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Whole30 Day #9 – Could have done better!


Well what can I say? I’ve had better days but than I also limited the damage somewhat… Yesterday we had our cooking club which is a two monthly recurring event where we gather together with a group of friends and we cook. Which is always great fun and we have a chef who guides us where needed. I told him beforehand that Tom and I were doing a ‘Whole30’ and he even read up on the subject. He tried to create a whole30 menu but he thought it was too difficult. Lol… I don’t blame him. I am sure mutiny would have been the result of he had actually done a whole30 menu…! The group was big this time with 15 people.

1560517_10200790955730107_1450348801_nAs it was the menu was pretty healthy; we smoked some fresh fish as appetizers. I had the above but without the toast. For starters there was red snapper with salad and sauce of red cabbage. In between we had a white bean soup, main was filet of deer with cranberry sauce, roasted veggies and pineapple puree and for dessert we had ricottacake with cranberry sauce and poached pears…

I fully intended to stick to my whole30 rules but I caved in… I had a tiny slice of the ricottacake… (and boy it was delicious!) and I did eat the sauce with the deer and the fish in the other dishes. Not according to the rules but still I did not drink any wine, I did not eat any bread and overal I skipped quite a few bites (like cheese…oooooh) But that ricotta cake was just too good, so I couldn’t resist.

I guess it proves that I am human after all!

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Simone van den Berg

Food- and travelblogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Loves to taste good food the world over.
She also loves to share travelstories, delicious recipes and ok, cat pictures too. She sometimes feels the need to get really healthy for a while, always mingled with periods of insanely delicious sweets and other decadent treats.
Lives together with Tom and their two cats; Humphrey and Buffy.
Profession: Food photographer


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