the littlest lindsey

the littlest lindsey

Monday, March 29, 2010

Gluten-Free Veggie Lasanga

My Gluten-Free vegetarian lifestyle has definitely been a challenge. Today for dinner I decided to try something new. I found a recipe for lasagna. I decided to give it a try. Next time I just need to make sure I have pine nuts. I took this recipe and made it my own... and oh wow! It was delicious! I realized I did not have any pasta sauce but always seem to have an abundance of canned tomato types in the pantry. So, I made my own sauce... and might I add it was the best sauce I've ever made. I'm leaving the recipe but since I don't measure anything when I'm concocting I'll leave it up to you to decided.

  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • garlic cloves
  • pizza seasoning
  • sea salt
  • minced mushrooms, red onions, and celery
  • fresh basil
  • tomato basil feta cheese
  • parmesan cheese


  • polenta
  • pesto sauce
  • pasta sauce
  • fresh mozzarella
  • tomato basil feta
  • minced onions, mushrooms, celery (make extra from the sauce to sprinkle on)
  • eggplant thinly (paper thin) slices
  • GF corn flake crumbs (sprinkled on the top for a nice crunch!)

I used an 8x8 pyrex pan. Pre heat oven at 375°. Layer the slices of polenta then eggplant. Pour pesto and tomato sauce over the layers. Sprinkle veggies mozzarella and feta cheese. Repeat! Sprinkle cornflake crumbs on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes and devour! I did!


Monday, March 22, 2010

a much needed update!

Whew! The last few weeks have been pretty crazy! They finally figured out my problems and all is looking well. It's going to take quite a few weeks if not months (and what I've read other places, years) to fully recover but, I'm definitely on the up side. I think the gluten-free thing is really helping matters. Meatfree-wheatfree is a super hard diet but, at least I'm eating super heathy!

The week of the 7th was Addies first week in her crib. When I came home from the hospital I just felt it was time. I always thought I would be too nervous and would end up sleeping on the floor of her room until she was 2. I obviously didn't want to be the crazy mom that did this so, I decided this was as good of a time as any. She slept so well that night. She also did what I feared the most... rolled over in her sleep. I managed. I started using the sleep positioner and it has worked wonders. I think she feels like she is being snuggled and hardly moves around as much. And, the good baby that she is, she is now sleeping around 9 - 10 hours through the night! :)

Since then she has been quite the rollie pollie. She is holding her head up and even scooting quite a bit. I like to think she is crawling already. She is very advanced. :) The discovery of her feet has been pretty adorable. The cooing involved in toe touching is pretty impressive. Since this discovery she has also been grabbing things and sitting up pretty well, still with support. Cousin Leah let her borrow her excersaucer and holy cow did her eyes light up! It may be a bit overwhelming but she loved it! Maybe she liked the independence of sitting up on her own.