Saturday, October 22, 2011

Day 7 - Oct 22

This morning I scrambled 3 eggs with the last of the crockpot meat.

After CrossFit, I did my grocery shopping at Whole Foods and came back with lots of goodies:
Then I cleaned and cooked for seriously the entire day. I decided to start by making a Paleo pumpkin pie in preparation for Thanksgiving because I've been dying to use my canned pure pumpkin. I used Sarah from Everyday Paleo's recipe which you can find here. All ingredients are challenge-friendly with the exception of the raw honey which I did not include in my pie.
Really simple, pure pumpkin pie ingredients!
Crust baked for 10 minutes before adding the filling.
All done! Not too shabby.
I had a slice as soon as it cooled down.  The pie was definitely very natural tasting, but a little on the bland side. I'm sure if the honey were added it, it would have sweetened it up a bit.  Regardless, it is a satisfying way to get a little bit of nuts with a ton of pumpkin-y vitamins.

I whipped up my quadruple batch of brussels sprouts and bacon and munched on a little bit of that to round out my lunch.  

Next, I made the zucchini quiche with a little twist this week. I had coconut milk leftover from the pie, so I added a bit of that in along with a couple cut up mild italian sausages.  I failed to consider the extra space the sausage would take up in my baking dish, and ended up with overflowed eggs on the bottom of my oven. Hopefully the extra ingredients will be worth it!

I tried something new this weekend and made a double batch of the "spaghetti" and meatballs recipe from Primal Palate. By the time it was done it was dinner time so I had a big bowl of it - amazing! I can't get over how much more filling Paleo food is than SAD (standard american diet) food.
I'm currently rounding out the day with some leftover squash. I had a list of things I wanted to accomplish today other than cooking that I definitely did not get to, but having container after container of leftovers is worth it! One week down :)


Alycia said...

The pie and meatballs look amazing! You're turning into quite the chef!

Kate said...

Thanks :) It's been quite a journey learning how to cook and I'm still mostly guessing.... but definitely getting better!!