Had a bit of a hiatus but I’m back again with a long post regarding the food I’ve been eating and other things!
I won’t lie – emotionally I’m at the end of my tether at the moment which is partly why I haven’t been updating. But unlike the past, where I turned to comfort carbs, I’ve stuck religiously to the paleo diet, which is good news. The only issue still is sugar i.e. chocolate.
In a previous post I mentioned my battle with coconut flour. It’s dry and it’s grainy. Yesterday as a Friday morning paleo treat I decided to try to make chocolate pancakes. Ladies and gentlemen, laugh at the various incarnations of coconut flour pancake.
Pancake Incarnation #1: The Crumble
As I had made a stringy of very dry and grainy coconut flour cookies, this first time round I made my batter quite liquidy. Clearly it was too liquidy. Didn’t gel and I just got a crumble.
Pancake Incarnation #2: The Omelette
Success!!!!….I’m afraid not. Being paranoid about putting too much flour in, I just added a tiiiny bit and instead added more egg. The result was a very pancake looking structure, but the flavour was just an omelette.
Pancake Incarnation #3: Something That Kinda Worked w/ Chocolate Sauce
The last one I tried going mid-ground, and it kinda worked. It still tasted a bit dry and grainy. It was good enough.
This morning I tried again, but forgot to take a picture, but this time round I think I almost got it right. I added coconut oil for moisture.
Because of my stomach problems I was avoiding oily meats and instead eating lots and lots of fish. Fresh tuna featured quite a lot in my dishes as you saw before. Here are some of the dishes I ate:
Here I made a salad out of natto and tuna and many many maaaany different veggies. Miso soup to warm the stomach. Doesn’t get any healthier than this right? Though, taste wasn’t too great. At least I def got some vitamins.
Butternut squash and apple soup with seared tuna.
Although the burning sensation in my stomach left being on this diet, I never really felt satiated during these few days. Then two days ago after dinner I went to the pub with my friends. They ordered pork hamburgers. I stared in ravenous silence – I *needed* that pork. Even though I had already had dinner, I ended up ordering it (bun + chips less). And wow, I felt good. Clearly my body was needing some sort of iron or nutrients that I wasn’t only getting in fish.
The next day I bought some minced pork and made some paleo chilli with guacamole and butternut squash mash. It tasted great, even though it didn’t really look that visually appealing:
Now I bought a whole packet of pork – I’d say prob 300g? I cooked the whole batch hoping to eat half for lunch and half for dinner but once I started to eat I couldn’t stop. I ate it all. I don’t know what’s in pork that my body needed so badly.
So today I made a pork roast for dinner (lunch was just same old seared tuna w/ left over butternut squash soup). Roasts have always been my forte, although I’m not sure that’s an accolade as they’re so dead easy to make. Today: pork w/ apple cider, onions, apple, and garlic.
Peace out x