All posts tagged: food journal

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions: Ever wonder what to have for breakfast when you can’t have gluten, sugar, nuts or milk products? Try this Sautéed Veggies – onion, bell pepper, collards. Rainbow of veggies for vitamins and minerals. Sweet Potato Disks – baked and then lightly fried. A little carbs to start the day. Scrambled Eggs – 3 eggs for a nice 21 g of protein. All in Cold Pressed Olive Oil – Healthy fats for long lasting energy. Advertisements

Welcome back, Cat

Life has been an incredible journey through uncharted territory these past few weeks. I can’t really begin to explain the experience of meditating with Swami Kaleshwar‘s energy and long time students for the Guru Purnima celebration last week. Suffice it to say that I’ll be digesting it for a while. Perhaps someday I’ll have something good to write about it. In a strange twist of life I am stuck at home doing just that as I fell ice skating on Sunday. I hit my head and dislocated my right shoulder. So now I am at home resting, healing and eating and catching up on my herb school homework. For breakfast I had this lovely gyro lamb patty, from New Season’s market. It’s on a bed of thinly sliced sautéed collards with a side of onion, carrot and burdock, a fried egg and a scoop of beet/ cabbage kraut. I washed it all down with a nice glass of duck broth. Yum, yum. For lunch I had a salad with garden greens and flowers. Being careful …

Food Journal, 6.22

7 am up. Decided to skip exercise and meditate and clean my house. That seemed like the most important thing to start my day with. 7:30 1 cup salmon broth, super yummy. The whole skeleton, skin, head, fins of a salmon I grilled a few weeks back and had been saving in the freezer. It sat for 36 hours in the crockpot with filetered water and 1 tsp of salt. Following the perpetual broth recipe. Good BM. 8:00 asparagus, burdock, onion, cabbage hash with salmon, avocado and kraut. 1/2 cup kombucha Water 11:15 starving! 1 hard boiled egg, 1 cup of broth, some nibbles of veggies as I made lunch and salads for later. I’ll be in school all weekend so I’m trying to plan ahead. 12:30 broiled salmon with kale and cauliflower faux mashed potatoes, beet kraut. 1/2 cup water kefir 3:00 hungry in class, 1 cup broth 3:45 cauliflower and turnip soup. Salmon broth, cauliflower, turnips and roasted garlic blended with a little salt and pepper, shredded carrots and green onion. Super yummy! …

Food Journal, 6.20

6:45 woke up, almost exactly eight hours after I turned off the light. Feeling good and refreshed. 8:15 Breakfast: smoked salmon, avocado, cucumber, jicama, spinach. 2 cups broth, 3 oz kombucha. 9:00 nice, big type 4 bowel movement. Poop update : I looked back over the past few weeks. Mostly my bowel movements where still type 1 (small, hard balls) but several times a day. But there have been a number of type 4 (large, well formed) stools. The fist one on 6.5 then 6 days later, then 5 days later, then 3 days later. This is a huge improvement. In the past year I had maybe one of those a month. And I haven’t taken any psyllium or cascara in quite a while now. Seems like dandelion and burdock and whatever shifted in me energetically is working. Letting go is happening, but not how I imagined. I am letting go of some hard feelings about things that happened in the past few years, but more importantly I am letting go of a lot of …

Food Journal, 6.19

6:45 up, I was exhausted and decided to sleep rather than exercise (9 hours of sleep) 7:00 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 7:30 3 eggs in a nest of greens (kale, dandelion, spinach and green onion) 9:30 1 1/2 cups broth 10:00 Snack: 1/4 can tuna mashed with 1/4 avocado and a pinch of mustard spread on 3 thin slices of Jicama. Yumm! and totally satisfying. 11:00 totally off the diet plan, but soooo delicious. A handful or so of fresh picked raspberries and strawberries. What decadence! 12:30 Lunch: 1 cup chicken vegetable soup (blended turnip, carrot, onion and all the chicken bits off the bones from making stock), 2 more eggs in kale nests, so good. With kraut. 4:30 Snack: last 1/2 cup of soup. Sardines rolled in nori and a few cucumber slices and celery. 6:00 Dinner: Salad of lettuce, cucumber, carrot, olives with Dover sole sautéed in homemade ghee, asparagus, broccoli and mango salsa 7:00 Soul Time meditation with crystals and breath. Amazing! Haven’t digested it yet enough to report on any …

