Cosa c’E’ di piu’ folle del cross fit? You want to know what’s crazier than cross fit, the killer workout I recently took on? The diet most of the devoted follow, the paleo diet, la dieta del paleolitico! In case you didn’t know, that means you should be eating like cavemen did, before agriculture existed, cioè addio pane, pasta, riso e cereali, farewell to bread, pasta, rice and cereals, and forget milk and cheese too.
Now, let’s not mention the fact that cave men’s lifespan was approximately 30 years if they were lucky – you might say they shared the planet with ferocious beasts and that would be a good point – but why not pick a different, healthier time in history to be inspired by? Non saprei...I don’t know, the 20s? At least they were dressed nicely!
A little civilization is not bad, right, at least at the table!
As for me, the paleo diet is just not my thing …. how could I possibly give up pasta, or bread? Besides, I can’t quite picture myself hunting my meals in the wild and roasting them on an open fire. So, maybe my muscles will not be as chiseled as the paleo followers, despite fun – and excruciating – cross fit.
But guys il mondo é bello perché é vario, right?
So, to prove my point, here’s something I could cook if a super fit-paleo-fanatic showed up uninvited to my house: a chard frittata!
10 oz chard – 280 gr. bietole
one onion – una cipolla
3 eggs – tre uova
olive oil – olio d’oliva
salt and pepper – sale e pepe
In a large pan, heat olive oil; add minced onion and cook until soft. Stir in the chard, sauté, add some water and let it cook covered for about 10 minutes. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, add some salt and, if you want to cheat a little, add some grated Parmesan cheese. Add the chard and fry it, flipping your frittata after about 8 minutes. To keep it healthier, try to bake it on a 12-inch pie plate at 400 for about 20 minutes. Serve warm or cold!
Pillola d’italiano: I suggested you “cheated” a little by adding some cheese. The verb you would use in Italian is “imbrogliare”. But don’t tell the paleo guys, they are too fit to be messed with!