Quinoa with garlic-roasted tomatoes, chickpeas, and feta

I saw this recipe a while ago and it looks divine. It’s from a neat website called Sprout & Pea. The blogger is interested in cooking with fresh ingredients, and (in her “about” page) is interested in living by “Michael Pollan’s wise words, ‘Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants.'” You can find the recipe here.

P.S. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is a pseudo-grain that packs a lot of protein!

P.P.S. Just found this great recipe from Martha Stewart for a breakfast quinoa!

Gluten-free Mashed Potato Pancakes with a Creamy Lemon-Dill Sauce

I found this wonderful recipe from The Baking Beauties Facebook page (website, here; Facebook page, here). The Baking Beauties began when the owner, a Canadian, was diagnosed with celiac disease. The recipe is a contest entry for 100% Canadian Milk. You can find the recipe here. It looks very yummy!

Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Tart

I made this for Mother’s Day. It was absolutely delicious! The only thing I would add is to soak the ends of the rhubarb in cold water for an hour if you’ve bought it a couple of days beforehand. So scrumptious! Thank you, My Homespun Haven! Especially as this was my first baking experience since being re-diagnosed with celiac. I was a huge baker B.C. (before celiac!).

My Homespun Haven

We are all moved in! It has been a crazy week. I hope to tell you about our new place next week. For now, how about a little dessert?

I decided to dedicate the month of May to the Gluten-Free community. My new ‘wife’ roommate is part of this community for health reasons. So, I am going to help my new roommate with her Gluten-Free lifestyle.

Today, while David and I were looking around High Street we walked by the outdoor market where there was the smell of fresh strawberries. There were also a few boxes of fresh rhubarb. Rhubarb is a popular flavor around these parts. Yorkshire is famous for this stuff. If you have never had rhubarb it looks like celery but tastes like an unripe berry. We had a rhubarb plant growing up and my mom used to pick a stalk, dip it in sugar, and eat…

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Sunday, May 12 – Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day in the United States. Later this afternoon I will be cooking for my family, and more importantly, my mother!

Thus I did my walk/run this morning before I begin preparations for the mother’s day feast.  I exercised for nearly 32 minutes, and completed my routine for Week 1: Walk for 10-12 minutes, then run for 1 minute/walk for 2 minutes for 10 minutes, and walk another 10 minutes. Yay for me!