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Our main meal of the day is lunch. I'm going to throw together some fried rice from leftover roast and frozen veggies. I always include the egg and make it spicy like my college roommate from Thailand did.

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I love that pesto pizza. I discovered it when I was unable to eat tomatos for a year (travesty!) and fell in love with it. I put onion and sausage on top of it. The tomato sauce one is ok but just tastes like any regular pizza. That pesto one is just outstanding. I plan on trying to replicate it with chebe. Oh, I love Chebe.....

Speaking of which, dinner tonight was Chebe pigs in a blanket (known around here as Chebe dogs) and fresh cucumber with my homemade yogurt ranch dressing. Mmmmm...

Agree. The tom sauce one needs tweaking (pepperoni for the hubs, bacon and carmelized onions for me) but the onion & sausage on the pesto sounds good. Chebe dogs, eh? I haven't had a dog in years...maybe it's time? :)

For Chebe pizza, I do a 4-cheese white ZA (as we call it)--an olive oil swish over it, then, ricotta, mozz, smoked provolone and shaved parm and some steamed broccoli and roasted garlic.

OOH baby.

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Agree. The tom sauce one needs tweaking (pepperoni for the hubs, bacon and carmelized onions for me) but the onion & sausage on the pesto sounds good. Chebe dogs, eh? I haven't had a dog in years...maybe it's time? :)

For Chebe pizza, I do a 4-cheese white ZA (as we call it)--an olive oil swish over it, then, ricotta, mozz, smoked provolone and shaved parm and some steamed broccoli and roasted garlic.

OOH baby.

Huh. Looks like I'm having pizza tonight....

For the Chebe dogs- I like Trader Joe's natural beef hot dogs. When wrapping the dough around the dog (also better when the dough is made with mozz, softer) I break the dough into thirds and only use two thirds of the batch to wrap around the dogs (eight dogs). If you use the whole thing then you have to close the circle around the dogs, and you wind up with this wierd 'tube' of chebe and the dog falls out. It's better when you shape the chebe more like a bun and don't close the circle on the top. Leftover dough either gets baked in the pan for breakfast or thrown in a baggie in the freezer. Chebe dough freezes quite well.

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It's just me tonight (husband on business trip) so am having spicy beef on beet chip "tacos" with Pecorino. Simple green salad with a gorgeous grapefruit white balsamic vinaigrette and toasted pecans.

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For the Chebe dogs- I like Trader Joe's natural beef hot dogs. When wrapping the dough around the dog (also better when the dough is made with mozz, softer) I break the dough into thirds and only use two thirds of the batch to wrap around the dogs (eight dogs). If you use the whole thing then you have to close the circle around the dogs, and you wind up with this wierd 'tube' of chebe and the dog falls out. It's better when you shape the chebe more like a bun and don't close the circle on the top. Leftover dough either gets baked in the pan for breakfast or thrown in a baggie in the freezer. Chebe dough freezes quite well.

I'll just have to get some beef dogs and try this. I like the Applegate farms meats (no TJ's here yet) Thanks, Bun :)

We had giant burgers and sweet potato fries at the gluten-free cafe near us today for lunch (can you say STUFFED? :blink: ) so, dinner will be LIGHT:

Chicken salad (I make mine with dried cranberries, celery, onion, walnuts and diced apples)

on a bed of greens.

And maybe some blueberries.

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It's just me tonight (husband on business trip) so am having spicy beef on beet chip "tacos" with Pecorino. Simple green salad with a gorgeous grapefruit white balsamic vinaigrette and toasted pecans.

LOVEY! I love that you still treat yourself-- as you should--even when you are (temporarily) cooking for one. I GET that! ;)

Cheers, hon!!

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That chicken salad sounds delicious (minus the onions).

Chicken with soy sauce, fries and salad tonight. Not very creative!

Take the onion out and it still works! (I only do it for the contrast taste--the sweet vadalia or red onion, but it is it not essential)

And hon..."CREATIVE" happens EVERY time you cook!!

You create something from nothing, right? RIGHT !! :)

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See, hon--I told you this would get easier! And you're being schooled by some real masters here!! It's like going to the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) for free! (or the Canadian equivalent)

Glad to see you're doing better. ;)

and NO croutons!! :lol:

How did your consomme turn out?

It was gonna be great till the dairy came into the picture :o

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You can work around it, I do!!.... and it may just be temporary!!

