Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by Glowpear, a really cool company that makes self-watering pots for indoor and urban use.
On My Plate is a series where I share what I'm eating as I follow a mostly GAPS diet to heal my stomach from longterm antibiotic use for Lyme Disease. Recently, I crossed the two year mark of the healing diet so I'm starting to veer off the diet just because it's not good to stay on something so restrictive for so long.
This thing is so awesome. It's kind of like a piece of art underneath our photo from Rome. I planted fresh herbs because I absolutely love how they smell. Every time I walk by, I smell the beautiful rosemary, thyme and oregano I planted. It's self-watering, so it's easy to maintain (haven't killed those herbs yet!) and, bonus, I get to use the herbs in my cooking which means my meals are pretty close to what you'd get in a five star restaurant. Ok that part is debatable, but my meals got an upgrade with these fresh herbs, there's no doubt about that. I've been using them in everything from sautéing veggies to making broth to plating, which I admit is sort of silly when you're cooking for one, but I feel kind of fancy doing it, so I go with it. :)
Anyway, here are some snaps from my phone of recent meals if you're looking for some inspiration.
Shepherd's pie made with mashed cauliflower, cheese, peas and ground bison with a little sprig of fresh oregano from my glowpear pot.
Zucchini "noodles" with a homemade sauce of olive oil, salt and pepper, capers and sun-dried tomatoes and some lamb meatballs.
If you follow me on periscope (I'm @yogabycandace), you'll see a recent vid I did where I confessed that I hate eating salad unless it's in a huge mixing bowl. Small bowls will not cut it for me. I'd rather go hungry. Ok not quite, but that's how much I enjoy a good mixing bowl for my salad. Anyway! This is a quick salad with romaine, red pepper, cute, carrot, almonds, cranberries and chicken. The dressing was homemade with yogurt, acv, ground ginger and salt and pepper.
Here we have panfried haddock with blanched asparagus and my homemade coleslaw I cannot get enough of.
This dinner was breakfast sausage (because breakfast foods are my favorite for every meal), sweet potato (not GAPS friendly, trying new thangs, look at me living on the wild side!), veggie medley and bubbie's sauerkraut.
This is my favorite meal - baked salmon with salt and pepper, broccoli, mashed cauliflower and a scoop of sauerkraut.
Another meal that I don't usually do because while it's a Paleo-friendly pancake, I have had trouble with my joints after eating a lot of nut-based foods, so I tend to avoid nut flour if possible. Here I just had one pancake with some fresh blueberries and maple syrup. No problems to report, woo!
Sautéed kale and ground turkey with a little cheese.
Ground bison, avocado, sweet potato, broccoli and sauerkraut.
So we don't even own a toaster because that's how long we've gone without eating bread. When my mom showed up a few weeks ago with sourdough bread - one of the recommended breads to start with once you're coming off the GAPS diet because it's fermented - I ate it as is, without toasting, but with some butter because #mmmbutter. Also with four scrambled eggs and half an avocado.
And last but not least, a little baked haddock with adobe seasoning, along side a veggie medley and a little kim chi (I am such a baby about kim chi - that stuff burns my mouth!).
Let's talk What have you been making lately? Any new go-to meals now that the seasons are changing?