Today there is a big event taking place in DC – the Gluten Free Food Labeling Summit 2011. Folks are descending upon the Capitol to lobby for the passing of gluten free food labeling standards. Can you believe it’s been 7 years and FDA still hasn’t implemented uniform standards?! I’ve finished college and have been working for ~4 years in that amount of time. I’ve been gluten free even longer!
To draw even more attention to today’s event the biggest gluten free cake ever is being constructed, Food Network competition style. Here’s a press release with more details. After work today I’ll be heading over to the reception to mingle with other GF folks, talk with GF companies, and maybe even score some cake! If you see me, please come say hi!
On to more ordinary things for a few minutes, the week is flying by! As usual when I’m away for the weekend I’ve been playing catch up after work and getting things done that I ignored in the spirit of fun and friends. I did make it to the grocery store over the weekend but my inspiration for meals is definitely lacking!
I’ve been enjoying my typical spring breakfast of fruit, an egg white, and Food for Life English muffin. Half gets topped with PB and the other half with jelly. Today I used some neufchatel cheese and strawberry jam which tasted *just* like the strawberry pie my grandmother used to make for my birthday every year!
Lunches have been junk salads. Monday’s salad contained a ridiculous amount of vegetables, even for me: black beans, carrots, beets, carrot, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, cauliflower, romaine, and spinach. I’m probably forgetting a couple of things too!
Yesterday’s salad had carrots, red onion, baked chicken, and sun-dried tomatoes.
Snack has been Greek yogurt with fruit and peanut butter.
Even though it would be easy to throw some veggies in the oven for roasting, that’s seemed like a bit too much of an effort the past couple of days. Instead I’ve either been making use of a pre-made soup I purchased at Whole Foods – Vegan White Bean that I’ve bulked up with kale or other veggies or using one of my favorite pantry staples – Trader Joe’s Cuban black beans.
Tonight I’m going out for dinner with friends and am hoping my desire to cook returns soon. Until then I’ll be enjoying simple meals!
What do you eat when you’re in a food rut or lacking motivation to cook?
Are you attending the 1 in 133 event? Come say hi!