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The best change so far on the GTD is my Darling Daughter's willingness to try new foods including (drum roll please) cooked vegetables. As you know, if you've read my blog for long, DD likes her vegetables raw. On the BTD raw salad greens and raw veggie sticks were the main stay of her diet. When the GTD took away salad, she knew she had to branch out. She's been scouring the GTD websites for recipes that are good for me as well as her and her dad. She's come up with some winners.
Tonight we had steamed artichoke with lemon and Parmesan. I started with a bag of frozen artichokes from the local grocery store. I cooked them in the microwave with 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. While they were still hot I topped them with Â¼ cup Parmesan cheese.
This is a very tasty way to eat artichokes. DD has already requested some in her lunch tomorrow. She has eaten cooked zucchini and cooked carrots in restaurants recently. This is a good change.
DD likes salmon, mahi mahi, and tuna, but she has never liked cod. She found a recipe for baked cod with basil. We tried it and she liked it. Mix 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice, and drizzled it over some frozen cod fillets. Sprinkle 1 tsp dried basil over the fish. Bake in 400 degree oven until cod is opaque in the center.
The big difference here was the oven temperature. I've always baked cod at 350 degrees. It comes out soft. DD likes her fish firm, and the 400 degree cooking temperature gave her what she liked.
The best recipe we've tried is for flax bread. I thought it would be hard and time consuming. It is neither. Tomorrow morning DD has requested flax bread with blueberries. If it comes out a good as we think it will, I'll post the recipe.
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