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Things I learned in 30 days… or Paleo: Day 31

  1. I learned that anyone really CAN cook.  Ratatouille says it best: 
  2. I learned that I really DO feel better on Paleo… and this song definitely represents how I was feeling “OK” but not great.   It’s a good reminder to keep going forward, or as Lewis Carroll wrote, “I can’t go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
  3. I learned what beets look like.
  4. I now know what a jicama tastes like.
  5. Miracles happen: I like mushrooms now. I also love cooking now.
  6. Planning ahead is your friend.
  7. Planning ahead makes my life easier.
  8. I don’t miss dairy.
  9. I like coconut milk
  10. Never discount something just because you think the combination of foods is weird.  I actually didn’t cook anything that I didn’t end up liking.
  11. You can make time to eat right.
  12. Eating well is a commitment.
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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!!

P.S. I submitted a slogan on Threadless that you can vote on here.  Please vote it up, especially if college taught you to appreciate a good nap. 🙂 Thanks!

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