The Whole 30 has started well so far. I’ve already made two batches of Nom Nom’s fried “rice” (I made the first in preparation). I meant to make tons to have leftovers but they don’t seem to last. Even the Cute Man ate the cauliflower version instead of his regular brown rice. Color me IMPRESSED. And weirdly territorial. I mean, I just want to shout: “Step away from the ghee and nobody will get hurt!” It seems the secret to getting him to eat my weird food is to tell him it’s MINE. It’s like Paleo-ninja reverse psychology. Well, whatever works :) The bottom line is we’re both set on the road to getting healthier this year and that is a wonderful thing.
And tonight, we eat STEAK. I mean, you’ve got to live a little, people. I think it’ll be steak with a big salad with strawberries, pecans, and fancy balsamic vinegar Cute Man got me. Who said good food had to be boring? I can’t wait to cook those babies up with some ghee
in my new cast iron pan
(also courtesy of Cute Man).
The key to this for me is to focus on the positive. What cool creations can I come up with? What do I GET to eat tonight? Sounds silly but it really helps. That and lots of herbal tea. I mean lots. I should buy stock in Tazo. I’m hooked on their Passion
and Sweet Cinnamon Spice
varieties. And I’ve just ordered six boxes of this Good Earth Tea
online. The key is for the tea to taste good on its own without any sort of sweetener or milk. These all fit the bill and help me get through the day during all those times I just want something. Oh, and the amazing from-the-farmer eggs (pictured) that I get via Washingtonsgreengocer.com in the morning really get the day going right!
I may still be in the honeymoon phase, but at the risk of jinxing myself, so far, so good. Any other reports from the trenches? How are the first days of January treating you?