What a weekend! I have lots to write about so I better get started!
Friday evening we headed to my parents-in-law’s house for dinner. We had delicious roasted chicken with potatoes, green beans and salad. For some reason, whenever I eat at their house, my stomach is a bottomless pit! I can just eat and eat and eat! After dinner, I played LEGO with my son. A perfect Friday evening J
Saturday morning we went to COSTCO to stock up on some essentials like maple syrup, yogurt and cottage cheese. My husband had already made a run to the local ethnic grocer to pick up fruits, veggies and nuts; so that was already covered.
After shopping, we went out for lunch with my extended family and my 92 year-old grandmother. The company was good but the food wasn’t L Lunch had to end early because my son was getting cranky. Time for a nap!
We went home and enjoyed relaxing on a Saturday afternoon, guilt free! Once my son woke up from his nap, we headed out for a long walk in the woods. Despite the heat, under the canopy of the trees, the air was fresh. It felt really nice to be active again. It has been so long, too long. We used our Chariot bike trailer/jogging stroller to push my son, it made it really easy to go over the roots and rocks! What a great way to end the day! Afterwards, we headed home to prepare for a feast, an Italian feast!
We decide to break my gluten-free fast tonight instead. We planned a meal of taglietelle with marinara and BBQ Cod smothered in pesto.
I bought some Trader Joe’s Pesto while visiting friends in Boston in April. It’s a shame that we don’t have one here in Montreal, they have some really great products! We got the pasta boiling, the sauce cooking and the fish grilling.
It was a beautiful meal. As I sat there enjoying my food, my mind was on gluten. How will I know? What am I supposed to feel? I decided to throw caution to the wind and just ENJOY my meal.
The next morning I woke up feeling fine. I decided to dine on a bagel with cream cheese. Well, the bagel was definitely not as good as I remembered! I ate the whole thing nonetheless. Well, about an hour later I began to feel nauseous and bloated. Is it psychosomatic? Not sure. I didn’t let it ruin my day so we headed to visit a train museum for the day.
Lots of fun was had! Sasha loved riding the old street car and miniature train. We stopped for lunch. I enjoyed ate a baguette sandwich with chicken, lettuce and mayo. Again, not as delicious and satisfying as I remembered! We continued our visit and left just when the heat was beginning to get to us!
I am not sure if it was the heat or the food, but I was wiped! My head was all foggy and I could barely keep my eyes open. Luckily it was a short ride home.
I got work making cookies as soon as we walked in the door. I made one of my favorites, Cape Cod Oatmeal! These never disappoint! The only modification I made was no walnuts; my son doesn’t eat nuts yet. I munched on a few and savored every bite! Shortly afterwards, I was hit by another wave of nausea. Not pleasant!
I decided that I should probably go back to gluten-free for a few days. I a not sure if what I am feeling is due to the gluten, but by refraining from it for a few more days and trying again might help. Everything I have read regarding gluten intolerance symptoms is very vague. I am also concerned that maybe it is a coincidence or that it is all in my head. I guess, time will tell!
For dinner, it was quick and tasty. I wanted to stay within my Italian theme, so I made this. Hey, it may not be traditional Italian food…but who said Italians don’t BBQ? I paired it with some simple steamed baby potatoes and tomatoes drizzled with olive oil.
After dinner, I even whipped up a batch of these flourless peanut butter cookies. A tasty gluten-free treat!
That’s it folks! Have a great day!