There are certain things in life that need no explanation. Things that you do not need to feel sorry about. Choices you make that are for the better.
The choice for me to complete my first Whole 30 earlier this year was one of the best decisions I have made. I have only been questioned about it a couple of times but really did not feel the need to justify my choices. Other than that I have received so much support from those around me. In fact, several people I know have done the Whole 30 because they watched me.
I am currently 13 days into my Whole 30 and feeling AMAZING! Yes, I am completing one during the holidays. My body needed it. Someone last night told me that I e for doing it this time of year.It hasn’t been easy but it has been worth it. I have been sleeping better. I don’t have to pop Tums after every meal. Mostly, my body needed the rest! I didn’t want to complete a Whole 5, 10, 15 or whatever. I wanted to do the entire thing. Start to finish the best I could. Nearly halfway done I do not regret it one bit!
About a month ago my friend Monica shared with me an event in NYC for the release of the Whole 30 Cookbook at Hu Kitchen. The event included dinner and the cookbook. I signed up almost immediately after hearing about it.
Last night, I trekked into the city and of course it was raining! We made our way to Hu Kitchen on 86th Street. They had the upstairs closed off to those at the event. It was limited to about 80 people. When we got to the top of the stairs we were given gift bag filled with a bunch of Whole 30 approved items. We were given a copy of the cook book to later be signed, a tub of Collagen Peptides from Vital Proteins, an RXBar (I got apple cinnamon), Epic Bar and Bits, LaCroix Sparkling Water, NutPod, Tessemae‘s seasoning, and a couple of sample classes from City Row, Soul Cycle, Y7, and MNDFL.
We took our seats and Melissa Hartwig was walking around and chatting with people. Soon after we were told to start lining up for dinner. It was buffet style.
The first item up was Chia pudding and Organic Mint Tea. I haven’t prepped this while doing any Whole 30 because I feel it is a super treat but it was so good and I may just make it for next week.
Next up was raw veggies (green beans, carrots, radish, cauliflower, broccoli, and celery), cauliflower hummus, and kale salad. The cauliflower hummus was AMAZING! I couldn’t even tell that it was not a traditional hummus. It was so good I had to go up for more.
The last table was the “main course” which included meatloaf, turkey sliders, roasted sweet potatoes, and broccoli. I had to try it all! I wish these items were from the Whole 30 books because they were insanely tasty. The meatloaf is part of the Hu Kitchen menu but I do not believe the rest were.
WILD MEATLOAF100% grass-fed ground beef, wild elk, Berkshire pork, org egg, onion,garlic, parsley, cumin, org housemade BBQ sauce (contains dried chili,paprika, garlic, onion), cayenne pepper