Happy Poppa’s’ Day!

While my dad was still snoozing in bed – I love you, Pops! – I was at the hospital working another shift at the pharmacy. As I checked IV drips and verified endless insulin orders, I consumed some leftover sliders, roasted kabocha, and sautéed greens.

When I got back to the hotel in the morning, I greeted my sleepy hubby with a hug and a quick Father’s Day breakfast: A Thai omelet topped with wild salmon lox and Kevin’s homemade sauerkraut.

And as a special treat, I threw together a primal parfait with pastured sheep’s milk yogurt, Bing cherries, and chopped macadamia nuts.

Yes, I do eat full-fat dairy from time to time – it agrees with me and I enjoy it as an occasional treat. I just listened to Chris Kresser’s latest podcast where he and  handsome nerd scientist Mat Lalonde addressed the importance of self-experimentation to see what foods work for you. Listen to the two foxy braniacs here. Or read Dallas and Melissa’s It Starts With Food, which addresses the same topic in depth.

After I hit the sack, my hubby met the boys and his parents in the East Bay. On their way home, they stopped at the barber…

…and Big-O got a new ‘do for the summer.

It’s uncanny how much he looks like my father.

Although I got up groggy in the evening, I was determined to eat a home-cooked meal. Er…hotel-cooked meal. I’m sick and tired of eating out, but I wanted something quick and easy for dinner.

Ta da! Lava Lake lamb rosemary garlic sausages…

…and pre-washed Trader Joe’s greens to the rescue!

I just fried up the sausages…

…sautéed the greens in the pan grease….

…and spooned on some sauerkraut.

I even had time to spare so I sautéed a pan of emergency protein as I sipped on a cup of kombucha. Dinner was on the table in less than 10 minutes!

The Double-Os start summer camp tomorrow morning, so I packed up everyone’s lunches (including my own) before heading to work.

Only three more nights to go!

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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