Man, adjusting to Pacific Standard Time was a real bitch this morning. It didn’t help that Big-O popped out of bed right at 8:00 a.m. because “I have to make Daddy a card and breakfast!” Okay, you win.

For breakfast, the two of us baked a frittata tailor-made for Fitbomb. It was filled with sautéed shrimp (favorite protein!), baby chard (only veggie not rotten in the fridge), and Volcanco Grind seasoning (SPICY!).

Afterwards, we all wandered around the Mountain View Farmers’ Market and stocked up on protein…


…and fruit.

I was so proud that my big cavekid was sporting one of my shirts around the market.

At lunchtime, Fitbomb picked Sprout Café and we both ordered Cobb salads with additional chicken. I’m not a huge fan of Gorgonzola cheese so I asked for an additional hard boiled egg instead.

For dinner I really didn’t have anything planned but I dug around in the freezer and unearthed a frozen sous vide grass fed sirloin steak. Bingo!

While I reheated it in the water oven (30 minutes at 125 F), I roasted some curried carrots, sautéed baby chard with onions, and sliced up some cherry tomatoes. I quickly seared the steak in melted ghee and used my kitchen torch to even out the char.

Here’s my dinner plate:

After dinner, I nuked some sweet potatoes so hubby would have some post workout carbs to bring to his 5:00 a.m. CrossFit class.  

As much as I love going away on vacation, being back in my own kitchen is so damn comforting. At home, I know the hot spots in my oven; which burners are best for simmering; and I’ve got access to my favorite gadgets, pantry staples, and appliances. Why doesn’t every kitchen come standard with a SousVide Supreme?  I’m kidding on the square.

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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