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21 DSD day 3 & 4 and I’m still alive and nobody has been killed ;)

I was feeling tired and a little cranky on day 3.  My DH is still very sick so that has kept me quite busy.  I’ve been taking pictures of most of my meals just to help me keep track of the likes and dislikes and what I am eating.  Pistachio’s have been saving me while at doctors offices and pharmacies for my DH.  I’m going to really load up on the food pictures on this post because I skipped a day.  Today’s post will cover my day 3 and 4.  I am on the tail end of day 5 whilst typing this.  One thing before I forget.  I got some Green Pastures Blue Ice Royal Butter oil/ Fermented cod liver oil blend gel in cinnamon tingle.  I have come to realize I am the biggest pansy in the world.  Oh my this stuff is hard to get down!  The first time I took it was when I first got it and it was liquid, sorta, but not really.  It’s almost about to turn me off cinnamon.  I take one dose a day and I really hope this horrifying goop has great benefits, because it is close to torture.  I have to talk myself into to taking it, blech!!  If anyone knows of a better way to get this stuff ingested please tell me, please!  Ok, enough of that, on to the good stuff.

ImageBreakfast smoothie made with Raw cow’s milk, 1 frozen green tipped banana, 2 TBS Almond butter 1/2 tsp cinnamon and a hard boiled egg.  I needed avocado for this but the ones I got at the farmers market this past weekend were no good 😦

Imageoven baked chicken and cucumbers with olive oil, vinegar and salt and pepper.

Dinner was rotisserie chicken and cucumbers, nothing picture worthy.  I had a glass of Raw milk before bed.

 

On to day 4,

Imagecarrot pumpkin muffins topped with coconut butter mixed with cinnamon and  two eggs fried in Ghee with Turmeric.  Very filling breakfast!

Imageleft over rotisserie chicken and cucumber salad made with cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, a English cucumber, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cracked black pepper, oregano, basil and sea salt.  I decided I wanted feta cheese to top it off for the next time.  I decided to go shopping after lunch.  Dinner was left over chicken and cucumber salad with feta cheese added.  I got a few other things I needed to make the smoothie out of the book for day 5.  Time to go into the kitchen and make some Chia seed pudding for tomorrow.  The question is should I do chocolate, cinnamon or a combination of the two?

 

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21 DSD day 2

It was pretty uneventful for day two except for the fact my right shoulder problem moved to my neck and I couldn’t turn  my head.  I go to see my Chiropractor today at noon.  I’m really glad I had cooked extra chicken and boiled eggs on hand.  I did get a little snippy with my husband, but that could be because of the pain or the detox.  I will admit walking past the cookies my husband has on the counter was pretty hard.  I took care of that problem this morning, I threw  them in the garbage.  DH is sick with a virus right now, Stomatitis.  He can’t eat or drink without pain so we’ve been to see the doctor twice in two days.  If this keeps up it’s the ER for him!  

Yesterday for breakfast I had two eggs fried in bacon grease sprinkled with Turmeric and a super easy fast butternut squash soup.  I will give you the recipe for the soup.  You can have 1 cup of butternut squash on Level 1 of the 21 DSD and I needed some kind of a veggie that didn’t take much effort.  I happened to have fresh butternut squash puree in my fridge ( go me thinking ahead).

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recipe for soup

1 cup butternut squash puree

1 cup chicken bone broth

3 TBS Raw milk

1 heaping tsp cinnamon

mix well heat and eat.

Lunch was a super big chicken thigh and spinach sauteed in bacon grease with black pepper and garlic.

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Dinner was a wash, it was late after getting home from the Minute Clinic with my DH and my pain level was through the roof.

I made a smoothie with 1 frozen green tipped banana 1 cup raw milk 2 TBS almond butter and cinnamon. I ate a hard boiled egg with that.  No pictures.  I also snacked on pistachios today. 

I do know that if I can move my head after the Chiropractor today, there will be a visit to Trader Joe’s for the rest of the ingredients for the smoothies in the book and some more butternut squash.  I really need more vegetables in my life, but without many of my old favorite dressing options for salads, I’m not in a rush to eat a salad!

Day 1 on the 21 DSD.

I am going to try and post every day, if not every other day.  I will post pictures of what I eat, the good, the bad and the ugly!

 

I will also try and tell you how I’m feeling.

What I ate the first day;

Breakfast ~ Carrot pumpkin muffins from the book, topped with Apple pumpkin butter, maybe 1 TBS ( 21 DSD approved the recipe) and bullet proof coffee made with Kerry Gold unsalted butter, coconut oil, cinnamon and cacao powder.

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Lunch ~ Two eggs fried in bacon grease on top of Spaghetti squash hash browns.

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Snack ~ Very small Granny smith apple ,Sunflower seed butter and 1 ounce of raw milk grass fed cheddar cheese.

Snack while shopping ~ Pistachio’s ( this was to keep me from sampling Holiday stuff!)

