I mentioned in a recent post that a Doctor my husband is seeing has him trying an elimination diet. Here are just a few things he cannot eat for the month of August:
onion, garlic, beans (?!), gluten, dairy (yay!), apples, mangos, beets, green pepper, fennel, asparagus, broccoli
And those are just the things we eat on a regular basis (besides dairy). I’ve been having to be fairly creative in the kitchen, but am always up for a challenge. We quite enjoy making pasta though and as much as I love making my own almond milk, and more recently, my own nut butter, I’m not a fan of making my own pasta sauce so we tend to buy it. It all has garlic and/or onion in it. All of them!!! Fortunately, it’s tomato season here and I came up with this:
Isn’t this a beauty?
So simple too! I really just threw together some tomatoes, some basil and a bit of coconut water:
It was the first thing I made in my new Vitamix. By the way, I am totally and completely head over heels in love with it. It is worth every single hard earned penny =) We have been saving for this puppy for quite some time and it is great!
Back to the sauce though.
1 handful of cherry tomatoes
1 large heirloom tomato (I found a pretty purple one)
1 medium vine ripe tomato
1 very generous handful of basil
a splash of coconut water
Throw it all in your blender or food processor and blend it up. That’s it!
I also roughly chopped up some almonds and mixed the meal with some nutritional yeast and a bit of herbamere for a fun & cheezy topping.
And I thought it might be fun to enjoy it over some multi-coloured zucchini noodles. I just sliced them lengthwise with my mandolin – nothing fancy, they just ended up looking pretty =)
This is a great meal on those brutally hot nights (like we’ve been getting) and you just don’t feel like cooking.
I have to admit, I’ve been a bad bloggy friend this past week and a bit, I’ve been crazy busy with life! But my weekend goal is to get caught up on reading all of your entries =)