Tonight the fiance and I are making a chicken curry, recipe courtesy of the Whole30 Success Guide! I've never had curry, so it will be evaluated solely on his judgement.
This week has been a little nutsy. I haven't been photographing much of my food, since the massive majority of it has been repetitive. Salad with burger. Salad with turkey burger. Salad with sliced deli turkey. You get the eye deer.
I did have a few interesting ones.
Firstly, my Amazon order for a 4-pack of unsweetened flaked coconut and two eco-cups came in. The eco cups are those reusable iced coffee cuts with the hard straws. It's an awesome cup. No sweat, no leak (so far).
The coconut was so tempting I immediately came up with a way to use it: shrimp stir fry.
I cooked up some frozen stir-fry blend (beans and broccoli and such) with my frozen shrimp, using sesame oil and coconut oil, and added some spinach (because I really WILL add spinach to just about anything) and stirred in some pineapple chunks and flaked coconut. Delicious.
Lastly, my brilliant snack idea was inspired by the Whole30 snack list from the Success Guide. It included a pepper stuffed with tuna salad. Well, I only enjoy tuna in my own home, and only when my fiance and mother are not present because they can't stand the smell. Instead, after I decapitated and eviscerated the mini peppers and made a slit down their sides, I opted for the all-natural turkey breast slices in my fridge. I rolled 'em up and stuffed 'em inside the mini peppers, and that was a fabulous snack.
So those were the standout meals for the last week or so. I will document the steps of my curry-making for posterity and inspiration. The only adjustment I am making is the exclusion of fish sauce, which I understand is integral to the overall flavor. I bought some tamari (GF soy sauce) for Daniel to add to his plate if he wants it, but I can't have soy because of the Whole30, and I want my mother to try the curry and she's allergic to fish, and I haven't found coconut aminos to sub in for either of these condiments.
In the meantime, I have that heavy, crampy feeling in my stomach that I used to get when I ate beans and brown rice on the Eat-Clean Diet. (FYI, they're staples on basically every approved diet in existence, and I've tried most of them. Want to lose weight? Lose the bacon and grab some beans and rice!) I'm trying to figure out what may have caused it, since I haven't eaten beans or rice. I bought a couple Larabars and had one yesterday and today, and it's been a while since I've eaten high concentrations of dates like that, but beyond that I can't figure out what I did.
So stay tuned for curry pictures!