A week of culinary delights

Some very happy news to share. I have been eating paleo for a month and my blood pressure is stable without medicationand I am down a clothing size!  I am continuing to monitor my blood pressure closely, but so far so good.

Mixed grill:

Today’s cooking fest includes – Eggs, ham steaks, bacon, smoked sausage, keilbasa, peppers & onions, baked sweet potato and baked potato, cantelope, and mixed veggies

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Prior to Whole30, one of my favorite meals was spaghetti with home made vegetable and meat sauce.  Today, I made the meat sauce. 

2.5 lbs ground beef, browned and drained – then add
12 oz frozen chopped onion
12 oz frozen chopped green pepper
1 jar natural organics tomato basil sauce
To taste: sea salt, basil, bay, rosemary, and thyme

This was incredibly satisfying. A nice way to manage a food craving with an old comfort food. Visually, it looks like a big bowl of chili!

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Canned tunafish, drained and mixed with mayo, onion powder, garlic salt, old bay, dill, thyme, and basil.  Paired with cashew nuts and steamed mukimame.

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Tilapia, pan fried with bacon grease, and sprinkled (generously) with old bay, salt, and pepper. Then I pan fried cauliflower and added salt and pepper. Potatoes are in the oven.

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Sliced leftover baked potato (the fish was so awesome and filling they didn’t get touched), sausage, and when this is done I will toss cauliflower in the pan.

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On a very happy side note, I finally have a working dishwasher. Cooking for 5+ people without a working dishwasher has been a huge pain in the butt. I am so very grateful for this particular appliance.

The pan fried cauliflower.

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It is cold and miserable out. I have a raging headache from lack of sleep, Princess Superhero is having toddler nightmares, and 10 minutes into my nap the handyman shows up. I desperately want comfort food of chicken pot pie.

This was done with leftovers.  On the stove: dice up 3 pieces of bacon, add bag of frozen carrots, pull meat off of 4 chicken thighs, dice up bakes potatoes.  Add sea salt, tarragon, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, and 1 cup coconut milk. Simmer.

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Breakfast fun. I am trying to like squash. Pan fry bacon, then dice butternut squash and apple. Sautee and add allspice and basil.  Remove. Then pan fry eggs.

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Shredded potatoes, nested and cooked on the griddle. Sausage. Then eggs made to order.

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Namaste
Irisa

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