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Paleo Eats: 5/30/11

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Today was a great finish to a wonderful holiday weekend. Hubby and I were able to sleep in until 8:00 a.m. since the kids were crashing at my parents’ house. Yes, childless people, 8:00 a.m. is really LATE.

Since I had been peer-pressured and shamed into doing Murph at CrossFit Palo Alto at 9:00 a.m. (you all know who you are!), I fueled up on some melted coconut butter (fat!) and Applegate Farms organic roast beef (protein!) as a pre-workout meal.

Murph was tough but Coach Tim did a fantastic job of reminding us pussies that we needed to suck it up because thousands of past and present members of our armed forces put their lives on the line everyday to ensure our freedoms.

How’d I do? You can read about my Murph experience over at the Five Tribe — or just check out this photo of me, taken about ten seconds before I finished:

Post-Murph, I scarfed down a sweet potato, buffalo jerky, and some chestnuts. My glycogen stores were spent and I needed to replenish them ASAP.

Afterwards, hubby and I caught a matinee showing of Bridesmaids – our first movie sans kids in over a year. I like my movies without cartoon characters and heaps of steaming scatological humor, so I really enjoyed this one.

For lunch, we hit the Chipotle next to the theater and ordered our regular: carnitas salad bowl with pico de gallo, spicy salsa, and guacamole.

Then, we went to pick up our kiddies and took a family trip to my favorite grocery store, Sigona’s in Redwood City, to stock up on meat and veggies.

At dinnertime, I steamed the two gigantic artichoke globes that I received in my weekly Mariquita Farm CSA box.

I also made cheater crispy sous vide crispy duck confit and nuked some leftover broiled asparagus and Portobello mushrooms.

Here’s my dinner plate:

So sad that the weekend is over!

Local Spotlight: Sigona’s Farmers Market (Redwood City)

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Since we moved from San Francisco to the ‘burbs, Sigona’s Farmers Market has become my favorite grocery store on the Peninsula, hands down.  Impeccable produce (a mix of local, organic, and conventionally-grown), awesome cheese selection (not Paleo approved, but eff it), Marin Sun Farms grass fed beef, organic and free-range poultry, a myriad of dried fruits and nuts (bulk raw coconut flakes for $2-something/lb!), unique and high quality specialty items, and great customer service — I love this place!

If you buy seasonally, the prices are really reasonable. Definitely join the Preferred Customer club so you’re privy to Sigona’s weekly specials and coupons.  The coupons are for free stuff if you spend over $30, and you don’t need to print them out — just show the clerk the coupon on your mobile phone.  Trust me, it’s very easy to spend more than $30, especially if you buy meat.  When there’s a sale on the grass fed beef, the savings are pretty astonishing.  For example, the grass fed ribeye is just $15.99/lb ($10 cheaper per lb than Pampero Ranch at the Mountain View Farmer’s market) and the grass fed ground beef is cheaper per pound than Costco across the street ($3.99/lb vs. $4.23/lb).  Same thing with Rocky free-range chicken, it’s normally only $0.99/lb.  You’d be crazy not to stock up!

If you are in the area, you should really check out this locally owned, family run grocery store.  I just wish it was closer to my house…