Just today I tried this cauliflower “risotto” recipe from paleo guru Mark Sisson. It’s delish (though time consuming)! In place of bacon, I used proscuitto plus some extra olive oil. And I simmered it longer than the recipe calls for, to get rid of the raw cauliflower taste and mouthfeel. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. I put butter and grated parmesan in Pat’s. That was reeeeeally good (I tried a bite). I left out all dairy from mine, and it was still quite good.
So here’s the dark side:
The paleo diet, or Perfect Health Diet, or any sort of whole-foods diet involves lots of chopping, peeling, and cooking, which lead to . . . lots of mess. Throw into the mix a toddler who insists on feeding herself:
and multiply by 3 meals a day, plus a few snacks. I feel like all I do all day is clean the kitchen. I don’t cook something new for each meal but still . . . none of the stuff we eat is as easy as Hot Pockets and Lunchables. I’m hardly the first person to have to clean a messy kitchen, but we’re still in Jen-sanctioned Complaining Week, so, yeah, I’m sick of cleaning the kitchen.
On to more constructive blogging:
I’m linking up with Org Junkie for Menu Plan Monday:
I’ll eat more of this delicious avocado egg salad this week. I eat it on rice cakes. To make it truly Perfect Health Diet compliant, I could make my own mayo with olive oil and eggs. But instead I cheated and bought a small jar of Duke’s.
Our main meals will be (or were) the following (usually with a green salad on the side):
Monday: Cauliflower risotto discussed above, with simple baked chicken thighs
Tuesday: Cube steak with mushrooms and onions, with collard greens on the side
Wednesday: Spinach tomato frittata (I’ll try it without cheese for me)
Thursday: Pot roast
Friday: Flounder fillets cooked some way or another
Saturday: Crock pot rotisserie chicken
Sunday: Rice wraps using leftovers