Whole30 and KillYourTV – day 8…the big cookup

by Judes on May 8, 2011

in Food and Cooking, KillYourTV Challenge, Paleo Diet, Smart.Sexy.Paleo, The Whole30 Challenge

My regular Sunday cookup. Part of a routine I’ve had for years – to the point where I start to get a bit anxious if I have to be social or “do things” on a Sunday.

It’s been mighty cold here recently and we aren’t even in winter! It was -3 deg this morning at 6am *brrrr*. So with that in mind, I’m all about comfort food!

Firstly, I made me some beef bone broth from this recipe on Friday and have it stored in glass jars in the fridge. It has practically turned to jelly with all the gelatin in it! I’ve had some as a drink, I’ve used it in cooking today and I’ll take a jar to work for the odd drink. I might add more garlic next time I make it – but it was lovely to make something so wholesome.

I’m not quite sure why I took this picture, apart from being so taken with the colours. These are for my stuffed capsicum that I have each morning for breakfast. There is a little difference with today’s recipe though….

.. firstly, here is a part made Cottage-flower pie from my favourite blogger “Melicious” over at The Clothes Make the Girl. It’s not at exact follow, but heavily inspired by it! I’ve also stuffed my capsicums with the same mix.

I’ve used a combination of lamb, beef and pork mince this week. No idea what came over me but I felt like shoving them all in together.

And here are the yet-to-be-baked versions. See? I added the cauli-crust to my capsicums! I had way too much and thought that the only way I could make my breakfast even better would be to add faux-potato!

Apart from adding cauli to the capsicums, I also added a generous serving of Screaming Seeds “Ras El Hanout” which has coriander, cumin, peppercorns, sea salt, cayenne pepper, all spice and juniper berries. It smells warm and earthy and Wikipedia tells me that it is North African.

For the cottage-flower pie, I used a hefty serve of “Smokey Tomatina” which has tomato flakes, garlic, sea salt, paprika, cumin, oregano, basil, smoked paprika and chilli. It has a wonderful smoked spice smell – as you’d expect and I know the hubster will love it.

I’ve boiled a dozen eggs and have a pile of ripening avocados. I’ll be using them as a light lunch, along with the beef broth.

I’ve also made two enormous dishes of roast cauli, broccoli, brussel sprouts and carrot with coconut oil. At the moment, they are ear marked for dinners, but if I find I need more food during the day, they’ll come to work.

Oh and my minor excitement? I picked up this Veggie Twister on a random shopping trip and can’t wait to use it. I’ve always wanted to make zucchini noodles, but have never had a clue how to begin. I’ll be getting into that one tonight I think!

So that is the Sunday cook-up. Pretty low key, but I find I’m not needing to eat anywhere near as much as before. For example, I had breakfast at 5:30am and am still not even remotely hungry, at nearly 2pm.

I love the freedom this gives me!

Oh and for those following along, it turns out that weekend without TV isn’t too tough. I call that a mayjah victory.

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Melissa 'Melicious' Joulwan May 8, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Sunday is my cooking day, too! A few times a year, I reinstitute my "no socializing on Sunday" rule. Then I forget, make plans, and have a terrible time because I need my quiet time in the kitchen to prepare for the week.

I'm currently in a "aware I need Sunday kitchen time" mode, and it's been great. I have spaghetti squash and chicken baking in the oven… beef browning on the stove top… and plans for some cauliflower and zucchini. HAPPY COOKING TO YOU!

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