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Eggs & Veggies for Breakfast

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I’m so glad I started eating breakfast again. I’m much happier, calmer, and patient in the mornings now. Intermittent fasting be damned.

This morning I scrambled up three eggs in pork grease and topped them with Primavera salsa and sliced avocado. I also nuked some frozen broccoli to eat with it.

At around 10:00 a.m., my stomach started rumbling so I snacked on Fitbomb’s fabulous homemade jerky. It may be a while before I attempt intermittent fasting again.

Day Two of Good Eats At My Sister’s Place

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It’s so nice visiting my sister. I know I’m sounding like a broken record but I feel so damned spoiled here. I just sit on my ass while my brother-in-law entertains my restless kids and my sister cooks me fabulous food.

For lunch, I chose to eat another helping of meatballs and slow-cooked broccoli.

I know this is the third time I’ve eaten them in 24 hours but they’re damn good.

Shortly after lunch, my sister hosted a small get-together at her home and she made a plethora of carb-y goodness (e.g. homemade char siu baos, sausage rolls, and cinnamon rolls). She also made sure to make a Paleo-friendly slow-cooked broccoli, ham, and cheddar frittata and a beautiful salad. Guess what I had two helpings of?

Dinner was something my sister happened to have ready in her freezer: braised short ribs with cavolo nero and carrots. She served it with roasted kabocha squash (my favorite winter squash in the whole wide world) and more yummy salad.

Life is good.

Happy Turkey Day!

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We’re heading over to the in-laws this evening to celebrate Turkey Day.  While the younger rugrat napped, I quickly threw together some garlic caulilflower “mashed potatoes”

…and roasted broccoli and bacon. 

There will be a plethora of meats (albeit all factory farm-raised) and now I know I’ll have some Paleo-approved veggies to go with the tasty animal parts.

Happy Turkey Day!  

Breakfast Tonight: Sauteed Shrimp and Veggies

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I forget how convenient frozen shrimp can be.  I buy the frozen wild shrimp that’s already peeled and deveined from Trader Joe’s and I just dump them in a strainer (straight from the ice box) and run cold tap water on it for ~ 5 minutes to defrost them.  Then, I toss the shrimp with some olive oil, salt, and pepper and fry them up in some butter and ghee.  When I plate them, I squeeze on some lemon or lime and sprinkle on some chopped parsley (if I’m feeling fancy). 

Tonight, I served up the shrimp with some cauliflower “rice” and roasted broccoli and bacon

This dinner was easy and yummy but I was hungry an hour or two later.  Damn shrimp is too low calorie!

Are you guys getting tired of seeing the same breakfast picture?  I tried to change it up a little by making my scrambled eggs omelet style but I accompanied them with the same sliced Kula pear tomatoes, nuked frozen broccoli, and Applegate Farms chicken and maple breakfast sausages.  I used to dislike eggs but now that I eat Paleo, I like them prepared in all sorts of ways.  Plus, it makes a cheap-ass breakfast protein.

Are you guys getting tired of seeing the same breakfast picture?  I tried to change it up a little by making my scrambled eggs omelet style but I accompanied them with the same sliced Kula pear tomatoes, nuked frozen broccoli, and Applegate Farms chicken and maple breakfast sausages.  I used to dislike eggs but now that I eat Paleo, I like them prepared in all sorts of ways.  Plus, it makes a cheap-ass breakfast protein.

Dinner at Home When I Don’t Wanna Cook

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Remember a few posts back when I said that I like to make quick dinners when I’m on my work week?  Well, when I’m working as a full time mom I want dinners on the table even quicker.  I was really tired tonight and I didn’t want to cook AT ALL.  But I’d already gotten take out for lunch so I didn’t feel right getting more take out for dinner.

I already knew I had a pound of defrosted grass fed ground beef in the fridge, an onion, garlic, a handful of cherry tomatoes, and some pre-made homemade taco seasoning so I just made the same seasoned ground beef that I made a week ago. What am I going to serve with it?  

I sliced up some delicata squash I had on the counter and roasted it off in the toaster oven with some extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper at 400 F for around 20 minutes. Then I nuked some frozen broccoli.  I love frozen broccoli.  Yes, it’s always mushier than fresh but I don’t need to wash or cut anything.