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Menu Swap: February 22nd

Posted Feb 21 2010 7:20pm
I never thought twice about the radish until recently. Last week, after suffering from tremendous exhaustion, persistent dizzy spells, and a slew of other symptoms, I took a test and found out that I have adrenal fatigue syndrome; a common secondary ailment of celiac’s disease. I have to now resort to a low GI diet or try to follow it as best as possible, but, it isn’t easy because pretty much of what I eat is more on the GI side of the equation. I’m doing a balancing act, juggling food combinations and taking extra supplements to do as well as I can without getting the sensation that I’m restricted. I’ve already cried my share, so, I’m done feeling sorry for myself. The new way of living is what should be in the first place, as I have to eliminate artificial sweeteners which are bad for you anyway and caffeine in large dosages. So, bye bye coffee, hello chai~ So after looking at a list of foods that I should eat more of, the radish caught my attention. Of course, you poor neglected root, how could I have forgotten thee?

Radishes can be eaten raw or cooked and definitely delicious roasted. They are low in calories, high in nutrients, and come in a variety of forms. Most of you have seen either the little red bulbs, long white ones, the Asian daikon and maybe, if you’re lucky, you can see the black radish. I saw one a while back and it just looked so awesome. It was expensive for a little thing, but awesome. The daikon and its Korean sibling (the short fat version) are great just braised. The texture of a braised daikon simply melts on your tongue like butter. It is remarkable.


Menu Swap Week of February 22nd

Breakfast
Lunch
Roasted Eggplant Falafel Salad
Roasted Radish and Brussels Sprouts Salad
The “Taz” High energy soup

Dinner
Namazu daikon (simmered catfish with daikon), millet-rice, salad, & sautéed veggies
Poutine & Salad
Buckwheat Hash

Other

And in our other blogger's menus
Kimberly, at
Gluten Free is Life has a lot of roasting going on to accompany family favorite meals. She, of course, has the 411 on latest GF issues and updates in the food area.

Cheryl, of
GF Goodness , is like me this week. Throwing it together yet making it all sound simple and delicious.

Heather, of
the Celiac Family , is grilling up a good bit of her entrees. She's also trying out PF Chang's new GF menu and if her feedback is all well and good, then oh, that shall be my next venture!
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