fan.

 

No dieting going on here, obviously,but I have walked a mile everyday and that  dolphin swim counts for some caloric burn.

 

Just squeezing into the wet suit (which I imagine feels like those Spanx things on steroids) used up some calories.

Holy mama--peeling it off was a whole 'nuther experience. :lol:

 

No more desserts for me. That was just a "special week".  

Went through the Everglades--beautiful and wild. 

 

Mindwarp--hope your son is a-okay, sweets!

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Bok choy is kinda like cabbage. Make sure you cook it fully though...

 

From wiki:

 

Toxic effects

Pak choi contains glucosinolates. These compounds have been reported to prevent cancer in small doses, but are toxic to humans in large doses. In 2009, an elderly woman who had been consuming 1 to 1.5 kg of raw Pak choi per day developed hypothyroidism, resulting in myxedema coma.[5] - However, one person is not statistically significant, it can be caused by other reasons as well.here are other milder symptoms from over-consumption of Pak choi, such as nausea, dizziness and indigestion in people with weaker digestive systems. Sometimes this is caused by not thoroughly cooking.

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Spent a wonderful morning with my boys -- perfect bluebird day -- made better by free lift tickets a friend of mine passed along to us.

 

Dinner is BBQ Chicken Breasts

Baby Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Rice or Potato??

 

and one more try at my valentine cake pan with the heart in the middle...this time vanilla cake with my standard chocolate mousse as filling..I know that will set up nicely -- topped with fudge frosting -- may have to have a little taste!  If I'm not feeling lucky...I'll just eat the mousse :)

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