Day Nine of The 21-Day Sugar Detox & Giveaway

Okay, so I know I was supposed to have this fantastic new recipe for you today.  But, a friend called me up today and asked if I would make an appearance at her gluten free event tonight.  I love crashing a good party; so, I went.  I will have the recipe for you tomorrow.

Zeal Restaurant Schaumburg, IL
Zeal Restaurant Schaumburg, IL

This gluten free event was held at Zeal restaurant in Schaumburg, IL.  I had the great pleasure of meeting Tiffany Hinton, Gluten Free Mom Certified, and her husband, Will.  They were so sweet.  You should check out her website.  It’s filled with simple and tasty recipes, online classes to teach you how to cook gluten free for your family, cookbooks, and more.  Next week, we will be hosting a giveaway of one of her ebooks.

Tiffany Hinton, Gluten Free Mom Certified
Tiffany Hinton, Gluten Free Mom Certified

Her latest cookbook, Gluten Free Mom Certified Celebrates Heritage,  is a combination of recipes from she and her husband’s heritage, with all recipes converted to gluten free.  As soon as I saw the recipe for Fried Okra, I knew I had to have this book.  There are amazing southern recipes in this cookbook.  Featured are recipes such as Pecan Sticky Rolls, Mac n Cheese, and Chicken Fried Pork Chops.  It’s a keeper!

Now, what did I eat today on The 21-Day Sugar Detox?

Day 9 Lunch on The 21-Day Sugar Detox
Day 9 Lunch on The 21-Day Sugar Detox

Lunch was a delicious salad of mixed greens, sardines, olives, and avocado with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Day 9 Dinner on The 21-Day Sugar Detox at Zeal restaurant in Schaumburg, IL
Day 9 Dinner on The 21-Day Sugar Detox at Zeal restaurant in Schaumburg, IL

I had dinner at Zeal restaurant, after the gluten free event. Chef Vince offers a standard gluten free menu, and created specials for the event.  I had the Amish Chicken with Grilled Vegetables in Balsamic Sauce.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo before I started eating; so, this was all that was left by the time I remembered.  I couldn’t eat the peppers because of my aversion to nightshades.  The chicken, grilled zucchini and yellow squash were delicious.  I would definitely eat here again.

Once home, I found myself in need of a little snack.  I bought these Chia Pods yesterday at Fresh Market.  I am allowed all of the ingredients, even on The 21-Day Sugar Detox.  I tried the Cinnamon Vanilla flavor.  The only ingredients are chia seeds, coconut milk, vanilla bean, and cinnamon.  The best part was I actually liked it.  Because there is no sugar, the flavor is not overly sweet.  I’m not big on sweets; so, the amount of sweetness was perfect.  Oh, and in case you’re wondering, yes, that is the Blackhawks game in the background. Go Hawks!

Chia Pod on Day 9 of The 21-Day Sugar Detox
Chia Pod on Day 9 of The 21-Day Sugar Detox

Well, I’m exhausted.  I’m going to head to bed now.  Don’t forget to Comment below for your chance to win one of five boxes of Mikey’s Muffins.  It’s so easy! Why wouldn’t you enter?

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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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