Sunday, July 31, 2011

Banana Blueberry Chocolate Smoothie-Full of Greens & Protein

It is a beautiful and perfect summer day in Newport and what better way to start it off then with this refreshing smoothie that my youngest loves!  I was in the health food store the other day and came across Amazing Grass SuperFood for kids.  It is awesome in smoothies and to make just chocolate milk with your milk of choice.  It is full of great phyto-nutritious greens and fruits and of course it is gluten free and vegan.  When I make it for my son as just chocolate milk it reminds me of Ovaltine which immediately takes me back to my childhood.  Delicious and "Mikey Likes it"!!  Enjoy!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Planned Leftovers... Chicken with Avocado Pineapple Mango Salsa

Ohhh how nice it will be to have proper dishes again.  Tonight is our last night of the plastic picnic plate dinner series.  I didn't think it would take two months for our things to arrive from Germany but I should have known better.  You have all probably be wondering... what is the DEAL with the stripped plates... or maybe not.

The plastic plate picnic special tonight is a morphing of last nights sun-dried tomato olive garlic topping and today's slow cooked chicken with a green salad that I lightly drizzled with my Vansisseren Vinaigrette and topped with this Holly inspired salsa.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cilantro Roasted Summer Squash

I absolutely love this time of year where the organic yellow squash and zucchini have so much deliciousness about them I could make this dish every night.  My next challenge will be to start a garden and grow my own squash like my friend in Portsmouth is doing.  Her yellow squash look beautiful!  Still working on turning my brown thumb to green.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tuckers Bistro Gluten Free Dining Review

In true Anthony Bourdain style my husband and I had one of the most amazing seven course meals at Tuckers Bistro in Downtown Newport, Rhode Island, a very quaint 1930's French Bistro.  Yep I did say SEVEN.  If I may, the BLUF (bottom line up front for you non-military types) ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!  Not only was did this restaurant have a menu where almost every dish was designed to be gluten free or could be easily turned gluten free, they really and I mean really understood the concept and meaning behind eating and living a lifestyle as such.  It also helps that three of there staff members are gluten free.  

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It Is What It Is...

Flamboyant Tree St Thomas
... A saying that is used often in our household especially during a challenging yet exciting transition that we are currently going through.  Moving from Germany, getting out of the military, job hunting, eating healthy when you're on the road, staying in multiple houses/hotels and finding good schools for our boys has been a lot harder than I expected.  Things happen for a reason and to remain flexible and understanding we look at each other and say "whatta ya gonna do? it is what it is..." Embrace and move on.

4th of July Paleo Feast

Holly's Garden

How many of you felt completely satisfied after your dinner last night?  We had the best 4th of July meal I have ever had thanks to a great friend of mine willing to take on some Paleo cooking.  Our only complaint... it was the last day of the weekend filled with beach volleyball, great friends and excellent food!  It is always a drag when the actual holiday is at the end of the weekend instead of kicking it off  but we made the most of it.

Monday, July 4, 2011

GFC Tamari Salmon with Red Swiss Chard

It has been sooooo long since I have had Red Swiss Chard and oh how I've missed it the past three years.  Some things you just can never find living in different countries.  The shrink factor on chard, spinach and other greens still always amazes me.  You think you have so much food and then when it's cooked there is barely enough to feed two that are on the Paleo diet.  You might want to double the amount of chard if you are serving 4 with this meal.