Thursday, July 30, 2009

First steps...updated...

Everyone has to take them at some point... so here we go...

Not exactly 100% Primal because I was working with leftovers marinated before I read the book today, but pretty good.

1/2 green pepper sliced
1 small-medium onion sliced (I heart onions... it's up there with garlic!)
Approx 4 oz. leftover filet sliced thin (this was marinated the other night in a mixture of soy sauce, ginger, Italian dressing, and a small amount of Vanilla... don't knock it... it's tasty, but not Primal)
2 slices Provolone cheese

I say these are all approximate because Mark Sisson doesn't measure. But after all this time Zoning, I've learned to eyeball things pretty well.

Saute onions and peppers in EVOO in skillet. When you are just about ready to pull them from the pan, throw the leftover steak in. The idea is just to heat the steak through. When the steak is ready (roughly 1-2 min) throw the cheese on and stir together. It's a much nicer cheesesteak... minus the bun and all the bad processed carbs. :) I win!

I was a little worried about the whole not measuring thing, but this was really self-telling. I was full. No need for more food. The cut was a filet so it was pretty lean but the EVOO threw in the good fat that Sisson is very fond of. If I were still hungry, I would say a side salad would be some great extra veggies. Sisson says that dairy is an ok thing in moderation. I will not be having cheese with every meal, but in this case, it certainly was like the icing on the cake. It really made this quite dee-licious! :)


Dinner tonight was done at work, so this was a great time to test out my first steps on restaurant eating with the Primal plan in mind. This was actually way easier than trying to Zone a meal out. Check it out, here's what I ordered.

Grilled chicken breast with sauted onions SANS bun(see... I kinda have this thing for onions, green peppers, and garlic. I look at them the way some look at ketchup. They go on/with EVERYTHING!)
2 orders of chef's vegetables (this was super conveinant because in our restaurant they steam the veggies, then throw them in a pan with, you guessed it, garlic and Mark's good friend butter)

There was only one problem with this meal. I have trained the kitchen too well. LOL. Lately I've been ordering chicken with onions and cheese, and even though today I intentionally left it off, they put it on for me anyway. How sweet. But cheese should be moderate... so crap. But, it was a good faith effort, and not too bad of a meal if I do say so. After eating I was stuffed but suffered my first, and I'm sure not my last, sugar craving. After going from having sugar everyday to literally none, it hit me while I was standing within arms length of the soda gun and the sweet tea. Had we been busy at the time, I would not have noticed as much, but being slow, I had plenty of time to salivate over the thought of sugar.

I am proud to say that I resisted but later in the night after getting slammed (really super busy) I grabbed a handful of chips from the bin. :( Ruh roh... bad habits die hard, but aside from that snafu, it was a good eating day! Primal seems to be much easier for me to follow, but it's only been a day. We'll see how it all pans out!


Justa said...

That's GREAT!!!

Not hungry! Satisfied! Yes, yes! Exactly!

Okay. I'll stop now. I sound like Mark's advertising agency at this point!

Christine said...

from your fellow carnivore... pass the spear... I want some... yum!

Katie said...

LOL Justa, he'd probably love a little more free advertisement...

Christine, the book is a very simple read and the cheesesteak was simply aplying the rules... game on...