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Real food with vegetables for breakfast.

Hash browns, I love them, but according to some, white potatoes are not Paleo.  I have my own thoughts on that, but they are a night shade and those tend to cause me issues, some more than others.  I wanted something, not a sweet potato to try instead.  Spaghetti squash to the rescue, again!  I will have to say I was very happy with my results.  They were not at formed as the potato, but they worked and what I cooked them with made them taste awesome!  I will try and tweek them out a little more to see if there is a way to help them keep their form better.  Maybe using the dehydrated spaghetti squash would work better. 

I made the “hash browns” to go with my eggs and bacon.

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Ingredients

1 cup cooked spaghetti squash

2 shallots chopped

1/2 tsp garlic ( I love garlic)

salt and pepper to taste

bacon grease to cook with

melt bacon grease in a pan, add chopped shallots, cook until just tender.  Add chopped spaghetti squash,garlic,salt and pepper.  Cook until browned.

They do try and fall apart when you put them on the plate, but they are darn tasty!!

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If you try these and are able to keep them from falling apart let me know how you did it. If you try them and just want to let me know what you thought, please do.  All comments welcome, I love feed back!

 

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I have been a huge slacker! Back to basics J.E.R.F. Just eat real food!

I was really good about posting on my 21 Day sugar detox, then I got tired of posting.  I did make it through the whole 21 days, then Thanksgiving with my family in Arkansas.  I pretty much bailed out on just eating real food and I feel like crap!!  I am sorry I stalled out on posting what I ate and went through on my 21 DSD, but I am doing it again.  I will start January 6th with the groups.  It is the first Monday of the month.  In celebration of that I am eating real food today!  It’s not 21 DSD compliant unless you work out or are pregnant or nursing.  I am none of the above!!  I will attempt to purchase the new 21 DSD cook book, but since funds are low, it may not happen in time for the start.  Okay, here are my breakfast pictures below.

ImageHomemade organic apple sauce sprinkled with a touch of cinnamon.  I took all the apples I had and chopped them up, put them in my crock pot and let them cook on low over night.  Nothing added to them at all, skins left on.  I let them cool a little and put them in my Blendtec blender on the soup setting.

ImageFarm fresh eggs and bacon with sweet potato hash browns.  Cooked in, yes bacon grease!!   J.E.R.F. = Just eat real food.  I really need to stay focused on that!!!

21 DSD Day 8 It seems all I do is cook, prepare and buy food!

I’m starting to feel like I am consumed with nothing but preparations for the 21 DSD so I don’t slip up or fail!  Yesterday I had a case of the I don’t want to do anythings.  That put me leaving the house to go to Costco at 4:30 p.m.  I had taken out the eggs I needed to make one of the recipes in the 21 DSD book and it was so late by the time I got home, I ate them for dinner.  I will say though I got side tracked at J.C. Penny’s buying Christmas gifts.  I am happy to say, all the females on my list that are in Texas are done!!!  And a bonus two guys are taken care of as well.  I did get my DH something for his birthday, December 8th 🙂 , now I only have the DH, my sister and husband, mom, mom in law and two brother in law’s left.  And last but not least the 3 teen nephews and one new nephew!  The teens get cash, so they are pretty much taken care of as well.  Not a lot of food pictures for the 8th day, but I will list what I had where there is not pictures.

ImageCarrot pumpkin muffins topped with Kerry Gold Butter and Almond butter , BACON!!!!!

ImageNot very hungry, so I had Kalona full fat cottage cheese and Greek tomato cucumber salad.

 

Dinner was 4 scrambled eggs and Brussel sprouts Tiffany gave me.  I snacked on 1 ounce of cheese and pistachio’s when I shopped.  That’s it for today.

21 DSD Day 7, I think I got this!

Energy with out drinking extra caffeine is a wonderful thing!  I started taking Natural Calm three nights ago.  I don’t know if it’s a coincidence, but I’ve been sleeping better.  I was busy getting ready for our cold snap this week, but nothing odd is happening, no craving except when I come face to face with chocolate.  So far I have escaped any slips and I will continue to do so.  I found a new tea I absolutely adore, Republic of Tea Peppermint Chocolate.  I had a cup last night with just a splash of full fat cream.  It was a great way to end the day!  I have another flavor I got and I’m going to give it a try tonight, Red Velvet Chocolate.  

What I ate today,

ImageCoco Monkey Smoothie and bacon.  This was the best bacon I have ever had in my adult life.  I got it through my co-op R.O.C.K. in Dallas Ft. Worth.  The bacon was so good it almost didn’t make it into the picture.

ImageWild caught Coho Salmon poached with dill and Capers and my vegetable was,

ImageSteamed zucchini with Kerry Gold butter, cracked black pepper and a dash of sea salt.

ImageDinner was fantastic Portabello mushroom and feta omelette with Greek tomato and cucumber salad, recipe below.

1 large tomato

1 English cucumber

15 Calamata olives sliced

1 tsp Oregano

2 TBS olive oil

2 TBS Red wine vinegar

4 TBS crumbled Feta cheese ( I used goat’s milk feta)

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Bacon,bacon,bacon!!

Something to tie you over until I’m not so busy! My best friend of 30 years is in town for a visit.  I have to take her to all the cool new stores that are in DFW that she hasn’t been to. I give you the best way to cook bacon!! No mess no fuss. Line a baking sheet with foil making sure you cover it completely. Put bacon on the cookie sheet and put into the oven and then turn oven on to 400. Bake for 20 minutes. That is it. And once you remove the foil from the pan there is nothing to clean!!! I drain my bacon grease into a glass jar and store it in the refrigerator. Crispy, no mess bacon!

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Bacon on cookie sheet

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baking bacon

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baked bacon

 

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