Wow, I am really blogging a lot! I have tried this before but never really liked it or stuck with it. I think having a real focus is making it more fun. So far I'm leaving out huge parts of my life and just focusing on the eating/exercise part. I can't really imagine the other parts being that interesting. (Like this part is interesting? Hmmm. Maybe to me...)
A friend who went veg gave me a package of organic/natural ground turkey. I am very, very grateful to her as I am not a rich person and this is a significant piece of protein. But, let's face it, white meat ground turkey is not flavorful. I sauteed up some onions and garlic in olive oil, crumbled in the turkey, added tomatoes, hot sauce, coriander, cardamon, cinnamon, salt, lots of chopped ginger - and it was still bland. How could that be? All that spice but still blah. So I threw in about 2 Tbsps of wine and Puh-Zow! The alcohol pulled in those flavors like magic. Spooned a nice portion over some leafy greens dressed in BV and OO, sprinkled some fresh mint over the top and tucked in. Will have to remember this one. It's good enough to serve company, although maybe too weird for most people. A ground meat salad is not really on most people's list. And now the house smells so good it is like a second meal.
I'm enjoying my usual Saturday night (when I'm not working). A great home-cooked meal, a glass of red wine, and jazz on the radio. Yes, I am very boring, but this is my idea of a great evening. This Saturday is even better because I have been primal for 6 days, feeling better than I would have dreamed possible. And I don't have to feel guilty about what I ate or waste time resolving to fix my diet/exercise routine/life. I am very grateful.