I thought I’d chime in here a little while my wife endures the grind at home. I’ve traveled to Florida to attend some training and education. Soon we’ll have two homes for awhile as we both live in separate places for a few short months. It’s tough maintaining a family and relationship under such conditions, but Courtney and I have proven it can be done time and again as long as there is love, understanding, and communication!
But in the meantime, what I wanted to share was what I am doing to stay in touch with my inner caveman. I’m quite sure a lot of us do a fair amount of traveling whether for business or pleasure. So, what can you do? Often times you stay in hotels or other short term residences, or if you’re lucky (or have the desire to) stay with a friend in the area. What I’m talking about here is access to a kitchen: the primal eater’s home away from home. I happen to be staying in a hotel suite with two queen beds, a TV, a two burner stove, sink, and refrigerator. That’s not a lot to work with and half of it doesn’t help me cook.
The two burner stove. No oven.
This was meal number one for me and was quite good. The filet was delicious and tender at about two inches thick; one was enough to satisfy me (must have felt more hungry than I was), which left me one leftover and one still in the package. I cooked everything in a pan and a skillet and made sure to let the steaks rest to lock in the juice. I did also have some Lea & Perrins steak sauce which was surprisingly free of chemicals and non-paleo ingredients. It only had some corn starch down at the bottom of the list. At less than two dollars for the bottle it was a great find and saved me from buying many other things to create flavor.
So, the rest of my meals will be a variation on this basic plan substituting some plantains, arugula salad, and bacon for variation. I have the eggs for breakfast and a couple of other things to snack on, as well.
That said, I’m going out for some oysters (and ideally only oysters) with some friends and classmates tonight 🙂 The challenge and test are ever existent are they not?