21 Day Sugar Detox, Day 14: There is ONE situation in which a lack of duck fat is a good thing.

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in 21 DSD Daily Eats | 2 comments

I almost just made latkes. And ate them.

We were trying to figure out something to have with our leftover spicy tomato soup with chicken and lime, and nothing was jumping out at us. I said screw it, walked into the kitchen and was fully prepared to set up the food processor accordingly.

In the 5 steps it took me to walk from the bedroom to the kitchen, I had completely justified just how okay it was to make latkes while doing a sugar detox. They’ll obviously still be gluten-free. It’s Hanukkah. I’m Jewish. We’ve completely ignored Hanukkah this weekend, and suddenly, I felt like celebrating it.

By eating potatoes, shredded and fried.

And then I remembered: We’re out of duck fat. How… perfect.

Our day started off with sleeping in, coffee, and the paper. Perfect Sunday morning. And then, Battle Pancake began. I probably watch too much Iron Chef. Really what happened was we made our own breakfasts, and Simon’s was way better than mine.



Sunday is Farmers Market day, and we get a good amount of our food for the week there. Beef, lamb, pork and eggs from Fallon Hills, and vegetables from Miramonte Farm. I get my mushrooms for the omelet bar there too, great organic ones, but I can’t remember the name of the farm. I’ll check next week.

Errands, errands, blah blah, and home in time to be hungry for lunch. I whipped up some tuna salad with bell peppers, celery, green onions, dill, and homemade mayonnaise and served it in lettuce cups with tomato and cucumber.


I spent the rest of the afternoon in full-on planning mode. I’m suddenly itching to do more paleo popups like the ones I did in August. There were fun, and I’ve gotten several requests to do more. I’ll have more information soon. Stay tuned!

And that brings me back to the topic of dinner, and our near 21 Day Sugar Detox fail…

Since no duck fat = no latkes, we just added more chicken to our soup to make it more like chili. Topped with avocado and some pepper jack, it was a perfectly filling meal.
We plan on celebrating Hanukkah at a later date, when we will have latkes, fried in duck fat and topped with apple sauce and sour cream.

Happy Hanukkah!

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  1. I recently stumbled upon your blog/website after finding out about the paleo popups from back in August. I can’t tell you how excited it would make me to be able to attend one! Definitely staying tuned….

    Love what you do!

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