Haven't done one of these in a while, but since I'm currently doing another Whole30, I thought it would be a good time to post another recipe. Embotido is a Filipino meatloaf dish, usually made of ground pork. It's a classic holiday dish (I made it for a family get-together this past Christmas), but you can enjoy it any time of the year.
I don't know of anyone who can give me an accurate definition of what 80/20 or 90/10 Paleo really means. I do know what an imaginary Whole 30 is...thank you, Tom Denham.
I've read many posts from those who've completed a compliant Whole 30...then return to binge eating on Day 31. If it goes on for weeks, months - there is price. The rebound gain is at warp speed. The fat cells are sitting there, waiting for anything to latch back onto. The fat cells are in conflict with our heads. They scream for attention...feed me, feed me.
I've read rationalizations that the Whole 30 causes every problem under the sun. It doesn't cause problems. It reveals problems that were there all along. It is a food reset but the head reset is the best part of a Whole 30.
How many months can go by or have gone by before getting back into the groove? The number of times we fall back into bowls of pasta and bread, other people's bread, stale bread because it reminds us of croutons or triggers - Falling into much pasta and bread can be life...but climbing out and pulling ourselves away from the brink is transcendent.
The Whole 30 is a successful strategy if you pay attention to the gentle or outstanding changes. Gentle permanent change for the Win.
Ever since completing my first Whole 30 about a month ago, I've been noodling with the idea of hacking dishes from my food tradition to make them Whole30 compliant. And I've decided to do it! So for the month of June, I'll be trying out various Whole30 Filipino recipes and sharing them in my blog. Come visit! And maybe try some of the recipes for yourself.
I started today with mango pork tocino. It didn't suck, if I may say so myself.
I'll be posting links to new recipes in this topic as I add them to my blog.
This is amazing. I've been away for a couple of weeks and just came back to see this thread. I may or may not have shed a tear of happiness at the possibility of a Whole30-approved pancit. happysniffle