A month ago, I issued a challenge to myself called the Caveman Challenge – I would eat paleo for an entire month, and see where that got me. You see, I had gotten to the point where I was obsessed with my weight. I would weigh myself every single day, and if it didn’t move down at least a pound EACH day, I would be very upset. If I ever ate anything that I shouldn’t eat, I beat myself up about it. It was bad.
I’ve never liked meatloaf. Maybe it’s because I grew up with foreign parents, and so I never had meatloaf growing up. While all you Americans were eating meatloaf and watching The Wizard of Oz, I was eating bacalhao and calde verde and watching lions eat wild animals. I win.
Fair warning – I made this recipe up myself. So I don’t really have exact measurements, or anything like that. But it is so quick and easy, and it is really, REALLY tasty. And it’s a really good way to eat some veggies that are about to go bad.
There’s a restaurant on the drag in Austin (Guadalupe street near the UT campus) called Madam Mam’s. It’s always packed, so one day Hope and I decided to walk in and check it out. The menu was overwhelming, to say the least – 10 pages filled with a ton of Asian food we had never even heard of. We thought about leaving, but Hope spotted a dish a couple next to us was eating and asked what it was. They said it was Pad Thai – the only thing they get at Madam Mam’s and they highly recommended it. It looked normal enough so we ordered it, and it’s now one of our favorite dishes in Austin.
I love a good challenge. 6 pack abs in 6 weeks? Sign me up. 21-day challenge with My Fit Foods? Yes please. Crossfit? Ouch, but sure. That’s why i’m excited to announce a new challenge I’m starting on. I know. I start a lot of challenges and quit half-way through. But I’m making some changes this time around, and I’m hoping it will help me actually see this one to completion.