What did I eat last night?
Its friday morning and I am now reminiscing about what I did, and what I ate last night.
I was pretty active actually!
-Biked to the park and did springs for about 10-13 minutes, barefoot and up & down hills.
-Biked to the grocery store to pick up several items (about a 20 minute bike ride)
-Biked back home to unload groceries (about a 15 minute ride).
-Biked to another store to pick up stuff I did not find at the first one (probably 20 minutes there and back).
Throughout the day I also drank plenty of water and even some coffee. Actually, one of my favorite parts of waking up is freshly ground and brewed coffee from the fancy pants machine my parents purchased. We take coffee very seriously in this house!
I was very happy. It was a great and sunny day so I got my exercise and vitamin d! It is hard not to enjoy a great day.
Coming home, I wanted to be productive with school work (being a grad student means that during the summer, you still have about 5 projects going on at once), so I did some work on my master's thesis. What better way to be productive than with a handful of cherries? Its cherry season and they are some of my favorite fruit. I could not help myself.
It is now time to cook!
I like to make sauces and condiments. I was also planning on making a meatza and a vegetable curry for dinner, so i did.
-2 hand mate patties of organic, 100% grass fed ground beef, thawed and reground by hand with many spices and two eggs.
-baked in the oven to cook the meat just enough.
-put on the sauce (more to come about that one), one sliced baby eggplant, one red pepper (the long kind), and 1/4 package of beech mushrooms.
-broiled that bad boy until it was done.
The curry sauce:
-1/4 c coconut milk
-many many leaves of basil
-3 roasted cloves of garlic
-2 small roasted mushrooms
-spice paste: spices (including: cinnamon, turmeric, cumin, ginger, paprika, chili powder and others) heated up in some homemade ghee.
-a teaspoon of Thai Kitchen brand green curry paste (don't worry, no crap was in the ingredients list).
-a cup of TJ's roasted and diced tomatoes
-i/2 small can of diced chilis
All of these were blended together to make a delicious sauce that I used for both my meatza and curry.
Now for the curry:
-2 long red peppers
-5 baby eggplants
-remaining 3/4 package of brown beech mushrooms
veggies sauteed in some coconut oil (i never really measure the exact amount of oil i use, shame on me)
when the juices start flowing I add the curry sauce over them with a bit more coconut milk for flavor.
So I ate my curry, and I ate my meatza and I was still very very hungry. Luckily I went to 7-11 earlier and bought to 79 cent bags of pork rinds, my new favorite snack. I ate both bags using homemade salsa from the remaining chili and diced tomatoes. Alongside that, I also ate about 4 very thin slices of salo (salted pork fat) and a little bit of a very salty pork sausage (my mother bought it from the local hungarian deli, its super salty but it tastes pretty good; I know its probably too processed, but its there in the fridge so I ate it). Following that, I also ate about 5-6 slices of wild smoked salmon that we buy from costco with some mustard and homemade ketchup.
I was still hungry. I also told myself I would not eat anything that came out of a cow that day (except for ghee), but I decided to take some of my organic whipped cream and give it a whirl. I also never really measure the amount of cream I whip, but I would imagine it to be about 3 tablespoons. I whipped that with some cinnamon and enjoyed it.
On top of that, I also purchased a package of coconut flakes (unsweetened of course), and ate some of those too. My best guess is that I ate about a quarter cup and an eight cup of those flakes. They are also very delicious.
This should capture last nights meal, and maybe some concerns as well. As you can tell, I eat a lot of fat and fairly low carbs. I eat until I am satisfied (and not stuffed). Maybe my body is just not quick enough in telling me when satiety occurs. Maybe I have been consuming too much salt. The pork rinds, smoked salmon, pork fat, and the pork sausage were all fairly salty.
I was very thirsty after dinner (salt anyone?) so I drank two cans of seltzer water (la croix).
That was my day yesterday. After reading, it feels like I ate a ton of food. I don't count calories, and I don't plan on starting. It drove me to become miserable last year.