Basil Stuffed Peppers
This weekend, we bought a 2 POUND steak. Scott wanted to take on the challenge of grilling a massive hunk of meat, so he did! We seasoned it lightly with salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, and a tiny bit of cayenne and grilled it to perfection. No really. Perfection. Nice and pink middle and charred outside. Mmmm. I’m tasting it all over again.
Eugene finally has summer. I think we all forget that Eugene has a deal with the weather and we never see consistent summer until July 4th. I’m so glad to see the sun and get to be outside. Being sick last week, I was “couch”ridden for majority of the week. Come Saturday, I was SO excited to be outside. Morning run, groceries (including the massive sirloin), a movie (indoors), back outside for dinner, and then a bike ride to the cute little Vanilla Jill’s cart that serves “just fruit” blended together to make a soft-serve-like concoction. It was a perfect Saturday… in the sun.
I mentioned that I was sick… This was the most difficult challenge I have faced since being on the Whole30. It’s easy to eat greens when I’m feeling good enough to make them taste yummy. But when I feel like death, I want ice cream. Since ice cream by itself usually makes me feel like death, my only explanation is that I ate ice cream as a kid when I was sick. I guess that makes ice cream a comfort food. A delicious comfort food that kills my gut for days.
Aside from ice cream, the only “off-plan” foods I have really had a hankering for are waffles and hearty cookies. There’s this cookie at a local restaurant that is double-chocolate hazelnut. It’s probably 3/4 inch thick and 3 inches in diameter. Made with wholesome, local ingredients. I’ve never had this cookie before, but I bet I’ll be eating it sometime around the end of our Whole30.
Back to the stuffed peppers… I fashioned these peppers after something Scott ate at a friend’s house. The basil was my idea.