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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
My grass-fed Ghee from Pure Indian Foods has arrived! (Well, technically the ghee wasn't fed anything – the cows were.)
I first heard of Ghee when researching Indian food (which is delicious). I was looking for another option for cooking fat to add to my lard and coconut oil and was intrigued by Ghee. Simply put, it's butter fat. It's butter with all milk solids removed – so technically it's dairy, but purely fat – so the dairy-related health issues do not apply. More information on PIF Ghee here. I chose to order from PIF because they're nearby, the product is from grass-fed cows, and they seem to have a broader view of what “food” truly is – the idea that food, food sources, and health are woven together on both a physically health-promoting and spiritually nourishing level. (Update: I met the Pure Indian Foods family – literally, the whole family – at the Weston A. Price Foundation Conference in 2010. They're wonderful!)
If only I'd waited until the Ghee came to make my curry. Impatience bites me in the butt again. Or, more accurately, the shake weight smacks me in the mouth again.
I digress. On to my Paleo schtick for the day.
Breakfast: Eggs, sausage, and some cantaloupe lovingly prepared by Husband.
Lunch: A bison steak that Husband cooked for the week's lunches, along with some zucchini sauteed with onion and garlic. Kristen Muir, who is an effortlessly genius kitchen goddess, was the first to make this simple veggie dish for me and it's been a favorite ever since. Throw it together while you cook breakfast and lunch is good to go.
Dinner: Fish patties, broccoli and patty-pan. The patties were easy and yummy.
Combine the following: (*updated)
*1-1/2 -ish cans Salmon (make sure there are no additives), drained well.
1/2 c. Almond Flour
1/4 c. Chives, chopped
*2 Tbs. dill
Make sure the mix is combined well, then shape into patties. Heat a good amount of ghee or coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat and fry the patties around 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
Canned salmon may contain little bones, which are actually quite healthy and soften enough to eat during cooking. Rumor has it, however, that if you swallow a salmon bone you'll end up growing a whole school of salmon in your gullet – so to avoid this, be sure to do 10 burpees after every bite. Oh, and – enjoy!
Today's Workout: Rest. I was overly dragged-out today, and since I've been handling more weight/volume in my workouts (I forgot to mention yesterday that I graduated to the 1.5 pood kettlebell. Yeeouch) I'm being overly cautious to avoid burnout or injury.
Sleep: Bed by 8:30. When I take a rest day, I REST.
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