For breakfast this morning, I took out a thawed ham steak that was made from the ½ hog we purchased from Full Of Life Farm.

I seared it in some melted lard…

…cut off a large hunk…

…and ate it with some leftover roasted peppers and nuked frozen broccoli.

The ham steak was a tad salty and I think I overcooked it a wee bit but it was still pretty tasty. I ended up eating more than half of the steak. Hey! No jokes about me pigging out on pig!

I went to my class at CrossFit Palo Alto and although I was the last one to finish the WOD (by a LOT), I had a great time getting sweaty with the gals. Post workout, I ate some baked sweet potato and a few slices of Applegate Farms organic roast beef.

For lunch, I sautéed some baby chard in butter with sliced onions and served it with a slice of leftover garbage frittata.

Although I made a promise to abstain from macadamia nuts and coconut flakes for a week, I ate a small container of coconut flakes after lunch. A girl is allowed to change her mind, damn it!

In the evening, the boys and I took the train up to San Franciso and met Fitbomb for dinner. Until a year or so ago, the kids and I routinely trekked to the city every other week to gorge on carbs (Delfina Pizzeria followed by Bi-Rite Creamery and takeout from Tartine Bakery). Nowadays, we hop on Caltrain only when Big-O is on vacation from school – and our dinners are decidedly more Paleo-friendly.

Tonight, we ate an AMAZING dinner at Cotogna.

See all that wood stacked in the corner? They use it to fuel their awesome Italian grill and rotisserie. That same rotisserie produced my favorite dish of the evening: spit-roasted pork loin with fennel & chili.

I’ll have more deets in a later post about our dinner…

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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