week one

lifestyle, personal

I’ve been Whole30-ing for the past week alongside mastering the art of not checking my social media for the past seven days (I am far from a master, but I have successfully been off my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the last seven days — although I am checking Facebook messages, but that so does not count).  I’ve read Mindy Kaling books [more on that later] and have filled my days with friends, unexpected traveling, and (mostly) Whole30 approved food.

In lieu of wanting to try new things, I started filming a spattering of happenings in my world over the past seven days.  Nothing exciting, just a little vlog for the blog action.  Feel free to watch the video I put together below, or don’t, whatever tickles your fancy.  Recipes for some of the food I made this week is underneath the video you may or may not be watching.

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“Whole30 Approved Breakfast of Champions”

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Ingredients

Uncured Turkey Bacon (Make sure there’s no added sugar)

For the Potato Avocado “Toast”

2 Eggs

Shredded Potatoes (Pre-made or you can DIY)

1 Avocado

Scallions

For the Raspberry Smoothie Bowl

See “Whole Bowl” from last year’s Whole30 Challenge

Liz and I really wanted brunch on Sunday morning.  However, brunch is much less fun when you’re on the Whole30 and can’t have a cocktail.  So, instead of going to Harlem Public to indulge (and spend money we totally don’t have), I made us a very Whole30-Approved brunch at my apartment.

Inspired by this Pinterest recipe, I went in search of frozen shredded potatoes (you can totally get these at Trader Joe’s, but not at my grocery store down the street).  Instead, I shredded a blend of red potatoes and one sweet potato, forewent the flour called for in the Pinterest recipe, and made little potato patties in the skillet with coconut oil.  Top with mashed avocado, scrambled egg, and scallions.


“Vegan Corn Chowder That’s Totally Not Whole30”

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Pinterest Recipe can be found and executed here!


“Sweet Pot Noodles”

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See “Sweet Pot Noodles” from last year’s Whole30 Challenge


“Whole30 Approved Smoothie That Makes Me Feel Like I’m Eating Ice Cream”

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Ingredients

2 Frozen Bananas

2 TBSP Almond Butter (No Sugar Added)

1/3 Cup Unsweetened Frozen Coconut Milk

1/3 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

*Dates are also a real good additive, I just didn’t have any handy

Throw it in the blender and mix it all together.  It’s that simple.


xo,

T

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