WIAW #59: Eggs Your Way

This WIAW showcases three meals revolving around eggs. It’s no secret that I eat a lot of eggs, whipped into omelets or scrambles, baked into frittatas, boiled and sliced on a salad, or topping a breakfast bowl. I eat them for breakfast, brunch, and brinner, and consider them one of the most versatile options for anyone, because you can make eggs your way anytime of day and never lack for variety. First up on Sunday was breakfast at a diner en route back to New York City from a wedding weekend, when I had a turkey, Swiss, and spinach omelet with buttered gluten free toast.

 

 

Westbury Diner Omelet and Gluten Free Toast

 

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Five: A Random Blog Survey

After seeing this survey on Julie’s, Brittany’s, and Courtney’s blogs, I thought it would be fun to fill out myself. Especially after wistfully glancing over the photos of travel locations and jamming to the music selections! I decided to go alphabetically in each section, but there are shout-outs to a few of my number ones 🙂

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Best Eggs on the Upper East Side

I’ve shared so many photos and stories about brunch on this blog, I’m surprised I haven’t done a roundup of any sort. Until now, that is. I’m not exactly an expert, but I do dine out for brunch pretty much every weekend that I’m in Manhattan on one if not both days, and I’ve been doing so since law school. It’s how I socialize with friends and family alike, and I think that paired with a lovely long run it makes for the perfect Saturday or Sunday. So today is all about four spots that I think have some of the best eggs on the Upper East Side, key to any gluten free girl’s brunch and really a great way to judge a restaurant.

 

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WIAW #42: First Week of Elimination

This WIAW showcases my eats from the first week of the elimination I’ve been doing for health reasons. With no grains, dairy, soy, or alcohol, and limited sugars, it looks a little different than my typical eats. No Greek yogurt, ice cream, or gluten free oats. But it’s still been delicious!

 

 

Whole30 grocery haul

 

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Gluten Free Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

I hosted my first dinner party back in February, and for the main course I served two gluten free quiches. One was a Savory Goat Cheese & Vegetable suitable for vegetarian guests, and the other was a Smoked Salmon & Quinoa Quiche suitable for the dairy free among them. All of my friends loved them, and I whipped up lots of different frittata and quiche recipes as make-ahead meals for the week throughout the spring, but I put all that on hold throughout the summer while studying for the bar five feet away from the kitchen and not cooking so much as constantly snacking 🙂 Now that it’s autumn and I’m getting ready to start my new job, I’m back to experimenting with recipes for meals I can make ahead and eat during the workweek. This gluten free Broccoli Cheddar Quiche definitely fits the bill. It’s perfect to bring to the office for breakfast or lunch, or to re-heat at home for dinner and enjoy along with a side salad. 

 

A gluten free Broccoli Cheddar Quiche, packed with protein and veggies and a perfect make ahead meal for the week.

 

 

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A Morning of Food, Flowers and Fun in Nashville

My adventures in Nashville on Saturday were awesome, from sightseeing in Centennial Park, Vanderbilt University, and Music Row to eating a delicious gluten free dinner at AMOT Eatery. But my visit wasn’t over yet. On Sunday, my friend Lauren and I had a morning of food, flowers and fun in Nashville before my flight back. We kicked things off with breakfast around 9am at the Frothy Monkey, a coffee shop/restaurant/bar hybrid that wouldn’t be out of place in Brooklyn or Berkeley (or any other classic hipsterville, take your pick!) There are a few outposts of the Frothy Monkey, one near Music Row on 5th Avenue that we had seen Saturday, one on 12th Avenue, a bit further out from downtown Nashville, and one in the suburb of Franklin. We decided to head to the Frothy Monkey on 12th Avenue, thinking it might be a little less crowded than the one on 5th Avenue. It may have been, but it was plenty full, with a line out the door!

 

Frothy Monkey Nashville

 

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WIAW #23

WHAT-I-ATE-WEDNESDAY-NEW-BUTTON-PEAS-AND-CRAYONS

 

Happy Wednesday! It’s time to showcase another day of eats, this time a Tuesday when I was happy to be home after my California adventures. Nothing says home to me like a plate of pancakes for breakfast, so some of my favorite gluten free fluffy pancakes were in order, with scrambled eggs and berries and maple syrup.

 

Pancakes and eggs

Strawberries

 

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WIAW #22

WHAT-I-ATE-WEDNESDAY-NEW-BUTTON-PEAS-AND-CRAYONS

 

Good morning! This is my first normal WIAW in a few weeks, because the last two Wednesdays I have been in England. Read all about my gluten free eating in the Lake District and in London, and then dive in to today’s post about my eats from Monday.

 

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Eating Gluten Free in England

Hello and happy Wednesday! I returned yesterday from my fortnight-long excursion across the pond, and I hope you all enjoyed following along with me as much as I loved being there. In case you missed anything so far…

My Pond Hopping Trip

Part 1: First Days in London

Part 2: Hiking and Eating in the Lake District

Part 3: More Lakes Adventures and Fun

Part 4: Workouts and Running Hyde Park

10 Tips For Running in London

 

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing my further thoughts on the trip as a whole, but since this is the day of the week when lots of us like to showcase our eats, I figured I’d take the opportunity to talk about what it was like to eat gluten free in England, both in London and in the countryside.

 

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Easy Cheesy Omelet Quesadilla

Hello, friends! As you read this, I am probably on a train en route from the English Lake District back to London to start the second week of my trip across the pond. When I was thinking about recipes to share while I was away, I realized I had never shared one of my most common go-to egg dishes aside from regular omelets and my gluten free waffle sandwich. My easy cheesy Omelet Quesadilla is so easy to make and delicious to eat, I knew it was perfect to pop in.

 

Fun fact – when I was a little kid, I was a voracious reader (I decided to read Ivanhoe at age 8 for some unfathomable reason and was so confused by it). However, I started adopting words in my vocabulary that other kids my age weren’t using, and I didn’t know how they sounded out loud, so I would end up saying them phonetically in front of my parents when I used them in conversation. QUES-A-DILL-A was one of those words. Whenever I make this at home, my dad pointedly asks if that’s what I’m whipping up. But anyway…

 

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