Photo: Hilary Fay Photography
-4 cans Sparkling LaCroix
Black organic coffee — four cups half regular, half Swiss water process (I have not been able to give up coffee to date, and doubt that will happen)
-Carnivore casserole (1/2 pound browned sausage or pork, 8 eggs, 1/4 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup grated cheese of choice, salt and pepper to taste. Brown meat in cast iron skillet (or another that can go in oven), mix together egg/cheese/cream mixture, pour over top, add another half cup grated cheese. Bake in 375 degree oven 15-25 minutes until just firm on top. Let cool ten minutes before cutting — feeds 2-3 hungry carnivores). Yum.
-2 slices uncured bacon
5 p.m. — Couple pieces all natural turkey jerky
-Rack of lamb seasoned with Himalayan sea salt, pepper, and fresh rosemary. (Brown the rack in bacon fat, then season with spices, bake in 375 degree oven for 20 minutes for medium rare). I’m guessing it is about 8 ounces total. My favorite meal.
-4 oz. shrimp scampi (butter sauce — I add salt and pepper to butter, sauté them, very easy to add).
After dinner: brandy snifter with a bit of heavy cream (white Russian without the Russian). This makes a really satisfying dessert. I skip it in my coffee in the morning when I plan on this decadence at night.
Observations: I have gotten a couple questions (Thanks, Cindy!) about salt. Yep, I use it. Good Himalayan and Celtic salts. Fresh cracked pepper, some, and garden rosemary to cut down on carcinogens as I cook with high heat. Coffee, rosemary, and spices are obviously plants. I use spices sparingly. I hear people claim they finally feel completely fabulous once they give up coffee, but many don’t. I feel so much better, it might not be necessary for me to do that. I haven’t ruled it out. Completely. We’ll see.
I’ve been pondering my holidays meal plans: For Thanksgiving, I’m planning on roasting a turkey, but also making a beef tenderloin with a béarnaise sauce. Yep, a bit of tarragon for that, but otherwise, totally legal. And some shrimp probably. I’ll add a bit of rum to my heavy cream that day. If I stay on strict Carnivore through Christmas, I’ll do things similarly, yet cheat a bit with our traditional Christmas Eve cioppino. But I may do Keto through December and re-evaluate my diet in January. I suspect my life will be limited on plants going forward. Some romaine lettuce, broccoli probably, cooked well. Avocados, some cooking onions and garlic, other spices.
But for now: November is strictly Carnivore until I have my labs done last week of the month.
I was up until 4 a.m. watching the World Series (don’t really have a dog in the fight, yet J.D. Martinez used to be my favorite in Detroit before we brilliantly gave him away, so lean Sox), so I feel hung over today and decided to put off my workout until tomorrow (that I put off yesterday), then go Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday next week instead of M-W-F.
I will take photos of my face Monday and weigh in then, but between Keto and this Carnivore diet, I’ve lost 17 pounds. I’ve lost weight before, though, and felt and looked poorly. I precipitated this experiment based upon people raving about how good they felt and so far, I have not been disappointed.
It’s a sports weekend for me (look tomorrow for game day food), so nothing profound in the dream research realm. MSU played yesterday and today is Lions, then Packers, then Vikings. GO LIONS. Plus World Series games. We are also hunting mice, stacking wood here, tuning the snow blower, storing outdoor furniture away for the winter (which up here can arrive any time now). Rototilling the garden (for those plants I’ve stopped eating, hmm.)
Dreams: No dreams I can remember.