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!
Today, it's an absolutely gorgeous top 10 day here. Bright, sunny, clear blue skies...and 73 degrees for our high! Last night after work, we did our Costco run to get it out of the way because I had to take my car in for service early this morning. When we got back from Costco last night around 8:30, I made a batch of tuna salad to have for dinner...but put it back in the fridge and decided to take my walk first before eating since it was so gorgeous out. Hubby and I have started back to walking again as of 2 weeks ago. It's hard to believe that only a couple short years ago we were power walking 5 miles per day every day and had just started incorporating intervals of running with our daily walks. It seemed like a brilliant idea at the time...until one night while running about a mile from home at 11:30 pm...(yes, that's right...in the DARK)...I was running through the old part of our town and tripped and fell on very uneven sidewalks...and went SPLAT...it wasn't pretty. I messed up my knee, my wrist, tore the palm of my hand...and still had to walk bleeding and injured one mile to get back home. I didn't think I would ever get the gravel and grit out of my wounds!!! So, that was an abrupt end to my 2-year long joy of walking and running every day. So...here we go again...LOL. I have learned my lesson -- I won't go running in the dark or on uneven sidewalks...EVER again. :-) Wow...how did I get off on this tangent anyway??? Oh...I was originally talking about making tuna salad for dinner last night but decided to get my walk in beforehand instead...well, when I got back in from walking last night I was no longer hungry and didn't eat dinner, except for a few pistachios. When we got back from the car dealer this afternoon, I used last night's tuna salad to make myself some yummy Tuna Salad Roll-ups for lunch. To make the tuna salad, I used canned Wild Planet wild caught tuna that I buy at Costco. I mixed it with some olive oil mayonnaise, a squirt of Dijon mustard, finely minced shallot, diced celery, red bell pepper, and finely diced dill pickle. I rolled them up in beautiful butter lettuce leaves and topped them with strips of provolone cheese and sliced fresh roma tomatoes and served them with some roasted almonds. It was really good, simple and fresh. I snapped a few photos below. Enjoy!