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In the Kitchen Again

Not much innovative cooking has been going on in our kitchen over the past several months. Andy has been amazing at whipping up dinner on most nights since our evenings have been unpredictable. It's been wonderful and he's a great chef, but we've stuck ourselves in a bit of a rut out of convenience mostly. And based on the fact that I have basically gone gluten free and dairy free & cut out many other foods due to Augie's sensitivity to them, we've run out of options.  It's been a challenge to make sure I'm eating enough throughout the day, since my old staple snacks of cheese & crackers, peanut butter & pretzels, etc are now out. We tend to eat a lot of corn chip taco bowls with a variety of different proteins and veggies and a lot of Asian inspired bowls with rice noodles, veggies & egg. They are great, but we are looking for a little change. 

The past two weeks have been great as Augie has fallen into a pattern of going to bed between 7 and 8pm. We're usually to bed by 8:45-9:15pm...we get up at 4:30a for the day almost every day (we did this before Augie came around...). We've started having a fish dish almost weekly. It's easy; we can use a different fish (but we like Tilapia lately); and it's good for us. Last night was Tilapia and brussel sprouts. 

The fish: 
  • Tilapia
  • sesame oil
  • gluten free tamari
  • white wine vinegar
  • salt & pepper
  • dried chives
The brussel sprouts:
  • brussel sprouts quartered
  • red pepper chopped
  • EVOO
  • salt & pepper
  • paprika
Topped w/a mixture of juices from the cooked fish & goat cheese....yummy.

This week I've researched different food options and we'll be experimenting with some gluten free/dairy free options! This week I had my first taste of gluten free beer-definitely different, but I don't mind sacrificing a bit for the wee one. It's best for his belly and makes the whole household happy.  I'm looking forward to cooking a bit more with some new ingredients! Stay tuned... 


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