This is the magical moment after letting bone broth cool.
Looking for a new spin on my baked chicken, I took inspiration from the food channel and made an almost pesto crusted chicken.
Combine in blender 2 large kale leaves, 3 cloves of garlic, a generous squeeze of lime, and just enough water to help the blender break it down (~1/4 cup).
Salt and pepper the chicken before topping with the almost pesto.
Bake at your preferred temperature and time for chicken.
It does taste better than the afterthought of a photo makes it look. Enjoy!
I decided to experiment on myself. I did not randomize, have a control group, and it was not a blind study. The results were still conclusive.
I started the fast on a bit of a whim. It ended most purposefully with an apple and a big spoon of peanut butter. It was not as good as I had been imagining all week, but I looked down at my stomach and asked it, “Are you happy now?” It gurgled, thank you, back at me.
Lessons and observations from my adventure:
- Just because I want to eat, does not mean I have to. I give into cravings so often with the excuse that I should go ahead, otherwise I will never be able to stop thinking about it. Another favorite excuse: my body must need something, so go ahead and eat that chocolate milkshake and fries. 8)
- Media has way too many pictures of food. There are the obvious commercials for the -gotta have it now- fast food and sugary treats. Pinterest can be evil. My DVR has a list of cooking competition shows waiting for me. I had never noticed how much regular TV shows flash food across the screen. I envied Homer Simpson’s plate. Really, craving cartoon food! Continue reading
Have you ever gotten up in the morning and thought, “today would be a great day to start a juice fast?” Me either, until Wednesday. I have been feeling bloated and just blah. With vacation eating and lunch meetings, I had strayed from my low gluten and lactose diet for the past few weeks.