Dinner ~ 2 roasted chicken wings, drumstick ,a few slices of chicken breast with asparagus and a glass of raw milk.  No pictures of the chicken or asparagus, they weren’t picture worthy 😉

How I felt ~ hungry all day and I was making sure to drink a lot of water and had 8 ounces of Home brewed Kombucha.  I made extra chicken last night and boiled some eggs.  

I’m having a hard time with some pain right now, due to getting tackled by a sweet playful pup on Sunday night.  The pain was in my shoulder ( rotator cuff injury from years ago) on the right and today I can barely move my head and neck.  The good news it’s not diet related and I go see my Chiropractor Wednesday!  The bad is it’s making it difficult to type, cook, drive, shower, get dressed and everything else I forgot to mention.  Here is to day 2 of the 21 DSD!!!  Oh and nobody has died yet 😉

 

Paleo Chicken pot pie soup, OMG!!!! Love at first bite

chicken pot pie soup

I had seen a recipe for a very tasty sounding soup, the problem was it was a SAD recipe. I decided right then to make it Paleo/Primal and the kitchen chemistry began. What I ended up making is something I will make over and over again! I am very happy with my results and hope you enjoy it as much as my DH, poor next door neighbor and I did. This is a dairy,grain, tuber and night shade free recipe. I will call it Chicken pot pie soup.
Ingredients
1 small head of cauliflower
1 large parsnip
1/2 pound of fresh green beans
3 carrots
1 stalk of celery
1/3 of a small red onion
2 Portabello mushrooms
1 can of full fat coconut milk
1 TBS chopped fresh thyme
1/8 tsp garlic granules
1 pound cooked chicken chopped
4 cups chicken bone broth
fresh ground black pepper and sea salt to taste
Rice your cauliflower in the food processor and cook until tender. Puree cooked cauliflower with a little of the coconut milk set aside.
Dice all of your vegetables into small pieces and put into a large soup pot. Add your chicken broth, chopped thyme and bring to a boil, continue to simmer on lower heat until all vegetables are tender. Add diced cooked chicken and heat thoroughly. Add pureed cauliflower, coconut milk and garlic stir very well. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes to reduce and thicken sauce, add salt and pepper to taste.

To make it seem more pot pie like, you could put it in a oven proof bowl and add more pureed cauliflower on top and bake until it browns a little. Please let me know if you make this and how it turns out for you.  Comments are welcome and encouraged!

Imagericed cauliflower

Imagecarrots and parsnips diced

Imagegreen beans

Imagediced veggies

Imagefinished chicken pot pie soup

Bone broth from beef and chickens.

Since there has been so many people asking about how to make bone broth, or as my DH would call it “Bone jelly”. I just happened to make some yesterday and thought I’d help some of you out by posting my recipe and how I do it. I have had great success with my method. It can be either real easy or time consuming, but either way it turns out flawless for me every single time. I will give you the amounts of what I use and the two different types I make right now are chicken and beef.

My crock pot is a 5 quart programmable stainless steel one, I had a bigger one and I’m going to get another one just for making bone broth easier.

I only use grass fed bones and day old marked down organic produce that I get from a store right around the corner from my house for 1.00 a bag and I pull out what is usable and compost the rest in my friends keyhole garden.  I get my beef bones at Whole Foods Market for only 2.99 a pound, that is less expensive than the regular grocery chains non- grass fed bones of 5.99 a pound. I also will be getting bones from Farm to Forks, a wonderful new thing I just learned about.  That is where I got my chicken carcasses and feet from for a awesome price of 1.00 a pound.  The carcasses are meaty enough to make chicken soup out of and then make bone broth.  Here is the hows and how much

Ingredients for chicken broth

10 chicken feet

2 chicken carcusses

4 to 6 cloves of whole garlic

1 whole onion skin on

8 to 10 whole peppercorns

2 TBS Apple cider vinegar

1 tsp sea salt

3 to 4 celery stalks with leaves

2 to 3 carrots

If your crock pot or stock pot is large enough you can leave the vegetables whole for ease of removal.

Place all ingredients in your stock pot (my chicken parts are frozen and my crock pot is small, this is why I start it this way)

cover with purified water and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer all day. Transfer to your crock pot right before bed time and continue cooking in your crock pot for 20 more hours.  Strain your broth after cooking in your crock pot and place into your refrigerator until the fat rises to the top and solidifies. Scrap off the fat if you wish and put into jars or other containers, for a space saver you can put the chilled jellied broth into zip lock baggies and freeze flat.  I freeze a couple jars, making sure I leave 1 full inch at the top for expansion.  

Imagechicken feet and carcasses

Beef bone broth ingredients

3 to 6 pounds of Beef bones ( what ever you can fit in the crock pot)

4 to 6 cloves of whole garlic

1 whole onion skin on

8 to 10 whole peppercorns

2 TBS Apple cider vinegar

1 tsp sea salt

3 to 4 celery stalks with leaves

2 to 3 carrots

Put all ingredients into the crock pot and cover with purified water turn on low and cook for 30 hours. It has a rich beefy taste with garlic overtones.

Imagebeef bones in my crock pot

Image jelled broth

Imagebone jelly

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