For the past week I’ve been doing pretty good in the eating department. Look, I love food. I love to cook new ingredients, buy strange things at the market (shark, octopus, goat liver, whatever). I also love sweets. And by love, I mean a deep, passionate desire type love. WHen I cut sweets and gluten (and shitty types of carbs) from my diet, I crave it so intensely, I could cry. Some days I give in and some days I don’t. On the days I give in, you’ll be able to find me in a Walgreen’s parking lot with a bag of M&M’s eating them in secret shame.
Okay, there’s no shame. I feel no guilt. I LOVE SWEETS.
For the past two weeks, I’ve been eating better and going to the gym at night. I have yet to wake up to my 4:30 AM alarm to hit the gym before work. Baby steps people, baby steps! I like the gym. It’s fun. However, I hate running. This isn’t something I decided at twenty either. I knew it the second I stepped foot on the playground in kindergarten to play dodgeball. It didn’t get any better the older I got. In high school, I straight up fake barfed to get a pass on the one mile run. Ugh. Not only am I not good at it (I do try, promise), but it hurts my ankles, my shins, the left side of my foot.
I know… “excuses.”
That’s not to say I don’t give it a go though. I’ll run for a minute, walk for a minute. Run for two, walk for two. Shit like that. That gives me something to look forward to, yknow, the walking part.
So let’s quit talking about running and move on to FOOD. Mmmmmm glorious foods.
There are two really great websites I go to for low carb/gluten free/paleo goodness:
1. Low Carb Luxury
2. I Breathe, I’m Hungry
Currently I Breathe, I’m Hungry has some great sample menus up to get you in ketosis. I’ll be planning out my menu this week. Oh and FYI- those cream cheese pancakes she mentions are THE JAM. I’ve made them several times and they are straight up delicious. So I’m stoked about that.
The Low Carb Luxury site has some great stuff too- especially the deep dish quiche pizza. SO TASTY. It’s my fave to make, even if it is a little time consuming.
The point of this whole damn post was to share a recipe I found online! There’s a great website called Food 52. Which is where I found Trent Pierce’s Miso Creamed Kale recipe! I made this the other night with some roasted beef and it was phenomenal. How phenomenal? Well, my son ate the rest of it after we each had a portion. A WHOLE skillet. Yes, my teenage son ate that much kale. Here’s the photo off their site:
Amazing, right? I know, I hate when people use the word amazing for everything, but it really was and quite possibly will become my go to dish of the year. I didn’t use shimeji or shiitake mushrooms (I’m the only fan in the household), so I swapped those out for portabellas. I also was out of vermouth, so I subbed dry Sherry. Not sure if that was the legit thing to do, but for the most part the 1/4 c cooked off and didn’t taste weird or anything.
So for all my foodie friends out there, I hope you give this recipe a shot. And if you have a favorite recipe, hook me up!
Happy cooking my loves!