Monday, November 16, 2009

2 Meals, one hunk of pork

This weekend we were in RI visiting my family and some friends. On Saturday my mom wanted to make pulled pork and we threw together this simple recipe:

pork butt
apple cider
3 apples, chopped
2 onions, chopped
splash of apple cider vinegar
salt & pepper

Cook in slow cooker for 5-6 hours or more -- shred pork. Done.

It was delicious - you can add some BBQ sauce on top - I just ate it plain.

There were tons of leftovers and the first thought i had - HASH.

So we sauteed some onions and cooked potatoes in olive oil, added the hash, let it all cook, fried up some eggs and threw them on top. YUM.

Here is my husbands very generous, rather filthy looking plate:

I ate about 1/4 of what is shown here, and I didn't do BBQ sauce on top, just the egg & some cheese.

great leftover dish :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Eco-Planet gluten free instant oatmeal

 I happened upon this product in the grocery store the other day and I had to get it! This is the first time I have seen GF Instant Oats in the market - I wasn't in a big grocery store, but this market/butcher called McKinnon's - I think there are a few in the NH/MA areas, but I was in Salem, NH.

This is also a new brand for me, haven't had any of their other products, but here is a link to their site.

Anyway - so exciting, I love oatmeal, but hate making it - actually, I hate having to clean the pot afterwards -- so instant is perfect for me.

I really liked this! I added some cut-up apples one day, and just ate it plain the other times. This oatmeal is kind of mushy - which I really like. I know some people like their oatmeal a little grainier, or more oat-like, but I much prefer to it be like mush - I don't know why, it sounds gross just typing it, but that's how I like it.

What's also great is it's only 145 calories per packet (not including milk if you add that instead of water) and 5g of fiber! Nice!

Big fan -- will buy this again. I have been looking for Glutenfreeda's gf instant oats, but haven't seen them anywhere yet.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Favorite lunch right now

Food for Life Brown Rice Tortilla
Hummus spread (been using lemon or tomato/basil)
two slices of cheese
3 stackers pickles
(turkey if I have it - otherwise, the above on it's own is good!)

Weird right?  I find that microwaving the tortilla wrap for 30 seconds on a plate, and putting the hummus on with the cheese & probably the juice from the pickles, helps to keep the wrap in one piece - no cracking. i also keep it in a sandwich tupperware instead of a baggie.

I am addicted to this for lunch - have eaten it every day for a week! i'll probably be sick of it next week.

Friday, November 06, 2009


I love this picture that the photographer caught of me on my wedding day.... We were in the limo on the way to the venue, drinking champagne, and I ate almost this entire bag of Glutino Sesame Pretzels. 

I'm so bad with snacking. I will end up skipping some meals because I over-snack. Do you? I especially love anything in the chip family - shout out to UTZ, best chips around and love that they label their chips gluten free. 

I never really liked pretzels until I couldn't eat them anymore -- and these Glutino pretzels are awesome - they taste like butter, and are better than "real" pretzels anyway. They are also fairly fattening & expensive, so I usually only allow this occasionally as a treat - my wedding day was definitely a good day to splurge ;)