Friday, November 7, 2014

Whole30 day 19,20 and 21

Day 19

 Regular day in Birmingham with the exception of voting.  I am a regular voter and my next door neighbor is a poll worker for every  election. (local, state, national)  I walk in and go to the E-K table and who is there, but my neighbor Jane.  She says "Hi Anne"  I greet her by name and then she asks to see my license to verify who I am?  Crazy!

breakfast   Fritatta made with spaghetti squash, caramelized onions, 1 slice ham, and 1 egg

lunch         tossed salad with oil and vinegar
                  handful of mixed nuts ( no peanuts though)

dinner       pork chops over steamed cabbage and onions
                 unsweetened tea

Day 20

breakfast  1 egg scrambled with 1 chopped tomato and 1/2 small onion, chopped

lunch       dry green salad with avocado, chicken and pecans
snack       cashews (way too many, BTW oven roasted raw cashews are the bomb)

dinner    weird but tasty skillet meal of ground turkey, onions, peppers, apples and sweet potatoes
               unsweetened tea

                                          Weird but Tasty Turkey, Apple Scramble

2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 large onion in thin slices
1 small bell pepper in matchstick slices
2 large apples, cored and cut in thin wedges
1 pound ground turkey
2 small baked sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in large cubes
salt and pepper to taste

Bring the coconut oil to a mid high heat.  Add the onions and peppers and cook until wilted.  Add the apple wedges and cook until the apples are crisp tender.  Remove the apples from the pan and add the turkey, stirring and cooking until it is almost cooked through.  Add the apples and sweet potatoes back into the skillet, salt and pepper to taste, cover with a lid and turn the heat to medium low.  Cook until everything is bubbly hot and the apples are cooked.  Serve on a plate and enjoy.  This made 3 very generous portions, but would also easily feed 2 adults and 3 children.

Day 21

Oh my goodness!  Just 10 more days until this challenge is over and done.

breakfast   coffee (Sorry life, but you got in my way this morning)

lunch        1 chicken breast
                 shredded lettuce
                 tomato slice
                 fruit cup
                 unsweetened tea

dinner       roasted chicken
                cole slaw with paleo mayonnaise
                hash brown made with potatoes, onions and spaghetti squash
                unsweetened tea and coffee

later         pear and too many cashews

Paleo Mayonnaise ( no picture)

3/4 cup oil (Olive, avocado, or macadamia preferred)
1 room temperature egg yolk (large or jumbo)
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon mustard ( the stuff in the yellow squirt bottle)
1/2 teaspoon salt

Divide the oil in two cups ( I use my creamer for 1/2 cup and the measuring cup for the other 1/4 cup)
1/2 cup and 1/4 cup.  With a whisk beat the egg yolk in a glass bowl (glass or glazed pottery, it makes a difference ) until it changes to a lemony color.  Add the vinegar, mustard and salt and continue to beat until it is well blended.  Add 1/4 cup oil and whip it until it starts to thicken a bit.  Now here is the tricky part.  Add the oil in the tiniest trickle you can possibly pour, drops at a time is even better. Whisk and whisk and whisk and whisk until all the oil is incorporated  and the mixture is light and fluffy. This will take a while but keep drizzling and whisking.  When it is all light and fluffy add the lemon juice,  Whip an additional time or two and now you have mayonnaise. (If it fails, and mine has failed before, turn it into salad dressing)



  1. The apple scramble sounds really interesting! I need to try it!

  2. Your neighbor asking to see your license is not as crazy as being able to vote with no identification as I can do here.

  3. So are you glad that you started this challenge? Will you continue it? I'm just being nosy today.

    1. Not really sure. My plan right now is to eat paleo 6 days a week but will have one anything goes day. Of course the holiday season is thundering down on me and I am a sucker for the traditional foods I make yearly. ( That none of us need, but OMG I make some killer praline fudge.) I guess the real test will be on day 31 when I weigh and see if this lack of eating has real results, other than really feeling better.


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