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What Did You Have For Lunch Today?
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Today I made lovely gnocchi and a tomato bechamel sauce.

Raw carrots

Strawberry yogurt with bee pollen. I LOVE bee pollen sprinkled on lots of things! :D

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Well, the chicken didn't thaw in time so I fried a couple of eggs, mixed them in (with runny yolks) to some rice with some cauliflower and a tiny bit of leftover shredded steak. I'm still hungry. <_<

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I had mozzarella cheese, tangerine, banana, white grapes, almonds, water.

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I don't like using the microwaves at work. Sometimes I break down and use it, but today it was a cold lunch.Today I put in one long container small dark green leaf salad with blueberries and blackberries, sliced baked chicken and rice. I don't mind eating cold rice. All with a natural balsamic dressing.

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I made crepes and made a turkey, ham and swiss cheese sandwich wrap. I also had some cream cheese stuffed celery.

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I had a salad with tons of different vegetables and parmesan peppercorn dressing and a dish of baked beans. Some little bitty clementine oranges for dessert!!

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Creamy chicken soup and a bagel with cream cheese.

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Black bean and rice stir fry w/ carrots, celery, garlic, whatever was left from breakfast. Nothing empty here as I am a volume eater which is why I prep veggies on Sun, for the week. I have 10 different containers in my fridge with 5 days or so worth of "prep". I make pico de gallo once a week and on Sat I use that left over juice from the salsa and bake a huge pot of beans for the week. My goal is nothing from a can or jar except I am not a fantic, if I need something, like tomatoes, I'll use organic. Pumpkin? How easy is it to bake a pumpkin? I use a LOT of pumpkin, it's cheap if you do it yourself! You can add it to bread, waffles, pancakes, corn bread, you name it, add it! Full of Vit A, good for the eyes.

The one thing I added this year in bulk was flax. You really need flax with a gluten-free diet.

Alice

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My girls and I had the last of the leftover baked ziti from little ones birthday party this weekend.

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From the roast chicken last night I made chicken salad sandwiches to go with yummy homemade roast tomato soup. Yogurt with bee pollen again.

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Today I am making myself some roasted shoestring sweet potato fries with truffle salt to eat with my roasted carrot hummus and roasted garlic aioli. Will also have hot mulled apple cider.

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Today I am making strawberry, banana and orange juice smoothie and having that with some turkey lunch meat..Nothing exciting but easy and good.

I like this thread. I need some new lunch ideas!

Love2Travel, how do you make your fries?

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Today I am making strawberry, banana and orange juice smoothie and having that with some turkey lunch meat..Nothing exciting but easy and good.

I like this thread. I need some new lunch ideas!

Love2Travel, how do you make your fries?

I use my mandoline to slice into fine shoestrings (about 1/4"), drizzle with good olive oil, toss in some fresh rosemary and thyme, sea salt and pepper and roast at high heat (400) for about 25-30 minutes until very crispy. Then I remove from the oven and sprinkle with a finishing salt - am using truffle salt today. I use so many kinds of finishing salt for different things but I think it is so worth having some on hand - it makes a gigantic difference.

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Today's lunch will be salad greens with Basalmic Vinagrette dressing and homemade turkey soup. Plus I brought an apple if I'm still hungry. The soup has leftover thanksgiving turkey, wild rice, carrots, celery, and homemade veggie stock. Now that I figured out how super easy it is to make veggie stock, I'm using a ton of it in homemade soups. Nothing better than soup when the weather is cold.

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Delimiex beef taqutos (corn of course) they are gluten-free. Plus dipped them in Ricos brand nacho cheese. Then had some UTZ cheese curls.

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Leftover Vichyssoise

Sweet Potato Oven Fries with Spiced Oil and Lime

Yogurt with bee pollen

Kiwi

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As I am not home (am housesitting) I only have access to the things I brought here. Things have been very simple indeed these past several days! Can't wait to get home to cook as I miss it terribly.

Cumin Scented Sweet Potato Oven Fries with Fresh Lime

Fresh Pear with Caramel

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Gluten Free Cafe frozen thing of chicken and vegetables. I was able to add enough gluten-free soy sauce to make it somewhat edible. Blah!

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Gluten Free Cafe frozen thing of chicken and vegetables. I was able to add enough gluten-free soy sauce to make it somewhat edible. Blah!

Sounds...um...tempting! :P

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Leftover sweet tacos which is pork n beans mixed with cooked hamburger meat with onions (sauteed with the meat) with a few seasoning like chilli etc and eaten in a corn tortilla. It's actually really yummy and we make a big batch so I can eat leftovers for awhile. I've been eating it since I was a kid and it was awesome to find out it's gluten free, yay!

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my little monkey had rice noodles, chicKen, roasted parsnips, kale, and hummus

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Homemade hummus with a pile of raw veggies.

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homemade savoury piklets with zucchini, carrot, peas, cheese, a bit of bacon and spices. Yum!

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What pikelet recipe do you use, Beebs? I've been looking for a good'un!!

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I just use 1 cup s/r flour (I use white wings) 1 egg, and 1 cup of milk (double it if you want to do a big batch - I sometimes just freeze some in batches) then I add whatever I feel like, sometimes ham, chicken, chorizo, bacon (whatever) a grated carrot, a grated zucchini and some frozen peas, grated cheese. I also mess around with herbs and spices, so today I used smoked paprika and some lemon rind and thyme and garlic. etc

If I want to make sweet piklets I just add a tablespoon of sugar and some shredded coconut mmmm....(it doesn't turn out very sweet - but that is where the maple syrup comes in!) and sometimes - if I'm feeling really decadent - I also add chopped up dried apricot and chopped up chocolate - I swear - I could live my life happily just eating piklets! Haha!

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