Saturday, January 4, 2014

Day 4

I'm so tired of thinking about my food.  It seems to be constantly on my mind.  "What's for breakfast?"  "What's for dinner?" "Do I have spinach?" "Did I thaw out enough beef?" "I want a milkshake!"

Grrrrr.  Okay.  So maybe I am in the "Kill All the Things" stage.  I just want to go about my day.  (And make a damn sandwich for lunch if I want one!)

Breakfast: Nothing new here.  More eggs. Three scrambled eggs, sausage patties.  I did find a bag of prepped celery in the fridge left over from NYE.  So I added a few sticks and a carrot. And a clementine.  And coffee.

I hope you've noticed by now that we have some really nice pottery that we use daily.  If you are having trouble with your Whole 30 experience some nice pottery may be what you need.  I can help  you out. CLICK

Lunch:  Oh wait!

I made mayonnaise today!!  (Pretty sad that that's a highlight)  Anyhow I followed the recipe in It All Starts with Food.  If you don't have the book you can find out how to do it HERE.  Or check out this video HERE.  I had made an attempt to make mayo on Thursday and failed.  Today was a success.  One tip, let your egg (or egg yolk) come to room temp. before you do the blending/whipping.  I used Extra Light tasting Olive Oil from Ingles.  Laura Lynn brand.  The book says Extra Virgin Olive Oil won't work.  

It tasted damn good.  I may just have to give up Dukes!  

Okay.  Lunch:  With my Ron-mayo I prepared tuna salad that we ate on Romain lettuce.  Like a wrap.  We also had more guac.  And for dessert some strawberries with coconut creme drizzled on top.  (That was pretty yummy).

I had a good afternoon in the studio.  No photos, but don't worry you'll not get many more posts that don't include something pottery related. 

Our friends Caroline and Linda came over after lunch to show Sarah the secrets of making kombucha.  We now have a gallon jar with a living organism growing in our kitchen.  I'll try and get a picture of it tomorrow if I can get it to stand still.

Dinner:  We zapped up some zoodles and topped them off with a homemade meat sauce.  I needed some red meat.  I think that helped me be less cranky.  Zoodles are easy to make.   This is a meal we've had several times.  We pretty much gave up pasta months ago.  I slice the zucchini using my mandolin.  You could also use one of THESE but I get lots of different uses out of the mandolin so it's the tool I invested in. (I mainly use it to cut French fries or sweet potato fries).

To cook the zoodles just sauté them up in a bit of olive oil.  You may have to do it in two batches.

I continued to have a very mild head ache all day.  I'm not really loving this Whole 30 thing.  It's very psychological for me.  It's also something to obsess over, which I am bad enough at already (just look at me blogging about it for god's sake!).  It is a good lesson in non attachment.  

‘Attachment is the origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering.’

Damn those Buddhists!  So smart!!

Okay. Well that's all I got for now.  It's fracking 8:30 pm on a Saturday night, I'm home, no beer, no salty, buttery popcorn for my Netflix watching.  Grrrrrrr.


  1. I didn't look up what you are doing, but we are starting a 3 week detox on Wed (when last of the company leaves). No dairy, tomato, corn, peanuts, soy, red meat, gluten-no prob being gf, alcohol, caffeine, etc. Fish, veggies, fruit, quinoa/rice week 1 & 3, vegan week 2. Drink Apex Energetics Clearvite in varying amounts throughout. My husband did this one two years ago and results were amazing. I'm looking forward to it, as I have seen the results, though only have ever done 7 day cleanse! Good luck with it! I'm the cook and looking forward to a different journey, and may do a blog journal too. Cheers to good health, and that first beer in February.

  2. This is inspiring Ron! I don't think I could do it. I am curious about the Kombucha. I hope you will write about what you find out.

    I listen to a podcast that you and your readers may find interesting. It's called "Latest in Paleo" Latest in Paleo is a health news and real food podcast. Really great stuff. Angelo Coppolo curates interesting food news segments from various media sources, as well as some more philosophical segments with Alan Watts, TED talks, and others.