I may have to have the occasional cheat day too.. I can't see going through this summer without even a single taste of ice cream.

Last night I made the most delicious chicken ever..

2 half chickens (I guess that's one entire chicken)

sea salt, fresh ground pepper, & rosemary on both sides

marinate for minimum of 1 hour with a bit of olive oil & white cooking wine, and a chopped or sliced onion and a few cloves of garlic (to taste.. I used 4 cloves).

After marinating, bake all ingredients in a cast iron skillet, with chicken skin side down for about 45 minutes at 400 degrees. Turn chicken over and bake for another 45 minutes skin side up. I added a dollop of butter to crisp the skin.

When the chicken is done, remove halves from the pan and make a glaze from the remaining juices with a tsp. of brown sugar (not primal I know! lol), a splash more of white cooking wine, and some butter. Whisk together in the pan and spoon the glaze over your chicken halves.

I also ate some steamed veggies with the chicken, and spooned some of the glaze on them.. this was sooo friggin good. I need to make this every week.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
That sounds absolutely delicious! I'll have to put that on my list of things to try (maybe sans brown sugar!).

Confession time: I cheated. Big time.
I was in the hospital yesterday and my resident invited me to a lunch for a CRNA that was retiring. I went with the hopes of saving money and was disappointed with the selection: bread upon pasta upon pound cake upon MORE bread. Even the fruit salad sat on top of a platform of wheat products, it was like a fruit pizza of sorts. I was disappointed at first but man oh MAN the sound and smell of *FREE* food was really getting to me... I was ing all over the place. So sadly I gave in and while I loved every single bite, I paid the price for it and am still paying for it. It's all TMI to discuss lol. (To be fair, one of my colleagues also had some problems with the food and another colleague was out most of the week for similar issues....maybe something is going around?)

Now I'm having all types of carb carvings...this only happens when I cheat.

I dunno but sometimes when I see people who are NOT primal/paleo who at least look great on the outside, I question why I'm doing all this again. Sure I've done some of my own research and have found articles that support the inflammatory nature of grains (and I've seen with my own eyes that people who are of an appropriate body size aren't necessarily healthy) but what if we're wrong? Admittedly, I do feel better when I eliminate/greatly reduce my carb/sugar intake but...is that buttery warm and sweet slice of french toast really that harmful?

I had this for lunch today.. No-atmeal. It's pretty filling even without the eggs in it. I had it sin huevos, but still it was delicious. Thank goodness for the Magic Bullet I got as a wedding gift.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
OT: I am so sick of my Magic Bullet! It's absolutely great for smoothies but whenever I try using it for other things (ground up nuts or chopped veggies), it brings everything down to a PASTE and doesn't chop evenly. The infomercials made it seem so great. I'm happy you're having good luck with your MB but methinks it's time I just invest in a traditional food processor.

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