Happy Independence Day!

Since my belly was filled to capacity with grilled meats ingested at K & R’s barbecue, I wasn’t actually hungry until the end of my night shift. Wow! Meat+fat=very satiating. Go figure…

At 6:00 a.m., I ate a leftover umami slider burger, Asian cauliflower fried rice, and nuked green beans. I also chowed on some crudities with aubergine dip and Thai “no peanut” sauce.

When I got home, I played with the kiddies while Fitbomb went to CrossFit Palo Alto for a special July 4th hero WOD. Since I was tired and hungry I mindlessly snacked on macadamia nuts. (True confession – I’d be gorging on mac nuts even if I wasn’t tired and hungry.)

As soon as my hubby came home, I kissed my boys good night and went to bed. I slept in a little longer than usual so I was panicked when I woke up that I’d be in a mad rush to make dinner.


Dinner is already finished and my hubby took pretty pics? Nice.

Here’s what was on the menu:

Oven-roasted sweet potato chips

(Before baking, the sweet potatoes were rinsed and dried to remove excess starch and tossed with melted coconut oil in lieu of olive oil.)

…and grilled sous vide grass fed beef burgers

…in salad bowls…

…topped with fried eggs…

…cherry tomatoes…

…homemade guacamole…

…and sauteed mushrooms.

Here’s my dinner plate:


After we put the kids to bed, I exercised in the garage and went to work. Only two more nights to go!

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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