{WIAW} Back to Primal Basics

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!

Breakfast

I’m back to basics with my usual weekday breakfast:

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  • 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!
Lunch

One of my all time favourites is soup and bread:

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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!

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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
Dinner

Well, it was Nomtastic!

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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.

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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?

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17 thoughts on “{WIAW} Back to Primal Basics

  1. I’m so behind on commenting on blogs, but I’ve been doing my best to keep up! That paleo bread looks so good! I should make that slow cooker kahlua pig recipe while I’m still without a kitchen!

  2. You eat some yummy food! I’ve never heard of Hamburger soup, haha!
    For breakfast today I made instead of my usual omelette a cheesy baked egg thing. Whisked eggs, grated cheese and seasonings, in a small baking dish, for 20 minutes in the oven. I loved the creamy and fluffy texture! Lunch was chicken breast, sweet potatoes, avocado and bell pepper, and in the evening I snacked on apple, sunbutter, deli meat, veggies and that sort of stuff 🙂
    I love following your blog!!

    • Thank you for following my blog!

      Hamburger soup is a Canadian thing – my grandmad used to make it, and my mom made it often when I was a kid. It’s also made amongst some First Nations groups as well.

  3. That bread looks so amazing. I love reading your WIAW because I feel like you do such a good job of eating different delicious food that fits primal.

    I look forward to your WIAW every week, it’s kind of great to live vicariously through someone. 🙂

    • Thank you for such a wonderful comment! Lately, I’ve been thinking of not attending the WIAW link up because I’m not happy with what I read and see from others. It’s quite eye-opening to see how some women view health and food. On the other hand, there are many misconceptions via WIAW about ancestral eating, so by participating, I hope I’m doing my part to clear up the assumptions.

  4. I really need to try making those fat bombs some time. Every time I see the photo I think they look so yummy!
    My favourite slow cooker recipe is chilli con carne, closely followed by bolognese and my mum’s delicious mince/tomato/peas recipe. Brilliant in the winter 🙂

  5. Holy wow! These meals look so good. That paleo bread looks fantastic, too, those BUBBLES!! I don’t think i’ve EVER seen bubbles in paleo bread before. I’ll definitely have to try it!!

  6. I love soup but I can’t find something I want to have with it other than (traditional) bread or oatcakes! (I really miss oatcakes!) Thanks for the heads up about these bread recipes- I am going to check them out. S

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