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Day 15: Paleo Champ

I went to sign a lease on a sweet new house this afternoon, so I had a goal of fixing all three meals for the day before 2pm. . .and hey nonny nonny, I did! After a nap, I spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning my apartment.

I got up at about 9 and started in on some meat muffins and paleo tomato bisque. I used ground pork, garam masala, and curry powder in the meat muffins, for a sort of Indian variation. This is the second time I’ve made these meat muffins. They are honestly kind of a pain because I tend to make a mess with them, but they are great to pack for breakfast, and I stuck a few in the freezer for later. I’m trying to stock up on freezer food since I’ll be moving soon and certainly won’t feel like cooking every night.

Enough Spinach for Popeye

Meat Muffins Have Enough Spinach for Popeye

I ran down to the co-op as the meat muffins finished so I could get my groceries for the week, then immediately put a chicken in the oven. As usual, I followed this recipe, but I have found that I prefer an orange inside the chicken instead of a lemon. Then I just throw in whatever veggies I have around; today it was red onion, green onion, and carrots.  I order this “poultry mix” of herbs from Green Bean that I really like. I think it’s just rosemary, sage, and thyme. I also roasted some buttercup squash and Brussels sprouts. I let the chicken rest while I ran out to sign my lease. I think resting the chicken until it starts to cool leaves it nice and juicy.

I made dinner before my chicken and roast veggies were even done for lunch. Spicy beef has become a new staple in my paleo repertoire because it’s spicy AND easy. Plus: sunshine sauce! Sometimes I use lettuce cups and make a mess of myself, and sometimes I just give up and make a salad, then dump the meat and sunshine sauce on top. Either way is good. Today we ate it in cups with some red bell pepper, and I swept up all the meat I dropped later when I cleaned.

Eight hours of sleep, plus a nap and my fish oil, plus a lot of food stocked up in my fridge and freezer AND a clean apartment leaves me with my full points and feeling mighty accomplished for the weekend.