Day 15: a steak-y failure

On Day 15 (the halfway point!!) I decided to make flank steak for dinner.  I didn’t have time to marinate it like the recipes online suggested, so I just stuck it in a frying pan and poured some fish sauce  on it.  (yum, umami steak!)  I looked away for just 30 seconds to clean something up, and when I go to check on the steak it’s not flat anymore–it’s like SEMICIRCLE-shaped.  It’s basically STANDING UP in the pan.  It’s as if the steak was like “I’ve decided I don’t want to be a steak anymore.  I want to be a RAINBOW!”  There weren’t any guidelines in the recipe (or the whole30 website, or another blog, or anywhere) for what to do if your dinner is having an identity crisis, so I decided to find something heavy  and press it down with that.  (Unlike modern-day American children, when a steak says it wants to be unique and different, you force it back into its original mold rather than encouraging its individuality.)  Here’s what I came up with:


(this is actually just a very elaborate way to boil water)

After cooking it for 10x longer than the internet suggested, it finally seemed done enough to eat.  Turns out that was a little too long.  oh well.

  • two eggs over easy with avocado
  • mixed nuts
  • thai food
  • starbucks fruit snacks (welp)
  • mixed nuts
  • one egg scrambled
  • strawberry banana coconut smoothie
  • macadamia nuts
  • salade verte
  • attempt at steak