Food Trends and Bulletproof Coffee

The last couple of days have been the kind of days where I’m trying to get out of doing any sort of productive work.  I blame spring time cabin fever.  This year I can’t even just decide to suffer allergies for a couple hours and blow off some steam at the park due to a bum foot.  I guess that’s what I get for acting like a little kid and jumping around at a trampoline class and then forgetting that my foot hurts and continuing to jump off of every curb and step that I see for six plus weeks.  I blame it on my natural instinct to move.  Hopefully, there is something that can be done about this foot.  I really need a good work out.  I get the results of the MRI tomorrow.

You didn’t come here to hear me whine, so onto things about food.  Reading the various blogs that I do and surfing the Internet as I do in the process of procrastinating, I found some interesting connections between food posts put up by some bloggers recently.

  1. Hash – I guess it’s hash season?  Nom Nom Paleo put up a post on Sweet Potato Hash and then I was browsing through Freshly Pressed blogs and found Good Cooks was featured for a post on Eggs on Hash.  I promptly took ideas from the Eggs on Hash post and made this for dinner last night and breakfast this morning. (I apologize for bad night lighting.)Instead of potatoes, I used red onions, zucchini, and carrots in olive oil as my “hash” and those are turkey eggs on there.
  2. Poached-like Eggs – Speaking of eggs, I don’t know what else to call these eggs, but the eggs from the Eggs on Hash post on Good Cooks look just like these eggs on Domestic Diva, M.D.  Yum.

The only thing I can vouch for taste wise is what’s in the picture above, but I’m pretty certain that all of these recipes that I linked to would be tasty.  Just need to find some time to orchestrate it all.  That’s not a promise…I’m not good at keeping blog promises, so I’m not making any.

In other news, I’ve been trying out this idea of Bulletproof Coffee.  Who knew that butter in your coffee could taste so good?  I didn’t.  The only problem is that after poking around the rest of the website, now I’m concerned about mycotoxins in my coffee.  As if I need more things to worry about.

To be fair, the mycotoxin argument makes some sense to me, so I’m not completely dismissing it, but it’s something that is hard to avoid if the claims of how rampant they are exist.  People on Paleo Hacks seem divided over the validity of the whole mycotoxin argument and whether the coffee offered by Bulletproof Executive is in fact better.  The reviews I’ve read are good and I’m tempted to buy a bag, but the 26 or so dollars to buy and ship the coffee to me seem a bit excessive given the current state of my finances.  For now, I’m experimenting with coffees that I can buy at the co-op or off the local grocery store shelves.  More research into where to source coffee around here needs to be done.

As for the effects of the coffee, well for me caffeine is caffeine.  Caffeine in tea or even coffee ice cream will give me the upper effects of coffee.  I do like to have fats in some form in my coffee because I think it evens out the energy high and prevents a bad crash later.  More recently, I’ve discovered that coffee does tend to affect me differently than in the past.  I no longer get the euphoric high that I used to.  I’m not sure whether this is from eating paleo or not, but coffee is just not as fun as it used to be.  If the mycotoxin argument is right, then there is a chance that drinking properly processed coffee will get me back to having that wonderful energy.

Right now, I’m enjoying butter in my coffee and hoping to find coffee somewhere that gives me a high without the heart thumping and slight bump in anxiety.  Either way though, since it’s allergy season and I am taking a long acting antihistamine, coffee is a must.  Coffee is part of my allergy season rituals.  I’m hoping that if I continue eating clean, next year the antihistamine won’t be necessary and I can say good bye to allergy medications for good.  (I’ve been taking up to three allergy medications every spring for the last few years, so I’m really excited about just taking one…so far…fingers crossed it’ll stay that way.)  Then, maybe this whole issue of coffee won’t even be an issue.  I can just sleep right, eat right, and not need this kick in the butt to get going in the mornings.

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone!

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