- The Whole30 program and the art of frustration, still my avocado stuffed jalapenos are allowed
I heard about the Whole30 program, the one that is supposed to revolutionize your food habits and so, your life.
It says that going green and essentially vegetarian, addind fish and meat here and there is the solution to our bloated belly, fat excess and infammation we all have in our bodies.
Avoiding grains, legumes, dairy and alcohol, ok, but for 30 days, no sorry it’s beyond my strength, I know it, i am not gonna lie.
I could go greener, I am a kind of green person… ish… I’ve always eaten a lot of vegetables and went vegetarian when I was 16 as I had acne. My doctor (who was a vegetarian) told me to stop meat for at least 6 months to get a clearer skin. And I did it. My skin’s aspect didn’t change by the way but I did it.
So, I could go without meat for months (it would be very difficult for my parma ham craving though) but then stop legumes, grains, alcohol and dairy, sorry but no…. and for 30 days ? NO WAY ! Or kill me now and finish me please !
I know it’s good for the body, a friend of mine who became vegan a few years ago told me that she has a lot more energy than before and everybody says the same, it’s hard the first week as your body needs to adapt, but from the second week, you are flying !
I also know that if there is one thing that we can control, is the food we put in our body. Non processed food is the key. I am the first one to say it.
Some say : ‘My body is a temple’ I understand that. But as one of my hero says : ‘My body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park’. As a chef, I taste, I feed my clients who are not necessarily vegetarian or on detox.
And I have Crohn desease, that means when your bowel is inflamed, you have to stop eating raw vegetables to put your belly at rest. It is not my case at the moment as my belly leaves me in peace for a few years, but still…
So? You see ? I have enough excuses not to do it.
Seriously my people, try to do it, and let me know the effects on your temple. I am just not strong enough to go through that for one month. It’s like making a promise, knowing in advance that you won’t be able to keep.
Lucky you and I, the recipe I wanted to share with you is allowed with any kind of diet : Whole30, vegetarian, vegan, paleo etc
Japalenos stuffed with avocado : serves 4 for aperitif or with a nice mixed salad
- 6 jalapenos
- 1 avocado
- 1/4 of red onion
- salt and pepper
Cut the jalapenos in half lenghtwise but without opening it completely (see pictures), remove seeds gently without, again, opening them entirely. Set aside, peel and mash the avocado like a guacaomle, add salt and pepper and the onion cut in very very little pieces. Mix onion and avocado and fill in the jalapenos with it. Put it in the oven for around 20 min till the jalapenos skin is soft and become nearly sweet. Oven at 200°C/392°F