As I was sitting at breakfast on Saturday in my yoga pants and over-sized t-shirt, I turned to my husband and said, “I have done a terrible job getting dressed with this pregnancy.” Without skipping a beat he chimed back, “At least the food is better this time, honey.” I laughed. I am a sucker for chauvinist humor. And I suppose, there would have to be a grain of truth for it to be funny. The first time I was pregnant, I worked until the day I delivered, and when I got home I did not have the energy to cook. I had just gone on my gluten-free diet and the search for food could get desperate at times.
The first person to cook gluten-free for me was my mom. My mom came out to take care of me in the throws of the first trimester and stayed for a week. She figured out how to make all my favorite comfort foods and had food on the table for me when I got home from work. It was fabulous! I cried when she left. Since the early days of the gluten-free diet, things have gotten easier, healthier, and more delicious. I have to say, it also helps that these days I am taking life in the slow lane.
I made this quick and easy recipe Sunday night for dinner:
CHICKEN AND RICE WRAPS WITH GINGER SAUCE
Food for Life Brown Rice Tortillas
1 lb chicken tenders
1 Tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
Juice from one lime
teaspoon of olive oil
Lettuce or Cabbage
Jasmine Rice, cooked
Sliced Green Onion
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
6 tablespoons yogurt or mayonnaise
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup finely peeled fresh ginger, chopped/grated
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
Marinate the chicken with lime juice, 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon of the olive oil, sea salt, and pepper while you prepare the rest of the meal.
Combine the ingredients for the ginger sauce and puree them in a blender.
Heat the olive oil over med-high heat. Cook the chicken tenders about six minutes each side or until browned and cooked through.
Put chicken, rice, and remaining wrap ingredients in bowls on a large platter with ginger sauce on the side.
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