PB Cookies!!!

PB Cookies!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

A Paradigm Shift of Sorts

I went to a Gluten Free Fair at our local Natural Grocers.  One of the sheets that we received was a sheet with a modified % of each of the food groups to eat daily.  I have realized that I eat a sad number of vegetables.  However, I saw a book called The No Grain Diet, and while I don't subscribe to all of the ideas adopted by the author, I have used this way of thinking to help me eat more veggies and cut out the need to make often expensive or time consuming "bread" decisions.  I have been thinking of "veggies" that can take the place of "breads and pastas" in meals.  I have made a pasta of sorts out of zucchini strips shaved thin on the mandolin and have used nori sheets as "wraps."  The new way of thinking has greatly increased the amount and variety of vegetables that have been incorporated into my meal choices.

Restaurant Review - The Original Brick Oven on 35th

I think she liked the IBC.
I have been wanting to try the gluten free goodies at The Original Brick Oven in Austin (near the Original Kerby Lane Cafe) for quite some time.  I decided to take my niece for a yummy adventure.  They have a pretty good sized gluten free menu.  We ordered a Kid's Pizza and a Artichoke Alfredo Pizza for lunch.  We both liked our pizza.  Both had a thin and crispy crust (which I loved).  We also split a yummy flourless chocolate cake.  It was nice to have the freedom to enjoy my meal without worrying about what was in it.  I hope to try some of their pasta next time.