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Day 12 of Whole30 Eats

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Since the kiddos were spending the night at my in-laws, Fitbomb and I were able to sleep in today after a busy night of…blogging. We’re such nerds.

Shortly after getting up, I fixed myself some breakfast. I nuked some sous vide chicken breast and roasted broccoli over leftover vegetables from the chicken-in-the-pot left in the fridge (sadly, the drumsticks are long gone).

Then, we ventured to the local farmers’ market. Without the kids tagging along, I was able to make several rounds, slowly picking and choosing my produce. Although it was nice being able to stroll through the market, I was a little sad that the boys weren’t with me to gobble our weight in samples together. When you keep returning for the same samples as a kid-free adult, it’s pretty shameful.

After a short run around a nearby lake (just for the hell of it), we returned home and I whipped up a frittata for the hubs and myself.  To make enough for the two of us, I grabbed six eggs, a couple shallots, a handful of mushrooms, a tomato, and a bunch of chard.

I thought it was done after 10 minutes under the broiler…

…but I had to stick the frittata back under the broiler to finish cooking after I cut it and saw runny egg seep out of it. Guess I was just too damned impatient for that 6-egg frittata to make its way into my mouth. 

For dessert, I treated myself to a bowl of coconut milk and some macadamia nuts and coconut flakes.

After the dishes were done, the kids still weren’t yet home, so I had some time to do some extra cooking.

In preparation of my workweek (which starts Wednesday night), I made an oven-braised beef stew with carrots, parsnips, and lancinato kale.

You’ll see the recipe (and more photos) when I serve it later this week.

I was pretty pooped by the early evening, so I decided to take out the slow braised pork leg with citrus and fajita seasoning for tonight’s dinner instead of serving it during my workweek. Inspired by yesterday’s lunch at Chipotle, I made a salad with shredded pork, homemade guacamole, mini sweet peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes (from the farmers’market!), and shredded carrots.

I followed up my salad with a heaping tablespoon of coconut butter for dessert.

Today was nice, relaxing, and productive.  I was even able to flip through my new Dorie Greenspan cookbook, Around My French Table, to look for Paleo-friendly recipes. Too bad we still have our X-mas decorations up and our house is a pigsty — otherwise, I’d be gloating about our awesome homemaking skillz.

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