Nalle30 Day Four Report

I was exhausted on Day Four. My entire body ached, I was quickly fatigued, and my head was very slow. Which, to be honest, is a normal bad day for me – like I said before, there have been lots of colds, and extreme seasonal allergies.

Overall, it wasn’t as bad as I’d expected.

(Though, I have a theory: because I’ve been living with double vision for the last two years, I’m exceptionally adept at isolating and ignoring unpleasant body issues – first I ask myself, “Can this be explained? Does it fit within my normal – or anticipated – experience?” and then I ask, “Is there anything I can do to alleviate this?” If the answers are “yes ” and “no,” respectively, I carry on with my life and don’t let it distract me.)

HOW WAS THE FOOD? Glad you asked.

Breakfast: I made some garlic spinach with eggs.

Lunch: taco salad (no picture) – I seasoned the meat with a mix of spices from our cupboard, but we were out of chili powder, so I overcompensated with LOTS of cumin and paprika, which BROUGHT THE HEAT. We cut that with a can of black beans, and a bit of cinnamon. To pack taco salad, you should put the meat in a small container, which you’ll microwave, and then layer the other ingredients in a larger container, so you can mix it all together. Our salad layer was, from the bottom: grape tomatoes, guacamole (leftover from happy hour), a squeeze of lime to keep the guac from turning brown, black olives, and lots of lettuce. Onions were cooked with the meat and beans.

Dinner: CURRY!

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This was another food adventure, because I’d never made it before. Thankfully, some friends invited me over to make it a week ago, so I was able to act as sous chef and see how easy it can be.

I started by heating some olive oil on medium, added half an onion, a whole tomato, 3 green peppers, 1 red pepper, a very large sweet potato, two tablespoons of green curry paste (which has curry and added spices), and a can of coconut milk.

In another skillet, I was cooking some chicken breasts, following the Joy of Cooking method (minus the flour dredging and the butter in the skillet) which is basically to cook 4 minutes on each side. When the chicken was finished, I kept heating the oil and fat in the skillet, and tossed in some CAULIFLOWER that had been chopped in the food processor.

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This is one of those weird paleo recipes that I’ve been seeing for a while, and I didn’t believe it would be any good. But, when you don’t have a bed of rice for your curry, you’re going to feel deprived. This bed of cauliflower was a great substitute.

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You probably won’t believe me, but this was the most delicious curry I have EVER consumed.  The sweetness of the vegetables were a great complement to the heat of the curry, and there were still big chunks of meat that helped me feel full and satisfied.

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