First, I want to point out that I have so far been relying heavily (and happily) on Melissa Joulwan's excellent cookbook Well Fed. I highly recommend it to anyone who is not meat-avoidant. That said, I decided to kick things off with the two least appealing (to me) recipes for some reason. Probably because I'm worried that this little venture is not going to be enough of a challenge and I wanted to test myself right off the bat.
So...mayonnaise! My favorite!
|Okay, this was because it seemed like a necessary component of ranch dressing.|
|Honestly, this was probably just to be perverse.|
Lunch on Day One was sort of a scramble, as I had not yet generated any Whole 30 compliant leftovers, so I took some shredded chicken and put in in a bowl with mayonnaise and every vegetable I could track down.
|I call it Chicken and Unpreparedness Salad.|
|TAKE THAT, SUN.|
|What's that? My effusiveness is due to the fact that my brain is eating itself for want of carbohydrates? Fair enough.|
|I know. Brain-self-eating.|
|Way to step up, mayo.|
Also, based on the recommendations to clear all non-approved food out of the house and get eight hours of sleep every night and take naps (!), I do wonder how many people doing this have small children. I've worked in offices and I realize they come with their own socializing and break room temptations, but I kind of doubt your co-worker has ever 1) made you watch Ratatouille repeatedly or 2) literally put a brie-smeared cracker in your hand and said "Mama, I need you to eat this one." Feel free to correct me in the comments!
Ivy is oblivious to the entire undertaking, as she's been pretty into her cars lately.
|Typical 10-month gearhead stage.|