Sweet Potato Chia Pud, Borsch on Repeat and Carnitas Salad: Whole30 Day Sixteen

DAY SIXTEEN

Snowy morning so we took our run at the indoor track across the street after our 20 minute workout, but first coffee and another chia pud… notice a little routine action here? Continue reading “Sweet Potato Chia Pud, Borsch on Repeat and Carnitas Salad: Whole30 Day Sixteen”

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Eggs + Kale Fried in Schmaltz, Georgian Eggplant Rolls With Walnut Garlic Filling and Ukrainian Borsch: Whole30 Day Fifteen

DAY FIFTEEN

Three good things: coffee, workout and a run. It’s all about routine. Continue reading “Eggs + Kale Fried in Schmaltz, Georgian Eggplant Rolls With Walnut Garlic Filling and Ukrainian Borsch: Whole30 Day Fifteen”

Papaya Boats On Repeat, Mulukhiyya Meets Zoodles and Causa Rellena’s With Scallop Ceviche: Whole30 Day Fourteen

DAY FOURTEEN

Today we did both our a.m. workout and our p.m. run together, which made working out a LOT more fun. We’ve been starting to have some cravings… carbs, wine, dining out, but we are allllmost halfway through and still going strong! Continue reading “Papaya Boats On Repeat, Mulukhiyya Meets Zoodles and Causa Rellena’s With Scallop Ceviche: Whole30 Day Fourteen”

Papaya Brekkie Boats, Recipes From The Gaza Kitchen and Rabbit Mulukhiyya: Whole30 Day Thirteen

DAY THIRTEEN

Coffee done. Workout done. And the soup pot is simmering away on the stove. The house already smells of allspice, cinnamon and rosemary with a hint of cardamom. Home-y smells that define comfort food. Continue reading “Papaya Brekkie Boats, Recipes From The Gaza Kitchen and Rabbit Mulukhiyya: Whole30 Day Thirteen”

Unicorn Chia Pudding, Fattoush With Pickled Turnips, and Shakshuka: Whole30 Day Twelve

DAY TWELVE
I think I’m on a Mediterranean kick! Breakfast was purpleliscious and dinner was so comforting –– can’t go wrong with shakshuka. We did our a.m. workout and I even braved the cold for a short run. Continue reading “Unicorn Chia Pudding, Fattoush With Pickled Turnips, and Shakshuka: Whole30 Day Twelve”

Apple Cinnamon “Cereal”, Hard Boiled Eggs (with capers of course) and Grilled Lamb Chops, Baba Ganoush and Fattoush: Whole 30 Day Eleven

DAY ELEVEN
We both felt pretty weak today. Low energy, slow and sluggish. We decided that red meat may be calling… we made a quick trip to our fave Greek butcher Kostas Meat Market to pick up some fresh lamb chops to grill for dinner.  
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Brekkie On Repeat, Creamy Cauliflower Puree With Garlicky Greens + Roasted Beets, and Dan Dan UnNoodle Soup: Whole30 Day Ten

DAY TEN
Our a.m. workout is becoming a routine –– after coffee of course. We still haven’t had any CRAZY intense cravings; an occasional need for wine here and there, ahem during the State of the Union address. I even expected to be in complete agony over not being able to eat cheese or bread, or even chocolate, but so far so good. I know it will hit, it’s just a matter of when… dun dun dun.
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Sweet Potato Chia Pudding Parfaits, Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Shrimp N’ Cauliflower “Grits”: Whole30 Day Nine

DAY NINE
Coffee first. 20 minute morning workout and a run! Also, I’m REALLY excited about today’s breakfast.

BREAKFAST: Want to know the GREATEST thing since sliced bread? Sweet potatoes with almond butter. Sounds gross? Try it! Try it! This breakfast parfait will change your life… or at least your thoughts on sweet potatoes mixed with almond butter.
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Mangosteen, Sunshine On A Plate & Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: Whole30 Day Eight

“Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does it for me.”

DAY EIGHT…and we’re still not craving chocolate cake (sorry Audrey!) Okay, I’ll stop with the rhymes.

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Chia Pudding Rocks My World, Enoki Mushrooms & Spatchcocked Piri Piri Chicken With A Peruvian Twist: Whole30 Day Five

DAY FIVE

Our morning workout is beginning to feel like a routine! …but of course, coffee first. If you’re interested, this is our morning sweat sesh.
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Yucca Mash, Greek Orange-Scented Sausages & Vietnamese Roasted Pompano: Whole30 Day Three

DAY THREE

Morning coffee, check. Morning workout, check. Still modifying crunches for push-ups ’cause my arms are OUCH.
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Leftovers For Breakfast, Yucca Root Hash and BBQ Ribs: Whole30 Day Two

After drinking ALL of that water last night I woke up more than once to go to the bathroom… not doing that again! E made coffee, we rested in bed sipping our joe and reading the news before turning on some tunes and doing our morning workout. I was SO sore from yesterday, like couldn’t move my arms sore, I guess push-ups are something I’m going to have to build up to, today I modified the push-ups to crunches.
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From Carb Queen To Whole30

I’m not a dieter. I don’t like to count calories. I won’t swear off pizza or french fries forever but I will for thirty days, because I just started the Whole30. I think, for me, it will be a great way to refresh and reset my body and mind.
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