This isn’t Whole30 – but, I’m processing the shit-ton of plums that my tree has thrown in the past few days & this is one of the things I made:
Plum BBQ Sauce
In food processor:
- 3 cups fresh tomatoes
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 jalapeno (seeded)
Add puree to cook pot with:
- 6 cups plum slurry
- 1 can tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup chicken (or vegetable) broth
- 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp (heaping) ground cardamom
- dash of Red Boat fish sauce
- dash of coconut aminos
Cook over medium heat (low bubble) for 30-40 minutes. Run an immersion blender through to break up any larger pieces. (I like my sauce smooth.)
This made approx 6 cups of sauce. (12 half-pint jars)
(Note- measurement amounts are approximate. I don’t tend to measure when I’m cooking, so…)
So – long (really, really long) time no update…
Over the last 7 months or so, I’ve let my eating get a little out of hand. I’ve been “trying” to keep it clean/mostly Primal/etc, but it slipped – a lot. This means I’ve put on about 15 lbs or so (I think). This was stressing me out to see the scale gradually creeping up, and I caught myself weighing 4 or 5 times a day – first thing in the morning, before eating, after eating, before going to bed, and so on… It had to stop, so I gave myself an intervention and had Hubby hide the scale from me for a month. The plan was to clean up my eating, but not worry about that pesky number.
Well… It’s been 3 weeks & I didn’t “clean it up”. If anything, I’ve been worse.
So. Time for a new intervention. One with some accountability. LOL
I’ll be getting on the scale in the morning – even though it’s not been a full month (hubby has agreed to unhide it for this). Because…
DUHN DUHN DUHNNNNNN
We’re beginning a Whole30!
It scares me a bit, which probably means I need it even more. I’m about half way through the book It Starts With Food by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig – the folks who ‘invented’ the Whole30 – and it just makes so much sense to me. I need to dial my eating habits back in and I think this is (hopefully) the way to do it.
Basically, in a nutshell, the Whole30 is: Eating meat, seafood, veggies, some fruit, & good fats. NOT eating added sugars, alcohol, grains, and dairy.
So, wish me luck – I think I may need it!