How many of you cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner for your significant others? I’m sure if you are reading this because you love cooking then the answer is probably a resounding, “I do.”
Since we started our second Whole30 last month I made it a goal to have breakfast prepared for us every morning, and I am not talkin the hard boiled egg, piece of fruit, and handful of nuts breakfast that got us through the first Whole30. Or the scrambled eggs… oh lordy, the scrambled eggs which made me want to puke at the thought of eating eggs for any meal of the day based off how many I consumed in those 30 days. I’m talking the delicious, hearty, and filling breakfasts that require you to take time out of your day to actually cook. The ones that mean buying more groceries than just a box of cereal and milk, because in this Whole30 house those items are not allowed.
Making breakfast for Ben like this has proven to be a challenge. I can make breakfast at 8am for myself without a care in the world, he on the other hand is at work by then… and this is Australia, we don’t have the Indian lunchbox delivery system ’round here – no one is picking up my warm breakfasts and lunches and delivering his to his office. So instead I stay up late after dinner is eaten and cleaned up to cook up breakfast for the next few days. It’s a small price to pay since I know I’ll be eating well and not worried that it’ll be another scrambled egg morning.
So that brings us to last night. The night I stayed up and made a big dish of Moroccan Turkey Chili (I made up the name because I totally changed up the original Moroccan Baked Eggs I was supposed to be making by not putting all the ingredients I needed on the shopping list. It was so different, and so yummy, and made such a huge serving full of veggies, meat, and the incredible, dread-ible, egg that I thought for sure I would take some nice photos and share with you on the blog.
When I rolled out of bed and into the kitchen for breakfast I scoured the fridge for my giant bowl of chili… it was no where to be found. Ben in a rush this morning completely bypassed the nice portion I put in a Tupperware for him last night, and took the massive bowl with about four servings of chili in it with him.
I ate his portion, obviously, but now I am regretting telling him to eat all his breakfast no matter how big it is because seriously, this man can and will eat all the breakfast I cooked up for the next three days in one sitting.
All that meat for breakfast surly makes up for the lack of meat in our lunches, regardless, Cauliflower Fried Rice is one of my favorite Whole30 meals. I say it every time I make it, to the annoyance of Ben, but I just cant help it! Who wouldn’t love a bowl full of healthy veggies, pineapple, and prosciutto?!
I spent time yesterday making this one and photographing it for the blog, so expect to see it soon. Next week perhaps? I am making it a point to post a new recipe every Thursday, that way I can get back into what this blog originally started off as and somewhere along the way lost – and that is recipes. Last week I shared the perfect mimosa, and
tomorrow I’ll post up the Grilled Cheddar, Apple, and Caramelized Onion Sandwich I wrote about a few weeks ago, it’s making my mouth water just thinking about it. I just posted a new recipe for Grilled Cheese with Apple and Caramelized Onion (while sitting next to Ben who has made me show him the recipe 25 times so he can drool over it!)
And now to dinner – I didn’t plan this on purpose but this next meal is my absolute favorite paleo meal! It makes like eight servings, and if one day Ben told me he was sick of eating it and never wanted another bite again I would be fine with that because I want all the Spicy Pulled Pork and Pineapple I can get!
This bad boy is coming to a blog near you soon!
and will probably look a lot better than it does in this photo
Do you make breakfast and lunch for your partner?
What does a typical breakfast look like for you?