Another busy day down, and another day of my Whole 30 in the books. What is becoming too much of a common theme around here is me running out of the house early to get through my hospital work before my clinic. Today was no exception, and I grabbed a few scrambled eggs on the way out the door.
For lunch I met a few buddies at a local eatery where a lot of the Paleo crowd tends to hang out. I got an awesome Ribeye, grilled veggies, and a baked sweet potato. Talk about hitting the spot!
Dinner started last night when I got a grassfed shoulder tip roast from Butterfield Farms and seasoned it well with salt, paprika, and garlic powder. I vacuum sealed it with a generous amount of fresh thyme and rosemary sprigs from the herb garden.
Next I filled my Sous Vide Supreme with water and set the temp to 131 F.
I put the roast into the sous vide and let it soak until tonight, right at 24 hours total. Before finishing off the meat I quickly steamed some green beans for just a few minutes to knock the rawness off, and then sautéed them over very high heat in some coconut oil. I kept a close eye on them because I wanted to get a really good char on them to bring out the best flavor.
Next I stemmed and halved some beautiful looking shitake mushrooms and quickly sautéed them in some olive oil.
With the side dishes waiting, I turned my attention back to the beef. I set my cast iron skillet on high heat and let it pre-heat for at least 5 minutes. I removed the beef from the bag and dried it off really well. I had to literally peel the herbs off of it, and the smell was amazing. I put some coconut oil in the skillet and put the roast in. Around 3 minutes later, NEVER moving the meat, I flipped it over for another 3 minutes. Lastly I quickly seared the edges of the meat and it was time to plate!
Another night down! Tomorrow starts probably the hardest part of my Whole 30…we leave on our week long vacation with the kids to the Smokey Mountains. Despite that, nothing can damper my excitement of getting on the road with the kids and my wife and enjoying some quality time together. I’m not sure how consistent I’ll be blogging during vacation, but I will try my best to keep things moving along and document as much as I can. My plan is to continue to publish nightly during my Whole 30, so we’ll see how that goes! One last picture of my dinner plate tonight and I’m calling it a night!
December 17, 2012 at 12:51 am
Thanks for your blog, it’s great to hear an MD’s perspective. Quick question though, Loren Cordain and Nell Stephenson both advise against eating green beans (in the legume category) as they’ve been linked with high levels of anti-nutrients and leaky gut. Obviously you’ve included them in your meals, so I was wondering what your take is on them?