Day 2. Yikes. I’m beat already.
This could be from a combination of things. The past month and half of my mother being critically ill, living out of a suitcase, picked up smoking, ate a disgusting amount of carbs, and jet lag. Jet lag is killing me. I had to take the day off to try and get back to normal. I got in on Tuesday morning and I have barely slept even though I’m extremely tired. My clock is completely out of wack. I’ll catch an hour here or there but nothing substantial, satisfying or at the right time.
I’m hoping that by Monday, I’ll be back to normal, and that by being day 6 in on the detox I will have got over the hump that is sugar detoxing and will feel clear in mind and body .. and also have a renewed sense of energy. Here’s to positive thinking!!!
So, for breakfast this morning, I whipped up some delectable prosciutto (my fave!) and egg cups. I am literally the most unexperienced and crappy cook to ever have existed but these are idiot proof (I should know). I got the idea from a the blog The Accidental Chef and you can see the recipe here in its entirety but I also posted it below for you.
I’ve got to go to the grocery store today and pick up a few more items, mainly vegetables. I really need to start eating more veggies. I never acquired a taste for them (says about 85% of kids haha). Unfortunately while a lot of kids dislike veggies growing up they grow out of it. I never did and it’s been this disgusting, dirty secret I’ve carried around since, well, forever. I kid you not, I avoid dinner parties like the plague unless it’s at my home where I have absolute control over the dishes. My mom says she’s really proud of me for trying new things. It’s never too late in life for your mom to treat you like a 6 year old haha.
On another note, I’ve acquired two new paleo cookbooks which I will be reviewing and making some of the recipes but that will come at a further date. The first is Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well and Feel Great by Danielle Walker of the famous blog Against all Grain. So far it looks like an amazing book filled with unique and wonderful recipes that I can’t wait to try out. The next is Primal Cravings: Your Favorite Foods Made Paleo by Brandon and Megan Keatly of the blog Health Bent.
I’ve also decided that my weekly progress checkins should be Friday mornings. So my next one will be on August 23rd!
So ok. Right. Recall how I keep saying I’m the most rubbish person in the kitchen ever and my culinary skills are nil? Well, today I get to prove my point. WHO MESSES UP A SALAD?! Nobody right? WRONG! I did. So, I’m perusing through my fridge and Im thinking. Salad. Let’s do this. I want to get creative at this point. Bad idea. Really bad idea.
Arugula + grapefruit + bacon + cashews + coconut + ground black pepper + oil&vinegar dressing = vomit.
At least the photos look pretty haha
HOW AM I FEELING?
- my skin is really breaking out right now. It’s horrendous – massive sad face!
- 2 organic egg and prosciutto cups
- half pink grapefruit
- small handful of strawberries
- grapefruit, arugula and bacon salad with coconut and cashews
- oil and vinegar dressing
- Sirlion steak
- grilled red peppers
- fried egg
- 2 banana
- cashew nut butter
PROSCIUTTO EGG CUPS
Absolutely delicious and easy to make – even for the kitchen challenged! (Like me ha)
Thin slices of prosciutto (qty is for however you want to make)
Organic Eggs (qty is for however you want to make)
Freshly ground pepper
First off I will always suggest using the best ingredients you can find, mainly organic. It makes a huge difference in flavour and it’s better for you (ie. no hormones or chemicals)
- Preheat the oven at 400°F or 200°C
- Coat cups of muffin tin with olive oil (the ones you are using)
- Then fit one slice of prosciutto in each cup to create a bowl
- Crack one egg inside each slice of prociutto and add a little ground pepper on top for taste
- Bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 400°F or 200°C (this depends on your oven – keep an eye out for the whites to turn solid
- After the 10 minutes in the oven, take them out and let them set for 5 minutes. Sounds silly but this is the most important part of this entire process. If you attempt to take them out of the cups too soon, it can be a disaterous mess!
Absolutely yummy! And people tend to be impressed with your culinary skills haha