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Beef, It’s What’s is for Dinner on this Whole 30!

This week I fixed this fantastic recipe for a steak cilantro lime marinade for the family. Jeff found it on Chow Stalker. We fell in love with it.

I did make a few modifications you should note.

I used a tri-tip rather than a flank steak, and I cooked the steak in a cast iron skillet in the oven at 450 degrees for 90 minutes. Yum yum.

I served it with grilled zucchinis (just brush with olive oil and Italian seasoning and put on the grill) and…

sweet potato fries that I made by shaking them in this mix in a ziplock bag:

  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tbs of cumin (OK maybe I sometimes use more)
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper
  • 1 tsp of salt

I have tried many different versions of sweet potatoes fries from various paleo web sites and cook books. This one I came up with myself through trial and error. It is by far my favorite.

Here is a picture before they went in the oven.

I cooked the sweet potato fries at 450 degrees for 1 hour (turning them over once 1/2 through). If they weren’t cooking in the stove, with the steak I am sure they would not have taken this long.

So that is just some of the food we have been eating on this Whole 30.

Aren’t you jealous?

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Whole 30 Shopping trip with Ed’s Gym

After cleaning out the kitchen on Friday, a trip for some groceries was needed. On Saturday we met Ed at Whole Foods to learn more about what we can eat on the Whole 30 program and to do some shopping. Here’s a peek at our trip.

Ed was a great teacher and we came home with foods we didn’t know existed. We’re excited to finally be started on the adventure.

Here’s a link to the Well Fed cookbook that Ed mentioned. (The recipes are good, but the pages are coming out of the cookbook already). [Read more...]

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Whole 30 Kitchen Clean Out

On Friday Ed from Ed’s Gym and his family came over and we cleaned out our kitchen in preparation for our Whole 30 plan and the kick-off of this crazy idea.  Here’s some video highlights as we empty out the pantry, refrigerator, freezer and cabinets.

Here’s a time lapse video of the whole process in under 2 minutes.

Yesterday we went shopping with Ed to re-stock the pantry and refrigerator and should have a new post up tomorrow.

We’re excited to finally be getting started and we’ve moved the Whole 30 plan start date up to today and the fitness training will start on Monday, 9th.  Thanks for stopping by to check out the blog, we’re excited to have you join us as we make this huge lifestyle change and begin our journey to health.

What would be the hardest thing for you to clean out of your pantry?