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Gluten Free Family Dining

December 28, 2011

Happy Wednesday everyone! So Jenn isn’t doing WIAW today, but it’s a good thing because I completely forgot to take pictures of anything other than a morning snack and my dinner! I can tell you what I had though!

Yesterday morning I’d intended to do 6 miles, but the bottom of my heel is KILLING me, so after jogging for about 20 seconds I had to give up. I ended up doing 6 miles on the elliptical instead. When I got home I made a breakfast of Udi’s toast with almond butter, and a bowl of pumpkin mixed with a scoop of chocolate protein powder, truvia, PB2 powder, and some raisins. I’d also had half a banana with peanut butter before I headed to the gym!

After breakfast, I decided to head to the Roasterie to get a café au lait with almond milk and finish reading a book that I’d been reading since break started. Clementine to snack on!

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Born to Run is a MUST READ for anyone who likes running! I am very easily influenced so I have already tried the chia drink they talk about and might make pinole (made from corn meal) this week… I also am currently researching minimalist shoes and have decided that one of my life goals is to run the Pikes Peak Marathon in Colorado Springs, which is a trail marathon.

The book had a great main story that you follow, interjected with other stories of various runners. It makes me just want to run. All the time. I highly recommend this book! Thank you to my cousin, Allie, for giving it to me for my birthday!

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And no, I don’t wear make up if I’m not seeing anyone other than family or strangers… I’m becoming more and more of a tomboy. And I didn’t wash my hair… Winning.

For lunch I made a salad out of just about any veggies we had in our fridge: spinach, bibb lettuce, orange and yellow bell peppers, artichoke, black olives, and Annie’s Lite Honey Mustard Dressing. I also had a slice of GF bread with hummus and a little bit of Greek yogurt with chocolate protein powder mixed in. Oh, and a sugar cookie, of course. It was the last one…

For dinner, my mom and I used the cookbook she gave me for Christmas as inspiration. It’s called Fresh From Elizabeth’s Kitchen – Gluten Free and Allergy Free Recipes for Healthy, Delicious Meals.

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I made the cornbread from the cookbook and it turned out delicious! I actually kept going back to it and sneaking bites all evening. I normally don’t like cornbread because I think it’s too dry, but this was so good!

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I also roasted some veggies as a side: asparagus, sweet potato and carrots. Just tossed it in the oven for 40 minutes at 350F. My mom and I did wish we’d added some olive oil and salt… My fault. I got home late and wanted to get them in the oven ASAP so I could start on the corn bread.

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My mom also grilled some chicken, but before she put it on the grill we used a sauce on the chicken “inspired” by a recipe in the book for Pomegranate Chipotle BBQ Sauce . In other words we didn’t have all the ingredients so we improvised… But it worked out! I thought it was good, and my dad literally took the leftover sauce and started dipping his vegetables in it…

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How do you feel about cornbread? Yay or Nay?

Have you ever read Born to Run? What do you think about trail running or barefoot/minimalist running?

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. December 28, 2011 10:02 am

    That cookbook looks great! I’ll have to look into it. I’m a huge cornbread fan, but i agree that a lot of times it is dry and leaves a weird dry feeling in my mouth. I’m glad this one turned out great for you!

  2. December 28, 2011 12:05 pm

    I love Born to Run! I read it last spring and I gave it to a bunch of my family members who hadn’t read it yet for Christmas. Its a must-read for runners!

    I’m a big fan of cornbread, I usually make it with greek yogurt (2%) so its not so dry.

  3. December 28, 2011 12:08 pm

    Aw, hope your heel feels better! ❤

  4. December 28, 2011 1:55 pm

    i’d love to read “Born To Run”! i’ve heard about it from some of my past clients that i trained, and have only heard great things about it. you should do a book review on it when you finish!

    i love cornbread if it’s not too “eggy” tasting (i’ve had some that has a strong egg taste which i don’t like) and if it has a touch of honey to it.

    • December 28, 2011 7:12 pm

      I’ve never had cornbread with an eggy taste! this one was also great with almond butter on it!

  5. December 28, 2011 5:35 pm

    I was just talking to my dad about wanting to read that book. So many seem to love it!

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    December 28, 2011 8:56 pm

    I’ve never read Born to Run but I want to! I have heard such great things! As far as corn bread goes I do like it but have never made it.

  7. December 28, 2011 10:02 pm

    i just got born to run for christmas! unfortunately i wont have time to read it before school starts again (i don’t have time to read for fun during classes 😦 )….but I can’t wait to read it and become even more inspired about running

  8. December 29, 2011 2:42 pm

    LOVED Born to Run! Such a good book! I recommend it to everyone I know!

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