21 Day Sugar Detox, Day 6: It’s my job to cheat.

Here’s the thing:

I will never really be able to do a detox like this without cheating a little. Not because I want to, but because my job is to cook food, and not for people on a sugar detox. I don’t cook from recipes; I taste and adjust. This is one of the two reasons that my catering company is 100% gluten-free. The other is that there is a definite need for it.

The goal for 2013 is to be so busy with paleo catering that I don’t have time for any other kind. But until that happens, I’m going to be making hummus from time to time. It could be worse, really- I’m pretty sure that this nation isn’t so unhealthy because of a few chickpeas.

So here are all of the things from the “NO” list that I tried today:

  1. one tiny meatball (with GF breadcrumbs)
  2. lemony hummus
  3. spicy roasted pepper hummus
  4. one, maybe two tiny potato latkes
  5. spiced yogurt (with honey)

I think that’s it. Unfortunately luckily, every singe bacon wrapped date stuffed with almonds came out absolutely perfect. There wasn’t a single one that begged to be eaten to be saved the embarrassment of being undone or imperfect. This has never happened in the history of me making bacon wrapped dates, and I’ve made them a gazillion times. Maybe two gazillion. Always, always, always, at least one unrolls, or the date pops out the side, or the bacon cooks funny on top and doesn’t deserve to be on a serving tray with it’s friends. Obviously, I have to eat those. This is the first time. EVER. Interesting, no?

So the sugar detox powers that be are looking out for me.

Day 6

We had pancakes for breakfast, and they weren’t a cheat. I omitted the honey from the recipe, and upped the vanilla a bit and added cinnamon. They were delicious. I’m not gonna lie, I really wanted to douse those suckers with maple syrup. But I opted for grass fed butter and cinnamon.

I didn’t really eat lunch, unless you count all of the snacking I did while sampling my cooking. It doesn’t really matter, because Simon’s lunch was too awesome to compete with anyway.

The Pancake Sandwich.

The Pancake Sandwich.

Yup. He made a sandwich with pancakes. Roast chicken, guacamole, greens & mayo

I made some boneless leg of lamb a few days ago, and completely forgot about it until today! I honestly don’t have a clue what day I made it; it was that kind of week. I do know that it was really simple to make, and came out delicious. I recorded the recipe, but obviously haven’t posted it yet… I will do so asap. I even roasted too much cauliflower earlier when I was prepping it for soup, so we had a lovely veggie dish ready to go.

Moroccan braised lamb and roasted cauliflower

Moroccan braised lamb and roasted cauliflower

I love love love when dinner is already made at the end of a long day.

I’ll be catering an event until late tomorrow night, so I probably won’t be posting anything, but will combine days 7 and 8 on Monday!

I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

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4 Responses to 21 Day Sugar Detox, Day 6: It’s my job to cheat.

  1. Evalynn says:

    I’m on Day 6 too! It’s nice to stumble upon someone that is on the same page.

  2. Melissa K says:

    Thanks for blogging; I also started on Nov 26th and it’s nice to follow along. I was curious about the bacon wrapped dates, every time I wrap something in bacon it is crispy on top and undercooked on the other side. Do you have a secret you’d like to share?

    • zenbellyblog says:

      What kind of pan are you using? I’ve had pretty good luck using glass Pyrex. Aside from that, I’m guessing it’s an issue of where the heat in your oven is coming from, and how close the pan is to it. If they’re crispy on the top and not the bottom, maybe they need to be closer to the bottom of the oven?

  3. Mmm bacon wrapped dates 🙂 YUM!!

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