I kept meaning to blog about my eating last week, but I didn’t get a chance. Once a quarter, Gold’s Gym and Les Mills has new quarterly “releases” which basically means to the lay person, I spend extra time in the gym and you as the member gets new music, moves, and maybe just MAYBE a few more aches and pains. BUT knowing how mentally challenging it is for me once a quarter, I knew I needed to 110% make sure I had the best food possible to eat! SO here is what I cooked up last week
Spinach, Sausage, Mushroom and Egg Casserole. It’s basically Melissa’s Meat Muffin recipe but I tweak and tweak to the point of just whatever is in my frig this week 😉
8 Sweet Potatoes (cubes, tossed in coconut oil, cumin and salt/pepper)
Zuchini Pesto Noodles – Noodle recipe here, Pesto is (loosely) based on Juli’s recipe here. I didn’t have Sun Dried tomatoes, and subbed in Spinach for Basil (because that is what I had and I was NOT going back out to the grocery). Take my advice – make it how she says, because its freaking AWESOME. About the noodles – after making sure that the moisture had been removed, I threw in a pan with about 1/4 of beef broth, and let them cook, like noodles.
Pork Shoulder – Used this recipe, cooked in my awesome Lodge Cast Iron Dutch oven (in which I cook EVERYTHING). I left out the brown sugar and subbed in apple cider vinegar (because, AHEM, it was what was in the cabinet). The sugar does add a LITTLE bit of depth to the meat, but I think its just as delicious without!
But really, I just wanted you to know how I cook. I search blogs all the time – its basically what makes up my Google Reader Feed. They are not all “Paleo” some are grain-free, some are like full-on pasta, cupcakes and sugar. But from other people’s inspiration I start to think of what I want. I keep my kitchen pretty fresh in the sense I try to use ALL my ingredient in the frig up during the week. Some times it works, some times I am a HUGE failure and waste money and food. BUT I will tell you if you can open a can of tomatoes, you CAN cook. This is not something hard. Usually I cook Sunday afternoons, but last night I didn’t start until 5p, ran out to eat dinner with friends, and came back to pack up all my food. And I try not to give up anything to cook – as in I went to church, hung out with my sister, took a nap, saw some friends at Avondale, and had dinner. All on Sunday. So it really can be done! It’s more of a matter of priorities than how hard it is.
SO. Tell me what you ate last week!