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,
Coco 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.
Wild caught Coho Salmon poached with dill and Capers and my vegetable was,
Steamed zucchini with Kerry Gold butter, cracked black pepper and a dash of sea salt.
Dinner 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
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.
Breakfast 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 😦
oven 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,
carrot pumpkin muffins topped with coconut butter mixed with cinnamon and two eggs fried in Ghee with Turmeric. Very filling breakfast!
left 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?
I wanted to make a dill, lemon and caper sauce for my DH that I could enjoy as well. I used to make one pre- Paleo. I had to find a Paleo mayo. Why not make it myself? So I did. The results are amazing and I will never ever buy mayo from the store again!! Below is the recipe and instructions. It is so much easier than you can imagine!!
1 farm fresh egg at room temperature
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1 TBS lemon juice
1 TBS Braggs apple cider vinegar
1 cup olive oil ( I used Bertolli extra light ) or a combination of Macadamia and olive oil
Put ingredients in a wide mouth pint canning jar, in the order listed above. Using an immersion blender on high speed, blend slowly pulling blender up.
It’s that easy. Only three dirty dishes and the taste is awesome!! You could add lime juice in place of lemon and add any other spices you want after the mayo is done, like dill, cilantro, cayenne pepper or whatever else sounds good to you! Below is the picture of the creamy goodness. Godiva really wanted to try it!ow