It was my second night back at work and I had no problems getting into the groove of eating in the middle of the night again. I guess it’s like riding a bicycle…

My first meal at work was some leftover umami burgers with nuked green beans and roasted spiced ‘shrooms.

A couple hours later when my tummy started grumbling, I snacked on a small container of coconut flakes.

The last thing I ate at work was some roast beef, diced avocado, and cherry tomatoes.

On my drive home from work, I called the Mt. Angel Meat Company to discuss how I wanted to process my Full of Life Farm half hog. Yep, we’re almost all done with the 100 pounds of pork I ordered three months ago. See? I practice what I preach!

When I got home, I played with the kiddies a little bit before heading to bed.

At 5:00 p.m., I woke up and dumped a couple packets of duck confit into the SousVide Supreme, prepared Everyday Paleo’s Thai “No Peanut” sauce…

…and chopped some veggies for a Thai-inspired crispy duck and arugula salad.

Then, I seared the reheated duck legs in duck fat and plated up the meat and veggies.

The dressing was great! It was the perfect combination of nutty, creamy, tangy, sweet, and savory. Luckily, I still have about a cup leftover so I’ll drizzle this magical sauce on all sorts of stuff.

After dinner, I literally ran to Phil’z Coffee to get a large mug of Anesthesia to the Upside with heavy cream. I love the taste of their coffee but since it makes me so jittery, I only indulge once every couple weeks.

Before heading to work, I did a little bit of exercise. My CrossFit homework from Coach Trish was to do five minutes of double-under practice every day in the month of July so I broke out my new jump rope and started skipping. I’m not sure if it was the coffee, but I was able to execute a few for the first time ever! No, they weren’t consecutive but I was grinning ear to ear nonetheless. 

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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