Luckily, my night shift at the hospital was’t super crazy tonight. It can’t be non-stop every night or I’d quit for sure!

While at work, I ate a 4505 Meats apple breakfast sausage over sauteed cabbage and a small container of defrosted Hawaiian Sun Coconut Milk.

When I returned home, the Kalua Pig was simmering in the slow cooker…

…so I assembled the world’s best braised cabbage and stuck it in the oven.

Before I went to bed, I ate some leftover curried goat shanks and roasted cauliflower

 …and gave my mom instructions on when to remove the cabbage from the oven.

When I woke up in the evening, dinner was basically finished. Yeehaw!

I washed some lettuce, smashed a fresh batch of guacamole

…shredded the Kalua pig

…and nuked the braised cabbage.

Here’s my dinner plate:

After dinner, I went to the garage to grab some meat from the chest freezer…only to find most of the meat already defrosted. WTF?!?! Aaaaaaaaaaaah!

I pitched a mini meltdown – complete with tears, hyperventilation, and panic Twitter DMs to my carnivore buddy – before I realized that I’d just overstuffed my freezer and the meat at the tippy-top of the freezer didn’t freeze. I flung a bunch of meat into our main freezer and crossed my arms, legs, fingers, and toes that nothing spoiled. Fitbomb reminded me repeatedly that we’ve eaten at many ethnic restaurants with worse food handling than Chez Nom Nom Paleo and we’ve survived. 


It was difficult mustering up my enthusiasm to head to work but duty calls. Only two more nights of work!

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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