Well hiiiiiii everyone! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve posted on the blog – probably because it has been. I’ve been just ridiculously busy lately with work, traveling, and just life in general. And something really, really weird has happened in the last week. Ever since getting back from Europe where I was eating basically anything I wanted, I’ve somewhat lost interest in food. I know, this sounds insane. Normally I think about food all day every day – this is a good thing in the sense that it allows me to be creative in the kitchen, come up with new recipes, and create aesthetic content that I love sharing with you all. But it’s also not the greatest thing because it leads to insane amounts of S-T-R-E-S-S. Stress about what types of foods I’m craving and eating, stress about how much and when I’m eating. stress about eating more than I feel like I “should” even though I’m hungry, and stress about whether or not what I’m eating is paleo and/or going to make me feel yucky. It’s seriously exhausting. So this past week has actually felt incredibly refreshing – I’m not thinking about my next meal hours before I eat it, I’m not stressing about how much fat/carbs I’m eating, and I’m learning to better recognize when I’m just craving something vs. when my body is truly hungry.
And this is such an awesome place to be considering I’m on Day 3 of the new fall Alchemy 365 Challenge. This is a whole30-ish nutrition + fitness challenge that I’m doing with the others members of my gym, Alchemy. I did the challenge last May, but felt like I didn’t really get the results I wanted because I ended up getting strep throat and some respiratory infection, and I was like deathly ill for over 2 out of the 4 weeks. I’m looking forward to seeing what this challenge brings, and I’ll keep you all updated on my weekly progress!
Now on to this very non-whole30 sandiwch…
Turkey. Cream Cheese. Berries. Tarragon. Heaven.
Even though I haven’t been very creative in the kitchen lately, doesn’t mean I haven’t been eating delicious food – enter this sandwich. My mom started making these for me maybe 6 years ago, and they one of my favorite foods ever. The weather has been cooling down some in Minnesota, and day I say it? – starting to feel like fall 🙁 The cooler weather and the giant bush of tarragon in my garden had me craving this sweet and savory hot sandwich. This sandwich is also awesome for Thanksgiving leftovers when that time comes!
You can use whatever bread you’d like – I used some homemade cinnamon raisin paleo bread, but you can use gluten free bread or regular bread if you don’t have dietary restrictions.
I also used Kite Hill dairy free cream cheese. I used to eat these all the time with regular cream cheese, and to be honest they are the best that way, but since I no longer tolerate dairy, Kite Hill is a totally awesome replacement! <3