I woke up ready to conquer the world, but I wanted to eat first.
I had sauteed spinach with a little scrambled egg, cherry tomatoes from the garden, plantains fried in coconut oil and some Rainier cherries. Of course I had this with my daily cup of coffee with coconut milk.
I love ripe plantains. If you’re reading this and battling the sugar dragon (as described in It Starts With Food), do NOT eat them on a Whole30. Eat the green ones. I loved on each bite of these asking myself how it was possible that there was no sugar in them.
After working out I had my post-workout sweet potato pudding. It has its own post. Success!
I was so absorbed in writing that post it was suddenly time for me to run to a doctor’s appointment. I forgot to eat lunch. Fragnabbit. Yesterday’s promise to eat three meals sitting down, not delivered. To avoid getting hangry, I snarfed down leftover taco meat while walking around the house and gathering up my stuff. Not happy, but as Meat Loaf tell us, two out of three ain’t bad.
When I got home it was time to make dinner. I was getting excited.
For dinner I made sushi again, inspired by this amazing recipe. I modified the recipe to make hand rolls, since I lack both the skill and equipment to cut sushi rolls.
First I gathered up my mise en place: thawed shrimp, jicama, cucumber, avocado, and a peeled peach. I used the julienne blade on my mandolin slicer to make cucumber and jicama matchsticks. Avocado and peach require a knife. I still have all my fingertips. Success!
Then I cut my nori sheets in half diagonally with my kitchen shears. So much more fun than slicing a sushi roll! Sushi purists don’t hate me.
And I put the ingredients on my nori triangle.
Finally I rolled up the corners to make a cone, made two more sushi rolls and put them on my plate.
While these chilled in the fridge I made jicama chips with some of the leftover jicama. I sprinkled lime juice on the jicama slices and brushed a little avocado oil on the parchment and brushed a little more on top. I baked them at 400 for 15 minutes and then 10 more, flipping every 5 minutes. They taste a lot like apple chips. Delish!
To finish filling my plate with veggies I threw some raw power greens on it. I topped it with failed cilantro-lime mayo. That’s ginger water in my glass.
Best dinner in a while. *pats self on back*