Monday, June 18, 2012

Days Ten & Eleven: Grilling Goodness

So, I'm just guessing here, but I think it is reasonable to believe that cavewomen didn't have grills. They cooked over the open flame of their fire or simply ate things raw. I kind of picture a family of cavepeople sitting around their fire holding long sticks that hover over the licking flames. Cavedaddy is holding the stick that pierces the leg of antelope from the day's hunting expedition, Cavemomma holds the one with the zucchini that she found behind the cave, Cavebrother is roasting the small onions they managed to forage earlier in the day, and Cavesister holds the dessert stick, roasting peaches that she picked while climbing through the trees that afternoon. It actually sounds like wonderful family bonding time and I bet their food was delicious (in my opinion, there are few foods in life that don't taste better by cooking them over a campfire), but modern cavepeople don't have time to cook their meals over a fire every day and I'm not about to eat all of my foods raw (no offense to those who enjoy their raw diets). Thankfully, we have a grill! I LOVE grilled foods! YUM!

Our grill has made my Whole30 so much more enjoyable, too. I am loving that every day I have the joy of partaking in some kind of grilled goodness. We have enjoyed many delicious foods on our grill lately. Chicken, swordfish, steaks, eggplant, zucchini, asparagus... the list goes on. This weekend, we had one of my favorite combinations thus far: steak and asparagus. I was thinking that some grilled potatoes would have gone great, but there are no white potatoes in the Whole30, so I had left over cauliflower rice and my non-Whole30 husband enjoyed a baked potato. I'm fairly certain that there is no campfire that could have produced a dinner this scrumptious!

The day before our steak extravaganza, I made chicken fajitas. Normally, I would eat them covered with a layer of shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream all wrapped up in a flour tortilla. Well, I am not eating dairy or grains, so all of those things are out of the question. Instead, I enjoyed the chicken, peppers, and onions in all of their seasoned splendor atop a bed of spinach. And I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't miss the extra goodies one bit.

I have a little bit more research to do, but I'm excited to tell you about my new favorite Whole30 approved product. Be on the lookout for the new excitement in the next few days!

Oh, one other note. We went out for Mexican again yesterday with some friends from church. I knew NOT to order the tostaguac like I did last week. So, I successfully found an option that is completely acceptable in my Whole30 plan and it was delicious to boot! I ordered a "Mexican chef salad" which was really nothing special and actually was something akin to my fajita salads mentioned above. It was shredded lettuce, tomato, grilled chicken, and guacamole. It was supposed to have cheese, too, but it was simple enough to order it without the queso and still filling and pleasantly palatable. I'm pleased that I know of an option that I don't have to feel guilty about or have to pick through to sort out the approved foods.

Yay for progress and delicious foods!

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