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Paleo Eats: 8/28/11

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Yay! I’m more than halfway through my workweek!

At the beginning of my nightshift, I noshed on a grass fed PaleoKit and a small container of coconut butter.  

Six hours later, I ate my last meal at work:leftover porktastic meatloaf with sweet potato fries and green beans.

And, no, my squashed leftovers that were manhandled during transit didn’t look as appetizing as this plate but they still tasted good.

When I got home, I seasoned four pounds of short ribs from U.S. Wellness Meats with Spicehound’s Thai Coffee Rub (this spice blend’s not 100% Paleo-friendly, but I’m okay with using it occasionally) and vacuum-sealed them.

 Then, I filled and preheated the SousVide Supreme to 140 F and dunked the ribs in for a couple days. Yes, you read that right – they need to soak for a minimum of 48 hours.

After I tidied up the mess I made in the kitchen, I hugged my boys, and went to bed. I continued reading the first hundred pages of Primal Body, Primal Mind before falling asleep.

While I napped the day away, Fitbomb and the kids hung out with Dr. HA and her crew.

Yes, I’ll admit that it sucks to work every other weekend.

When I woke up in the evening, the boys and I drove to The Patty Shack to meet my parents for dinner.

This time we ordered the same items that we tried on our first visit:

Roasted Brussels Sprouts…

…sauteed asparagus…

…and I got a bun-less midnight burger sans cheese with extra patty and avocado.

This burger was so hefty…

… I actually packed up the extra patty and leftover veggies for a work meal that I’ll chow on later this week.

Next time, I probably won’t order the sprouts or bacon (gasp!) because both are pretty sweet. All in all, I really enjoyed our tasty al fresco meal.

Afterwards, we came home and got the Double O’s ready for bed. Before jetting off to work, I practiced some pistols, double-unders, wall balls, and did workout #17 from my Everyday Paleo book. Only three more nights of work!

Paleo Eats: 8/14/11

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Hello, hello!

For my meals at work tonight, I packed foods that could be scarfed down cold at my desk.

My first container was filled with leftover fried Padron peppers, deli roast beef, sauerkraut, olives, baby carrots, and jicama.

I also polished off a couple spoonfuls of coconut butter.

As a mid-shift snack, I ate a package of chipotle SeaSnax roasted seaweed. The spiciness of these crispy treats really creeps up on you – I like it!

Things got pretty hectic at work so I didn’t end up eating the last meal I packed for work. Instead, I came home and fried a couple scrambled eggs and a chicken apple sausage and ate my breakfast-for-dinner with a chopped tomato.

Then, it was time to pick up another half hog from the Full of Life Farm at the Mountain View Farmers’ Market. Woo hoo! Has it really been less than 5 months since we picked up our first hundred pounds of swine?

Besides our pork treasure trove…

…I also stocked up on grass fed ground beef, tomatoes, greens, stone fruit, and berries. 

I stored all my Paleo goodies in the fridge and freezer and stumbled to bed.

When I woke up in the evening, we jetted down the 101 to Redwood City to grab some burgers and veggies at The Patty Shack with Lawyerhands, Oldskoolboarder, and their adorable kids.

The Double O’s LOVE hanging with D & I…

…but Lil-O is TOTALLY head-over-heels, puppy-dog crushing on I. 

  

I’ll be so psyched when she’s my daughter-in-law! That village matchmaker sure knows her stuff…

After stuffing my belly with a bun-less juicy Midnight Burger and greens…

…we came home and put the boys to bed.

 I finally removed the oxtails from the SousVide Supreme (after 72 hours) and dunked them in an ice bath. 

Then, I practiced some assisted pistols and rowed 1K on our erg in the garage. Shoot. How can rowing kick my booty so hard?

After I packed my food and stored the oxtails in fridge, I drove to work. Only three more nights of work!