Haven't been posting but Ive been doing well. I've been eating very well, but also eating plenty of my banana pancakes and M&Ms. Not that I mind, as long as I'm careful to avoid things that make me sick, I'm ok eating my pancakes and M&Ms once in a while :-)
Finally found a crunchy snack that won't make me sick... pork skins. Duh. Should have thought of that.
I'm only posting today because I feel like sharing something. This is for those that say Primal is too hard because you have to spend sooooo much time cooking and meal planning...
Well, this weekend, by chance I happened to have a lot of defrosted meat in the fridge (not sure how that happened!), and today I was starting to panic, thinking that the meat would go bad before I got around to cooking it. So I made myself cook it all tonight.
So about 8 PM, I grab the 4 chicken thighs, and the 2 chicken leg quarters. Preheated the oven to 375F. Placed all chicken with seasonings in a large pirex pan, baked it, you know the deal.
While the chicken was baking, I cut:
1 potato, 1 sweet potato, in small cubes = set aside in bowl
2 carrots cut into 1 inch matchsticks, 1 large onion cut into thin slices = set aside in bowl
2 carrots cut into thin strips (pinkie sized?), 3 parsnips cut into thin strips = set aside in bowl
I also happened to have beef shoulder and beef ribeye defrosted (YEAH, I know, that's a LOT of meat! not sure how that happened!)
cut the beef shoulder into 1 inch strips, and made a marinade (*) Placed these in the fridge for another time.
minced the beef ribeye (and gave a lot of it to my cat, isn't she spoiled?), and made a marinade.
marinade: lots of garlic, chili paste, a little ginger, salt & pepper, soy sauce, worchestershire sauce.
To cook with the beef, I...
Cut half a head of broccoli
Cut half a head of cauliflower
Cut half a butternut squash into small cubes
Now, on the stove...
One small pot with olive oil, cooked the sliced onions and carrot matchsticks.
One small pot with coconut oil, cooked the sweet potatoes and potatoes.
Once these were browned/cooked, I added
chicken stock + spices to the soup,
coconut milk + spices to the curry.
By the time I was done with all this, the chicken was baked.
So I shredded the chicken. 2 chicken thighs to the soup, 2 chicken thighs to the curry, and the 2 chicken leg quarters I am keeping for a stir fry.
Took the chicken bones from my meat, and now I'm making bone stock over night, tomorrow morning I'll put it in the fridge.
ONE HOUR AND THIRTY MINUTES
And I got:
Chicken coconut curry
Chicken, broccoli, cauliflower, and squash stir-fry (good fried in bacon grease, takes less than 10 minutes to cook). If I'm sick of chicken I'll defrost some shrimp and add it to the chicken stir-fry.
Beef (shoulder) stir fry with carrot and parsnips (fry in butter, it takes less than 10 minutes to cook) might add green beans if I go grocery shopping. AND I even got to make chicken stock, hurray! That's one thing off my to-do list!
Beef (minced rib eye) soup with broccoli and shallots (come on, it takes less than 30 seconds to cut a shallot) (might add a handful of mushrooms if I go grocery shopping)
Not bad, considering I had no clue WTF to do with all that meat! Plus I got to watch almost 2 episodes of Jumong, can't complain!
For the other 2 days of the week I'm making fish, but that's a story for another time :-)
DISHES: mostly washed as I cooked, then 5 minutes afterwards.
So don't you suckers tell me eating Primal is difficult and time consuming. You can do it!