These are the ramblings of a self-described wheat, grain and gluten-free “gourmet girl” that loves to cook and eat good food. I love creating and sharing recipes and photographing “beautiful food”. In July 2012, I eliminated wheat, grains and added sugar from my diet and rediscovered real, whole fresh foods again and effortlessly lost 65+ pounds. Join me in my wheat, grain and gluten-free journey. See how easy it is to enjoy grain free gourmet, one meal at a time! Welcome to my blog. Enjoy!
This evening's dinner was really quick to put together. I made Chicken Lo Mein (using zucchini noodles in place of traditional noodles). I diced the boneless chicken breasts yesterday and also cut my broccoli up into bite-sized florets so that was done ahead of time which really helped make dinner quick tonight. All I had to do when I got home was dice some of the small red, yellow and orange peppers that I put into my Lo Mein as well as mince some fresh garlic. I popped my broccoli florets into the microwave to steam for about 3 minutes while I stir fried everything else. I used a little extra virgin coconut oil in my wok and tossed in the minced garlic and some red pepper flakes for heat; then added the diced chicken and peppers and stir fried until the chicken was done. Once the chicken was cooked I added the zucchini noodles that I made with my Spirelli and stir fried them until they were crisp-tender. I usually use chicken broth to make the sauce, but I didn't have any that was opened, so I made a well in the center of my wok by pushing everything aside and added about 1/4 cup of water, a couple tablespoons of low sodium tamari sauce, cayenne pepper and then a couple tablespoons of natural peanut butter, stirring until melted. I adjusted the consistency of the sauce by adding a little bit more water, then tasted it for seasoning and tossed in the drained steamed broccoli florets and mixed everything together. I topped it with some roasted peanuts and voila -- dinner was ready! Sometimes I like cooking when I don't have to measure everything and since some people like different types of vegetables or more meat or veggies than others...it is so easy to personalize this dish and "make it your own". I snapped a couple photos below for you to see. Enjoy!