Saturday, November 05, 2011

Avocado Obsessed

I have been LOVING avocado lately. I have been putting it on everything - and a really great quick meal is just toasting some Udi's bread, a little shredded cheddar, a slice of tomato and sliced avocado on top.

I usually squeeze some fresh lemon all over the avocado once I cut it - and then I top with Janes Krazy Mixed Up Salt --- have you guys ever had that? I LOVE IT. I put on everything, absolutely everything. I have a little salt problem though, I admit.

The one thing I can't figure out with Avocado is how to add it to my sandwich or salad without it going brown. I have ended up bringing in the whole avocado and cutting it right before eating it, but I'd love to prepare it in the morning and bring. Any tips? I have tried dousing it in lemon juice and bagging it - but that doesn't work. let me know!

Also - here are a couple things I have learned about Avocados:
- When picking them at the store, get the ones that have the little "nubs" on them - know what I mean? If they are missing the nub, they will go bad. someone told me this once, I hadn't know, and ever since that little tidbit, I've never had a 'bad' avocado.
- I usually leave them out to ripen, but when they start to get ripe/soft - put them in the fridge, they'll last longer.

Here's some interesting health facts about Avocado....Are you avocado obsessed like me?

Friday, November 04, 2011

"Apple Pie" Oatmeal

1 cup GF Oats (I use bob's red mill quick-cooking oats)
2 cups water
2 chopped Macintosh apples
1 tbsp ground flax
1 splash gf vanilla
dash of salt
about a tsp or so of appie pie spice
another dash of cinnamon
top with brown sugar

Wednesday, November 02, 2011


I have been on the hunt for a new spot to pick up lunch in the area, and somehow I happened upon freshii. It's a chain, and I think it opened pretty recently here in Boston. They are gluten free-helpful which is huge! I read online about some others having the rice bowls and I really wanted to give one of those a try. They also have a list of all the ingredients they use out where you order so you can check, and everything is made fresh to order. Here's an info sheet about what contains gluten.

First visit, I went with the Bliss Rice Bowl:

YUM. And it's A LOT of food. If I were better at managing my portions, I would eat half one day, and half the next. I went a couple other times and made a custom rice bowl, all good - then I realized they had rice noodles, so I gave that a try, again, custom bowl:

Jam-packed! This one I got the rice noodles with avocado, chicken, carrots, broccoli, feta cheese, probably some other veggies I can't remember and balsamic vinegar dressing.

Love this place! It's a tad pricey - probably around $10 for these bowls... but this really could be two meals.

New (mostly) GF blog find: ROOST

Photo courtesy of Roost.... Also, click on image to see the whole thing.

My friend just sent me the link to this GORGEOUS blog, called ROOST.

Check it out -- most recipes are naturally GF, and her food photography, food styling, design skills are KILLER.

I mean -- just look at that photo above of Butternut Squash and Hazelnut Bouchons. GORG.

You can search her site by the tag gluten/grain free -- i just linked you there.