Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Protocol Lunch

This fish salad is a perfect example of where the Protocol works well for me.  I never tire of wild caught salmon, and will enjoy it freshly baked in parchment for dinner and then again, cold, over greens the next day. Here the fish is accompanied by sauteed mushrooms and red onions over raw spinach. Just what the Dr. ordered!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pretty Chili

I just found this photo of a crock pot full-o-chili midway through the cooking. The organic beef was brown, the leftover veggies from prior meals were cooked but the fresh ones were still brightly hued. Isn't it pretty? As the colors muted the flavors melded into something glorious. I used Chipotle powder, cumin, a little turmeric, garlic powder and salt. Mmmmm.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Breakfast on St. John

We've just returned from our vacation on St. John. See St. John on my other blog for more photos and info about this wonderful destination. The sun rises very early on the island. The ambient light began to wake me every day at 4:45 a.m., so I relished the quiet solitude and remarkable one-of-a-kind show of the sunrise, often complete with torrential downpours and rainbows, from the best vantage point imaginable. Everything is more expensive on this island, but I did spring for organic eggs and grass-fed butter. I made downgraded bulletproof coffee, with standard grounds and only butter (they've probably never heard of MCT oil on the island), stirred with a spoon. From my front-row seat, it was fabulous!

Some other mornings, oatmeal fueled my day, but here's another egg dish:

 I veered off course during the week with bean consumption and regular bread, But am now cleaning up my act again at home.

With gratitude for our week in paradise . . .