Dinner last night was pretty delicious too, Mary's eye round roast beef with a yummy horseradish sauce that Hank's roommate James later used as a sauce on his potato! I found a vegan mayo that was as close to paleo I could get-- it did have cane juice, canola oil and apple cider vinegar, the dijon I think had one thing and the horseradish had corn oil-- but I am telling you of the choices I could find (who knows what was hiding around- I imagine there are better options at really nice farmers markets or something), I picked the best ingredients. Just FYI, you can make paleo friendly mayo-- and I imagine I could've done more of this sauce from scratch, but to quote my lil bro Matt: it would have been a good opportunity for me, but I am just not into that right now.
Also, we had some sweet potato chips with salsa along with the meat.
Here is the recipe:
High Temperature Eye of Round Roast (allrecipes.com)
Preheat oven to 500*. For the beef you take an eye of round roast (3# or so) and rub it with Montreal seasoning. I checked, and Montreal seasoning has sugars in it, so I would substitute kosher salt, pepper, and maybe garlic powder or something similar. You then put the beef in the oven (roasting pan) and lower the temperature to 475*. Bake for 21 minutes (or 7 minutes per pound). The turn off the oven (DO NOT OPEN) and let the roast sit in the hot oven for 2 ½ hours. Remove from oven (internal temp should be 145*) and slice thin to serve.
But the best part (in my humble opinion) … for dipping/drizzling
Mustard Horseradish Sauce (adapted from the Pioneer Woman)
- 3/4 cup good mayonnaise (this was tough, but there are vegan mayos out there without dairy or sugars…veganaise is the one I hear about the most…can’t vouch for the taste as compared to mayo…but since you’ll be mixing in horseradish and Dijon I think you’ll have the taste thing covered)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard ( I just use all Dijon)
- 2 ½ tablespoon prepared horseradish (I put way more than this)
- 2 tablespoons sour cream (substitute w/ Greek yogurt for your diet)
- Kosher salt
Whisk together the mayonnaise, mustards, horseradish, sour cream, and a pinch of salt in a small bowl. I would start with those measurements as a base, then taste and adjust as needed. Serve at room temperature. Yield: 1 cup
The rest of yesterday's meals: I had an egg, chicken sausage, blueberries & banana for breakfast-- bison chili, bbq chk & cauliflower for lunch, snacks = banana + almond butter. Activity was a nice hike on Stringer's Ridge- the uphill portions seemed easier!
Enter today, I was all on track to head back into point land when I was running really late this morning. I grabbed this new almond butter I bought and a banana...only to find out when I got to work that the new almond butter I bought on sale at Green Life had sugar in it! Ugh. Should of checked, didn't think about it, guess I was checking too many other things and that was just a quick buy for me. But I needed to eat breakfast, sugar or not (I don't do well without breakfast) so I did-- oh well, again, not a point for this challenge, but overall I didn't feel too too bad about it. Let me tell you, this stuff tasted like powder sugar though I could've had it by the spoonful-- I'll save that for post challenge!
Snack= larabar, lunch = turkey chili. Then came dinner...so again, thought I'd be all good, since it was Hank's b-day he went to Mojo to get a burrito and I went to Green Life not to be tempted and got some of their challenge friendly Mexican style beef and chicken with veggies, only to come home to Hank and his queso. I figured I already lost a point today-- so I DID NOT indulge in chips, I am proud to say, but I had to pour some of that queso on my food...I could've had spoonfuls of the queso too! It was sooooo good.
Saw a bunch of the CrossFit peeps at Green Life-- thanks Ian & Lissa for cheering me on during the WOD and at Green Life!
Speaking of the WOD:
I loved this WOD! Mainly because I love climbing the rope, it is so fun, reminds me of being a kid maybe? It is just one of those things you think you could never do and not gonna lie its pretty cool once you realize you can!
Spiritual WOD of the day: One I need to remember every day and meditate on as worrying is a hobby of mine I am trying to quit! Have a good Tuesday all.
Every time you are tempted to worry today, commit to thankfulness. Count your blessings.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)