Sometimes I feel hungry. I know I'm quite capable of simply carrying on and not letting it affect what and when I eat, for days if needs be. But occasionally I think the best thing for my body is to revel in the overload of a big kill and spend the afternoon doing nothing but digesting. Unfortunately, my previous experience always leads me to think of sickening quantities of processed carbs, chips, cookies, candy etc. and that's not what I want or even feel I could eat any more.
So what's your favourite feast? Something you can get hold of and prepare easily. I like to get a big steak and top it with bacon and eggs with some lettuce and spinach to soak it all up, but I'd like some other ideas to load up the plate.
2 inch thick ribeye steak on the bone, ideally grass-fed, cooked rare, a big side of greens (chard, kale, asparagus, etc), and a little bit of sweet potato and red wine.
Had exactly this last night, after about 3 days of not really having a good square meal and lots of snacks and minor cheats. What a relief!
I feasted yesterday!
I started with 2 slices of bacon to season the skillet. While they were cooking, I made a lettuce/cuke/celery salad and added the O&V.
When the bacon was crisp, I took it out as an appetizer and added about 8 oz of chuck steak to the skillet. The final piece was grated sweet potato that got added when I flipped the steak (think hash browns.)
It was a great feed! If I did that every day, I'd probably be gaining instead of losing but I sure felt full of life this morning.
EDIT: I forgot to mention that I also fried a couple eggs because I was hungry for them.
A greek restaurant near me has a certain dish they call the "Hercules plate". Tis a meal of lamb, beef, and chicken kebab piled high. You get oven roasted potatoes as a side, piled almost as high as the meat. When I do 24 hour fasts I like to break them in that Herculean way.
Broiled grassfed lamb chops topped with butter with a side of brussels sprouts roasted in bacon fat with garlic and plenty of sea salt accompanied by some deliciously tangy basil garlic sauerkraut...yummm...
There are so many paleo feasts to love! I'm a big fan of bone marrow, and it's kind of a special-occasion food for me, so I'd say maybe lots roasted marrow bones with parsley salad. On a more regular basis, I love a big skirt steak with garlicky chimmichurri. Also bacon-roasted vegetables (brussels sprouts, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, etc.).