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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 21

Today I cooked Turkey-Bacon-Carrot Quiche… it was phenomenal. The coconut milk in it made it taste creamy, almost like there was cheese in it!

For lunch we had leftovers chicken breast from last night with red chard cashew stir-fry.  I didn’t know what chard was a couple of days ago, but I have to say, it was amazing!

I cooked Paleo Tacos for dinner with a Purple Cabbage Slaw… AMAZING! Thanks Tooti for pointing me to the recipe!  None of us missed the taco shells at all… the flavors were delicious!

Went for a walk today, the weather was perfect… and saw a tarantula on the sidewalk… EWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!

I rode a little over 10 miles on a stationary bike today… while watching Food Network…  (NEVER thought that I actually WANT to watch something on Food Network at the gym… and enjoy it?!) I learned a new way to chop onions and different herbs to put with lamb… awesome!

It’s kind of crazy to think that 22 days ago I didn’t cook.  Now I do… and I LOVE it. They say it takes 21 days to develop a habit – this is day 21.  I like it!!! Thanks Robb Wolf and The Paleo Solution!!!!

Tomorrow starts week… 4?!? Wow!!!

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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 17

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

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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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Paleo: Day 8

We had turkey bacon, applesauce, and walnuts for breakfast.  I wouldn’t have thought about combining the 3 into a meal, but it was great!

I made a salad with grilled chicken for lunch and the flavor was incredible.  It’s possibly my favorite salad now.  It was so good that Mom asked if I could “put a star” by the recipe (as a favorite).  Awesome.

After lunch, I went ahead and got the rest of the salad ready for our snack, so when I got back from Zumba with Mom (Woohoo Mom!) I just threw it all into a bowl and mixed it up.  I’m learning that planning ahead definitely helps.

For dinner I steamed veggies and cooked some steak.  I haven’t really done steak that much, ever, so I kind of guessed on the spices.  Salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika was the combination today and it turned out to be a winner.  Sooo good!!

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Paleo: Day 6

Today for breakfast, I cooked a Western Omelet with the BEST turkey bacon ever (from Applegate Farms) and sweet potato hash.  The sweet potato totally looked like a moustache.  AWE.SOME.  It tasted intensely amazing.  Best breakfast so far! I think I could eat it everyday.  Between that and the spaghetti last night, I think I’d be set… 😉

For lunch I cooked some chicken breast and precooked some for the snack later and breakfast tomorrow.  I served it with some broccoli that I reheated from a previous meal.

While lunch finished cooking, I went ahead and packaged up our snacks for later since I knew we’d be out and about.  When we left I put our snacks into a small ice chest (that Mom surprised me with!) and took it with us, it worked out great!

We went grocery shopping for the food for the next few days and it was so nice to have our snacks with us! Waaaay easier to shop on a not-empty stomach.

When we got home I reheated the last of the crockpot roast and made a cooked broccoli slaw with a side salad.  Delicious.

Day 6: Completed. and tasty.

Day 6: Breakfast!

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