Now that we are enjoying warmer days (finally!), we are getting back into barbecue meals around here. This week, we had veggie burgers more than once, with an array of barbecued veggies on the side.
I spotted this Sweets from the Earth gourmet gluten-free chocolate chip cookie dough at the grocery store the other day and thought it was a great strategy for days when we don't want to spend lots of time in a warm kitchen. It says on the package that you can safely eat the raw dough, so I gave it a try. And then I tried some more...and some more. I really wish they wouldn't have said that. The chocolate chips are tasty and the raw dough has a pleasant hint of molasses.
They baked up nicely in 10 minutes and the kids enjoyed a couple of cookies after school. They didn't say anything about them, except "Can I have another one?" I'm assuming that means they liked them. Sweets from the Earth is a Toronto-based vegan bakery.
The treats don't stop there. I was testing out a recipe for strawberry scones for Mother's Day, which means I absolutely had to eat a few. Here's the recipe if you would like to make your mom (or yourself) a special treat.
Now for my What I Ate Wednesday look at my Tuesday eats. For breakfast, I had gluten-free toast with peanut butter and jam, as well as a decaf coffee with coconut creamer. The kids and I picked the flowers at my parents' house on the weekend and carefully transported them home with wet paper towels and plastic bags around the stems.
Last week, I enjoyed All But Gluten's cinnamon raisin bread so much that I decided to try their new whole grain loaf. It was pretty good too. I would buy this one again.
My lunch, however, was not gluten-free. I'm inconsistent like that. I figure at least I'm not getting gluten overload. My husband had mixed up a salad of chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and herbs with olive oil (and I'm not sure what else) the night before. We served it in warmed naan bread. I liked it so much that I had leftovers for lunch on Tuesday. And then we made it again for dinner. It was that good. And super easy.
Tuesday afternoon, I had a few of those above-mentioned gluten-free cookies. And you already saw my dinner. It basically looked like my lunch. I also had an orange last night...and I may have finished off a bag of Boulder Canyon malt vinegar and sea salt kettle chips. The bag was taking up room in the kitchen. I was just trying to tidy up.
How about you? Are you treating yourself this spring?
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