Just a few short weeks ago I was wondering how on earth I would make it through 30 whole days without dark chocolate and honey, or the occasional sarsaparilla soda (yum…). Now I’m wondering if I’ll ever go back. I feel great. All the flavors in different vegetables are tasting better and better and I’m eating less fruit too, not feeling so much like I need a “treat” after a meal.
I have to share some more recipes soon, like the cauliflower mash we made this week. I had the recipe for a long time but figured there was no way it could compare to real mashed potatoes. I. Was. Wrong.
Now that we’ve got our routines down, it’s very easy to have a whole meal three times a day. Usually I make two meals at once (like making Peter’s lunch while cooking breakfast) or have one of the three meals centered around leftovers.
Here’s what we’ve been eating…
Breakfast: burrito (eggs, beef, red leaf lettuce, tomatoes), sweet potatoes cooked in ghee and ginger, 1/2 of a grapefruit
Lunch: egg drop soup (bone broth, chicken fat, egg, parsley), steamed broccoli, EVOO, USS
Dinner: beef stew (beef stew meat, bone broth, onion, celery, carrots, white sweet potatoes, tomato paste, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, USS)
Breakfast: eggs with rosemary and scallions, sirloin steak, Japanese sweet potato “chips”
Lunch: sirloin steak, mushroom and onion cooked in bone broth, steamed green beans with EVOO, salad (red leaf lettuce, raw onion, fermented radishes, slow roasted tomatoes), dressing (homemade mayo with garlic and rosemary), seltzer
Dinner: roasted chicken, cauliflower mash (steamed cauliflower, turmeric, ghee, USS), salad (red leaf lettuce, cremini mushrooms, slow roasted tomatoes, fermented radishes), dressing (homemade mayo with garlic and rosemary)
Breakfast: lightly scrambled eggs, cilantro, white sweet potatoes cooked in mix of lard and chicken fat
Lunch: chicken salad wrap (chicken, mayo, rosemary, red leaf lettuce), braised leeks, mug of bone broth
Dinner: slow cooker lamb shanks (onion, celery, carrots, garlic, bone broth, tomato paste, thyme, bay leaf, lamb, lard)
Breakfast: chorizo, 2 fried eggs with parsley, lard
Lunch: Beef hot dogs, dijon, tomato paste, sauerkraut, avocado
Dinner (not pictured since we were eating it cold and running out the door): sliced roasted turkey with rosemary mayo, avocado
Breakfast: 3 egg omelet with crumbled chorizo, avocado and slow roasted tomatoes, sweet potato hash
Lunch: chicken bone broth, sliced roasted turkey, rosemary mayo, red leave lettuce, 1/2 of an avocado, tomatoes
Dinner: hamburger on red leaf lettuce, cooked mushrooms and onions, rosemary mayo, fermented radishes, leftover beef stew with green pepper added
Breakfast: lamb/chicken bone broth, 3 fried eggs with minced rosemary and parsley, sweet potato hash
Lunch: hamburger, red leaf lettuce, tomato paste, dijon, avocado, leftover sweet potatoes, coffee
Dinner: chip steak, roasted golden beets, beet greens, shallot, bone broth, baked Japanese sweet potatoes with ghee and USS
Breakfast: eggs with cilantro, chip steak, sweet potato hash, coffee
Lunch: beef hot dogs, fermented ginger carrots, cauliflower mash (ghee, turmeric, USS), dijon, tomato paste
Dinner: chip steak, cauliflower mash (ghee, turmeric, USS), roasted brussels sprouts, mug of bone broth
This week we had a special treat. Since Peter was working at a clients’ office nearby he came home for lunch every day and all his lunches are the same as mine above. It was really nice to see him in the middle of the day!
None! He’s doing really well.