Friday, December 30, 2011

comet ping pong

Last night I finally got my grubby little hands on some gluten-free pizza. Yes, it was still made with grains, and no, that is not primal. But, I'm young, and when I go out with my friends to a pizza and ping pong joint that offers gluten-free, you bet your boots I'm gonna eat it. You can also bet that the next morning (this morning) it destroyed my stomach since I rarely eat grains.

But seriously, it was so good. The best GF crust I've ever had. I got it with smoky mushrooms and melted onions. Too good. Too bad it hurt me so much. But, I guess I sort of expected it/had it coming.

Tonight Scott and I are going to the Caps game! It was one of his Christmas presents. For New Years I got us a hotel room in Annapolis and made reservations at Level Small Plates Lounge. Level offers Scott food (veg) as well as Dani food (GF/meat/seafood). And it's a Dani restaurant because they source majority of their food locally. They also list all of the farms they use, which I adore. I'm all about supporting restaurants that are sustainable. Sunday we are seeing Wale at the Fillmore! So stoked!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe New Years Eve!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

another grain free dinna

Dinner last night:

Veggies cooked in coconut oil and GF soy sauce. As well as fish cooked in coconut oil. Plus avocado and hot sauce.

Scott ate his with quinoa and black beans. I did not take a picture.

The day after Christmas, Scott and I went to Cafe Green for brunch.

Green juice: kale, cucumber, ginger, lemon, celery.

Mac and cheese and kale with quinoa pasta. Fake cheese, but it was soy free. How? I have no idea. I tried to eat the kale because kale is retarded good for you. I had trouble after Scott said it tasted like lizard foreskin.

I got raw pizza.

And we split these gluten-free nachos. They were still corn chips, which are absolutely not ideal. But I only had a few.

Some of our gifts to each other. DC sports jerseys. Why do I look like an Asian with blonde hair?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

meatza and almond flour biscuit

I first saw a meatza recipe on MDA. I didn't think much of it when he originally posted the recipe, but then last night I remembered it and thought it was genius. A pizza with the crust made out of meat? Amazing. So I followed the very basic recipe.

-1 lb grass-fed ground beef
-1 egg
-cheese (or not)

I put the spices, egg and beef in my food processor and then spread it out on a baking pan lined with wax paper.

Bake at 450 for ten minutes.

It obviously will shrink. Drain off the fat.

Add sauce and cheese of choice. I used grass-fed cheddar, Kerrygold.

And topped with broccoli, orange peppers, onions and tomatoes. Then put under the broiler until you think it's done. Or, in my case, until you get too impatient and take it out.

I also attempted Food Renegade's almond flour biscuits. They didn't really turn out like biscuits as much as bread shaped like cookies. It called for 4 eggs, I should've taken into account that the eggs I get from my farmer are gigantic and probably double the size of a regular egg.

Still tasted good. Topped with tomater.

Then an egg.

The some hollandaise sauce that I made using the leftover yolks.

Completely filling. I didn't need a snack after this, as I find a lot of people end up snacking after dinner. Nor did I crave anything, including carbs/sugar.

Meatza is so legit.

This morning's breakfast.

And some kittens cuddled up on Scott's leg. Tonight I'm going over to his house to cook dinner and watch the Caps game. Cooking dinner for us both at his house is always a challenge, as he always has limited ingredients. And that whole bit about him not eating any animal products. I always make it work though.

This post is part of Real Food Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

preparatory cookin'

The other night, I cooked my face off. I'd just gone grocery shopping, and knew that since I'd be spending the night at Scott's I'd need to bring extra food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And tupperware food at that, so I could lug it from my house to his house to work. Dinner was an unpictured piece of salmon (cooked until just past raw) and broccoli covered in grass-fed butter. Then I got down to it. I steamed one head of cauli and one potater.

Added it to the food processor with butter.

Using the same pot I used to steam, I added carrots, an onion, 1 pound of ground beef WITH ORGANS and a little bit of organic spaghetti sauce.

I sauteed until it wasn't entirely cooked and added the cauliflower mash on top.


Put it in the oven on 400 for 20 minutes.

I have a ton of leftovers, and it's freaking awesome. Shep pie is great not only because you can use one pot, but ti makes a lot of food. Helpful if you have a family.

After that I made Eat The Cookie's carrot cake pancakes. I used cashews instead of walnuts, omitted most of the spices and used baking soda instead of baking powder.

All ingredients into the food processor.

Cooked in coconut oil.

A real pancake!

