This site is about my life in the art studio. It includes drawings, paintings, knitting and cross stitch and fun art techniques. I will also include recipes and yoga and book reviews. This is a lifestyle blog with intentional and simple living ideas.
This was a great recipe. It turned out delicious. It was like I was in Paris France again.
2 large eggs
¾ cup milk , dairy-free use almond, cashew or coconut milk.
½ cup water
1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon xanthan gum (leave out if your flour already has it)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoons melted butter , for dairy-free use Smart Balance butter
Beat the eggs, add rest of the ingredients.
I had to use a mixer to get the batter smooth.
Drop 1/4 cup of batter into the heated pan. Cook for 1 minute. Flip and cook for 30 seconds to a minute.
Add fruit to the crepe.
Why the oranges in the photo? Because I was originally going to make crepes with oranges and squeeze some for the juice. After inspecting they were not good to eat. So strawberries and bananas were the next choice.
This morning an order was made from whole foods market. I decided to buy for only this week, instead of thinking about next week. The goal is to use what I bought.
My meal plan is to use the meats that I already cooked and are now in the freezer, ready to be thawed and warmed up. This saves me time on the long days of being at the office. Having an autoimmune, being smart about cutting down time standing or waiting for food to be done is a definite goal.
vegan ranch dressing-first time trying it
vegan cheese-for my tuna melt
gluten free crackers
almond pudding-first time trying it
turnip-planning to roast veggies
gluten free bagels
dairy free cream cheese
I think that was all…
Meal Planning for Breakfast
gluten free bagel and cream cheese with fruit
finish cinnamon muffin with fruit
egg and avocado with gluten free toast
Meal Planning for Dinner
Tuna melt with roasted veggies-asparagus and turnip and radishes
Finish BBQ chicken and rice-add a salad to it
Roman Lettuce-roasted, with side of roasted vegetables and potato with chives
Salad with chicken patties
almond milk pudding
coconut milk pudding
gluten free brownies
This morning, I was up early, just couldn’t sleep, but wanted to so badly.
I warmed up the cinnamon muffins in the toaster oven and made gluten free hot chocolate. Added watermelon and cantaloupe.
Dinner- Tuna Melt
Tonight dinner was made and it was delicious.
I cooked carrots, turnips, asparagus until tender. You can roast them. I chose to saute them. While the veggies are cooking, I warmed up the tuna from yesterday, mixed in vegan mayo.
I used Miyoko’s cheddar cheese. It is gluten free and dairy free. It is the best brand for cheeses and butter. It had me fooled it was the real thing.
On the side I included plantains chips. Gluten free as well.
I recommend this meal. It will fill you up and keep you warm.
Autoimmune has this controversy do you eat or should you eat white potatoes. I have not found any difference in my flares if I eat white potatoes. So I will eat some white potatoes and then include sweet potatoes in my meals the following week if I want a potato. I eat white potatoes in moderation.
Today is cold with 12 inches of snow outside. The day might be a work from home day. Most of my clients are having their session by video. I’m waiting on one client to let me know what she wants.
I have not been doing yoga much lately. I started a yoga challenge with Yoga with Kassandra. The challenge is a 15 min yoga stretch and then a 5 min meditation.
I have energy after that!
I had a fruit smoothie with blueberries, banana, dairy free yogurt and protein powder. Put all in a blender with almond milk.
Then I toasted a bagel and spread dairy free chive cream cheese from kite hill on it.
If course I needed a little chocolate, so I have 2 squares of enjoy life chocolate bar.
To make life a little easier, preparing for dinner early is the best thing to do for myself. After the client sessions, I’m exhausted mentally and physically my body is swollen from sitting most of the day.
I boiled frozen broccoli florets. That will be for the salad for dinner.
I also cleared out the refrigerator. I froze the fruit I had in there before it goes bad. That is the fruit I use for smoothies.
I have the urge for chocolate brownies. The recipe is on the back of King Arthur gluten free measure for measure flour.