Monthly Archives: July 2012

Exhaustion Cheat Meal

If you’ve been following along, you know that a little over a year ago I changed my eating style to be more in line with paleo principles. Honestly, I’d like to think that I seek out and eat real foods and don’t spend a lot of time worrying about what I’m eating as long as it’s real food.

I realize I haven’t been around a lot since coming back from my hiatus and I apologize.  Life has been pretty crazy and while I’m taking photos and thinking about blog posts while going about my life, I haven’t had the time to sit and sort things out.

To be honest, I’ve been a bit bored food wise lately, so there is that, too.

I spent all day today packing boxes and moving.  After four trips back and forth, I am pretty much plastered onto my floor without much hope of getting up off the floor for a while.

As a reward to myself (I know, you aren’t supposed to reward yourself with food), I went out to NoNoo Ramen Bar and ordered myself a tonkatsu ramen for dinner.  I would have taken a picture for you, but I was starving.  I practically had drool coming out of my mouth as I drove my fragrant dinner home.  The dish is amazing.  Thick, milky colored pork broth with thick slices of fatty bacon, a soft boiled egg, seaweed, and ramen.  

I know that the ramen is wheat, but it was hand made and excellent.  Every once in a while, I need to make an exception and visit the non-paleo side of things.  Definitely a worthy meal.  Paleo or not, you should have some.

I hope to be back with more exciting news and photos after I’m all settled in at my new apartment.  I’ll be debuting a much, much smaller kitchen, but at least the mini range is a gas one.  1.5 years and I’m out of here.  I can’t wait.


Starving Steak

That title doesn’t make any sense really, but I liked the alliteration and it was a 10 ounce steak that ultimately heeded the call of my starved body when I got home today.


Thanks to horribly vague e-mails, what I thought was going to be a day that ended at 10 AM, 12 PM at the latest, became a day long ordeal that finally ended at 4 PM after I’d been called out for falling asleep during a presentation.  My defense is that I didn’t pack lunch for myself and there was nothing suitable to eat in the windowless dungeon called the hospital cafeteria.  You’d think a hospital cafeteria would actually have something appropriate to eat.  Not so.  Sodas and deep fried nonsense galore.

I managed to survive on water, but just barely.  I haven’t eaten this fast (and I’m a fast eater) in quite some time.  Guess this means I should really stop dragging my heels on cooking in advance and muster up some energy to cook.  Just haven’t really been terribly inspired or motivated.

I’m hoping that I get tomorrow off…fingers crossed.  I still have to show up to find out.  You’d think they’d have gotten good at these logistical things over the years, but it turns out that’s not really the case.

Well, that’s enough ranting for now.  Time to go and digest and get some things done.

Happy Fourth of July to the Americans!  The rest of you should go out and ask for the day off since we’re having a holiday over here.  😛


You’re probably thinking that I spelled something wrong, but beetziki is the name of this new dairy based spread that I bought at the farmer’s market on Saturday.

See the lovely bright pink color?  I imagine that the name of this product comes from a cross between beet and tzatziki because that’s what it tastes like.  It’s a great way to get a little bit of flavorful creaminess into salads.  I have yet to try it in other ways, but I imagine it could be great in a lot of other dishes.