Paleo Day Two: Firing Up The Grill

I am not a morning person.  Occasionally I’ll set my coffee pot on automatic to have coffee, but usually I forget.  If I can’t even get my coffee ready, I surely don’t have the time to make breakfast.  This month is a little different though, since I teach a summer school class in the morning.  While there’s no coming in 10 minutes late to work when there are anxious young minds waiting for you at 8:00 am, I do have a few minutes to make breakfast after class.  Today I baked 4 eggs in “ham cups” (ham in muffin tins – a recipe I found online) and gave each egg a little sprinkle of pepper and salt.  It took about 14 minutes for the eggs to bake at 400 degrees.  The yolks were too done for my taste, but I’ll definitely try them again.  We had two eggs each and a helping of blueberries and a couple strawberries.  To be honest, I don’t think ham is a Paleo-approved food item because of the preservatives, but I can try different things too.

Lunch, again, was a hamburger on romaine lettuce with fresh tomatoes since we cooked 4 hamburgers yesterday and wanted to eat them up.  The good tomatoes are starting to show up in stores around here, and oh lawdy they are good.  I hate mealy out-of-season tomatoes, so much so that I can’t even eat them.

When I got home from work, I had a handful of almonds.  Still can’t break the Diet Coke habit, but I’m working on it.

Dinner was great.  I’m so happy that my husband is on board with the Paleo thing.  I’ve been wanting to try it for awhile, but until he was in support of changing our diet, it would be really hard (and expensive) to have two different sets of groceries to buy and cook.

We had grilled pork loin with a side of roasted cauliflower and a small salad.  We also enjoyed some red wine with dinner.  My husband said that the cauliflower was enough to make him like cauliflower, and my friend who joined us just said, “If you put bacon on something, it will automatically be good.”  Agreed.

Here is the recipe for the roasted cauliflower from Steamy Kitchen.

1 head of cauliflower, cut into evenly-sized florets

6 cloves of garlic, sliced evenly

3 strips of bacon, cut into lardons

2 t olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Mix all of these together except the salt and pepper on a baking sheet and roast at 375 degrees for 20 minutes (I kept mine in longer so that the bacon would be crispy).  Salt and pepper to taste and serve!

If you are interested in making the zucchini salad I made last night, I’ve edited the post to include the recipe here.

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