My devotion to greens

Lately I’ve been eating a lot of the same things. I think they may be my favorite foods but I hate saying I have favorites because I love to eat so many different things.

They are all greens!

Kale-

I can not get enough kale. When I finish up a bunch I freak out a little bit because I feel like I should ALWAYS have kale on hand. The chewy/crunchiness of it is incredible. It’s so easy to make too. Sometimes I just toss it in olive oil and a little bit of salt and throw it in a pan for a couple of minutes. Other times I toss it in the same ingredients and broil it to make it extra crunchy. (BE CAREFUL! I lit it on fire when I was in the Outer Banks because I was toooo distracted!)
I also like to mix it in with other veggies (eggplant!) or scrambled eggs. Yum.

Arugula-

So refreshing. The peppery, slightly bitter crunch of arugula is awesome. My favorite way to eat arugula is under a tomato salad with a little bit of balsamic vinegar.  I also will nibble on a couple of leaves if I open the fridge to find some sort of snack. I find that I always eat arugula and tomatoes on the side of a nice juicy steak.. maybe they are just a nice match.

I guess my guilty pleasures could be SO much worse… but these two greens are heavenly.

Does anyone have any good recipes for arugula or kale? Or a suggestion on how to put them together?

 

Primal Blueprint

I want to talk a little about the Primal Blueprint. As I’ve mentioned, when I was away on vacation a couple of weeks ago my friend’s boyfriend introduced me to the primal way of life. It intrigued me so much that I bought the book and a cookbook to get a feel for this way of life.

Technically, I’m already half way there. I don’t eat wheat or sugar (for the most part), and I eat vegetables like a fiend. So why not go the extra mile and see what else I should cut out?

So far so good… except I dont think I could ever give up potatoes.. nope definitely not. Maybe I can cut back. But give up? Never.

Also having a hard time parting ways with oats. I’m not a huge fan of hot oatmeal…but since I rediscovered oats recently and started making overnight oats…I can’t give them up either.

I’ve decided that I’m going to use this blueprint as just that – a foundation – but one of the things I love about it most is that the diet isn’t really a diet, but a way of life. And part of the regimen is to cheat occasionally and to enjoy your life.

What a way to live by.

Check out http://www.marksdailyapple.com

He’s the guru… and he’s entertaining.

Since this was a short post, I’m going to leave you with a quick recipe/idea.

If you are sick of plain old chicken spice it up with some Jose….

Tequila Lime Chicken:

Marinade chicken in some tequila (just enough to moisten)
And squeeze a whole lime over it!

The tequila & citrus soften the chicken and soaks right into it.

Yummmmm….

Happy Sunday!