Making the Cuban ribs and saffron cauli rice this week. Excited!
W0000 sounds nummy! Let us know how it comes out!
Barry White muffins were a big success with my husband. Oddly, I somehow neglected to tell him the magic ingredient is beets. SHHHHH we will just keep that between us, okay? Daughter says that I should work on a banana walnut version next. I can’t decide: banana-carrot, banana-beet, banana-zucchini? The batter needs the veggie component for body; banana by itself isn’t bulky/firm enough. Maybe sweet potato? Hmmm that is an idea with some merit. Parsnips? Also I have located some recipes for paleo shortbread, or rather primal because butter mmm butter. I think I’ll make the shortbread with date sugar. See if that works for my face.
Also, happy parenting moment. My son finished his breakfast while I was puttering about upstairs. From downstairs he shouts up, “Hey, are we doing a WOD? What’s the WOD?” I shout back down, “It’s kettlebell swings and jumping jacks!” (I make his WOD pretty easy so he doesn’t get discouraged.) And he shouts, “I like that!” Oh yeah. That is what I like to hear.
Epically productive day in the kitchen. Highlights include my new creation, Barry White Muffins (richly chocolately and deeply soulful) and some very tasty Pineapple Chicken.
That looks delicious,I have to try it one day! *-*
You should try it! It is so easy. Just peel the yucca log thing - it looks like firewood - and cut it into chunks and fry in some oil over medium heat, not too high. Sometimes the yucca has a funky string in the middle of it. Just cut that part out. Sprinkle on some salt and you’re in carb heaven.
Ridiculously happy I got to eat my guac. Save those yucca fries for later! Interesting thing I found: cut up yucca does not oxidize in the fridge. So I can prep it and then fry only a few pieces at a time.
Went to the food court. Got this awesome meal featuring lots of veggies and chicken and plantains. The left is before. The right is after my meal. And my daughter ate some of the plantains. How long will it take me to eat all that?! I can remember eating the whole plateful by myself. With ease. ‘Course I was reading then… damn this is a weird experience.
Formal breakfast, cloth napkins and all. 6:00 am. That’s how we roll chez moi.
Sjdhdhdhdhdhsuehdbdhs. Still too much food. Tiny plate. Portions were half of what I would normally choose. Got down not even 2/3 of it. I feel frustrated, actually! The food is so tasty. I just want to eat it. But it’s like a sound I can’t un-hear. I feel my stomach now. And it says NOPE NOPE NOPE.
Look what turned up at the grocery checkout! Looks like we are going Middle America Mainstream, folks.
Remember how I used to call it the witching hour? I would basically eat everything in the kitchen while I was in there trying to cook supper? Like, 400-800 calories worth of whateverthefuckIcouldfind?
Mindful eating has completely stopped this issue.
See, I can only eat if I turn off the TV, stop everything I’m doing, and sit down with my food. And at from 4:30 until dinnertime, I simply can not be bothered with that. I am cooking, I am dashing about, and I just can’t take the time. So I don’t. I was a wee bit hungry or snack-y this afternoon, but I was so busy. I did not eat anything until suppertime — burgers with guac and bacon, oh yeah.
So it turns out pineapple is bizarrely filling. I went from starving to completely full in about 2 minutes. Weird.
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