Paleo: less is more

Sometimes it takes the simplest of things to jumpstart our thinking. Simba (pictured above) and Nala, our 12 year old cat rescues (although I still don’t know what they were rescued from) have gorgingly eaten the same food for 12 years. A couple of weeks ago, Simba’s extreme bout with vomiting prompted a trip to the vet. Lots…

Honey glazed brussel sprouts

Roasted brussel sprouts….they’re easy, healthy and delicious. When I first started cooking brussel sprouts, I would drown them in water and end up with healthy mush. Now, I like them tender-firm and slightly seasoned. Impeccably delicious. I think that’s how they’re supposed to be cooked. If you haven’t tried them, try them; they’re amazing and are…

Gluten free fried okra

Okra is one of those veggies you either love it or not. I LOVE okra! Gimme okra fried, baked, in soups and stews – it’s just good stuff. My favorite would have to be breaded. However, breaded takes on a new meaning when it comes to Paleo. After the Paleo movement, one thing I missed…

Bring on the plantains

Last summer when my husband was in full UC flare mode, due to the foods we were limited to eating at the time, I tried to switch things up with plantains. Not real sure of how to proceed with them, I checked out my big ‘ole virtual cookbook and found the simplest way to prepare…

One way to save a recipe flop

My son asked for a vanilla cake. Wanting it to be healthy and delicious, I started looking for recipes (Paleo) online. I came across one named “My Famous Vanilla Cake (Moist and Heavenly). The cake pictured made my mouth water just looking at it. The recipe had been reposted on Pinterest, and numerous other sites….

Paleo blueberry muffins

I’m not sure why being snowed in makes you want to eat, but over the past two days I’ve made homemade pimento cheese, a spa-ghetti-artichoke-mushroom dish, vegetable soup, venison meatloaf, creamed potatoes, peas and carrots, hot wings, cinnamon-orange-pineapple ‘joe’, and some blueberry muffins. There’s only two of us!!! At any rate, cruising Facebook, it appears…

Most important foods to buy organic – the “Dirty Dozen”

If you’re making a Paleo diet transition or trying to establish a clean eating lifestyle, it can be expensive to go at it in one fell swoop. Below are the number one foods that should always be purchased from organic sources. They’re commonly referred to as the “Dirty Dozen.” Government standards allow non-organic commercial growers…

Spa-ghetti

Sometimes cravings get the best of me. Today, it happened to be spaghetti. Or, I should say, spa-ghetti. What’s the difference? Spa-ghetti is like a trip to the spa for your health and digestive system. Whhaaat? Spa-ghetti compared to spaghetti Spaghetti squash is lower in carbs and calories than spaghetti noodles, yet contains enough fiber…

When you stray from Paleo…

The absence of gluten makes Paleo a positive thing for me. After eating gluten-free (way before Paleo), I had significant improvement in my morning stiffness, neck/joint pain and allergies. I’ve tested negative for celiac and celiac sprue so it’s kind of befuddling. At any rate, I can tell you what I experience when I do eat gluten after being…

Paleo favorites

Everyone has favorites. Favorite teacher, favorite drink, favorite sport, favorite hobby, favorite color, favorite food. When it comes to Paleo, we have favorites too. Favorite dish, favorite seasoning, favorite cooking method and so on. I’m curious what your favorites are? Mine would have to be a recipe my daughter made called Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip…

Paleo doesn’t count, literally

One doesn’t have to know formulas or how to use a calculator to eat Paleolithically. It’s a fact, Paleo doesn’t count. Paleo doesn’t count calories. Paleo doesn’t count carbs. Paleo doesn’t count any nutritional data. For many, that’s what makes it so appealing. If anything, the Paleo way of eating is a closer look at history…

Paleo & Juliet, about the name…

Paleo and Juliet – it’s a catchy name. My daughter came up with it. I liked it and thought it’d be a perfect fit. Paleo is for Paleo and Juliet, well, it’s for everything else! There’s too much that goes on in life for me to focus strictly on Paleo (in case I haven’t mentioned, we…