Question from a comment:
What did your first meal off your fast consist of?
Glad you asked. How about this?
As per usual, this is something I tortured myself with thinking about during the fast (not really). Equally as per usual, something I've never made exactly this way and probably never will again.
Ingredients: steak tips, lard, 2 cups of home made bone broth, cranberries, pine nuts, chopped Brazil nuts, yellow onions, carrots, and Thai masamun curry.
Brown the meat in lard, add the broth and cranberries ('bout a handful), cover and place in the oven at 200 for about 2 hours. The meat was already fall apart tender when I took it out. Add all the rest of the stuff in quantities that seem about right. One exception is the curry. This substitutes for all spices and you just want enough to make people say "wow, what's that?" I.e., you want the taste, but not so much it's obviously identifiable as even curry. In this case, it came out to about a rounded teaspoon for four large servings.
Bring to a light boil long enough to get the carrots soft, about 20 minutes or so.