I embarked on an adventure earlier in the year entitled “AJ learns how to cook even though she despises it and is horribly bad at it.”
I can’t remember if I’ve blogged about this or not but once, I made something so bad that after tasting it, I really did dry heave over my sink.
I am very talented at heating. And ordering take out.
But that is such a hard way of eating if you’re trying to limit gluten, dairy, and red meat like I am.
Can I just say how hard it is for me to limit these things? Did anybody see the movie American Beauty and remember the scene where she is laying naked in a bed of roses? Um, yes….I’ve similar dreams of myself laying naked in a bed of penne! angel hair! brie! gouda!
It’s quite disturbing.
But I did want to share a couple of recipes that have worked for me in my ongoing “deny the carb and cheese obsession” regime that is trying very hard to rule my life with 50/50 success.
2 tomatoes, preferably from the farmers market
A dash of lime juice
1 onion, cut into slices
1 clove of garlic
A pinch of cilantro ( a little bit goes a long way!)
Put ingredients in food processor, chill in frig for one hour.
Enjoy with corn chips or marinate chicken in it. It’s fabulous!
Homemade dairy free gluten free pesto
1 cup of loosely packed basil (if you grew it yourself, make sure no bugs. Ew.)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon flax seed oil
1 tablespoon walnut or almond oil
2 cloves of garlic (or 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder…very important no more than this…I learned the hard way and breathed FIRE.)
Put in food processor and enjoy on grilled chicken or salad.