Another thing about Fall (don’t worry,there are only a few more months of every post starting this way), is the cooking! Finally I can turn on the stove without having to strip down to my skivvies to prevent heat stroke. You are welcome neighbors and family.
That being said, I may have picked a really shitty time to attack the Whole30. In case you are unaware of said program; the gist of it is no grains, dairy, legumes (beans for you who don’t want to Google legumes like I had to), dairy or sugar. So, I have been reduced to eating eggs, meat, eggs, veggies, eggs, fruit, eggs and an obnoxious amount of coconuts (oil, butter, milk…).
Truth be told, it is not so bad. I definitely have food aversions coupled with food addiction, making the thought of this really scary. But, for the first time in my life, I feel like I am ready to get down to the root of it.
I am on day 8. There is nothing really glamorous about the process or really revolutionary for me. It has boiled down to some simple truths about myself that I have just had to accept:
- I need to stop eating like I am 22
- I need to stop eating shit
- I need fuel for my life and the right foods can give me that
- I need to be more active
So there it is. This 30-day adventure is meant to jump start putting those truths into action. So far it is working.
Here is some visual on the not-so-glamorous aspects…
I give you Banana Nut Portage
This was supposed to replace oatmeal. It did not. Not even a little.
HOWEVER, most things have worked awesomely! Because of great friends, I was gifted some great cookbooks and an All Powerful Spiralizer. If you are unfamiliar with a Spiralizer, become family. This is a recipe that uses one, along with a VitaMix. I am pretty sure I have not lived prior to the possession of these two beauties. After the recipe, I will give some links for you to crack out on as well.
Pesto Zucchini Noodles
Spiralizer 3-4 medium Zucchini
(you can freeze extra if you want to do more)
Go HERE to learn more about how to spiralize
Fry for about 15 minutes in a tablespoon of coconut oil
(longer to make softer, shorter to keep crunchy)
combine in this order into high powered blender (ahem, VitaMix) or food processor:
1/3 cup olive oil
2 cups packed fresh basil
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup Parm. Cheese (optional, I leave out)
Pinch of salt
Add some sun warmed tomatoes from your garden and presto pasta BAM
Now, here are the good links…Got 3 hours to crack out???
- Buy this spirilizer. So much easier.
- How to spirilize
- Potato, Beets, Apples, Sweet Potatoes…need I say more?!
- Holy Salad Porn
- Great Pinterest board with links
- Insane amount of Vitamix recipes and ideas
Go use your Noodle (see what I did there) and enjoy!!