Monday, June 2, 2014

Whole30 - Day 1

Sooo...I started Whole30 yesterday. I've posted this picture on everything truthfully because my food pictures aren't pretty. But I want to be able to keep up with my progress so expect lots of rambling on about food and feelings and a whole bunch of other boring stuff that makes me happy.

Thanks to a blog feature on Lunchpails and Lipstick I found Jenna Rammell and her Instagram account all about clean eating and Whole30. I may be slightly obsessed with the food porn she posts (her pictures are  much better than mine - so jealous) and I also may have read all her posts and the comments to get an entire notebook full of recipes and tips. What can I say, I like lists and I'm a expert stalker. After writing down a good amount of recipes and putting together my first shopping list, the hubs and I went to Sams and Target. Of course I forgot several things on my list but once we got home, I wasn't going back out so I made do. Yall, I'm so proud of myself. Like cooked Jared breakfast and made him wake up early so I could tell him what I had been up to in the kitchen proud. I don't cook, I bake. I don't mind cooking but it's just not something I do. Sunday that all changed. And you may be all so you've cooked a couple meals, so what. Well boo on that. I'm serious about this. I seriously googled how to correctly cut an onion!

I made fresh guacamole from this recipe which I had to alter slightly. I used what I had on hand and substituted lemon juice and diced sunburst tomatoes for her lime juice and a roma tomato. It is still really tasty. 

Not pretty but oh so delicious!

I made ghee and then used it in the making of cauliflower rice which is a jennaskitchen recipe. For the cauliflower rice I'm going to go ahead and admit that we don't have a food processor or a good blender so I used a cheese grater to grate it. No shame in working with what ya got. I also prepped a ton of chicken for the next 2 or 3 days. Cooked a huge pan of chicken, sweet peppers and onions to put over the rice and then did another pan of chicken in coconut oil with salt and pepper. Cooking with coconut oil has seriously brought fried eggs and chicken to a whole new level. It's the bomb!!

And that's my first day! I had a bit of a headache but my excitement over cooking overshadowed my caffeine hangover.

I'm working on the craftroom post and all the details for later in the week. So in love with my organized and clean room!!!

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