Paleo Eats 5/10/2011

20110510-095158.jpgI’ll start with last night’s dinner since that it when I got back on the wagon. I got home from work late but had plenty of weekend leftovers. I dropped my bags, changed in to my trusty yoga pants, and went out for a 30 min walk. Once I got back I reheated Thai basil spiced meat from lunch on Sunday (recipe not worthy of a link) and mashed cauliflower from dinner on Sunday. While they reheated in the toaster over, I sautéed enough kale for dinner and today’s lunch. I’m close to perfecting my kale recipe and will post soon. I also finished the mass amount of dishes left from my Sunday cook-a-thon.


For breakfast this morning I quickly scrambled two eggs with a handful of spinach using a dollop of bacon fat. I added salsa and guacamole to the top and a side of jalapeno sauerkraut. I stopped by a most convenient coffee shop, Java Detour drive-thru, and ordered a medium decaf with cream. Unfortunately that will be my last trip as I found out that they have only half and half, not heavy cream. More motivation to find a grass-fed/raw source of heavy cream and save money with making my coffee at home.

Very unfortunately, there was a fatality on the way to work this morning and my normal 25 or 30 min drive took an hour and 45 minutes. I dug into the snack I had brought for the afternoon – a hard-boiled egg and sliced apple.


For lunch I had leftover pulled pork from Sunday that I made with a 3 lb pork shoulder from my meat CSA. The pork was really easy but needed about 8 hours of unattended cook time. The BBQ sauce was Paleo and had a great tangy flavor. The rest of the leftovers are in the freezer for next week as I’ll be in Seattle this weekend and won’t be cooking. I had the pork with the remaining mashed cauliflower and sautéed kale from previous meals.


The afternoon lulls hit and, combined with an annoyance at work and lack of my afternoon snack, I gave in. I had a diet dr. pepper and two hard-boiled eggs. It’s always after the first bite that I remember how awful the conventional, overcooked eggs I can pick up at work taste. I recognized while drinking my nectar from the gods what exactly I was doing. I was bored, tired, frustrated and this was a fix. At least I stopped it there and didn’t let that trip up become an excuse for whatever I wanted the rest of the day.

Since it’s Tuesday, after a quick 25 minutes walk to clear my head from the day (tired of getting home so late and having to do with short walks and no real workouts), I made the paleo version of Taco Tuesday. I’ve been experimenting with lettuce types since I eat lettuce wraps at least once or twice a week. Butter lettuce has replace romaine for now. I topped my tacos with guacamole and salsa and served kale on the side.

Hopefully once I upgrade to an iPhone 4 at some point the pictures won’t be quite as bad.

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