I did an 18.5-hour fast yesterday, and by the end all sorts of foods sounded good to me. You know you are truly hungry when REAL food—in any combination—sounds amazing. When it doesn’t sound that good, you might not be that hungry. I know that when true hunger sets in for me that the plate and fork start looking like appetizers. Conversely, when I’m just bored and picky or tired, nothing but sweets and starchy foods sound good.
Do the words vegetarian and Paleo belong in the same sentence?! Is it even possible? You bet it is! It’s actually very easy because PLANTS RULE!
Last night about 5 different meals ran through my mind in the span of 30 seconds. I wanted something a) voluminous; b) tasty; c) filling; d) heavy on the veggies; e) light in carbs and f) light in sodium. I’m very demanding. heh
While corned beef and cabbage is the popular meal of the week, I thought eggs and cabbage sounded even better. So I ate a whole bag of cabbage shredded cabbage.
It seems like a tremendous amount on the surface…
…but once it cooks down, it’s practically nothing. And by practically nothing I mean a plateful.
I steamed the bowl of cabbage in the microwave for a few minutes before finishing it in a nonstick ceramic frying pan with Nutiva extra virgin coconut oil and a bit of pink Himalayan salt, then I cooked two eggs over easy in the same pan after removing the cabbage.
Lots of black pepper!
Runny egg yolk is the BEST!
A whole bag of shredded cabbage wasn’t enough green for me. I also had a fluffy salad on the side. It’s not pretty but it was SO TASTY!
In the mix:
- ~3 cups butter lettuce tossed in EVOO + red wine vinegar + dash of pink Himalayan salt + nutritional yeast
- One small overripe Bartlett pear
- Sprinkle of raw slivered almonds
- A few organic dried cherries (very tart!)
Everything was super delish—and filling! Mission accomplished.
It is so gorgeous outside!! We’re headed out in a bit, so I should probably go get ready.