Whole30 Day 20, Sick

Ugh. I woke up with a tickle in my nose that gradually became a full-on runny nose/cold thing. I am dosing it with herbal tea and herbal supplements. I had a normal day--errands, groceries, weekend food prep--but I'm going to try to get to bed very soon (it's 8:43pm) in hopes that sleep will cure me!

I have some important news today from the BLACK COFFEE front. Today... I can hardly write it. Today... I put coconut milk in my coffee. GAAAH. I knew this day would come. I just wanted to know if it would make black coffee taste any better. And I got my answer: not really. It didn't taste like coconut. It still tasted pretty much like black coffee, just a little better mouthfeel. Only a little.

Breakfast: Sausage, sweet potatoes, tea

Coconut milk in my coffee! I had to capture the moment.

Paleo sushi for lunch

My sushi was smoked salmon, blanched carrot, orange pepper, and lots of avocado. Plus wasabi.

Apple snack while driving.

Here's a shot of the roots I prepped. We ate the parsnips & carrots.

Parsnip cake for dinner. I had 3.
Day 20 reflections: So being kind of sick is not good, but it didn't slow me down much. I got in a super-fast 11-minute run. (I passed another runner on the way, love that.) My sushi lunch was exciting. Since I really eat sushi for the wasabi kick, it didn't matter too much that there was no rice.

For dinner I made another version of my Parsnip Cakes. This time I used the whole parsnips, plus yellow and purple carrots (instead of just the leftovers from milling parsnip puree). I milled them and just put everything together again afterward. Then I added half a chopped red onion, half a chopped jalapeno, a small amount of chopped ginger, salt, pepper, coconut aminos, and about 10 cooked shrimp that I snipped up with kitchen shears. I fried them in coconut oil for about 5 minutes per side--the idea is to sear them so they'll stay somewhat intact. (They are pretty mushy.) My eating partner was pleasantly surprised by this combo. Using coconut aminos instead of soy sauce was not bad.

OK, my nose is starting to run, I'm off to bed. Hoping to whup this thing in the night! Stay well and HAPPY FALL!


ValleyWriter said...

The paleo sushi looks yummy!
I hope you're feeling better today!

"Prof. Kitty" said...

Thank you, I think the herbal stuff actually worked. Feeling better!