Fernbrook Farms CSA week 4! Bag o' collards (so phenom when sautéed with garlic, salt, and avo oil), butter lettuce, romaine, cabbage head, 10 zuchs/squashes, and thee absolute best snap peas you'll ever ingest- from the U-pick field. I wasn't thinking anything of them until @mcmayhem6 and I tried. Quite unsure how I'll go back to store bought snap peas.... he's actually snacking on them in the other room currently. Guess I'll have to savor the memory of the 4 peas I got. 😂
Breakfast situation on my front stoop 😂 veggies and eggs of course! I tried out making a little nest of carrot noodles for my fried eggs and it actually sorta mostly worked! I used coconut oil and beef marrow fat to cook the carrots and get them nice and crispy on the bottom. A side of sautéed heirloom zucchini and a liberal topping with lots of salt, pepper, and scallion greens completes my meal. Would've been so good with hot sauce too, but I'm at my parents' still so I made do without. Still delicious! #sibosucksbutmyfooddoesnt
Cheers to weird brown food breakfasts! I was seriously craving a chocolate shake last night so I experimented with a chocolate smoothie bowl this morning--roasted butternut squash, 1/4 avocado, 1 raw pastured egg, @vitalproteins collagen peptides, 1 tbsp cacao, 1 tsp manuka honey, stevia to taste, and a 1/2 tsp each of my new #moondeli adaptogenic blends 😌🙏🏻 then I swirled in some macadamia nut butter and topped it with cacao nibs and flaky sea salt. It's not bad, wish I could get it thicker but that would require too-high amounts of avocado or squash to accommodate my #sibohealing diet. I'll continue to experiment and find the perfect chocolate smoothie bowl combo! #sibosucksbutmyfooddoesnt
Wish I could have this lighting for all my food pics 😭 this dinner was really good!! And so simple--#coodles and shredded green cabbage cooked in coconut oil with coconut aminos and lime juice, stir-fried green beens with spicy sesame oil, and leftover rotisserie chicken from last night (homemade by my daddy, who sweetly bought me a separate chicken which he seasoned with just salt, pepper, and paprika to ensure no garlic!) sibo microbials unpictured but rest assured they will be taken ⚔️🐜 didn't have any bad reactions after decreasing my oregano dose this morning so I'm gonna increase it again and see what happens! #sibosucksbutmyfooddoesnt
This is called "Palta de la Reina", or Avocado Queen in Spanish, a very popular appetizer in Peru. We had it at least 3 times on our trip and it was basically chicken salad in an avocado👌🏻 #wheninperu#peru
After a truly hellish last few days (of finals + packing my whole apartment + friends' graduation which causes intense mixed emotions for me since I'm a transfer student and a year behind my original graduating class) I'm home with my parents for a week of sleeping, relaxing, and self-care 🙏🏻 I'm already feeling a lot better after my first full night of sleep in a week and this nice breakfast, enjoyed on our beautiful patio--grilled grass-fed steak, a sunyside duck egg, and a few slices of heirloom tomato with olive oil and sea salt and basil 🍖🍳🍅🍃 I'll begin my SIBO treatment in earnest this week while I have ample space to rest. Nervous but determined! #sibosucksbutmyfooddoesnt
Happy Father's Day to all!!! Sneaking bites of this while tending to precisely 7,130 toddler requests. I sent papa off to work training (😢) with this amaze @wellshire sausage, egg, and cheese on a FULL GLUTEN ciabatta bun so I'm sure he's feeling better about his schedule today lol.
Craving something sweet but don't want to undo all of your hard work?
I've got just the thing for you:
Apple Crisp-ish. (Kinda/sorta)
Caramelized apples in coconut oil and cinnamon.
Topped with chopped walnuts and coconut cream.
Satisfies that sweet tooth without being overly sweet. Chalk full of healthy fat from the walnuts and coconut cream. 👌🏻
**Shout out to Dory for the photobomb
Why can't every day be a weekend day? Latagrammm of some "everything-but-the" omelette (term used loosely hehe) I made on Sunday. These are great because, like stir fry and soup, you can use up a buncha stuff that's at the end of its freshness life... keeping it out of the landfill and putting it into your belly. 😋
It's funny how your tastes change.
A year ago, you wouldn't have caught me eating ANYTHING with red hot on it.
Now? I crave it...
Last night's dinner is today's lunch:
Buffalo chicken over a sweet potato.
Topped with Franks, coconut milk ranch, and scallions.
