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Paleo Eats: 3/16/11

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Here’s what I ate on my last night of work this week:

My first meal at work was a box of leftover Arizona Dreaming seasoned ground pork and mushrooms with broiled asparagus.

For snack, I ate a small container of coconut flakes and some sliced strawberries with coconut milk.

At the end of my night shift, I chowed down a box of leftover sous vide pork loin roast, roasted kabocha squash, and sautéed broccoli rabe.

When I came home, I took Big-O to school and whisked up a container of Paleo mayonnaise with Little-O.

After I took a three hour nap, I brought Big-O to his kung fu class and I picked up my monthly Marin Sun Farms meat CSA haul.

I had to make two trips to my car because I got my regular box…

…plus, I ordered four dozen eggs…

…and an additional box ‘o meat.

Since I was eager to try the Marin Sun Farms pasture-raised eggs, I made a variation of greens, eggs, and ham for dinner. This time, I served leftover sous vide pork loin roast with stir-fried kale and bacon topped with a sous vide soft-boiled egg.

When the yolk was pierced, it became a creamy, eggy sauce for the greens. Yummy!

After dinner, I dug into my chest freezer and picked out some proteins to defrost in the fridge for the week ahead.

Alrighty — it’s time for lights out! Finally, I can sleep without an eye mask on.

Paleo Eats: 2/20/11

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Today I did very little cooking because I was a tad burned out from yesterday. Cooking is a little bit like exercising; if you go balls out, you need a rest day once in while to recuperate.

For breakfast, I heated up some leftover seasoned ground pork and curry roasted cauliflower

…and curried broccoli soup with some nuked bacon pieces.

We had an appointment in the East Bay this morning, so we had lunch at Pamir Restaurant in Dublin. It’s a cozy Afghan restaurant located in the same complex as the super popular Koi Garden Restaurant. There’s no way in hell we were gonna eat at Koi Garden because we hate dim sum.

My hubby and I split an order of sabzee (spinach simmered with onions and spices)…

…lamb kabobs…

…and combination kabobs (beef and chicken).

When we ordered the kabobs, we asked for no rice. Although everything was tasty, our platters weren’t super-filling, because the amount of meat and accompanying salad were small. Next time, we’ll just have to order a third platter to split. If we ever get dragged to Koi Garden by my in-laws, we might have to grab take-out from here on our way home (since we’ll just pretend to eat at lunch).

At dinnertime, I wasn’t in the mood to make anything complicated. I had a bag of baby lancinato kale in the crisper…

…so I stir-fried the leafy greens in bacon grease and shallots.

I also roasted Portobello mushrooms that I seasoned with fines herbes, salt, and pepper.

I served the sides with some leftover rotisserie chicken.

In anticipation of my upcoming workweek, I’ve planned a busy day of cooking tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Paleo Eats: 2/17/11

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I slept like a log last night so I felt ready to tackle the day as a full time mommy when I woke up. For breakfast, I made myself a frittata with three eggs, nuked frozen broccoli, diced shallots, prosciutto, a dollop of cream-top yogurt, and Fines Herbes seasoning.

After spending an hour jumping on a trampoline with Lil-O at his gym class, we went to Costco and stocked up on essentials. Since the Mountain View Costco is across the street from an In-N-Out burger, the kids and I made a pitstop here for lunch. I ordered a protein-style triple meat burger — hold the spread — with mustard and a whole-grilled onion slice.

Can you believe this baby only cost me $3.80?

We returned home and I put Lil-O down for his afternoon nap. While the little guy slept, Big-O helped me make dinner. I’m always amazed at how enthusiastic he is about helping out in the kitchen. I love that about him.

With Big-O as my sous chef, we made a big pot of curried cream of broccoli soup

braised cabbage

…and sous vide rack of lamb seasoned with Sunny Paris, salt, and pepper.

While I was prepping this food, I was gobbling up macadamia nuts and coconut flakes with abandon. I gotta stop this habit.

I didn’t have to much to do to get dinner on the table — just about everything was already finished. As a result, I had the luxury of watching an episode of Scooby-Doo with the kids before making an additional side of lancinato kale sautéed with bacon and shallots

…and searing off the rack of lamb in some lard.

Here’s my dinner plate:

I also had a bowl of curried cream of broccoli soup (it’s dairy-free!) and a 1/2 cup serving of coconut milk for dessert. Not a bad way to end the day!