Friday Photos: 10 Days of Real Food Pledge? Check.

Welcome to Friday Photos, a weekly feature here on Celiac in the City — you can read how it all started by clicking HERE.)

 

Guess how I celebrated making it through the 10 Days of Real Food Pledge?

More real food.

Who wants hummus?

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4 Ingredient Hummus 

1 can chick peas, drained & rinsed

olive oil – a couple tablespoons, depending on your consistency preference 

lemon juice – about half a lemon

1 clove garlic

salt/pepper (to taste)

Throw it all in a food processor (I used the mini one) and run it until it’s nice and smooth. Or leave a little texture if you’d like.

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You see, I’m just planning on keeping this thing going. That doesn’t mean I’m going to be on my game 100% of the time, but the changes that I’ve made have given me more energy, gotten me back to the gym, and kept me creative in the kitchen. (and a little weight loss made this girl’s day when she stepped on the scale yesterday.)

It’s funny, when I tell people about this little adventure of ours for the past ten days, the first question I usually get is, “so…what do you eat?”

Well, things like spicy cajun shrimp.

These tasty little pumpkin oatmeal clusters from Hallie over at Daily Bites.

A little Jovial brown rice pasta dish with curry shrimp.

Snack breaks were a regular happening.

And nuts saved the day.

It’s Day 11.

Who wants soup?

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Spicy Tomato Dill Soup

Adapted from Haute Apple Pie

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

3  cups chicken broth

2 carrots, chopped

1 can navy beans, rinsed and drained

1  28oz can crushed or stewed  tomatoes

1 teaspoon dried dill

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in large pot, like this blue beauty. Add in your onions and cook until they start to soften. About 3 minutes. (add garlic in after 2 minutes)

Then add the broth, carrots, beans, tomatoes, dill, salt & pepper, and red pepper flakes. At this point, the aroma from the kitchen may attract company. (invite them in and pour a glass of wine)

Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer, until the carrots are soft.

Grab your immersion/hand blender, and blend it until nice and thick. You can do this step in the blender too, if needed, but it may take a couple of batches. Now pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy.

So it’s not like we’re going without — mmm…mmm…good!

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Other excitement this week:

  • I was interviewed today as a big fan the #1 fan of Molly’s Gluten Free Bakery for an article that will be in The Business Journal next week.
  • Week 2 of the C25K is underway — send speedy vibes my way.
  • The countdown is on for my trip to Palm Springs next weekend with my Mamasita — if you have restaurant/food ideas, send those my way too.

What’s going on in your world? Are you doing your own food challenge?

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7 thoughts on “Friday Photos: 10 Days of Real Food Pledge? Check.

  1. Yeah to Real Food and CT5K !!!! 2012 is happier, healthier and more food adventures. Who can’t be happier with all that in their lives???

    • Thanks, Shirley! I appreciate you sharing on your page and bringing over some new GF friends. For about a second today I wanted a Diet Coke (saw one in line at the store) but quickly reminded myself that I had my water bottle in the car. (and I got a coffee later at Caribou, so all is well in the world) Hope things are going well with you!

  2. Congratulations on 10 days of clean living! I too have been living cleaner since the new year – nothing hard core… but my body is actually craving simpler unadulterated foods so it hasn’t been that hard this round. Slowly adding a little yoga and doing lots of walking – it is all helping me be in my body. Two weeks in I still feel very optimistic about this new year!

    • Happy to hear that others have started 2012 off on a positive note — isn’t it crazy how our bodies can change and let go of the sugar habits? (don’t get me wrong, there will still be treats, just less of them and more sharing with co-workers) Keep up the healthy habits!

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