morning!

02/28/2012

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Yeah, I know it's not the prettiest omelette ever made, but I only wanted two eggs and I also didn't want to skimp on the veggies inside. Ripe organic tomato, mushrooms and a little sausage. Topped off with some New Zealand grass fed cheddar cheese. Even though I am eating high quality food, I still want to watch my portion sizes. And this is my favorite part of breakfast-because it's like a dessert to me; orange juice with gelatin, heavy cream and a little raw honey. 
 

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02/16/2012

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Sticking with my protein, fat and carb at every meal I have two eggs fried in a little coconut oil. Coconut oil is a healthy fat! To read more on it I highly recommend this link for starters- http://www.hybridrastamama.com/2012/01/160-uses-for-coconut-oil.html ...A little bacon, strawberries with a tbs heavy cream on top, my little green bowl contains about 1/2 a cup of grass fed berry yogurt from Whole Foods and then 8oz orange juice with two 2Tbs heavy cream mixed together.
 
 
A friend of mine said she perfected the boiled egg. And I tried it and it was YUMMO. Bring water to boil, add eggs carefully, I use tongs, turn heat to medium and cover, set the timer for 7 minutes. Take out and put them in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Peel and serve. These are really good. I love how they're still a little runny, but not overly so. I added some tomato-less salsa from Trader Joe's and fried up some organic bacon from Whole Foods. Potatoes are fried in a little coconut oil and still slightly raw in the middle then topped with New Zealand grassfed cheddar cheese. 
 
 
Some brie cheese, a sliced pear and some red wine meat with a naturally flavored carbonated water-La Croix waters have helped me cut out the Coke I would drink daily-I haven't had one in over a month. This is the lime flavored one and you can buy them at Target -they also have grapefruit, coconut and cran-raspberry. They're sold in packs of 8 near the bottles water. 
 
 
The way I eat-there isn't a recipe that needs following. This is just an organic catfish fillet slowly cooked in pastured butter, organic spinach in the same pan, and a plantain fried in 1tbs coconut oil until lightly browned-I like mine crispy. Served with a hot cup of YOGI 
 
 
Superbowl gave me an excuse to eat wings, not that I really need one. The way I eat I CAN eat wings. These are organic cut chicken wings marinated in 1/4 cup ACV and water to cover for hours, baked in the oven on a dripping rack for about an hour and a half on 375 degrees. When they're done, take them out, put them in a large bowl that has the sauce waiting and cover them in it, serve immediately. I used a sauce from Whole Foods-it's called Wing TIme. It's our favorite. 
 
 
I'm telling you, eating this way and putting food on the table is very simple. When you go back to basics and are dealing with fresh quality food you don't need it to be fancy. You don't need to spend a long time cooking in the kitchen. All this is-2 drumsticks marinated on Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for a couple hours in the fridge, just add a few tablespoons to a container and cover the chicken with water and pop it in the fridge. I use it a lot, it's sort of a meat tenderizer, wakes up the flavor and works as a drawing agent to get the nutrients from the bones. I just baked them in the oven and added some natural bbq sauce while still cooking. Put them in for 35-40 minutes on 375 degrees. Then potatoes sliced thin and fried in coconut oil. Make sure not to overcook your potatoes, you want them as raw as possible. And lastly cucumbers sliced and covered in dressing. The dressing is 1 tbs coconut oil clarified (heat it up first to liquify), 1 tbs white vinegar, 1 tbs honey (raw is best), and 1/2 tbs dijon mustard. Pour over and eat immediately or the coconut oil will harden by the cool of the cucumber. :)
 
 
Whenever I think about what I'm in the mood to eat I always try and pick a protein, fat and a carb. Meals should be well balanced. This is brain food. 2 eggs in bacon fat, sausage, and one small potato fried in coconut oil. Fat is good for us! Orange juice with cream on the side. <3
 
 
Most of the meals I eat couldn't be simpler. But they're nutrient dense and give you a ton of energy. This is just 2 eggs and hashbrowns cooked in coconut oil. Coconut oil is a great oil to cook with and really the only oil I do recommend to cook with along with Real Butter. It has a high heat point and doesn't go rancid for a long time. I topped the hashbrowns with New Zealand grassfed cheddar (Whole foods) and my drink is orange juice with 2tbs heavy cream. I can't even tell you how indulgent it tastes, it's like a creamsicle. I add the cream right before I drink it, or else it can curdle. ;) Make it, enjoy it. 
 
 
A little bit about how I eat...I eat whole foods and make dishes with little to no preservatives. If I do add a touch of sauce or anything not whole food worthy, it will be noted. I do try and buy organic whenever possible, but if not, it will always be a whole food. Here you see my breakfast from this morning. I LOVE making breakfast for myself during the week when I'm basically just cooking for for 1. It's actually very simple: 2 boiled eggs (boil water, add eggs CAREFULLY, I suggest using tongs to lower them into the pot, turn down to medium heat and cover, set timer for  6 minutes 30 seconds and remove and put them in ice water to stop them from cooking. I fried mushrooms in grassfed butter along with a sausage patty and then a side of bananas and 1tbs heavy cream. I always make myself a cup of non-caffeinated herbal tea to top it all off. :) Breakfasts like this make me so energized! 
From time to time you will also see some about my lifestyle, why I decided to eat the way I do now, exercise and the benefits of eating whole foods. :D