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Paleo: Day 27

I made Acorn Squash Hash with Tukey Bacon for breakfast… it took a while for the squash to cook (I had never cooked an acorn squash before…also, they’re kind of impossible to peel…) but it was well worth it! It tasted amazing and the flavor was definitely one that suits the season.

For lunch, I baked some butternut squash (which I had never done before) it was fantastic!  I’m thinking that I could make a really good pumpkiny-flavored pie out of a butternut squash at a later date. I also cooked up some tasty beef that was absolutely delicious.  I mixed up a dressing (recipe from The Paleo Solution) that was absolutely fabulous.  It might be my new favorite dressing.

For dinner… I made… Paleo PIZZA!!!!!! (which we ate while watching The Biggest Loser… it’s okay though because it’s actually good for us. For real!)  😀 It was sooooo fantastic! We pre-baked the crust for about 9 minutes before adding on the toppings and that seemed to work out really well.  Oh. My. Goodness. I realized that I didn’t even miss the cheese factor, when I told Mom and Tooti this, they said they didn’t miss it either.  It was amazing, Tooti said it’s the “best pizza crust ever”… and I have to agree, scrumdiddlyumtious!

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Paleo: Day 26

Today for breakfast, I cooked turkey bacon and eggs and an apple hash (happy Johnny Appleseed day!).  It smelled soooo good and tasted awesome. I love apples.

We had salads with crockpot roast for lunch, which was fast, tasty, and extremely easy.

I cooked Almond Chicken for dinner… delicious! It was the perfect balance of flavors; it really reminded me of when Mom used to get Almond Chicken from a Chinese restaurant.

I got my first ever manicure today with Mom and Tooti, we got the shellac manicures… fabulous and the polish is sooo shiny and is totally dry once it sets! I have a plummy raisin color on my nails, it’s really nice for Fall… and it’s purple! 😀

We tried a new kind of Coconut Chai (by Zhena’s Gypsy Tea) today too… it is incredible.  The coconut adds a nice rounded sweetness to the heaviness of the black tea, it’s a nice full flavored tea… wonderful. 🙂

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Paleo: Day 25

Today for breakfast, I cooked a turkey bacon, spinach, onion, and egg scramble for breakfast and we had some applesauce for snack.

For lunch today, we had salads with the leftover roasted veggies from last night and some crockpot roast.  Mmmmm, so good!!

I cooked a curried veggie and salmon mix for dinner, which was easy and really tasty.  I’m shocked at how much I LOVE coconut milk now; it’s like my favorite ingredient.  I love it in tea, on Paleo Brownies, in curries, and it almost tastes like cheese or sour cream (especially if cold, when it thickens) on the side of egg dishes.

Day 25!!  The Amazing Race started today, seems like it will be a good season.  Couldn’t believe the girls got the passport back, Twitter to the rescue!

Tomorrow is Johnny Appleseed day… so have an apple and celebrate. 🙂

 

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Paleo: Day 24

For breakfast today, we had leftover roast, eggs, and a side of applesauce… perfect combination of flavors for me!

For lunch, we had salads with tuna, raisins, walnuts, and bell peppers.  The raisins really complemented the tuna flavor, it was an unexpected nice pairing.

I roasted some veggies and sweet potatoes in the oven to go with leftover roast for dinner… delicious! Extremely easy too!

At the grocery store today, we noticed that they carried The Paleo Solution in their book section! So happy! I had to get a picture. 🙂

Learned today what a Delicata squash looks like… also learned that they’re hard to find around here this time of year… and that the texture is supposedly similar to that of a butternut squash. So I got a butternut squash.  This tidbit was brought to you by the helpful people at the Farmer’s Market. 😀

Plus… this was the box on the squash display at the store. Awesome squash.

Marketing Win.

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Paleo: Day 23

For breakfast, we had boiled eggs (I boiled them last night… planning ahead!) with some walnuts and berries.  Mmmmm…

Lunch was really easy too; we had leftovers from last night’s dinner… burgers and veggies, yummy!

We all wanted a tasty treat today and I had been snooping around on the Fast Paleo site and ran across this recipe for Paleo Frappucinos… they were OUTSTANDING.  I was shocked at how they were the perfect balance of sweetness and flavor.  Fabulous!!! Oh so good!!! 😀

I cooked a roast in the crockpot today, so for dinner all I had to do was roast some veggies in the oven and slice the meat.  So good!!! The meat was delicious!!

Funny… a truck with a trailer was driving by and for a second… it looked like there was a Narwhal (yes, a Narwhal) in the back of their trailer.  It ended up being some sort of construction equipment with a mop handle standing in it… not nearly as exciting as a Narwhal… but hey!

If you need a tasty treat, try the Paleo Frap (makes me think of Admiral Ackbar: “It’s a Frap!”)… you’ll be glad ya did! 😉

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Paleo: Day 22

Today seemed like a good day to wear my Modern Gypsies shirt… so I did. 🙂

For breakfast today, I cooked some eggs with raspberries, blackberries, and almonds on the side.

We had leftover tacos and cabbage slaw for lunch… yummy!  Mom surprised me with some new spatulas after we went grocery shopping.  I LOVE spatulas.  Thanks Mom! 😀

I cooked Teriyaki Portobello Burgers with steamed broccoli and squash for dinner… sooo good!!! I didn’t like (loathed, despised, couldn’t stand) mushrooms a few days ago… but after the Portobello sloppy joes, I think they are amazing! I actually REALLY like mushrooms now… go figure! They are delicious! 🙂

I watched The Biggest Loser premier last night… so good, this looks like it’s going to be a great season, the contestants seem to really care about each other.  New trainers… Dolvett Quince is hardcore, totally motivating, and might be my new favorite trainer on the show.

Today starts Week 4 of Paleo!!! 😀

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Paleo: Day 17

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

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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 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 10

The water-leak got fixed today!!! Yay for running water!

I cooked some turkey bacon for breakfast, served with applesauce and some almond butter. FANTASTIC.

We went to the Farmer’s Market today, the weather was nice and it was fun to be out.  I picked up some ingredients for the next few days and everyone was so nice!  One lady even threw in a yellow onion with the purple ones that I bought, definitely a kind surprise.

For lunch, we had leftover steak on salads… yummy! (and easy!)

Apparently today was National Lacemaking Day (UK maybe?).  I don’t make lace, but I figured it was a good day to start the beef jerky making process.  Because jerky is totally like… um, meat’s version of lace… right? 😉 Anyway, we found a great marinade recipe that I mixed up and Mom sliced up the meat… go teamwork! The jerky’s marinating now.

For dinner, I cooked chicken curry again… so good! This time, I also cooked a cucumber soup, I was a bit hesitant, but happily shocked when it tasted AMAZING.

Woohoo! Day 10: Done!

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