Thanks to Jen at Peas and Crayons for hosting this Wednesday blog party of looking at other women’s food… also known as What I Ate Wednesday 😉
I also use this day to showcase what I eat on a daily basis, following a primal way of eating.
* click on the links for some delicious, simple and easy recipes!
I’m back to basics with my usual weekday breakfast:
- A slice of Whenever Quiche, made with red pepper, chestnut (crimini) mushrooms, garlic, kale, spinach and a bit of bacon.
- A bowl of chopped kiwi, plum and blueberries, topped with coconut cream and a crumbled Nutter Bomb, one of my absolute favourites.
- A mug of bulletproof espresso, made of two shots of espresso, 1 tablespoon of Kerrygold butter, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and a heaped teaspoon of xylitol because I like my fatty espresso sweet!
One of my all time favourites is soup and bread:
Have no fear though, that bread is completely grain-free, and therefore gluten-free. It doesn’t even have yeast in it!
I recently picked up my Keto cookbooks again and came across a bunch of delicious-looking, and easy, bread recipes by Maria Emmerich. I’m going to make each recipe because it’s winter, and sometimes, a girl just wants a bit of bread. What a girl doesn’t want, though, is the bloating and highs and lows that come with wheat consumption (among many other maladies and niggles we attribute to adult life – read Wheat Belly). Anyway, I made Maria’s low-carb paleo bread, and holy crap, it was great! It was so easy and basic, and the best part about this low-carb bread is there’s no yeast, no kneading and no proving, and you still get a loaf that looks like it’s been made with wheat!
My loaf was slightly underbaked, but look at those bubbles!
My lunch consisted of:
- A large bowl of Grandma’s Hamburger Soup.
- A slice of bread with cheddar cheese and tomato slices.
- Half a small avocado.
- One egg, scrambled (not pictured)
- One Dairy-free Fat Bomb (have you made these yet??!?!)
- A massive mug of Matcha Green Tea
Well, it was Nomtastic!
There’s really no other word to describe any recipe by Michelle Tam (aka Nom Nom Paleo), and this recipe – Slow Cooker Kahlua Pig – fits the bill. And like the bread and my recipes, is so simple to make. All you need is bacon, garlic, sea salt, pork shoulder and slow cooker. I had mine cooking while we were at work.
My last meal of the day was:
- a bowl of Grandma’s Hamburger Soup to start
- Three lettuce wraps loaded with Kahlua pig (I swear it’s there!), avocado and tomatos. I had some smashed baked sweet potato on the side.
This was such a delicious and warming meal after running 6 miles in the cold, at steady pace, but still shattering a 10km PB from 2013. It’s still very surreal for me to be running so much faster than what I was previously, and this is at easy or steady pace, not race pace. That’s what I call progress!
What did you eat today?
What’s your favourite slow cooker recipe?