We’ve gone clean for thirty days. “What are you talking about?” you may ask? Well, let me explain. We cut out ALL food that we don’t prepare ourselves, cut out ALL nightshades (tomatoes, peppers), ALL dairy and ALL sweetener (honey, maple syrup). We were diligent to eat Paleo for a few years, but life became messy and resulted in our falling into this excuse or that convenience and that enabled BAD eating. Not that bad, but bad enough that you felt it in so, so many gnarly ways.
Today is day fifteen and wow do I feel better! Yay! After thirty days we will evaluate the results and determine what to add back into our household diet, slowly and in very moderate quantities. Although, last time we did a Clean-30, we didn’t stop, just kept on going for a couple of more months. . .
broke down and bought a package of boneless chicken thighs. Mmmm. I marinated them then broiled them in the oven at 425* for 20 minutes. Crystal cooked some greens (mixed kale from a bag) that were awesome!
Boneless chicken thighs and greens. Yum!
I made the marinade using the zest of one lemon, the juice of two lemons, olive oil, black pepper and a spoon of fermented garlic scapes from our Summer harvest.
The birds are protected by PoultryNet electric fencing and by their guard geese. Particularly ‘Boy’ the gander. He checks his chickens, looks them over, allows no fighting, etc. Well, one of his BIG rules is STAY INSIDE THE FENCE! If a hen hops over the 48″ fence, Boy will gonk an alarm that something is not right until it is right again.
On this particular occasion it was him that was out of the fence! I thought to myself “That looks like Boy on the outside?” Sure enough it was. He was at the barbed wire fence at the edge of the pasture calling to the house. He was a bit upset and mumbling quietly to himself about it as he walked in front of me back to the birds. I picked him up and gave him a launch so he could fly back inside. Funny stuff!
out to forage in the pasture while I did chicken chores. . .I turned around and there they were a hundred feet away, standing at the gate looking back, waiting for me to come open it and let them through.