Tonight I started another seven-night stretch of work. Hooray. Yep, my enthusiasm is palpable.

Since I’m never super hungry on my first night back, I didn’t eat until around 3:00 a.m. My “lunch” consisted of leftover mini frittata muffins that I microwaved for 30 seconds to take the chill off of them.

A couple hours later, I snacked on some macadamia nuts and coconut flakes (surprise, surprise).

My last big meal at work was a big helping of leftover crab salad over organic greens, shredded carrots, and roasted red bell peppers.

When I got off work, I went upstairs to check on my mother-in-law. She was already up, washed, and ready to be taken home. As we waited for her final discharge counseling, I polished off a container of Paleo trail mix.

As soon as we got home, I popped my vitamins and went straight to bed. While I slept, my parents went to pick up my winter “mystery” box from Mariquita Farm. For $25, I got a box chock full of yummy winter produce. Sorry I’ve got no picture for you but I was too lazy to take everything out of the fridge. I’m definitely looking forward to when the Two Small Farms’ CSA deliveries resume in March.

At 5:00 p.m., I woke up and started preparing dinner. Luckily, I already had a platter of braised duck legs waiting in the fridge so all I had to do was heat it up…

…and prepare some cauliflower fried rice (which was fried in rendered duck fat)…

…and broil big fat asparagus spears that I drizzled with balsamic vinegar.

Here’s my dinner plate:

After dinner, I fried up some ground beef and diced onions that I seasoned with Chili Con Carne seasoning so I’d have extra protein to pack for work meals. Then, I assembled my nosh for work and took off for the hospital.

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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