Food journal 6.18

It’s the third week of the bootcamp challenge. This week were only eating meat and veggies. No dairy, no nuts or fruit in addition to avoiding grains and sugar. Paleo to the fullest. I’m adding in a lot of bone broth to use this as an opportunity to rebuild my gut flora. Though the last few days my bowel movements have been so regular I’ve actually been taking a break from Psyllium and Cascara. 5:05 up with the alarm, moving a little slow, but feeling good after 8 hours at home in my bed 5:30 1/2 carrot, 1 cup broth 6:00 bootcamp, abdominal workout. Lost 3 lbs over the last two weeks. 7:40 Breakfast: 2 lamb chorizo sausages, sautéed asparagus, cabbage, onion in coconut oil and kraut 8:30 a little more chorizo and veggies, breakfast was rushed before work and I just wasn’t quite satisfied 9:00 1 cup broth 11:00 Snack: rest of breakfast, celery and water 12:30 1 cup broth, finished second bottle of water 1:00 Lunch: Cajun Halibut with a pile of broccoli, …

Food Journal, 6.12

5:25 up, groggy for sure 20 oz water, 2 tsp psyllium 6am Bootcamp, some fun partner exercises today. I was impressed by how much easier lunges are now than when I started a few weeks ago. 7am Snack: 1 pint green smoothie I spent some time over the weekend digging through my kitchen to make an inventory of all the food I have. That way I can figure out what to give away, how to eat the rest of the perishables and follow the Bootcamp diet plan. Here are my notes, notice how I keep adapting them to meet my schedule. Today is also my last day of dairy for three weeks. I want to see what that is like. If it will effect my digestion at all. Besides it’s how the meal plan is designed. So one last kefir smoothie and cheese omelette. 8:30 Breakfast: 3 egg omelette, 1 oz raw cheddar, spinach, onion, bell pepper Sipping water all along, finishing up my second 26 oz bottle 12:30 Lunch: salad with smoked salmon, same …

Food journal, 6.11

Back after a nice long blogging break. It’s been a busy week. The first week of Bootcamp’s six week challenge. A breakthrough with my elimination, two bowel movements a day! Reiki attunement with my daughter. Dancing, sleeping, eating, yum. If I get a chance I’ll write more about those things. In the meantime I think I’ll go back to writing down my food, that was really keeping me on track. And for the challenge one of the things I’d like to do is loose a little more weight, so being on track is a good thing. 6am woke before my alarm. 8 hours of sleep Little, strained BM 6:45 20 oz warm water, 2 tsp psyllium with a pinch of slippery elm for taste 7:30 3 Macadamia nuts, 1/4 apple (starving, pre breakfast snack). 1/2 tsp dandelion tincture 8:30 Breakfast: 2 oz lamb bacon, 2 fried eggs, kale, asparagus, sauerkraut. 1 cup chicken broth. supplements 10:30 Snack: 1 Tbsp almond butter, celery, lettuce, nori 12:00 feeling hungry, finished first 26 oz bottle of water 12:30 …

Food Journal, 6.5

5:05 awake to alarm, a bit groggy (7.5 hours sleep). Psyllium and water 6:00 fit body bootcamp. My first official day of the six week challenge. I plan to be exercising 3-4 days a week. Eating paleo. Sleeping 8 hours a night. Drinking 100oz of water. Wait, I was planning to do that anyway! That’s why I signed up for the challenge to have some accountability in what I am up to. 7:10 1 cup green smoothie. Danedlion and Burdock tincture. 8:15 Breakfast: 2 eggs fried with lamb bacon, bok choy and kraut 10:30 1 cup green smoothie 12:10 Lunch: salad with salmon, roasted veggies and a fresh batch of homemade goddess dressing. 1 apple muffin.  

Food Journal, 6.3

6:35 psyllium water  7:30 tsp coconut mana, 1/2 cup grilled salmon (leftover from an amazing feast yesterday) while packing lunches before work/ school  9:15 Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled, 1/2 cup kale, 2.5 apple muffins Paleo Apple Muffins 2 cups coconut pulp (left over from making nut milk, I think I may use juice pulp in this too in the future) 1/4 cup almond flour 1/2 cup ground flax 1 banana 2 peach, apricot 1/4 cup kefir 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup water 1 tbsp psyllium husks 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp fresh nutmeg 1 tsp vanilla 1 large apple chopped fine 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup sliced almonds Mash banana, slice all the fruit really fine. Beat eggs, melt oil, mix it all up. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes in oiled muffin tin or on a cookie sheet, 1/4 cup batter each.  This is a very loose recipe, I adjust the ingredients until it is a slightly thick muffin batter and tastes pretty good raw. Makes …