Thursday, May 22, 2008

Burton's Grill review coming soon!

Just an FYI -- I'm planning on heading to Burton's Grill SOON - so I'll post a review as soon as I go.

Also - I had called the other week to see if they served Redbridge, and they said they didn't, sadly. So I suggested to the manager that they think about carrying it for those GF eaters looking for a cold one.... I got an email the next day saying they ordered it too keep in the restaurant! This was about 2 weeks ago, so it should be there by now!

THAT is what I call great service ;)

**UPDATE: Here is their Gluten Free Menu

Thursday, May 08, 2008


OK PEOPLE. I lost 4 pounds last week. WOO HOO. Matt lost 9! WOW. Boys always loose faster.

I'm feelin good on the diet - hoping to loose 11 more, hopefully I'll get there.

Anyone got any good TOFU stir-fry type recipes? I want to make something with the FIRM TOFU I bought....

Thursday, May 01, 2008

SMOOTHIES & Egg Sandwiches

Day 4 of the diet.

It's going really well... I haven't been hungry at all, if anything sometimes I can't eat all the food. I'm figuring out the balance of foods that is required so I can stop following recipes in the book (some of which are very gross) and creating my own new recipes.

One of the best book recipes is for a smoothie - I modified slightly, but here's what it is:


1 cup 0% Fage Yogurt
2 tsp Whey Protein (I use vanilla)
1 1/2 cup fresh strawberries (frozen are OK too)
1 cup 1% milk
2 tsp organic peanut butter
ice cubes

This makes two large smoothies - and it's really delicious and amazingly filling.

I couldn't drink them EVERY morning though because sometimes I just want eggs. I picked up a great egg sandwich recipe:


1 egg, 3 egg whites
1 or 2 tbsp ground flax seed
1 or 2 pieces of GF bread (Sometimes I just do an open-faced sandwich)
1 piece canadian bacon
1 slice of fresh tomato
fresh avocado on top or on the side

I just scramble up the eggs with the flax & heat up the bacon - put down the toasted bread, then bacon, then eggs, and place the tomato on top. I added some fresh avocado yesterday and it was great.