Today I was determined to cook a bunch of healthy proteins and vegetables in good fats. That way we’d have lots of tasty “Whole9-compliant” chow at our fingertips.

For breakfast I made myself a curried beef, shallot, mushroom, and chard frittata (basically a “big” version of the mini frittata muffins I made yesterday)…

…and drank a bowl of garbage soup. I’m definitely going to try to follow Melissa’s advice to eat within a half-hour of waking and not to include fruit in my first meal of the day.

After breakfast, Little-O and I hit the Mountain View Farmers’ Market. I shopped with a definite purpose this time, determined to buy high quality meat and veggies.

When we got home from the market, I roasted four red bell peppers…

…while hubs boiled off a dozen eggs.

Then, we took a short break from cooking to grab some lunch at Calafia. I ordered the Queen Calafia’s cheese burger sans bun.

I was disappointed with my meal because the bacon was flabby and the patty was skimpy, underseasoned, and over-cooked. Also, the icky accompanying jicama jalapeno slaw was gross and went untouched. Why the hell can’t this place be consistently good? Oh right, we’re in Palo Alto.

After lunch, we stopped by Trader Joe’s to stock up on some meat, eggs, and butter before driving home.

Once home, I prepared some stir-fried curried ground beef with shallots, mushrooms, and garlic. I seasoned the meat with one of my favorite curry blends, Sun Brand Madras Curry powder.

I’ll use this meat as the base for frittatas or just heat it up with some vegetables throughout the week.

Next, I finished preparing the roasted red bell peppers

…while hubby purged our garage pantry of legumes and grains.

We don’t know what the hell to do with all this crap…

Fitdaffy came over with her adorable son and her hostess gift was one of my favorites in recent memory: a pound of bacon and macadamia nuts. She’s so damn awesome.

For dinner, I served grilled sous vide pork ribs

…along with stir-fried kale and bacon

…broiled asparagus spears tossed in ghee and drizzled with lemon juice…

…and garlic cauliflower mashed potatoes.

Here’s my dinner plate:

Meat, vegetables, and healthy fats – that’s my mantra.

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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