Since Marius deployed almost two months ago, I have had to re-learn how to prepare meals for Iris and myself. I don't use recipes or meal plans at all, as I find that much more freeing to eat what my body needs on any given day. Earlier this year, our family decided to lean into a Paleo-style diet. We now eat very little gluten, if any at all. Marius is a bit more strict with it than I am, as I can barely live without my two teaspoons of sugar in my tea in the morning, or far more importantly, cheese.
Since it's summertime and I would rather not heat up the non-air-conditioned house any more than necessary, I've ended up making the simplest healthy dishes that occur to my mind. I am currently eating about five small meals a day, most of which consist of chopped raw vegetables, fruit, meat and olives. I thought I might share some of the meals we have been eating since Marius left, and hope he isn't too envious considering his chow hall is less than appetizing!
|A lunch of olive oil baked eggplant eaten with a big piece of goat cheese and a side of grapes and carrots.|
|An easy ginger stir fry with chicken, eggplant, carrots, edamame, and red peppers.|
|Iris' most requested breakfast - warm oatmeal with honey and strawberries.|
|A healthier way to eat cheese is on thin slices of apple!|
|A lunch plate of quesadilla for Iris with veggies, aged gouda, kalamata olives and caper berries to share.|
|Paleo pomegranate chicken salad where instead of mayo, I use a simple guacamole - mashed avocado with some salt, cilantro, scallions and lime juice.|
|A lunch of sushi rice with furikake and a side of avocado.|
|A throw together dinner of salmon marinated in Maggi-Würze, garlic and ginger with rice and ginger spinach.|
|A lunch plate of salami and cheeses from Belgium and Holland.|
|My friend and I made this big plate of sushi. Iris and I love sushi so much, we eat it at least four times a week!|
|Homemade gluten-free pizza with orange bell pepper, artichokes, eggplant and kalamata olives.|