Quick post to tell you about my food from day one. I didn’t take a picture of my breakfast. I had a hardboiled egg, a sliced apple and some cherries. Not the most exciting breakfast but it worked. Oh and green tea. I switched back to green tea for now. I really love coffee but only if it has milk in it, so until I can make a batch of almond milk, I’ll be drinking green tea. I ordered a nut bag yesterday, so it should arrive by Wednesday and then I’ll probably switch back to coffee. I like green tea, but I loooove coffee.
For lunch, I brought a clean-out-the-fridge salad. Looks yummy right? I also sliced up a chorizo sausage. I have found that there are a couple of decent sausages at the grocery store that don’t have any funky additives. I use these when there are no leftover proteins for lunch. Makes my life a little easier.
I was really excited about dinner. I made an artichoke lemon pesto. I spread it over some seasoned cod and baked it until the cod was cooked through. Since we are plunging into summer, I had some great heirloom tomatoes that I sliced up seasoned with EVOO we brought back from Italy, reduced balsamic, basil, tarragon, maldon salt and cracked pepper. It’s a classic but so freaking amazing when it’s done right. I tend to gorge on tomatoes when they are in season so that by September/October I’m so sick of them that I’m not interested in the out of season tomatoes that start showing back up. And that mug of tea-like stuff is some homemade veg stock that I added grassfed gelatin to. We have a lot of homemade stock in our freezer (I have a hoarding problem) and with it getting hotter, I’m looking for new ways to use it. I thought adding the gelatin was inspired. When it’s hot, you don’t even notice it, but everyone needs that collagen. Verdict: not bad, not great.
Breakfast this morning was a favorite and pretty quick to put together because of some of my advance planning. I had egg salad – 2 HB eggs, homemade aioli and some Fines Herbes from Penzeys – baby arugula and some grape tomatoes. My officemates have me on this cleanse drink kick. That’s what you see in the not-so-attractive water bottle. It’s water, the juice of two lemons and a big pinch of cayenne. When I’m at home, I do one lemon and one capful of unfiltered cider vinegar and the cayenne. The taste takes a little getting used to but I really feel like it flushes me out. There’s some thing about it pushing out toxins. I don’t know if it’s true but as someone that drinks a ton of water, this is a nice change. Also, I started reading my new book. What a nerd. Yes, I read cookbooks. And yes, a whole book about eggs gets me excited.