September 25, 2013

Dinner in Fifteen - It Can Be Done!

I've gone gluten-free. I've had something wrong with my muffler for some time now and going GF seems to help.

But I really miss pasta and continue to search  for ways to replicate the mouth appeal of the noodle. Luckily for me, there's a vendor at my local farmer's market who sells prepared spiralized yams and sweet potatoes.

Tonight's dinner for one was:

half a small onion, fried until translucent, around 7-8 minutes.
plus some spiralized yams thrown in the pan after steaming for 3 or 4 minutes.
plus 1 tablespoon sheep's cheese
then some crumbled blue cheese
then  1 tablespoon mild  pico de gallo
and half an avocado and some salt.

There, that wasn't so bad. What is bad is my food photography skills. Here are some photos anyway.


Hels said...

Hugs of sympathy :) Of course you could go without anything, I suppose. In war time, everything luxurious was rationed and people had no choice.

So if you love pasta, would it not be possible to incorporate some in your new diet? It would be like me avoiding brie for the rest of my life - doable, but why bother living?

The Clever Pup said...

Hi Hels, yes there are gluten-free pasta made with rice, corn (which is very high in calories and high on the GI index) and quinoa noodles which seem to be the best. But as someone who likes to eat and cook, denying myself (real) pasta, pizza and bread and cake is very depressing. What's one to do at Christmas and Thanksgiving. Have a great day.

Elizabeth Gilmour Turner said...

Spaghetti squash makes a great pasta substitute!

Lois said...

I have been gluten free since the end of Feb, and it was tough at first to find anything to chew that would make me feel satisfied. Six months later, and I am down 25 pounds, and not from doing without at all. That looks delicious. I do use rice pasta and order the gluten free pizza from Pizza Pizza occasionally...