Oh! Paleo and totally Whole 30 approved. 🙌🏻
Proving to myself that I can eat well even during the hectic mess that is finals week for a university student 😝 2 eggs fried in narrow fat from roasted beef bones (currently in my slow cooker), a side of plain roasted veggies from Whole Foods--seriously so convenient and most are #lowfodmap !--dressed up with olive oil and salt, and a collagen tea latte made with an herbal chai blend I bought at a farmers market in Knoxville this weekend. It contains holy basil! 🙏🏻🍃I've been making it a point to consume more #adaptogenic herbs and spices to help heal slightly over-reactive cortisol in my body so I pounced on it when I saw it! #sibosucksbutmyfooddoesnt
I'm always like... how to make a latte-esque concoction similar to StarB's or Whole Foods? There's gotta be a way, eh?! Tried a YouTube vid for frothing milk without a machine (shake milk for 60 seconds, microwave for 30 seconds). They used low fat milk so naturally I tried full fat coconut 😏. Then my dumb butt poured the coffee into the milk instead of the other way around. Still happy with it though! Next time I'll do it the other way. Cheers! ☕️
Hotel breakfast featuring some of the food I brought with me from home! Spiced ground beef with arugula, zucchini, and cilantro and a broken up boiled egg, microwaved then topped with coconut oil, a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds, and some good REAL sea salt (yes i brought my own salt!). Delicious--actually though--blood sugar stabilizing, and mega nutrient dense! I knew that semi-rural Tennessee wouldn't be able to accommodate my dietary needs so packing my own food was a great option instead. But TSA *will* stop you at security to look through your lunch box because of the jarred ground beef 😹 #sibosucksbutmyfooddoesnt#healthytravel
Finally got around to fixing the garden fence! Planted just a few things as we're part of the CSA this year (and def needed that Croix afterwards ☀️😅). For all y'allz who think I'm some perfect supermama (*I* do not think this whatsoever) it'll be my third garden attempt after the first two failed hahaha. One of these years it'll catch 🤞🏼👍🏼
Travel day! I'm excited to go to Tennessee for my cousin's wedding and I'm also going prepared 👊🏻🛫 here's everything I'll be taking to eat this weekend: ground beef cooked with zucchini and lots of arugula and Mexican spices; roasted carrots and sautéed bok choy; boiled eggs; sprouted pumpkin seeds, freeze dried raspberries, and salt and vinegar coconut chips (excited to try these!); dried black olives; Kor turmeric and ginger shots (an easy thing to take with you to get a dose of wellness in during long travel days since they're small!); coconut butter, manuka honey singles, stevia, @vitalproteins collagen sticks, an olive oil single, coconut aminos, and coconut oil in the little glass jar that used to have duck fat in it! We'll be in a hotel with a mini fridge and microwave, so I'm also going to pick up some veggies while there to steam, and there's a Whole Foods nearby thankfully so I can get fish cooked to order at their fish counter, or a baked rotisserie chicken! #sibosucksbutmyfooddoesnt#healthytravel#travellingwithsibo
Lunch plate vibes = fridge clean out before I head to Tennessee for the weekend for a family wedding! I'll be posting a bit about how I handle traveling while adhering to my strict #lowfodmap#sibospecific diet (I have not started the herbal microbials yet thankfully!) this goodness right here is pan fried salmon, zucchini strips, sautéed kale with Dijon vinaigrette, and duck fat roasted carrots, plus a splooch of @primalkitchenfoods mayo-chive-lemon aioli 😜 #sibosucksbutmyfooddoesnt
My lettuce wrap tacos from the other night (although it looks like a salad). Such a quick an easy week night recipe!! Brown ground beef - grass fed, pasture raised preferred - with peppers and spices like chili powder, cumin, garlic, onion, sea salt, pepp. Top with guac, tomatoes, salsa, cilantro, whatevs! 🍅🥑🌶
Kind of a gloomy morning here so I made a super warm and cozy breakfast to compensate #sunshineinmybowl ☀️ makeshift spaghetti squash carbonara of sorts, no recipe just me being inventive--leftover squash cooked in full-fat coconut milk with chives, @pedersonsfarms wonderful sugar free bacon, salt and pepper, and topped with an egg fried in the bacon fat! I drizzled everything with butter and garlic flavored olive oils to finish. It was really good! I'm gonna go make a #bulletproof tea latte now to up my protein a bit and I'll be quite satisfied 🤗 #sibosucksbutmyfooddoesnt
Bout to prep some tasty bites to take with me to a friend's beachside BBQ later today 😋 making social eating events work for my diet isn't too hard if I plan in advance! I'm bringing turkey burgers to grill and I plan on wrapping them in collard greens, after adding grilled peppers and eggplant and smothering them in homemade chive aioli and homemade ketchup (to which I added a little bit of honey shhh don't tell the bacteria). Also check out that pretty heirloom zucchini up top! It's an Italian variety describe as flavorful and nutty. I'm actually quite excited to see how it turns out! #sibosucksbutmyfooddoesnt
Frittata fresh out the oven 🔥💛🍳love my trusty cast iron skillet! I got this thing for $20 at an antique store and it's a 90 year old workhorse--my eggs never stick!! This frittata has prosciutto, arugula, and green onion tops on it and is very fresh and tasty next to some #coodles and lemon-cured olives! #sibosucksbutmyfooddoesnt
Huge #brinner today! Yesterday's wasn't quite substantial enough so I've got more protein, more veggies, and more fats in this one because #adrenalhealth . I made this all this morning--crispy red kale in coconut oil, whole roasted red bell pepper, and a massive chicken breast with my lemon-turmeric-paprika rub (recipe back in feed--it's delishhhh). Drizzled the whole thing with more olive oil and lots of grey Celtic salt, which my body has been mad craving lately! Time to tuck in 🍽 #sibosucksbutmyfooddoesnt
In order to better support adrenal health, I read that it's best to eat a large, protein-rich meal in the mornings and smaller, lighter fare in the evenings. Hence my breakfast today looks a heck of a lot more like dinner! Crispy kale (@nutritionwithchelsea such a good method!), steak, and homemade #lowfodmap chimichurri . Hoping this will keep me going today! My days of the week are off 🙀