With real maple syrup. I just wanted to test it out so I only made a small one. To the batter I added another 1/4 cup of almond flour and another egg so I could take it to Scott's and have breakfast. Pretty awesome. Since I started eating this way I've really realized the importance of coming prepared. Not only so I don't have to buy crappy food that makes me feel like shit, but also so I don't have to waste my money on it. And I always make sure I have enough food, because I don't particularly like feeling super hungry. Preparation, folks.

Friday, December 23, 2011

"fun" facts friday

Last night I made bone broth out of chicken legs. Chicken legs are cheap! I really do get a lot of use out of them. Bone broth heals your gut! Get on that.

Chicken legs that I roasted for a while with balsalmic vinegar and garlic. Served with a side of mushrooms, bacon and snap peas cooked in butter. AWESOME. I also have this for lunch today. Dos meals! Saves money.

I made Christmas cookies for Mike, Nick, Tasha and Dale! They're gluten-free chocolate chip, I used Bob's Red Mill. They are NOT primal. But, at least they're gluten-free. I'm happy to make my friends cookies.

Here is Scott eating the batter for the same cookie mix.


And here is my big guy!

Dinosaur head!

Also, I've been drinking this tea every morning for the past few days. I randomly bought it at Yes, but it got wonderful reveiws on Amazon. Several people said it really helped them clear up their persistent acne.

And, I've never done this, but I'm going to do a fun facts Friday. I see this on blogs all the time, and the facts are never fun. I don't give a crap that you got up at 5 am to curl your hair. You had a salad for dinner last night? Don't care. What is fun about that? So hopefully these are interesting at least.

1. Due to some events this morning, I'll share that I do not have a nice mom. I generally try to keep my two blogs separate, but I don't really see the point anymore. If you're not offended by the f word, you can read about it here.

2. Germs are good for you. I'm not afraid of germs. I don't generally eat things off the floor, but that wouldn't freak me out. How do you think we help build our immune systems? Do you think our ancestors lived in a sanitized world?

3. I believe in aliens. I think with all the evidence, and the sheer infinity of the universe, it's stupid not to. I also think they help guide us, that they regularly visit and are awesome all around.

4. There are cures for cancer. Starting with prevention. But, several people have had success using natural remedies like Gerson Therapy, essiac tea, and Burzynski treatment.

5. And of course, it's a fact that fat is good for you. Cholesterol, is good for you and there is actually only one type of cholesterol. And the readings youget at the doc, ain't so accurate. To read more, hit up my favorite blog, Mark's Daily Apple.

I hope everyone has an amazing and safe holiday!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

update on life

I've been kind of turned off on blogging lately. For one reason or another it hasn't been as fulfilling. And in my day-to-day life people who have come to me about nutrition have just sort of taken my energy. Unless I'm directly asked, or someone else brings it up, I try not to talk about nutrition. Except if you're Scott, who I constantly nag. I'm an awesome girlfriend like that. But, I find that food is really almost a political topic. To me it absolutely is, but I mean in the sense that people love to argue with me about it. Where this once excited me, it now just drains me. How many times can I tell people fat is good them them, while they just ignore me? It's draining to tell people meat is good for you, soy is bad, grains are bad, etc when the opposite has been drilled into their brains. Then people bring up flawed, crappy research they've heard, "But fat gives you heart disease." And then I have to refute that also. It's tiring. I think eating primal is common sense. Pure and simple common sense. This is what our ancestors ate. This is what allowed us to evolve. This is what kept us free of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and a myriad of other modern diseases. And people turn this completely around, and say this diet is what causes our current ailments? It's stupid. But, determined not to give up, burn out or quit, I'm back at it. So here's some stuff I've eaten:

Grain-free cobb salad. Organic. Mostly, at least.

Organic chicken on top of veggies sauteed in coconut oil and a curry sauce. Scott had his with tempeh.

All mixed up.

And a side of artichoke with butter.

Eggs with bacon and chives.

Eggs with salmon and chives.

I always have eggs for breakfast. Filling, and the fat make me not stupid.

Simple dinner. Leftover frozen turkey with mushrooms sauteed in  butter.

Dunno if I've shown this already, but crab bisque at the Argonaut on H St. Seriously amazing.

Salad at work. Carrots cooked in butter.

Greek caviar dip.

With a bomb Greek salad in Dupont. I LOVE Greek salads. I've been trying to find a Greek lamb connect. No such luck.

AND, I don't emphasize enough primal living overall. It's equally important and healthy in life to have fun.

DA FURY. If you don't understand this Caps reference, stop reading my blog.

Scott and I decorated my tree.

My boys, asleep. Love.

Scott, singing, dancing, brushing his teeth in front of the mirror. Typical.


Reppin' the Skin on my work stocking.

So in short, if you want to be healthy, be happy, look good, feel good and stop supporting the wheat/canola/corn/soy industries that destroy our earth, go primal.