It's Sunday and the weather here has a terminal case of swamp ass. I went out to do a few errands and came back sweating like a Romanian wrestler! The only difference between a Georgia summer and a New England winter is having to shovel snow. It's equally as long, equally as unpleasant and by mid-season I feel like I'm under house arrest. But I still don't want to shovel snow, so there is that.
It's day 12 of The Whole 30 and I FEEL GREAT. My leg feels better than it has in months. If you are struggling with low energy or aches and pain of unknown origin or an injury that just won't heal, please give your health and body 30 days. You will not regret it. If you need any information, meal planning advice or encouragement please do not hesitate to contact me!
Let's get to a little food porn, all meals are Whole 30 approved and I enjoyed making and eating every one of them.
This is pilau rice I made to go with butternut squash and chicken coconut curry. It's made from shredded cauliflower. I've never tried to make a rice dish subbing cauliflower for grain before and it was a hit. Texture and taste was spot on, even Rob loved it. He gets major points for being so supportive of me and eating whatever Whole30 dish I cook for supper (and enjoying it.)
Butternut squash and chicken coconut curry with pilau "rice." This was outrageously good. I didn't even covet Rob's naan bread. I did covet his glass of red wine though.
Soft boiled eggs over pork, sweet potato, celery and onion breakfast hash.
This was a lunch of tuna salad, baby peppers and romaine lettuce. Trader Joe's jalapeno hot sauce is sugar free and so hot and flavorful. I've been putting it on everything. The Whole 30 has made me even more vigilant about reading labels. There is sugar in almost EVERYTHING.
Speaking of sugar, here's my sweet baby napping in the herb garden.
Roast fresh bone-in, skin-on breast of turkey with Trader Joe's fresh salsa, the most outrageous homemade guac ever on a bed of greens, peppers and baby cukes.
Crabmeat mixed with leftover guac in romaine boats for lunch.
Surf and turf salad with some olives on the side. I sauteed the shrimp in clarified pastured butter and was in seafood heaven.
My favorite simple roast chicken with green beans and mushroom "amandine." The hot, fresh drumsticks are the best.
Sole meunière, recipe from The Nourished Kitchen. I breaded the fish in ground almonds and cooked it in clarified butter. This is the dish from the scene in Julie and Julia when Meryl Streep's Julia first arrives in France, tastes it and whisper-groans, "BUTTER." And it is very buttery and nutty and lemony and succulent. It was a date night at home dinner that I served with a simple green salad. A good time was had by all!
A paleo version of my Fast Food Burger Salad, mean no cheese and hot sauce in place of ketchup in the dressing. The tomatoes where not from the farmer's market and were not delicious. Boo!
This morning's breakfast. It has been impossible to source humanely raised uncured bacon without sugar in it. But Whole Foods came to the rescue with these delicious chicken and apple sausages. The spice mixture was so tasty, like a mixture of cayenne and cinnamon. Fried eggs and strawberries round out the plate. I have been trying to eat vegetables with every meal but the berries were lost at the back of fridge and if we didn't eat them asap they'd end up in the bin.
Pork, peaches and jalapenos are simmering in the crock pot for tonight. That will go with a spicy slaw and homemade BBQ sauce which I whipped up this morning. As I said, it's tough to find condiments with no sugar. I bought some fresh pomegranate juice and reduced it down to add a touch of sweetness to the sauce.
I hope your Sunday is going just how you want it. SYL!