I have a bit of catching up to do– If you look back on the last few posts, you’ll find that I haven’t posted a single picture of what I’ve eaten over the past two weeks…
And they’re been a rockin‘ two weeks!
I finished of the “last day of the cleanse” (January 31st) with– are you ready for this?– freaking home-baked LOBSTER.
As it turns out, lobster is really fast and easy to make at home, if you can stand the $8 price tag per crustacean. I’ll post the recipe soon (which will include the steps to make the soup below).
With the leftover lobster, I made this, which was comparable in deliciousness to the baked lobsters:
This was a simple, dairy-free lobster bisque that tasted like magic.
This was a double-whammy of getting spoiled, because I celebrated the following day (February 1st) by going to Oswald for my friend Ian’s birthday. I had been to Oswald once before for Restaurant Week and was blown away. This time, my food was EVEN BETTER.
Crab and Avocado Salad. I vow to replicate this.
Followed by probably the best halibut I’ve ever had, alongside certainly-the-best wilted frisee salad with beet chips.
And then there was everything else I ate over those two weeks…
My Superbowl potluck contribution: Buffalo-style cauliflower with vegan “bleu cheese” dressing and celery. (It was DELICIOUS, but the recipe will come when I’ve perfected it!)
Black lentils with avocado and sprouted corn tortilla. (I didn’t end up eating the tortilla. I didn’t like it and didn’t want to waste my “limited grain” intake on something I didn’t like.)
Farm eggs, fresh-squeezed OJ, sauted veggies, and local/organic sauerkraut. Random flavors that went together handsomely.
A couple more new-to-me Savory Teas: Beet Cabbage and Spinach Chive. Both were unoffensive, but the Broccoli Cilantro remains my favorite.
I felt kind of guilty about posting and loving the color-less tofu stirfry before, so I recreated it but added a plethora of veggies. This was my lunch all week.
OMG, Sweet Potato Paleo Pancakes again and again and again! I love them sooo much, and one batch makes a ton of leftovers, so on evenings that I was hungry and didn’t feel like cooking these made me the happiest little hippie in town.
SMOOTHIES. After the epic Super Green Chocolate Mint Smoothie, Matt got on board BIG TIME for playing around with smoothie experiments nearly every evening. We subbed the mint with strawberries one night, raspberries, another, and peanuts/peanut butter a few times, too. All were amazing. And even though they seemed ultra-desserty, here’s what they look like pre-blend, before I add almond milk:
Not very desserty-looking, huh?
Yummy sugar-free chocolate/oat/PB truffles. Recipe is coming!
Veggie-packed tuna salad (including carrots, celery, cilantro, and lemon juice). Ate throughout the week over mixed greens with avocado and balsamic vinegar. This totally gave my diet the protein-boost that it needed.
Zucchini-sweet potato cakes. It’s the Paleo Sweet Potato Pancake recipe with with shredded zucchini added, but I preferred the original recipe. Sorry, zucchini.
I Love Sushi! Matt and I shared a sashimi combo with mackerel added, and a pretty sushi roll that didn’t violate my diet (lots of fish, no eel sauce or tempura). I got the healthy freebies (miso soup, orange, and cucumber) and poor Mattie had to eat all the freebies that were fried or had teriyaki sauce.
Eggs with lox! And sometimes avocado.
More vegan Cream of Tomato Bliss.
Potatoes O’Brien with loads of hot sauce.
Sabieng Thai Cuisine– Best lunch special in town. Red peanut curry with tofu and brown rice, and the yummy soup that came with it.
And, the most awesome recipe discovery of the past two weeks…
HOMEMADE ALMOND MILK (with amazing almond meal as the bi-product, not pictured). This was the easiest-to-make, creamiest, prettiest, tastiest milk I’ve ever had. I’m currently working on my third batch and I am making the recipe a major priority since I’ve promised you so many! This was consumed way too quickly in chocolate smoothie form…
What have you been eating lately?