{WIAW} New Primal Eats and Treats

Hello food gawkers, and welcome to What I Ate Wednesday, the weekly potluck blog party where bloggers from all over snap photos of their food to show the world what they eat. This is also a way for you readers to see what I eat in a day, and get some new recipe ideas.

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Thanks to Arman for hosting this week!

Breakfast

Same old, same old… but not. I still stuck to my usual egg + vegetables, but this week, I decided my vegetables would take the form of cauliflower rice with Asian flavours.
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This is basically a paleo fried cauliflower rice, with added vegetables and scrambled egg, all tossed in a nutty Satay sauce. I was sick of the Italian-inspired stewed veg, and wanted something different. This was so good and hit the spot. When life stops being so hectic, I will post this recipe.
I also had my two Old Faithfuls: a bowl of 3 fruits and coconut cream, topped with a Nutter Bomb. I know, I post this every WIAW, but I never get tired of it!
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My other Old Faithful? You guessed it: bulletproof espresso, made with 2 shots espresso, 2 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp butter and xylitol for sweetness.
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Lunch
Spring is kinda here in Scotland, because spring = cold temperatures, blowing wind and rain, right? 😉
As a result of not so cold temperatures, I’ve started eating salads almost daily again. Today’s salad consisted of spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, spring onions (green onions), and avocado, topped with Nom Nom Paleo’s Mint Chimichurri sauce (recipe only in the cookbook!), a new recipe I made this past weekend. WOW is all I can say! That stuff takes delicious to another level. My salad was topped with leftover roasted chicken breast.
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For (my daily) dessert, I had a fat bomb made by Pat the husband, and a very large cup of Match Green Tea.
Lately, after school, I’ve been having a cheeky snack of one or two Medjool dates dipped in either almond butter, or my new treat find: Whole Earth peanut butter with sunflower, pumpkin and flax seeds. What a great discovery at Tesco! The ingredients are literally peanuts, the mentioned seeds, palm oil and sea salt. ALL primal ingredients. The combination of date + nutter butter is like a chocolate bar minus the sickly chocolate. Honestly, it’s amazing.
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Not pictured was a small bowl of homemade vegetable soup, which was eaten before heading out to running club at 7pm because I was hungry. If I wasn’t running, I wouldn’t have eaten that snack.
Dinner
Every week, as part of our meal prep, Pat makes us a homemade curry. He loves the stuff as a result of backpacking in India in his early adult years; I love that all the ingredients to the pastes and curries themselves are all primal. And that Pat makes it.
This week’s curry was Lamb Rogan Josh with cauliflower and added wilted spinach, served with a heaping spoonful of tumeric rice because we’re #teamwhiterice.
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This was eaten after 9pm, when I got home from running. A great meal to restock glycogen stores after 6 miles of long, hilly intervals…
My night cap was a large cup of Three Mint tea.
What’s your favourite curry?
What did you eat today?
What treats have you discovered at your grocery store lately?
Don’t forget to enter my Spartan Race entry giveaway! The winner will be announced Monday!
*I’m aware of the awkward formatting in this post. I’m fairly certain I know how it happened, just don’t know how to fix it.
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14 thoughts on “{WIAW} New Primal Eats and Treats

  1. Favorite curry is definitely Japanese curry. It’s a bit sweeter than Indian curry, but I guess it appeals to the 1/4 Japanese in me.

    I had to smile when I saw your description of spring there, because that is almost exactly the same sort of spring, we’ve been having in Colorado. Guess that’s what makes for the green heather filled hills of Scotland, eh?

    • Ooooh I used to love Japanese curry. I was introduced to it by a full Japanese friend (I’m half).

      The rain sure creates some stunning green scenery here. Probably the same for you too 🙂

  2. Looks delicious as always! I am like you where I will eat the same thing over and over – it’s hard to try something new when you already know what works. I’ve still been meaning to try bulletproof coffee. I’m thinking about trying it this weekend before I head out for an early morning ride.
    And it’s hard to have a favorite curry! I will eat all of them if they’re placed in front of me. No discrimination here.

    • Thank you! I have about 10 meals I stick to, but try and mix things up just so Pat doesn’t get bored of it. He says he never does, even if we eat the same things. It is helpful when everything tastes so good, right?

      Try bulletproof coffee!!!!! I have family and friends that stuck up their noses to it until they tried it: now they love it!

    • Thank you! Rice is debatable paleo, and it depends on who you ask, that’s why I put #teamwhiterice. Although many assume it’s a grain, it’s actually a grass. It come recommended by Mark Sisson, and Russ Crandall (the Domestic Man), plus it’s great for building glycogen stores for running, so we eat it. It also depends on whether it agrees with your guts…. you’ll know if something doesn’t.

      • Thank you. I am just starting following a more paleo diet and sometimes get a bit confused 🙂 At the end of the day though you’re right it is what works for the individual.

      • That’s easily done when you’re just getting started! Just keep reading up the topic: I would recommend investing in books by the experts. My favourite is the Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson. Good luck 🙂

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