{Today’s Lunchbox} A New Obsession

by Valerie on January 5, 2011 · 1 comment

January 5 lunchbox
{Today’s Lunchbox}
Today’s lunchbox contains one of my new obsessions: Cashew Pumpkin Seed Cheese with Apple Cranberry Sauce from Affairs of Living.  Kim’s blog always has wonderful ideas for those of us avoiding gluten and dairy and refined sugars (see my post adopting Kim’s blog for Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger last year).  Here are today’s lunch and one snack:
  • Lightly steamed kale
  • Two generous servings of Cashew Pumpkin Seed Cheese with Apple Cranberry Sauce – one to go with the almond flour bread at lunch and one with the celery sticks for a snack. Incidentally, I made the apple cranberry sauce using just stevia as the sweetener and it worked out wonderfully.
  • Celery
  • Elana’s almond flour bread (the 1.0 version), made with two ducks eggs instead of three chicken eggs.  I recently discovered that the farmer’s market I go to every Sunday (where all eggs sourced are ethically produced, free range and largely grass fed) has a vendor who sells duck eggs so am trying them out as I try more grain-free baking.  I am still figuring out ratios of duck to chicken eggs.  While the traditional ratio is 1 duck egg equals 2 chicken eggs, I am realizing that the duck eggs which I can buy are on the small end and that duck eggs seem to behave a bit differently in grain-free baking as opposed to grain-based baking.  That said, since I never baked grain-free when I ate chicken eggs (and frankly, did not bake much prior to switching to a gluten-free diet), it is hard to be sure.  So far I am finding that the duck eggs I am working with seem to be more of a 1 to 1.5 ratio as opposed to 1 to 2 ratio.  My next step is actually weighing the eggs to compare them to chicken eggs by weight)
Have a Lunchbox & Want to be a Guest Blogger at {Today’s Lunchbox}?  
I am looking for guest bloggers of lunchboxes on an ongoing basis, so email me at citylifeeats at gmail dot com if you are interested.  Guest lunchboxes must be gluten-free and whole-foods based but need not be dairy-free or vegan.  I know this is a time for resolutions and change for many, so would like to provide as much lunchbox inspiration as possible.  To do that, I think it is important that you see not just my own lunchboxes but other people’s as well. In my view, packing one’s lunch is a change that can have so much impact – both on your health and finances – so I would love to hear from many of you.  They can be work-day lunchboxes, school lunchboxes, travel lunchboxes or weekend lunchboxes.    
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1 Kim - Affairs of Living January 10, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Thanks so much for linking up to my blog and for all your kind comments! You are the best. I'm so glad you like the "cheese" and sauce! Yay! xo


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