D Week 1

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Chicken and cabbage. How much boring does that get? Psike. It actually gets awesome now. Seriously, how awesome is crispy chicken skin and braised cabbage in bacon fat? So awesome.

How is everyone feeling so far? Do you have enough energy? Are you hungry? If you said ok, no and no (in that order) then you’re doing it all wrong. If you’re hungry, eat more. If you are running low on energy, guess what? Eat more.

Mustard Glazed Chicken Thighs (Practical Paleo p. 266)
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tbsp gluten-free mustard
Black pepper to taste
Salt to taste
1 tsp dried sage
12 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the melted oil, mustard, pepper sage and salt. Place the chicken thighs on a baking sheet and brush the mixture evenly over each one.

Bake for 45 min or until a thermometer reads 165 degrees when inserted into the center of one of the chicken thighs.

Nom Nom Paleo’s Braised Cabbage (link here)

It makes cabbage awesome. I omitted the other veggies b/c I got lazy.

So that’s the menu so far this week. I have an emergency 5 pound Boston pork butt from polyface farms stashed away in the freezer in case I need to make something without running to the store.

What else do we want to talk about? I have a short list for a few more posts in addition to the menu each week…

1. Snacks
2. Items to ensure success with the paleo challenge
3. Bloodwork results from my last personal paleo challenge
4. Coffee
5. Resources / where to shop / podcasts

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