Jess's Paleo Life – Health, Happiness & Love

Breakfast was a bit of an experiment and I wasn’t sure how it would turn out.  Initially I thought I’d heat up some butternut pumpkin and maybe cook an egg or two in the centre of it, then I found a tin of coconut milk in the fridge and my mind just took over and I got creative.  I love it when this happens because it usually results in awesome food (I say usually).  So here was breakfast:

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Paleo Pumpkin Porridge

½ cup cooked and mashed butternut pumpkin

¼ cup coconut milk

2 whisked eggs

A pinch of cinnamon

A pinch of nutmeg

A pinch of allspice

(Could put a nut butter in too, that would work great)

How to:

Mix all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over a medium heat, stirring at regular intervals.  I cooked mine until there was no ‘watery liquid’ around the mixture.  Served with an extra sprinkling of cinnamon and chopped nuts.

Workout: It’s raining and cold and I am absolutely unmotivated to get out and walk/run. I did 15 minutes on the ‘dread’mill on an incline of 10% and then swung the kettlebells for 30 minutes. 

I made some Paleo Chocolates for family this morning.  I can say that I honestly didn’t want one, I don’t want chocolate…I do want something sweet like fruit just to break up the savoury tastes allllllll day long (Might have a piece of fruit with breakfast). 

I was running low on condiments so I had to make some more.  I made Paleo Tomato Sauce, Paleo BBQ Sauce, Paleo Mayo, Sunshine Sauce (from Well Fed) and Paleo Worcestershire Sauce.

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Paleo BBQ Sauce

 ½ cup tomato paste

1 minced clove of garlic

½ cup apple cider vinegar

½ cup water

¼ cup of Paleo tomato sauce

2 tablespoons of mustard powder

1 tablespoon of Paleo Worcestershire Sauce

A pinch of cloves

A pinch of cinnamon

A pinch of smoked paprika

How to:

Place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring it to the boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.  Turn off the heat and let it cool.  Bottle once it’s cool and store in the fridge.

 

Lunch was a re-heat of leftovers; leftovers are my life (and the life of any paleo ‘eater’). I had some massaged kale, butternut pumpkin, chicken mince patty, avocado and Sunshine Sauce. I don’t know what took me so long to try sunshine sauce, it’s yummy!! (like satay sauce)

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I spent the afternoon stressing over business accountants, receipts, books and school planning.  I hate stressing but sometimes work gets so overwhelming.

Dinner was super yummy! I made a Mango Chicken Thai Red Curry and served it up with broccoli and cauliflower.  This is honest to goodness AWESOME.

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Mango Chicken Thai Red Curry

2 diced chicken breasts

1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste (I use Thai Kitchen brand as its W30 compliant)

1 can of coconut cream

¼ cup mango puree

How to:

Heat a saucepan and cook the diced chicken breast.  Add the Thai red curry paste and fry off for 1-2 minutes, then add the mango puree and coconut cream.  Simmer for about 5 minutes and serve.

 

Day Ten Overall:  Great energy and alertness! I am still experiencing the ‘empty’ feeling when I wake up and about 3-4 hours after I’ve eaten.  It’s hard to describe the feeling, it’s like my stomach is just empty (no hunger pains or grumbling though) and if I push on even half an hour past this feeling then I literally feel like I’m running out of fuel, the empty feeling takes over my body.  I think these are my hunger signals, I have never ever felt this before.  Normally if I’m hungry I just get pains in the tummy and it grumbles a bit…but not an ‘empty’ feeling.  So I’m going to try something different over the next few days and see if it stops.  I will eat within half an hour of waking up and I will try eating a small snack as soon as I feel my tummy go empty.  I think maybe I’m just a person who needs snacks.  I was reading Ivy’s (from Paleo in Melbourne) about iPaleo and how finding the right foods and eating patterns are totally unique to the person and you have to find what works for you, that’s what doing this Whole30 is about so I will give snacking a go and see if I feel better for it.

 

RG’s Day: I haven’t heard from RG all day and I’m thinking she is has been taken over by the tummy bug (that I may or may not have passed over to her…whoops sorry honey). 

MT’s Day: “Today was a super high energy day.  I’m not sure if was because I was child-free or that I had 2 coffees but even after a workout at lunchtime I was even more pumped, the only thing left to do was cranky up the iPod and bust some moves while doing jobs around the house :-)

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Breakfast: Omelette with leftover taco mince.

Mid-morning: Homemade almond milk latte, date, grapes, macadamia nuts and coconut.

Coffee with the girls: Short black and a Life Bar.

Lunch: Tuna nori roll, apple.

Dinner: Roast pork and crackling, sweet potato, carrot and broccoli with apple, leek and pan juice sauce.

Other bloggers doing the Whole30 in April

Kristen at Change of Pace

Emily at Emily Rocks the Road

Leslie at Violet Imperfection

Amber at Busy, Bold, Blessed

Tiffany at Skinny Jeans & a Healthy Me

Angie at Bullet, Boots & Beyond

Courtney at Journey of a Dreamer

Claire at The Ascent

Hope you all had a great day!

Have you started experimenting with food combinations and timing yet?

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15 Responses to “Whole30 Day Ten: Condiments, Pumpkin Porridge and Mango Chicken Red Thai Curry”

  1. I agree..you should do what works for you. If you’re hungry – eat!

    Dinner looks super yummy! :)

    • Jess says:

      That’s right Kim but I get caught up in the Whole30 guidelines of 3 meals no snacking but I just don’t think that’s the way I work.

  2. We are already on day 10! Whoooo this is flying by. I’ll have to try the pumpkin porridge.

  3. Tiffany says:

    The pumpkin porridge looks yummy! Must try that. I love the chicken recipe too. Thanks for the ideas.

    • Jess says:

      I wasn’t sure how it would taste, if it would be sweet or savoury but it was neither, just a nice in between.

  4. Emily says:

    Hooray, double digits! I get that “empty” feeling too when I’m hungry and have detoxed from crap food. I imagine a car feels that way when the gas is low.

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  6. Leslie says:

    Is there a difference between butternut pumpkin and butternut squash or is it the same thing? lol I am confused.

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  9. Ilse says:

    Butternut squash porridge was delicious!!! Between us, we added flaxseed, blueberries, raisins, honey and maple syrup…not whole 30 but yum! Thanks for that. Reminded me of sweet eggs – see http://www.liveasimplelife.co.uk/wordpress/sweet-eggs-the-saviour-of-the-paleo-breakfast/ – the blog of a good friend.
    Thanks for the recipe, we will definitely be making it again!
    Ilse, UK

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