Went down to the park early this morning chasing tree branches…have you done that recently? Jumped up and reached? really stretched your body to reach up..feels good when you make it. We ran slowly warming our bodies up then ran fast (like tigers were chasing us), hiding behind trees to catch our breath peeking round corners then chasing each other until forced to stop due to laughing too much. Then back home for breakfast.
Children still asleep, love that moment when peace fills the house and all is well.
We are cooking breakfast together. Easy and delicious.
We have asparagus, bacon, pecan nuts and eggs.
Asparagus …if ever a vegetable was made for indulgence this is it! And no need to get fancy. We British like our asparagus green, grown in full sunlight. Other European countries prefer it white with characteristic purple shading and yellow tips. Before we imported the stuff (and made it available throughout the year) asparagus was an eagerly awaited spring food, grown in the Vale of Eavesham, East Anglia and Cambridgeshire (think wide open spaces, glorious sky lines and fens) and the customary start date for the asparagus season? Why 1st May!
Lightly rub the asparagus with coconut oil and roast gently in the oven for a matter of minutes until tender. Wrap with the cooked bacon and top with a fried egg. Add a few pecan nuts on the side and enjoy!
PS.Some Nutritional Notes on Asparagus – this vegetable is packed full of the good stuff!
It’s rich in beta-carotene which is good for healthy skin and vision; folate which protects against birth defects; soluble fibre which slows down the release of sugar into the blood stream and potassium which helps to balance blood pressure and rutin which protects the body from infection. It is also a bit of a diuretic and was used in olden days to treat a sluggish digestion and fluid retention.
Do you have any good asparagus recipes? We’d love to hear..
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This article details a full week of our paleo meals: it gives an idea of what we are eating now with our family of three children – that’s those still living at home!
Fried in coconut oil: sausage (for children, gluten free) , bacon, egg, asparagus tomatoes
Lunch: Bacon, beetroot, walnuts
Bacon, egg, mince, fresh herbs, mushrooms, tomatoes courgettes onions (leftover from fridge)
Lunch (children only) chopped walnuts, yoghurt (greek style), banana
Tea: Roast chicken, roast butternut squash, sweet potatoes, spring greens cabbage and paleo friendly gravy
Liver, bacon bits, fresh green herbs
Lunch : (children only) omelette, bacon bits cheese, butter
Tea: minced beef, cooked with tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, ginger, garlic chilli served with slices of roast butternut squash topped with cheese, grilled lightly and sprinkled with herbs
Chopped liver fried in coconut oil with tomatoes/mushrooms/herbs
Lunch: leftover mince and veg (nuked at work)
Tea: Roast beef and paleo cauliflower cheese, purple cabbage
Fried in coconut oil: tomatoes, mushrooms and strawberries: liver and bacon
Lunch: chicken salad, dressing (olive oil and drops of balsamic vinegar)
Supper: scrambled eggs, roast pork and spicy stir fried cabbage
Left over veg; tiny bit of steak; eggs fried in coconut oil
Lunch: tin of mackerel and small handful of walnuts
Tea: Slow cooker shredded beef, jacket sweet potatoes, buttery cabbage, squash
Scrambled eggs and mushrooms with butter
Tea: Roast pork, crackling, spicey cabbage, broccoli and roast ginger
We have three fit active sports mad and growing teenagers eating with us at home and our meals tend to reflect their needs and support their activities. We eat together morning and evening. If I’m hungry I eat the carbs but will always favour green leafy vegetable combinations over squash and sweet potato as this works for me. The kids like these better and tend to avoid green leafy vegetables if at all possible (you see nothing changes across the generations)!!We eat together as a family. No-one is singled out for special food because they are on a diet, no-one is treated different. We value the time together.
Make it simple, make it real.