I had a busy week cookbook editing, food staging, cooking and baking. I kept dinners quick and light. There was a lot of tofu on my plate this week. I love these MTR Indian ready to eat curry meals. They are vegetarian, dairy, gluten, and wheat free. The Chick Peas in Spiced Gravy is called Chana Masala and one of my favorites.
I topped mine with my Crispy Tofu and a side of brown rice. Cooking the rice was the most labor intensive part of this particular dinner. These MTR meals are perfect for busy families on the go. The great thing about MTR is that they are all natural (using ingredients you can pronounce) and at only 224 per serving a great way to eat a real, healthy, and filling dinner. You can buy them at:
Whole Foods Markets
Photo Credit: Spices of India
This will be a short post tonight since I am deeply fatigued and exhausted. I had a productive easy going day. Anytime, that I get out of the house and venture into the world, catch some natural vitamin D, and am able to stand at the end of it, is a good day. Anyhow, I was able to visit my favorite restaurant in Nashville, Ginger Thai. Tucked neatly away down a nondescript side street, Ginger Thai is one of those unassuming gems of a restaurant, the kind where you might pass it by without a second glance, but once you stop in, you are sure to return.
Instead of my usual (and by usual I mean, I have ordered the same meal every single time that I have been there save for one time and the second being today) of Pad Kee Mao (which I’ll rave over in another post) I opted for a lunch special of Thai Fried Rice with Crispy Tofu. Water with extra lemon is my drink of choice and as hard as I tried, I couldn’t resist an order of fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce.
Thai cuisine is my favorite cuisine for more reasons than one, the number one being that it easily caters to a Celiac like me. I get a fresh hot gluten free meal that is both flavorful, fresh, and delicious! What are the odds. The staff is friendly, efficient, and easy going. They know me by name at this point and the atmosphere is simple and quaint just like I like it. I was salivating so hard when my meal was brought out piping hot, that I barely had time to photograph before I was blowing and heaving. They surely fulfilled my request to make the rice super spicy just like they always do. The spicier the better. My rolls came out a little later since I ordered them midway through my rice. Once again, by the time I remembered to take a picture, I had already eaten two of the four rolls. I still think I did pretty well photo wise. As you can see everything is tossed fresh and made to order.
Ok, so didn’t I say this post would be short? I just can’t help myself when raving about a meal. I hope everyone ate well today. Remember, be thankful for your food and your ability to have choice, as small as it may seem there is always something to be thankful for. Until tomorrow Friends.
the gluten free chef