Yesterday, I had loads of energy! I don’t know why but I’ll take it! I drove down to school and set up camp in my office for a few hours until a stomach issue sent me packing. Even though I ate completely Paleo, some foods still bothered me. I’m probably also still recovering from Sunday when I had a few bad things. It takes a while for you system to get back to normal. Anyway, so I went to the comfort of m apartment and decided I had to be productive even though I felt sickies. I made a simple to-do list:
I have this book of to-do lists where you only list you 2 highest priorities. I got to working on both immediately. I only ended up cleaning the kitchen but it is spotless now! It took me a good 2 hours to finish between cleaning out cabinets, washing dishes, and putting things away.
I decided to try a new recipe last night for dinner. Well, not really a recipe but an experiment. I saw Zucchini Noodles in Practical Paleo and decided to give it a try. She said something about steaming them for 3-5 minutes and I definitely over-cooked mine. Oh well!
Here is what I did:
- Take 2 raw medium zucchini and peel them with a julienne peeler or a regular one if you want wide strips. Peel down to the seeds and discard those.
- Place your zucchini noodles in a steamer basket and steam for about 3-5 minutes. Don’t let them go clear like I did or they will be mush.
On top is just some cooked chicken, scallops, and mushrooms in store-bought marinara sauce. You can top with any of your normal pasta toppings. I though they were ok and easier to make than spaghetti squash but like I said, I overcooked them so they were mushy. I’ll try again some other time!
I didn’t get much else done the rest of the day. I did my 125 crunches and some squats and push ups. I also read a bit more of Practical Paleo before bed. I thought I would just skim it but there is some good stuff in this book! It is completely different from the other Paleo books I’ve read and in a good way. She has tips and tricks and natural remedies for all sorts of issues. I don’t want to give it all away before the book review but its going to be a good one! So glad I got it! Now, off to school I go!
What uncommon way have you prepared vegetables before?
I like the zucchini noodles because 1) I love zucchini but 2) I’m tired of just eating them sautéed. This kind of spiced things up in life! As for other veggies – I’ve sliced brussel sprouts before instead of cooking them whole or just in half. They cook much more evenly and are better bite-sized. Loved it! Just have to be careful when cutting them because they might roll.