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Paleo Eats: 12/28/11

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I started my nightshifts tonight, but I still squeezed in a full day of activities, cooking, and a two and a half hour nap in the late afternoon.

In the morning, I ate a scrambled egg…

…topped with a dollop of guacamole…

…and I headed to CrossFit Palo Alto for the women’s class. We worked on overhead squats and I was reminded how much I SUCK at them. I need to practice them at home way more often. Along with snatches, cleans, push presses, push ups, double unders, pull ups, wall balls…

After class, I gulped down a few slices of Applegate Farms organic roast beef and a nuked yam before accompanying Big-O to his appointment.

At noon, my cousin and her husband came over and I served steaming bowls of homemade phở with brisket, eye of round, kelp noodles, and all the garnishes.

The pressure cooker is a fantastic and speedy way to get a full-bodied, beefy broth in your belly. In fact, it may be the only way I cook bone broth from now on. And, no, I’m not afraid of it exploding on me.

Before hitting the sack, I slow-roasted a small lamb sirloin roast seasoned with homemade magic powder (porcini seasoning salt)…

…which I stored as emergency protein in the fridge. I need to arm myself with a big stash of ready-to-eat meats since I’m starting the Whole30 on January 1st.

When I woke up in the evening, I fried up a batch of grass fed beef sliders…

…and stir-fried a pan of shiitake, onions, and spinach for dinner.

I still had leftover curried ground lamb and cabbage emergency protein so I turned it into a frittata for my work meals.

Then, I packed my lunch and dragged my sorry ass to work. 

Paleo Eats: 12/16/11

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Wow. My blog stats blew up today thanks to a flattering and humbling post by Chris Kresser over at The Healthy Skeptic.

If it’s your first time visiting, welcome! Please make yourself comfortable and feel free to peruse my archive and recipe index. Think I swear too much? Read this post.

Wanna see what I chowed on today?

For breakfast, I ate leftover roasted cauliflower and a hard boiled egg dusted with homemade Dukka seasoning…

…before heading over to the women’s class at CrossFit Palo Alto

Post workout, I polished off the rest of Melicious's "Best Chicken You Will Ever Eat" and half a nuked yam.

In the afternoon, I toasted…

…and pulverized a homemade Tabil seasoning…

…while I snacked on macadamia nuts (too, too many), a pack of Grass Fed Jerky Chews, and a scrambled egg.

After we picked up Big-O from school, the kids and I hopped on a train bound for San Francisco. Fitbomb met us at the station and we drove to our besties’ house for dinner. 

Our spread included grilled citrus-marinated skirt steak…

…roasted Brussels sprouts…

…and all the fixin’s to make our own lettuce tacos. 

Dinner was phenomenal, as usual. I can’t wait for S, J, & M to move to the ‘burbs so we can mooch dinner more often.

Paleo Eats: 11/15/11

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All of us in the Nombomb household were groggy again this morning. Ick. Vacation hangover lasts a loooooooong time.

I loaded up with a sad-looking, solitary scrambled egg fried in butter…

…before heading to the women’s class at CrossFit Palo Alto.

Post-WOD, I ate some canned pumpkin sprinkled with cinnamon along with a few slices of Applegate Farms organic roast beef.  I just cracked open a can of pumpkin puree and ate it hobo-style right outta the tin. Yes, the extra BPA really does add that special something.

For lunch, I reheated Dr. HA's leftover curried butternut squash soup…

..and I took out a package of ground antelope (Fit Daffy recently gifted us with a kickass, game meat variety pack)…

…and threw it in a skillet with coconut oil, minced garlic, chopped onions, and Chili 9000 seasoning and made a batch of emergency protein.

I nuked some frozen broccoli, topped it with the seasoned meat, and chowed down.

I’d never eaten antelope before and, frankly, it tastes just like lean beef. That’s a good thing for those of you who don’t like “gamey” meat. Just so you know, you guys are a bunch of pussies compared to Charles and Julie of Paleo Comfort Foods. Charles just bagged his own bear and they’ll be cooking it up once it’s processed. Hell, I’m a big pussy compared to them.

For dinner, I fried up a package of merguez sausages from 4505 Meats and stir fried some julienned spigarello in the spicy grease.

Here’s my dinner plate:

Ack! My vacation is officially over tomorrow. Boo!

Paleo Eats: 11/1/11

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Happy day after Halloween! Look at all them ones in the date!

Today my eats were not well planned at all. If I didn’t have an emergency stash of Sophia’s Survival Food or Primal Pacs in my bag, I’d be one hangry mommy.

My chow started off promising — I made myself a French omelet that I devoured with some leftover roasted tomatoes and sauteed baby dino kale…

…before heading to the women’s class at CrossFit Palo Alto.

When I came home, I ate a nuked yam and a pack of spicy grass fed jerky chews. I also seasoned a pastured chicken from Full of Life Farm

…sauteed some onions and garlic with tomato paste and wine…

…and plopped them in the slow cooker before heading out to run some errands.

While I was out, I fueled myself with a Primal Pac, mac nuts, and coconut flakes. Nope, I didn’t eat a real lunch today.

My future in-laws came over for dinner and although the slow cooker roast chicken and gravy was ready by 5:00 p.m.,I didn’t get dinner on the table until close to the kids’ bedtime. I was a terrible hostess and the delay was totally due to poor time management.

While the chicken stayed warm in the crockpot, I simmered and pureed a batch of carrot and parsnip puree

….roasted a tray of Brussels sprouts and bacon in the oven…

…. baked a few  Portobello mushrooms in the toaster oven…

…and made a platter of cheater crispy sous vide duck for the kids.

Once the sides and duck were done, I cut up the chicken and herded everyone to the dining room.

That’s a wrap! Good night!

Paleo Eats: 10/14/11

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Only Big-O was school-bound today, so we weren’t as rushed this morning. I even had time to savor a leisurely breakfast of pan-fried bacon and a veggie scramble…

…before I sped off to my class at CrossFit Palo Alto. I had a fun workout with the gals and ate a nuked yam afterwards to replete my glycogen stores.

In between Ninjago duels with Lil-O (the kid is obsessed), I seasoned and vacuum-sealed four grass fed sirloin tip steaks

…that I dunked in the SousVide Supreme (132 F for eight hours).

For lunch, I chowed on leftovers again.  

In the late afternoon, Fitbomb came home early so we he could clean our house in preparation for my mother-in-law’s party tomorrow. Yes, it’s that important to him to have a tidy house. Plus, he knows I’m okay with living in a sty and won’t lift a finger to clean until and unless you can scrawl messages in the counter grease. Well, maybe not even then.

I pretended to help clean until l was rescued by dinner duties. I made an Asian-flavored broccoli slaw and cherry tomato stir-fry…

…that I topped with sous vide grass fed sirloin tip steak, egg omelet, and roasted portobello mushrooms.

True confessions: I’m gonna take a blogging break tomorrow and not post until Sunday…or Monday. It’ll be worth the wait ‘cause I’ll document all the eats at the catered Paleo party we’re hosting AND tomorrow night’s dinner at Locavore in San Francisco.

Until then, get your NNP fix by following my tweets or Facebook status updates!