The Taste of REAL Food… Yum!

August 9, 2011 § 1 Comment

Day 31 finally came! After days of waiting, anticipating, and scouring through cookbooks  in search of some foods that I would be allowed to have… it finally came!

While I am allowed to have some real food now, there are still a few rules and restrictions that I have to follow. But even with the rules, it’s sure a lot more inclusive than only consuming green smoothies and bone broth soups!

I still have to have to have at least one green smoothie a day and salads and bone broth based soups have to be the main dish in each meal. However, I was pretty excited  to know that I didn’t have to have boring, just lettuce, salads. I was also excited to know that I was allowed to have small side dishes with my soups and salads too.

In the past, cooking has never exactly been my forte… Unless you count mixing up a few packets of Easy Mac or making a grilled cheese as a critical cooking skills. So, in long story short, with the help of Google and some good cookbooks, I am finally learning to cook (you know, beyond the grilled cheese)! Woo, hoo!

Here are a few of the things that I have whipped up recently. I was pretty excited about ‘em!

TACO SALAD (without the shells)

First, I made my own taco seasoning with a little help from Allrecipes.com.

I then added the seasoning to some, delicious, grass fed beef. Once that was done I threw together the mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and the seasoned meat. I topped it off with some shredded raw cheddar cheese and organic salsa for dressing! Yummy!

CURRIED CASHEW, PEAR, AND GRAPE SALAD

I thought this one was amazing, but Brandon thought it was “just alright…” How can you go wrong with turkey bacon, pears, grapes, cashews, and homemade dressing?!? Here’s the link to the recipe. I did substitute the brown sugar for a packet of stevia and white wine vinegar for apple cider vinegar, as they are on the allowed food list.

I also made Grilled Chicken Pineapple Salad with Mandarin Dressing and some homemade Chili, but those will have to wait for another post… all this food is making me hungry!

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§ One Response to The Taste of REAL Food… Yum!

  • Jenn Czaplicki says:

    Yum! Those look really good. Thanks for posting them; I might try them out.

    I made the same kind of taco salad yesterday, but with ground buffalo from Kroger, which tasted a little more flavorful to us than beef. It’s “organically grown,” too, very lean, and not much more expensive than beef, so you should try it if you get bored of cow 🙂

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