For the first time in a long time, I didn’t eat a meal at work. It wasn’t ‘cause I was too busy to eat or forgot to pack grub – I just never felt hungry. I’m sure my fat-laden dinner (sous vide salmon topped with guacamole) prior to work PLUS my large mug of Philz coffee with heavy cream had something to do with my satiety.

When I got home, I finally ate some deli roast beef with roasted bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and Aubergine dip. Then, I dumped the ingredients for slow cooker pork pot roast that I prepped the night before into the Crock-Pot…

…and went with my mother-in-law to another oncology appointment. Yep, sleep today was gonna be shorter than usual.

I woke up a little after 5:00 p.m. and started preparing dinner. Truth be told, I would’ve totally ordered take-out if it wasn’t for this here blog. Thanks. Do you detect the sarcasm? Aren’t you precocious! I kid, because I love…

Since the pot roast was finished cooking…

…all I had to do was whip up a couple of side dishes:garlic cauliflower mashed potatoes

…and stir-fried heirloom Italian broccoli with some minced garlic.

To give the pork added flavor and color, I brushed it with melted coconut oil…

…and broiled it in the oven for five minutes.

I tore at the roast with a couple of forks and dinner was served.

Here’s my dinner plate:

After dinner, I ran to Philz Coffee for the second night in a row to fill a thermos with Silken Splendor. I don’t normally drink coffee more than once a workweek but I wasn’t too perky in the evening.

Before leaving for work, I did a short burst of exercise in our home gym (double-unders + a quick homemade body weight WOD) and packed some food to-go. Just 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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