Monthly Archives: September 2011

Paleo: Day 20

Today I made turkey bacon and eggs with spinach and onion for breakfast.

We had leftover sloppy joes for lunch… since we were out of Portobello mushrooms, I cooked some normal mushrooms and mixed them in with the sloppy joe meat and served it with spinach.  I think it tasted even better today.

For dinner, I cooked some baked rosemary chicken, nutty cabbage, and strawberry soup… fabulous! The cabbage was amazing, it tasted like I was eating at a Chinese restaurant and the strawberry soup kind of tasted like a sherbet. So good!!! 😀

Day 20: Success! 😀

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Paleo: Day 19

Yarrrr!!! Ahoy me hearties! Here’s hoping that ye had a grrreat Talk like a Pirate day, ya landlubber!

Fer breakfast I cooked us some cackle-fruit with left overrrr sweet potato hash.

For lunch we had a salad (bunny grub!) with seafarin’ tuna.

I cooked us up some sloppy joes (with Portobello mushrooms for the buns) in the galley for ourrr dinnarrr this evening.  Shiver me timbers, it was delicious (and this is coming from a matey (me-self) who didn’t like mushrooms before)!

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Paleo: Day 18

We had eggs and sweet potato hash for breakfast today and a salad with the crockpot chicken for lunch.  Most excellent!

For dinner I cooked a Salmon Scramble (which I learned you can actually use any type of meat with) and it was extremely easy and super tasty.  Tasted like comfort food… Delicious! 😀

It rained today, I’m so thankful for it!

Remember, tomorrow (the 19th) is Talk Like a Pirate Day! Arrrr!!!

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Paleo: Day 17

Today I decided to try a video blog… Here it is! 🙂

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Paleo: Day 16

Today for breakfast, I cooked some more lamb with cooked apples on the side. It smelled so good!

For lunch, we had a chicken apple salad using the chicken that I had cooked in the crockpot the other day… yum!

We reheated the spaghetti sauce and green beans from yesterday for snack today, easy and extremely tasty.

I put some meat in the crockpot for dinner, so when it was time to eat, all I had to do was steam the veggies to go with it, which was really nice.

Mmmmm… I love tea.

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Paleo: Day 15

The weather cooled off a LOT today… I was tempted to grab a sweater this morning, but then thought better of it as it was probably 75 degrees outside… so nice!!!! 😀

I cooked some lamb patties and apples with cinnamon and cloves this morning, which complemented the cooler Fall weather with fantastic Fall flavors. So good! I love the apples especially.

We reheated some Chicken Alfredo that was leftover (planned ahead) for lunch, super easy… yum!

Mom and I went to Zumba class, met a bunch of really friendly people and had a lot of fun.  I had fun going to Zumba before (LOVE it), but it’s been a LOT more fun with Mom coming too… workout buddies really do make a difference!

I cooked a meaty spaghetti sauce served over roasted green beans for dinner… tasty!

Today starts Week 3 of going Paleo… what a delicious journey so far!

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Paleo: Day 14

Today for breakfast, I made a Peach-Pecan scramble… it tasted like bread pudding. FABULOUS.

I put a chicken in the crockpot to cook so it would be precooked for tomorrow. 🙂

We (me, Mom, and Tooti) had a fun day all hanging out and shopping, we took some beef jerky, celery, and oranges in my small pink ice-chest in the car with us and it was SO nice to have food with us when we were done! That jerky is amazing.

For dinner, I cooked Chicken Alfredo (Mom cooked the spaghetti squash for me so it would be ready sooner)… how the sauce tasted so incredibly creamy with no dairy ingredients was crazy.  It was so good!!! (Recipe can be found in The Paleo Solution) Delicious.

The America’s Got Talent finale results show was tonight… so psyched for Landau E. Murphy, Jr.!  Congrats!!!! He’s been my favorite from the beginning of the season… AMAZING talent and what an incredible story!  I cannot think of a more spectacular ending to this season.

I can’t believe we’re already on Paleo: Day 14!!! 🙂 Love it!

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Paleo: Day 13

Today for breakfast I cooked some turkey bacon and DELICIOUS Paleo Pancakes.  I used a cashew/hemp butter that has cocoa in it since it was the closest I could find to plain cashew butter.  Soooo good!!!! Extremely convenient that it had the cocoa since today was International Chocolate Day… who doesn’t love that?

For lunch, I cooked a Moroccan Lamb and Artichoke hash served with eggs that was surprisingly delectable.

For dinner, we had leftover chicken curry and I cooked a sweet potato hash. Mmmm… tasty!!!

Paleo: Day 12

Today we finished up the jerky… i.e. dehydrating it in the oven.  Tastes so amazing!  I based the marinade on this recipe, but modified it slightly and ended up with the following ingredients (and a longer marinating time):

2 cups Tamari sauce (wheat-free soy sauce)

1 cup Worcestershire sauce

3 cups cranberry-grape juice (there was a LOT of meat)

¼ cup Teriyaki sauce

1 cup light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon (or more) ground black pepper, or to taste

Basically blended it all up… then Mom cut the meat into slices and it marinated for a couple of days in the fridge before we finished it up today! The finished product is DELICIOUS.

On to today’s menu!

For breakfast I cooked up some eggs with a side of zucchini. Pretty tasty.

We had a salad with turkey bacon for lunch… sooo good! Loved the salad, it had pine nuts in it and they were delectable.

For dinner I cooked a new version of chicken curry and it was a nice change for sure.

Fun day! Rabbit trail: I received a package from Lime Crime Makeup today… FANTASTIC! I had never tried their products before, but they are quickly climbing to the top of my “favorites” list.  The lipstick [which is gluten free!] stayed on through eating and drinking tea.  Exquisite.  Can’t wait to try out the eye shadow tomorrow! Thanks Lime Crime!

Paleo Day 12: Complete with tasty jerky and fabulous cosmetics.

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Paleo: Day 11

I was really curious about how breakfast world turn out… because this morning, I cooked Ginger Eggs.  Sounds odd, tastes amazing!  Way happy with how they turned out, could definitely taste an Asian influence.  Delicious.

Got some sister-time with Tooti this morning, super fun and she helped me plan a surprise for Mom… more on that later.

I boiled some beets (best song for cooking beets? Beat It. Also, try busting out some of those dance moves the next time you go grocery shopping.) for a beet-apple salad to go with the cod for lunch… A few days ago, I didn’t know what a beet looked like (other than the canned kind).  I sure had never cooked one before!  The salad was definitely tasty and while beets don’t make my “LOVE it” list, it was a fun experience and different type of treat.  The fish was delish.  Side Note: Beets WILL stain you hands.  A lot.

I cooked some chicken and cauliflower in the crockpot for dinner and it was time to start the surprise… I saw this recipe on FastPaleo.com for Paleo Brownies this morning and after some thought (and sneaking help from Tooti), I decided that it would make a nice surprise for Mom this evening.  I’m so proud of her for doing so well (and being open to) going Paleo that I wanted to do something nice to surprise her.

So, when we were out, we picked up some 85% Lindt Dark Chocolate… and after insisting that Mom take a break and have some tea in the living room… I made the brownies.

OH. MY. GOODNESS.

When I took the brownies out of the oven and surprised Mom with them, she was happily shocked! She had no idea that I was making brownies!  Best brownies ever.  I mean EVER. Of any kind.  They were DELICIOUS. We paired them with coconut whipped cream too… best ever.

So good! Mom was surprised, it was amazing.

Thanks to FastPaleo.com and Nutty Kitchen for the scrumdiddlyumtious recipes!!

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