Wednesday, November 30, 2011

restaurant food

Salmon boat!!

Fajitas! No tortillas!

Gluten-free penne pasta at Pappa Razzi in Georgetown!

Seriously Eatonville? THIS is my entree? That I (and by I, I mean my boyfriend) am paying $23 for? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Sushi from Taro Sushi.

The BEST grass-fed steak salad EVER. From Busboys

Tonight we are having another lasagna night. I probably will have eggs for dinner. Both because I'm craving eggs, and eating wheat and cheese is not really on my eating agenda. Tomorrow I'll start a juice and homemade bone broth fast while Scott is in London. I'm stoked!

Monday, November 21, 2011

newnew eating

I've recently started an overhaul of my health and what I'm putting into my body. Of course I was conscious of what I bought and ate, but was still too lenient. I'd often have gluten, sugar, refined oils and beer. I think that we all try to maintain a healthy balance, and live an overall healthy life with the idea that "once in a while won't hurt." Unfortunately, once in a while is a slippery slope, and I found myself eating junk almost once everyday. While other people may be able to maintain a healthy body while doing this, I'm not one of them. I see and feel the effects. So basically, I've been doing the following:

-remove gluten entirely
-cut out all grains with random exceptions (sometimes I have a bit of Scott's raw Sun Warrior rice protein, but it is organic and not so bad)
-drink a detox and super anti-oxidant green tea every morning
-up my intake of coconut oil (I was taking 4 tbsps a day, but now it sort of makes me nauseous)
-eat mainly protein, veggies and fat
-take the following supplements daily
  • beta carotene
  • folic acid
  • b12
  • grape seed extract
  • vitamin D
  • vitamin C
  • indole-3-carbinol
  • I think that's it...
And now I am pretty sure I'm experiencing detox symptoms. When yeasts and other toxins are released too quickly it is common to experience detox symptoms. I'm short of breath, anxiety, foggy-headed and generally just feel off. To remedy some of this I'm going to take an epsom salt bath tonight, which is supposed to help. Epsom salt baths remove toxins through your skin. Pretty tight.

But aside from all of this, things have been good lately.

Scott and I went to Busboys and Poets sometime last week. I got the gluten-free cornmeal crusted chicken. It was awesome.

After that he took me to see We Came As Romans, a band his company manages. They were really good, I've actually heard them before but was stoked to see them play. I'd definitely suggest checking them out. We also saw Asking Alexandria. So that was a good night.

I made meatballs for lunch the next day.

And at some point made dinner at his house that consisted of veggies in taco seasoning and chili powder, topped with some Daiya, and served with guacamole. I had turkey with mine, he had tempeh with his.

This weekend we went to brunch at Circa. I got a simple breakfast of egss and bacon:

And we rounded out the weekend with dinner last night at Busboys and Poets. I really love B&P. I got a grass-fed burger with swiss and mushrooms (no bun) and a salad. I've also cut out cheese for the most part, but figured some swiss on my burger would be good.

We also shared fries and grilled asparagus. BOMB.

OH! And we saw the Foo Fighters last weekend! They were amazing. Dave Grohl is so tight, and from Springfield. He's an awesome performer, it was such a great show.

I wish we were friends!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Primal Thanksgiving

I've seen a lot of bloggers prepare their entire Thanksgiving menus just so they can photograph the food and put it on their blog. Yeah...I'm not doing that. Food is expensive. I'm not going to prepare an entire feast just to provide pictures. Instead, I'll just find pictures on the internet. I'll show pictures after Thanksgiving. So, here is my menu:
Picture of Perfect Roast Turkey Recipe

For the turkey, I'm not doing anything special. I'll rub herbs and butter under the skin. I'll cover it so it doesn't dry out. For the picture and recipe, click here.

I like to make mashed cauliflower. It's really good and doesn't spike your blood sugar. But, since it's Thanksgiving and I like the texture that potato provides, I'm going to use a bit of both. I just steam two heads of cauli and about five potatoes. Add a ton of butter, garlic if you like and cream.

Green beans are super simple. I actually prefer canned. My grandma always made canned, so I do too. I saute two onions in a lot of butter and add the green beans. I might even add bacon.

For the spinach I'm going to buy A LOT of spinach. It wilts down to almost nothing. But, is also super simple to make. Saute garlic and mushrooms in more butter than you think you need. Add spinach. When it is wilted down, add cream. I'm using raw and grass-fed cream. I'd add cheese, but I'm off cheese right now. You could add as much cheese as you like.

Grain-free stuffing. Yikes. I've never made this. And I love stuffing. But I just can't have all of those grains. I haven't decided yet if I'll add some gluten-free bread. We'll see. But here is my recipe:
-2 onions
-2 ribs celery
-2 carrots
-rosemary, garlic, thyme, sage
-1 cup chicken stock (from the farm)
-maybe some sort of sausage, cut up
-maybe some gluten-free bread, if the ingredients do not suck

Saute veggies in butter, add sausage or bread, bake in oven at 400.

Deviled eggs are simple. To the yolks I just add mayo (I have some safflower oil mayo, not ideal, but at least there's no soy or canola oil) and a little mustard. I might even add bacon.

For the desserts, you can check out Elana's blog. I am horrible at baking, so hopefully I can pull it together and not ruin the dessert aspect of Thanksgiving. As for everything else, I'm super excited to cook and host Thanksgiving at my house this year. I'll be celebrating the first half of the day with Scott's family so I'm not sure how I'm gonna make this work. I suppose I'll cook everything the night before. I'm so stoked for the holidays!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Here's to resuming my blog. I recently went to Austin to visit Eden!

I rode a bull!

 It won.

I danced on a bar at Coyote Ugly!

I got a tattoo!

Just kidding!

I saw weird meat (I bought tacos from this stand, but couldn't eat them).

Saw some dudes play music at Freddie's.

Had an awesome brunch! Organic veggies and egg omelet with green chile sour cream sauce! At Kerbey Lane!

With delicious queso and salsa! Kerbey Lane queso: quac covered in queso topped with pico. AMAZING!

They also had carafes of mimosa for $10!

We had a lot.

Pregaming before brunch!

Sake bombs!

Delicious Japanese food!


Fun Fun Fun Fest!


$10 Tecates!

Touche Amore!

Some dude with robots! He made them! They played instruments!

Lunch at Uncle Billy's on Lake Travis!

Picture from years ago!


So amazing.

Dinner at Curra's!

Avocado margarita! Genius.

More Cathedral of Junk.

Plane ride home.

I had a great time with Eden and Josh in the Lone Star state. But I was happy to get back to DC and see Scott. It was SUCH a fun trip and I had an amazing time.