It's so foreign to eat this much fat. I have no idea how to accomplish it, aside from drinking oil or spooning up mayo. So it's definitely a work in progress.
That sounds really horrible. My current brain can't wrap my head around the idea of keto quite yet.
Yesterday was pretty good, ended up going to my parents for dinner and my mom cooked the steak salad with cumin lime dressing from the Whole 30 book, which she leant me, so I didn't have to buy :D Also got to gorge on garden veggies, was pretty awesome.
Today - woke up with a fucking horrible hang-over. Massive headache, symptoms not quite but very similar to a fybro flare-up. aching, tired - despite having slept for over 10 hours. Hubs wasn't much better, possibly more tired.
We powered through and had some wins. Looking through some of my mom's cookbooks, hubs realized that there are tons of Thai dishes that are or could very easily b e whole 30. This excited him greatly. He had never had Tom Ka Kai soup, so I made a big ass pot for lunch today. He loved it and we have some mason jars in the fridge for future meals.
I also broke down an 18 pound Turkey! Never done it before and don't really like handling raw meat, so this was big. Roasted one breast, some of which we turned into Thai lettuce wraps with an almond butter sauce instead of a peanut sauce. I had to make my own fish sauce for both as I can't find one in Canada that doesn't have sugar. I settled on Anchovy paste with a little bit of hot water and some coconut amino's. Worked pretty well, probabaly needs more salt though.
I have two crockpots of Turkey stock on the go which I am super excited about!
For breakfast this morning we left it too late and wanted something super quick so we threw some chopped banana, a few rasins, some toasted coconut, and some pecan pulp in a bowl and drizzled it with almond butter and some coconut cream. Was pretty tasty. Started to realize we really need to view it as "meal 1-3" Instead of "Breakfast, Lunch, dinner" It is a work in progress. Hubs says he is okay having soup for breakfast, so that is a start.
Had some good discussions about food philosophy and cravings and how to evaluate if we really want to eat something - take home being we need to eat more consciously for sure. Also, Hubby didn't like either of the reintroduction methods. He thought the 10-day one was too fast to see any cumulative effects, but basically leaving it for "whenever something came up" didn;t seem like a good idea because then it is too isolated to get a clear idea - and if you do it that way you just know whatever you want to eat is going to have more then one food group. he wants to go more sciency - so I'm leaving the experiment parameters to him to draw up :)Mom22Boys
- Congrats on trying the Mayo! As far as taste goes - You might just have to experiment with flavour add-ins. I don't think I have ever made a "Normal" mayo without something tasty added. I like lots of lemon, white pepper and garlic.
I made basically a "ranch" mayo out of fresh garden herbs, salt and a clove of garlic which was awesome!
One thing to keep in mind, for Mayo it is really worth the splurge to source the best eggs you can. SO much of the flavour of mayo depends on the egg. The taste difference between a conventional battery hen egg and a farm-fresh egg is night and day. I am lucky enough to get farm-fresh duck eggs, they make the most decadent indulgent mayo.