Gluten Free Pad Thai

My second dinner eating gluten free was Pad Thai. I found a recipe on Pinterest but when I went to Publix I couldn’t find gluten free soy sauce. There was actually one and while it didn’t have gluten in it, it did have corn syrup, so I decided against the soy sauce. I found a pre made pad Thai sauce that was gluten free so I decided to get that instead.

GF Pad Thai:

1 Spaghetti Squash
1 Cup Cabbage
1 Cup Carrots
(I bought the cabbage/carrot pre packages salad mix)
1 Clove Garlic
1 Can Waterchessnuts
Chicken Breast
Peanut Butter to taste
(I like mine with less of a peanut butter taste)
Pad Thai Sauce enough to cover everything

Preheat the over to 350
Start by cutting the spaghetti squash in half and removing the seeds.

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Place the squash in a glass pan with about a centimeter of water cut side down. Place in the over and bake for 45 minutes.

While the squash is cooking, cut the chicken breast into cubes and season with whatever seasoning you like best. I used salt, pepper, and ground ginger. Cook the chicken in a pan, once the chicken is thoroughly cooked set aside.

Once the spaghetti squash is finished, scoop out the inside with a fork.

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Sauté the cabbage, carrots, garlic, and Waterchessnuts in a pan for 3 minutes.

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Lower heat to low and add in the spaghetti squash and chicken. Mix the pad Thai sauce with the peanut butter then add to the pan (enough to coat everything evenly).

Enjoy!

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What’s your favorite gluten free recipe?

– K

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Graduation & Gluten Free

I officially picked up my graduation cap and gown on Monday!!!!! It feels so close and is coming so fast! All I have left is finals week. Naturally I’ve been more stressed lately, and it caused a major pressure headache the other day, it hurt like hell, which made me realize I need to get back into my yoga practice.

So that’s the update with graduation and now there’s another factor that is changing my life, I’m going gluten free. At least for a little bit. I don’t have celiacs disease (or at least don’t believe I do, I haven’t gotten examined by a doctor for it) but I am tired all the time, even after getting a good nights sleep. I figured I would try going gluten free to see if it makes a difference in the way I feel. Last night was the first gluten free night and my roommate Maria made a really good meal, chicken with white beans, tomatoes, and feta cheese. It was really, really good!! I’ll post the recipe with pictures next time I make it. For tonight’s lunch I made a quinoa black bean and avocado wrap (with a GF wrap of course), I put a little bit too much avocado, it overpowered the whole taste but overall it was really good.

Tonight’s dinner was GF Pad Thai! And since I work at a cookie bakery, and it’s really hard for me to resist eating cookies/cookie dough every day, I decided to try making some GF peanut butter chocolate chip cookies (which are my current favorite at work). This way when I start craving cookies while at work, I can still eat one and stick to the GF diet. All four of these recipes will be up soon, with many more to follow.

What’s your favorite GF recipe?

– K