Archive | January, 2013

Day 4

31 Jan

So I’m on Day 4 now and feeling great.  The first day I had a mild headache at the end of the day and have had a few minor bouts of fatigue.  The best part: I haven’t had any cravings yet, not a one! and I haven’t ever felt hungry.  And I’ve learned to make some really yummy new recipes.  I had a little indulgence in some coconut ice cream last night which was delicious.  And am loving those Larabars as a convenient on the go snack option.  Having all my meals planned out for the next two weeks really made all the difference and made this whole transition so much less daunting. 

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Chicken and Kale Stir Fry

31 Jan

Chicken and Kale Stir Fry

Mmmm….Instead of soy sauce for flavor the recipe calls for coconut aminos which is basically like coconut soy sauce essentially. Except it doesn’t taste like coconut. Pretty interesting and darn good.

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Paleo Trail Mix

31 Jan

Paleo Trail Mix

This stuff is my go to whenever I am feeling the need for sweetness. It’s awesome! Here’s the link:

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/1711206156/paleo-trail-mix

Link

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/4807547385/slow-cooker-roast-chicken-and-gravy

31 Jan

Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

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This recipe was amazing!  Best roast chicken I’ve every made.  Best part was definitely the gravy.  It was the best gravy I’ve ever had.  The mashed cauliflower was also pretty good.  Nom Nom Paleo seriously rocks.  Every recipe I have made has been delicious.

Oh breakfast…so easy yet so hard for Mandy&Spencer. Mainly because we never eat it. Unless brunch at 2:00pm on Saturday’s counts?

31 Jan

Spencer is kind of in panic mode because he’s thinking, “breakfast? without bread or grain??” and i’m like “breakfast? without eggs??” although I should be giving them up because Dr. Geronimo says that may be the cause of my acne problems I have from time to time (what does he know? ha just kidding but really I’m already having withdrawals). But in all honesty whats breakfast without eggs and a side of toast? So I am tirelessly searching all over the internet for something, ANYTHING that does not have eggs and/or grains in, on or around it! sheesh.
Here is what I found. and the pickin’s are slim. Not that slim, I’m just not as creative:

http://www.paleoplan.com/2011/01-31/almost-oatmeal/

http://www.paleoplan.com/2011/07-07/ham-applesauce-with-almonds/

http://www.paleoplan.com/2011/06-01/no-oat-oatmeal/

http://paleomg.com/paleo-granola/

The following are copied and pasted because they were the only one’s that looked good on the page:

Paleo Apple Crisp

Ingredients

  • 4 apples, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup pecan halves
  • 3/4 cup sliced walnuts
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins

Method

Put apples in an 8-inch square baking dish or 2-quart casserole dish. Drizzle with orange juice, toss until the fruit is coated and smooth the top. In a food processor, combine pecans, walnuts, golden raisins, ginger and cinnamon and pulse just until chopped. Spoon the nut mixture over the apple mixture and serve.

Paleo Bacon and Fruit Breakfast Scramble

Ingredients

  • 1 lb organic bacon in small pieces
  • 2 peaches, cut up in slices
  • 2 pears, sliced and cored
  • 1 apple, sliced and cored
  • 2 tsp cinnamon, or to taste

Method

After cutting up the bacon, cook it in a pan on a medium heat for a few minutes. The fat from the bacon will act as cooking oil/fat for this, so don’t worry about adding any of your own. When the bacon is cooked (but still soft) drain off a little of the fat and add in the chopped fruits. Mix them in with the bacon nicely. Allow everything to cook for around two minutes and stir regularly. Sprinkle and mix in the cinnamon and cook for one more minute.

20 Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed Paleo Ideas to Wake Up To

http://paleononpaleo.com/paleo-breakfasts/

I think we’re having the apple crisp tomorrow! mmmmmm.

I just planned out my first 2 weeks!

30 Jan

Thanks for the good recipe ideas! Keep them coming (if you like them) 🙂

To Spencer and Mandy

29 Jan

I found a website you guys might be able to use! Well, I am sure everyone would like this change to be easier on the wallet. Really!

Gluten Free Cookbook

I saw her cookbook on Amazon, and a reviewer mentioned that she had a blog.

Her name is Nicole Hunn, and her website is http://glutenfreeonashoestring.com/

I glazed over her blog, and she has “Paleo-like” recipes. So this is something to really check out! Woot! I love good resources!