Another typical week of paleo and traveling
I recently purchased two great paleo books off of Amazon: Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat and Make it Paleo, which I devoured this past weekend. They both have great introductions, incredible recipes, and written by some of my favorite bloggers, The Clothes Make The Girl and The Food Lovers’ Primal Palate, respectively,
I sat down with the boy on Sunday morning and we figured out what food we would make for the week. We chose some great recipes from the new paleo cookbooks, ranging from paleo pad thai, coconut almond green beans, and pulled pork, to lamb meat balls with mint pesto, baba ghanoush with veggies, and zucchini noodles. I can’t tell you how much better it makes me feel to know I’m traveling for work with delicious food to last me through the work week. I miss my kitchen and having home cooked meals on the go makes everything so much better…my WÜSTHOF chef’s knife and Staub Dutch oven get very lonely when they’re not being used, so I have to take advantage of them on the weekends!
After a visit to Cannuli’s Meats at Philly’s Italian Market, Iovine Brothers in Reading Terminal Market, and Whole “Paycheck”, we were prepped for a cooking fest. The results were incredible and I was thrilled with all the food we produced. Sadly, it’s Tuesday night and I think I only have enough food to last me through lunch tomorrow. It’s crazy how fast the food goes! I made an extra effort to incorporate more veggies in my diet this week as I felt like I wasn’t eating enough. Bring on the carrots, radishes, and bell peppers dunked in some fresh baba ghanoush!
When I got to Baltimore, I left half of the food in the office fridge for lunch and the other half in my hotel room. Sure, it can be a hassle traveling with a huge bag of food and prepping for a travel week’s worth of food (it takes most of my Sunday!), but there are very few things that make me happier than producing delicious dishes from local fresh produce and meat. I’m sure I’ll get more efficient at this process as the weeks go by. It also helps avoiding having to eat like crap on the road. See picture below:
My coworkers decided on a beer bar on Monday night. I had a delicious Crispin cider and said no to the fried goods. I got a hamburger no bun, no cheese and a side salad. I mean, after I’ve been spoiled with things like lamb meat balls and almond coconut milk green beans, fried food does nothing for me. And the lactard in me died just looking at that cheese. In those situations, you just have to not draw attention to your different eating habits and not make a big deal about it.