I don't think there is dairy in it or the braised sirloin tips it goes with. I don't know. I seem to be a bit confused. Going to bed. Sorry.

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Did someone say BROWNIES...yummmm, sooo jealous!! Guess we know what I'm doing tomorrow! Lol making brownies!! ?

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They will be GREAT!! Brownies....yum :)

They were pretty good and best of all nobody made fun of her for having different food :)

I definitely agree that brownies are yum and they made the day for my daughter, along with her first ever trophy!

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They were pretty good and best of all nobody made fun of her for having different food :)

I definitely agree that brownies are yum and they made the day for my daughter, along with her first ever trophy!

Congrats on her trophy! and congrats to YOU for making her day so special!

Hon, you guys have got to stop thinking of the food you eat as "different". Who's to say it's not THEIR food that's different!!

No need to explain anything to anyone.

YOU guys eat healthy. :)

Glad you guys has a GREAT day!!! yaaay!!!!

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Congrats on her trophy! and congrats to YOU for making her day so special!

Hon, you guys have got to stop thinking of the food you eat as "different". Who's to say it's not THEIR food that's different!!

No need to explain anything to anyone.

YOU guys eat healthy. :)

Glad you guys has a GREAT day!!! yaaay!!!!

Thank you!

At home it's easy, we have our food and we are good to go, but she has little 5 year olds telling her that she is different and laughing at her so it's hard when we deal with her and situations with food. My husband and I were bullied as kids and I hate seeing it happen to her over something as stupid as food. Worse things in life though.

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Thank you!

At home it's easy, we have our food and we are good to go, but she has little 5 year olds telling her that she is different and laughing at her so it's hard when we deal with her and situations with food. My husband and I were bullied as kids and I hate seeing it happen to her over something as stupid as food. Worse things in life though.

Kids can be cruel, but they do not know any better.

I know this is hard sometimes, sweetie, but in the end, as long as SHE does not think it is "weird" or "different", she can just blow it off.

I commend you for all you are doing: going back to school, raising your kids well and re-learning how to cook gluten-free for your family.

You're doing a great job.

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Kids can be cruel, but they do not know any better.

I know this is hard sometimes, sweetie, but in the end, as long as SHE does not think it is "weird" or "different", she can just blow it off.

I commend you for all you are doing: going back to school, raising your kids well and re-learning how to cook gluten-free for your family.

You're doing a great job.

Thank you so much! :)

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Thank you!

At home it's easy, we have our food and we are good to go, but she has little 5 year olds telling her that she is different and laughing at her so it's hard when we deal with her and situations with food. My husband and I were bullied as kids and I hate seeing it happen to her over something as stupid as food. Worse things in life though.

Maybe you can advise her to say that she has special food that gives her super powers and she can make bullies like her/him jump out of her life. And report it to authorities, if it's a school/church situation. If a neighbor, explain the situation to the parent in a non-judgmental way...and don't associate with that child again.

Even though she does not have the power, let her believe she does. Kinda like the Darth Vader kid on the commercial. Make her special. :) Which she already is, in a very good way. She'll be the healthiest young lady around. ;)

I hate bullies too! Sally Cameron, I will find you and tell you how you made my life better. ;)

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Maybe you can advise her to say that she has special food that gives her super powers and she can make bullies like her/him jump out of her life. And report it to authorities, if it's a school/church situation. If a neighbor, explain the situation to the parent in a non-judgmental way...and don't associate with that child again.

Even though she does not have the power, let her believe she does. Kinda like the Darth Vader kid on the commercial. Make her special. :) Which she already is, in a very good way. She'll be the healthiest young lady around. ;)

I hate bullies too! Sally Cameron, I will find you and tell you how you made my life better. ;)

It's her sports team through the local athletic association. We actually homeschool her because it was happening in her preschool last year.

I love the idea of the super powers...thank you.

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It's her sports team through the local athletic association. We actually homeschool her because it was happening in her preschool last year.

I love the idea of the super powers...thank you.

We are a bit off topic here Alex. You can find more information here:

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/forum/10-celiac-disease-parents-of-kids-or-babies-with-celiac-disease/

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I am making taco pizzas for dinner tonight... I use Udis pizza crust and use salsa and refried beans mixed together as the sauce...Load it with veges, taco meat and cheese. Bake it and add lettuce and crushed corn chips on top...It's one of my favorites!!!

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