Paleo Eats: 12/27/12

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After a three-week hiatus from my graveyard shifts, it’s finally time for another episode of What This Zombie Drug Dealer Eats At Work

For my first night back at the hospital, I tossed together a Crab Louie salad — a.k.a., the King of Salads! — filled with greens, cherry tomatoes, blanched asparagus, fresh Dungeness crab, hard boiled eggs, and homemade rémoulade sauce.

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Oh, and I had a few squares of dark chocolate, too. I can definitely get through a nightshift without cacao, but why suffer needlessly? 

After a 10-hour shift of slinging drugs, I returned home to hang with the boys and cook. First, I roasted a tray of Brussels sprouts and whisked together a quick Dijon and balsamic vinaigrette.

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Next, I mixed a garlicky marinade for Peruvian Roast Chicken…

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…and massaged it on a butterflied chicken.

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By the time I was finished slathering the chicken (under and over the skin), the roasted mini cabbages were ready to be tossed with the vinaigrette.

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I stuck both the chicken and Brussels sprouts in the fridge, kissed the boys goodnight, and hit the sack.

When I woke up in the evening, Henry had already roasted the chicken …

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…so all I had to do was round out the dinner with some vegetable side dishes.

While the oven was still hot, I roasted a tray of carrots with garlic and sage…

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…and topped the marinated Brussels sprouts with a couple of sieved hard-boiled eggs…

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…and crumbled Porkitos.

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By the time the carrots were finished cooking…

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…I was ready to tear into the chicken with my bare hands.

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In fact, my hands were so greasy I couldn’t take a picture of my completed dinner plate. Sorry, Charlie.


Okay, change of topic: Who here is doing a Whole30® starting January 1st? I’ve done two of these monthlong nutritional re-sets over the past couple of Januaries — you can read my day-by-day summaries here and here — and I’ve always felt incredible afterwards. That’s why — other than some dark chocolate and grass fed, full fat dairy — I pretty much eat this way all the time. Do a Whole30, and you’ll not only be a more mindful eater, but you’ll have a much better and saner relationship with food.

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This January, with the blessing of Whole9, I’ll be your cruise director, offering daily posts here on Nom Nom Paleo in support of those of you who are embarking on 30 days of clean eats — so get on board and stay tuned!