still hanging in there really tight! my only weakness is dried fruits, so i have decided to eliminate them completely. i can eat a cup of raisins in under 1 minute. that’s a lot of sugar.
breakfast: sweet potato hash, 2 eggs, 2 strips of bacon. coffee with coconut cream.
lunch: chicken thigh, roasted peppers, hand full off nuts, an apricot.
lunch dessert: a billion raisins.
dinner: steak with board dressing and fried smashed plantains with apricot cilantro chutney.
results? omg what an amazing dinner. i have eaten fried plantains a billion times, but never made them. it was so easy. i found it really fun to flavor them as i pleased. the chutney was perfect to summer-up the steak and for dipping the plantains. this was really a delightful meal that made me thankful that i was stepping outside of the box for W30.
here is my recipe!
steak with board dressing
1lb ribeye steak, room temp
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chile powder
1 big bunch cilantro
1 clove garlic, smashed and minced
juice of 1/2 lime
method: sprinkle salt and chile powder over steak. while grill is being prepared, make board dressing.
on a large cutting board, combine cilantro, garlic, and a sprinkle of salt. chop cilantro and garlic until it is very fine. place in a bowl and stir in lime juice.
place dressing into glass dish. place hot-off-the-grill steak in dish on top of dressing.
fried smashed plantains with apricot cilantro chutney
2 plantains, peeled, sliced into 1″ chunks
2 tbsp chile powder
2 tbsp salt
2 apricots, chopped
1 bunch cilantro, chopped super fine
juice 1/2 lime
method: combine cilantro, apricots, lime juice in a bowl. set aside.
get a deep skillet nice and hot over medium heat with high heat oil.
place plantains in hot skillet, flat side down. allow them to brow, 1 minute or so, then flip. cook ither side until brown. transfer to paper towels to drain. use something flat (we used the bottom of a pyrex) to flatten each chunk. return, to hot skillet and cook for a minute or so, until brown and crispy.
drain on towels. sprinkle with salt ad chile powder. serve immediately.