A few weeks ago, I attended my first Weston A Price Wise Traditions conference. I should probably write up an in depth post about it, considering the massive amount of knowledge that was shared there. But for now: The Cliff’s Notes.
- Eat less sugar.
- Eat more fat.
It’s high time that the low fat, high refined carb diet is called out for what it is: No bueno.
After hearing a version of the above from just about every brilliant speaker at the conference, I decided it was time for another sugar detox. I did the 21 Day Sugar Detox earlier this year, and it was great. I only hated life every so often, and I slept like a dog (I never got the “slept like a baby” expression- babies sleep for a few hours and wake up screaming bloody murder with poop in their pants. I never aspire to sleep like that. My dog, however, now she knows how to sleep).
We already eat pretty clean in this house, but we have some issues; namely: I want ice cream and tequila way too often, and my boyfriend puts too much sugar in his coffee and wants beer way too often.
I don’t know how it happend, but he agreed to do this thing with me. And because misery, er sugar detoxing loves company, I’ve invited you all to join us too! To try and make it more doable, I will be posting daily eats and recipes here as often as I can… Hopefully daily.
So here we go!
Simon (yes, we are indeed Simon and Simone. I know.) had a leisurely morning and enjoyed some bacon and eggs. I however, had to get to my Monday omelette bar and only had time to slather grassfed butter on a coconut muffin and run out the door with my coffee in hand. But don’t feel bad, I had second breakfast later on:
I’m excited to make a quick bolognese sauce with zucchini noodles. One of my faves.
I saute an onion in bacon fat, add in a few cloves of garlic, reach for the wine… Gah! Can I cook with wine? I think maybe, but probably not really if I’m going to be legit about this thing. I tweet Diane at Balanced Bites and she says I technically can since the alcohol cooks off, but it’s not a resounding “YES!” #chefscanthelpit, is what she really says. It’s sort of permission, but I still don’t feel great about it. So I pass on the wine. No sense opening up a bottle just to have it sitting around, staring at me for the next 3 weeks. Even if the alcohol cooks off, it still seems really sugary to me. Plus she suggests adding some balsamic instead, which is a fabulously delicious idea. Bonus: I get to add another recipe to the 21 DSD category.
And that’s it for today! I’m whooped, and hoping for the first of many dog-like slumbers.
If you’re doing a post-Thanksgiving clean eating challenge of some sort, how is it going for you?