This Whole30 feels like its going way faster than the last one. It just feels normal now, like I’m just eating. I don’t overthink it all (which is new for me). Before the last Whole30 and this one I cleared all my cupboard and fridge. It’s nice to know I can just go for the food in my house and eat it, no guilt. I definitely recommend this, especially on your first time – it’s so easy to fall off the wagon if there are quick, easy treats at arms length. I bought an immersion blender this week. So shit got exciting. Hello, Paleo Mayo! If you’ve missed the previous posts, weeks one, two and three are here, here and here.
Crispy, crumbed chicken has long been a firm favourite of mine. So as soon as I nailed the paleo mayonnaise I decided I needed something scrumptious to dunk in it, and what goes better than crispy chicken and creamy mayo?! I had tried making paleo mayo once before but failed miserably when the ingredients didn’t emulsify. On my second attempt, following Michelle’s strict instructions and recipe I had huge success! Phil is a huge mayo fan so was over the moon. You can find the recipe at the above link. For the chicken, check it out below:
This week sage has become my favourite herb. So much so, I want to name mine and Phil’s first daughter after it but he’s not having any of it. Especially, if you already know his surname which he shares with a common vegetable (similar to a zucchini/courgette) he’s scared she’ll sound like a recipe. I was all, mate, she’s a reflection of us and I LOVE cooking! He’s still not keen… You can see week’s one and two here and here. You can see what I ate this week, below:
After our weekend away in Prague scoffing only carbs, fatty meats and beer we’re both feeling rather sluggish and keen to eat light meals consisting of mostly vegetables. Because it now feels like the middle of winter we thought we’d get going with soup. I am a huge fan of a creamy mushroom soup, but often with all the added cream, butter and salt, it can be healthier for you to pop down the road and order a BigMac. Last night I whipped up a creamy chicken and mushroom soup with no added naughty bits, but still with the indulgent creamy texture and packed full of flavour. This soup is also very filling as we are back to skipping carbs at night, so didn’t have it with any bread. Completely satisfied. Recipe below:
With the release of the new season of Gilmore Girls my friend and I decided we wanted an indulgent Friday night in. We grabbed a bottle of wine and some dinner to whip up. I decided on a Thai inspired prawn stir fry using boodles (butternut squash noodles) instead of pasta so it remained paleo/Whole 30 compliant. Of course, the wine isn’t compliant – but sometimes you need to enjoy and compromise. The Thai prawn boodles went down a treat, here’s what I did: Stir fry garlic, onion and chilli in a little coconut oil. Then add sliced red pepper, mange tout and spring onions. Cook for 2-3mins. Add the prawns and boodles to cook through. Squeeze over the juice of one lime. Toss through some chopped coriander, sesame seeds and cashew nuts. Cover and cook for 3-4 mins to ensure everything is hot and cooked through. Serve. Hey presto! Easy peasy. Definitely a new favourite – I’ll be making this one again.
A firm favourite in this house. Paired with broccoli, basil and pine nut mash. Followed by a cheeky, sweet treat of fresh pineapple and coconut.