Nom Diary 7/5 + 7/6
by Nicole Lee
There’s probably a better way of chronicling this food journal. Maybe just an intermittent weekly edition? The reason I’m not updating it as frequently is because even I find it quite boring. But it’s actually a good way of keeping me honest, and reminding myself what I actually ate during the course of the week. As I’ve said before; this blog is mostly for my own edification, and a sort of self-imposed mental exercise, if you will.
Thursday is a perfect example of a boring day of meals. Breakfast was a bit of eggs and salsa, and lunch and dinner were pretty much leftovers of the Kalua pork. Still delicious, mind you, just boring. I also had another chicken wrap as a snack, and a bit of chicken broth as a midnight meal.
Breakfast was leftover Kalua pork, cabbage, and half a sweet potato. I also had another swig of broth (homemade chicken stock is amazing).
When I came home, I adapted Nom Nom Paleo’s recipe for zucchini spaghetti with meat sauce instead of meatballs. I used a julienne peeler on a bunch of zucchini, nuked them in the microwave for a few minutes until they lost their grassy raw flavor (five minutes with my microwave, probably two minutes on a newer model). And voila, “spaghetti”!
Then I just sautéed a pound of ground beef (again, from Marin Sun Farms) with some minced garlic, added a small jar of store-bought marinara sauce (I made sure it was the good stuff though any non-sugary ones would do), simmered the whole thing, and made this delicious dinner bowl:
I was pleasantly surprised by how great this tasted. Zucchini usually tastes mushy and mildly grassy to me, and having it julienned like this reduces that a lot. Well, the thick meaty sauce also helps to overwhelm the tastebuds with other flavors. I’ll definitely have some of this again.