Saturday, September 19, 2015

DAY 7: Sunday, September 20th

Day 7 Agenda:
  1. I challenged you to try new primal recipes and on Day 7 SHARE this new favorite recipe for a big Sunday dinner with your family and/or friends!
  2. Rest... no strenuous physical activity. Spend meaningful time with your family, friends, or enjoy some alone time by taking a walk or enjoying the weather outside.
Meal/Snack Ideas:

Breakfast
- fried eggs, sugar-free bacon, and sautéed mushrooms.

Lunch- crab cakes by Sherrie :)

Ingredients:
  • 2 tsp old bay seasoning or similar
  • 2 Tbs mayo (remember the homemade mayo post?)
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp mustard (check ingredients)
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 lb crab meat (make sure you pick through the shells)
Mix all the ingredients together except for crab meat and then gently fold in the crab meat to make patties. Broil for 10 min. Enjoy!

Dinner- make a crockpot roast or roast in the oven
I usually use a crockpot, but I also found a recipe online from Allrecipes.com for using the oven if you don't have a crockpot.
Ingredients:
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 3 1/2 lbs beef chuck pot roast
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup butter (full fat like kerry gold)
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • sea salt and pepper
Set oven to 275 degrees. Season roast with salt and pepper. Brown the meat on all sides in a large pot with olive oil, medium to high heat. Once browned, put aside on a separate plate. Then put the diced carrots, celery and onions in the pot for a few minutes with the leftover meat juices. Season with salt and pepper. Add butter and cook until for a few minutes more until onions are tender and translucent. Add rosemary and store everything together. Then add roast back to the pot and cover with lid. Place in the oven and cook for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until roast is tender.

Snacks- nut butter recipes from another participant...THANK YOU, Kristina! 

Cashew butter:
  • 500g organic raw cashews
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1/2 tsp himalayan salt

Add all ingredients to the bowl of your food processor and process for a very long time, until nice and smooth. You will have to scrape the sides often, and your nuts will turn into a very thick and crumbly paste before eventually starting to release their oils and turn into nut butter. Be patient and resist the urge to add any form of liquid. Just keep going, it will eventually happen. From beginning to end, this might take a good 20 minutes of active processing, so it is a good idea to give your food processor a few minutes break from time to time. Keep your nut butter in mason type glass jars or other air tight containers.

Vanilla roasted pecan butter:

2 cups of pecans
2 tsp vanilla powder
1 tsp coconut oil (optional)

Process all ingredients in a food processor until you reach the right consistency. Pecan butter is not as solid as other butters so if you want it more solid you will add the coconut oil.

Jot down some notes!
-how you increased your daily movement
-primal meal shared with family and/or friends
-what you did on your REST DAY
-relaxation techniques tried
-energy level {POOR, AVERAGE, GREAT}
-satisfaction level with meals
-hunger level between meals
-struggles
-benefits