some meals we’ve enjoyed on whole9, and an update …
January 7, 2013
it’s been more difficult this weekend. i am just wanting some food besides meat and veggies, especially at breakfast. and more than that, i think we have attachments and associations with food … comfort, pleasure, satiation all attached to certain meals and foods. for me, a warm cup of coffee with some good cream is the perfect way to start my morning. a little bite of something sweet after dinner is a fun treat. and cheese on pretty much everything makes me happy.
so, those things are gone … the weather turned gray and cold this weekend … and we’ve got a limited food budget to stretch over the next few days. so that adds up to a bit of *blah* when approaching this eating program.
that said, we haven’t wavered! and we won’t. we are on day 6, so (if we were counting down, lol) only about 3 weeks left. and we can do anything for 3 weeks!!
hubby has not complained *once* (he is crazy amazing and long suffering, i tell ya) … his only “negative” comment was about the coffee i am drinking (with full fat coconut milk and cinnamon). no thanks, he says! lol. madison has also just NOT complained at all … !? pretty amazing.
josiah has been obsessed with “beh-weez, mah beh-weez” (lots of frozen berries) today. his palate changes daily. last night he felt warm and was pretty noodly (took a 3 1/2 hour nap!?), but thankfully ate 2 helpings of a good dinner.
speaking of dinner, i want to write down some meals we’ve enjoyed, so i won’t forget them!
beef tomato veggie “hamburger helper”
i made this one up last night, inspired by my friend heather…
saute ground beef, and season generously with real salt, onion powder, garlic powder. when cooked, remove from pan.
saute diced carrots in olive oil and add lots of seasoning: real salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and basil.
when carrots are slightly soft, add chopped zucchini and stir.
once cooked, add ground beef back to pan plus one can diced tomatoes (mine had green chilies in them so a bit of a spicy kick).
in a separate bowl, dissolve about 1/4 c beef gelatin in hot water, stir and then add to pan of veggies and beef.
stir and simmer about 20 minutes.
coconut milk fish
this fish dish was surprisingly good, and josiah ate 2 bowls (i served his over brown rice):
marinate a reasonable priced cut of white fish (wild, not farmed) in a flat baking dish, with generous amounts of lime (or lemon) juice, olive oil and sea salt. let it sit in this while the veggies saute.
saute 1/2 chopped red bell pepper (it’s what i had), diced carrots, and 1/2 diced red onion in olive oil (because it’s what i had; normally, i would use coconut oil), a couple cloves of diced garlic, and one jalapeno pepper (seeded and minced).
cook until onion is soft and pepper is tender.
place fish in skillet over veggies; cover with 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk and a couple chopped, fresh tomatoes. turn heat to low and let simmer about 10 minutes.
i broke my fish pieces up toward the end of cooking (they were crumbling anyway) and it created a big, soup-like creation.
this is a total favorite for our fam … SO easy!
season one large roast (chuck roast? rump roast? honestly i never really know but buy what’s organic, on sale, and looks about right) with lots of real salt.
place roast in crock pot, surround with lots of chopped carrots and onions.
cover roast with a LOT of dried thyme, real salt, onion powder, garlic powder.
pour 1 cup raw apple cider vinegar in crock pot.
cover, cook on low about 8 hours.
i served this over baked sweet potatoes.