Monday, June 28, 2010

Menu Plan

I just sat down and put my head in my hands. Ugh, I need a menu plan.

I keep opening the fridge to find the same head of broccoli, single zucchini, and sad sad remnants of a bunch of celery staring back at me. Yeah, often when people complain there is nothing to eat, they simply mean there is nothing that they want to eat. Not me. When there is nothing to eat, there is literally no food in the fridge.

Plus, I feel like I've been eating nothing but prunes, dried figs and almonds for the past 3 days. Not doing wonders for me. Although, on a side note, dried figs taste just like Fig Newtons. So if you've been missing those, miss no more, just go buy some dried figs.

Menu Plan
Fried Rice -- Tonight's plan for those slightly sad veggies
Millet Pilaf
Salmon just tin-foil ovened with lemon juice
Quinoa with cinnamon and fruit for breakfast

This new "diet" has got me down in the dumps. Hence the figs and prunes. I know you can't tell this, but I've actually just spent over 45 minutes creating this menu plan and there's only 4 things on it. I'm trying to reassure myself that this will be ok.

I'm headed out of town for two days on Thursday, so it will be ok. But I was poking around the internet, trying to think of something snackable that I can take with me on this road trip. (Again trying to stay away from the dried fruit and nuts). I came across Elana's Pantry. I've heard of her before, and that all her recipes are based on almond flour. I've just never perused in depth.

Well, come to find out, she doesn't eat corn either. Corn is one of the new doctor's restrictions, and that actually cuts out crazy things like baking powder, xantham gum, and citric acid. Who knew?

Of course when you cut out those things, you cut out muffins.

But not according to Elana. So I'm off now to Nature's Pantry, where I hope to find some almond flour and coconut flour so that I can test out a muffin recipe from her site.

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