Thought for the day - your body needs either FAT or CARBS in each meal to convert to glucose for energy. If you remove or drastically reduce the carbs, AND do not replace them with fat, you are trying to run your motor on vapors. Expect to feel like dung. Each meal should contain some HEALTHY fat (nuts, avocado, olives, coconut, animal fats) and/or some HEALTHY carbs (root vegetables, moderate fruit, yam, sweet potato, etc). Try it. I bet you'll feel better.
WOD for 120918:
Strength: 12 Minutes to 1r, Overhead Squat
20 Yards Overhead Barbell Carry- 185#/135#
Asian Cauliflower Fried Rice from Nom Nom Paleo (you know you're craving some carbs......)
Here’s what I assembled to serve 4-6 people:
- 1 small head of cauliflower, separated in florets
- 3 slices of uncured bacon, cut into small dice
- 2 large eggs
- 1-inch knob of ginger, grated with a microplane
- 1 small onion, minced
- 4 ounces of sliced mushrooms
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro leaves
- 2 tablespoons of chopped basil
- 1 tablespoon of chopped mint
- 1-2 tablespoons of coconut aminos
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Splash of coconut vinegar (optional)
- Splash of Red Boat Fish Sauce (not optional)
Here’s how I made it: First, I pulsed the cauliflower in a food processor until the pieces were the size of rice and chopped the rest of the ingredients. I tossed the diced bacon into a large cast iron skillet over medium heat and fried until the bits were crispy. While the bacon was cooking, I whisked the two eggs in a small bowl with some salt and pepper to taste. When the bacon was done, I removed the crunchy swine to a separate plate.
I poured the whisked eggs into the hot bacon grease and fried a thin egg omelet. I took the egg out of the pan, sliced it thinly, and set it aside.
I always keep a large knob of ginger on hand in my freezer. It keeps really well. When I need to use it, I take it out of the freezer, peel off the skin with my vegetable peeler, and microplane it. It’s almost like making ginger-flavored shaved ice.
The microplane is the best tool for grating ginger — no stringiness and the ginger blends in really well into your dish. (The microplane is one of my all-time favorite kitchen tools. If you don’t have one, stop reading this post andget one immediately.)
I cranked up the heat for my cast iron skillet to medium-high heat and added the chopped onions (along with a dash of salt and pepper). Once the onion softened, I tossed in the sliced mushrooms (along with yet another sprinkle of S&P) and stir-fried everything until the mushrooms were browned.
After adding the ginger and stirring it around for 30 seconds, I threw in the cauliflower and even more salt and pepper.
I put a lid on the skillet and lowered the heat to low and cooked it covered for about 5 minutes. When the cauliflower was tender (but not too mushy), I added the coconut aminos, the herbs, and the sliced egg omelet. You can also add a little coconut vinegar to add a tiny bit of tang to the dish. And splash on some fish sauce for good measure!
Before serving, I tossed on the reserved crispy bacon bits. Voila!
Mobility WOD Episode 34: