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.

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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.

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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.

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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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