Last night I dreamt that I downed a tall, frosty glass of sweet and creamy chocolate milk. Needless to say, I woke up screaming.
For breakfast, I fueled up with a black espresso, a couple of scrambled eggs, and sliced avocado before heading to the womens’ class at CrossFit Palo Alto.
I was wiped out after the chipper and nourished myself with some carbs and protein: a nuked yam, hard boiled egg, and leftover burger bites.
I had some free time in the afternoon, so I cooked some greens and protein to restock the fridge. I consulted with my well-loved copy of Well Fed on the kitchen counter and baked a batch of Melicious’s Asian-style Scotch eggs.
In addition, my chef sis recently emailed me a recipe for pressure cooker braised spicy kale that looked too simple and tasty to pass up.
After just 8 minutes of high pressure cooking, I had a big mound of tender carrots and greens (and stems, too!).
At lunchtime, I ate a Scotch egg…
…slurped down the spicy pot liquor from the braised kale…
…and a bowl of leftover Welsh beef stew.
In the afternoon, I snacked on a handful of coconut flakes, a Clementine tangerine, and some leftover roasted vegetables from the fridge.
Dinner prep was easy. I used the pressure cooker again – because I love it – to whip up a cauliflower and leek puree in just 6 minutes under high pressure.
My old and unsexy pressure cooker is looking reeeal fine these days. Baby, baby fallin’ in love, I’m fallin’ in love again…
The marbled meat was melt-in-your mouth tender, yet still pink.
I plated everything up, along with last night’s stir-fried bok choy and mushrooms, for a super-satiating winter meal.
I’m one-fifth of the way through the Whole30 and I feel great. Anyone worried about getting derailed this weekend?2