I’m doing a Whole30 for the month of September! I’m super excited about it, looking forward to getting back to basics and having a bit of a detox. My last Whole30 was in August last year, and I really got a lot out of it.
This morning was a nice one. I had a great time at Crossfit doing a fun partner WOD with lots of deadlifts (my favourite!), hit the greengrocers, took Louis (our dog) for a big walk, played around on the blog … but now it is time to get serious. I have a heap of vegetables, two kilograms of stewing beef, two kilograms of topside mince and a free range chicken to get sorted, AND it’s Mother’s Day tomorrow, so I need to make a treat to take to afternoon tea with the family.
(This was me at Crossfit. Not. Image via crossfitimpulse.com)
Anyway, silliness aside, my menu for this afternoon looks like this …
Tonight I am cooking dinner and reflecting on my day yesterday. It was my 31st birthday. I was overwhelmed with texts, emails, cards, phone calls and Facebook messages, sent with love from near and far. I went to Crossfit in the morning, and my abs are reminding me that I worked hard on my GHD situps. I’m glad I didn’t do them the day before my birthday.
My mind drifts to the food I am cooking, and I realise that most of the vegetables I am preparing are from the organic box my parents gave me as a birthday gift. I am roasting potatoes in the beef tallow that came from the bio-dynamic beef bones we use for stock. I am cutting up tomatoes from my family’s organic farm using the Mac Mighty knife that Tyson gave me yesterday morning and remembering last night’s special birthday dinner at Rockpool.
I show love to myself by eating as well as I can and making my body strong. I make my body strong so that I can have the energy and strength to show love to others. Food and love. Love and food. What else is there?
Remember all those veggies I cooked up on Sunday? Well it’s pre-7am on Wednesday, I’m dragging myself to work and they are still making my life easier. It took me under a minute to throw them into a container with … Continue reading →
Sunday foodstorms are our new tradition here at Anarchy Road. Although I only work three days a week, they are long days with a three hour commute and CrossFit on the way home. Tyson works crazy chef hours, so it’s just me and the hound, and by the time I hit the door at 7pm I’m tired, hungry and ready to grab the first thing I see. I started foodstorming to try to make sure that I had food that is going to be nourishing, delicious and easy to prepare, with minimal cleaning up required.