Remember that time when I was Paleo for three weeks? Yeah, that didn’t turn out well; it’s not a lifestyle I can commit to. And you’re all thinking ‘duh, you bake cookies every other day!’ Yeah, well, …. um… shut up! I’m glad I tried it though, because I learned a lot of cool stuff about food and cooking, like, cauliflower can be made into ANYTHING!
I knew it made for good soup already. And remember those Cauliflower Wraps? Well now, I bring you… Cauliflower Rice!
Is there anything this beige Brassicaceae can’t do? Continue reading
Ok kids, I confess: I totally fell off the Paleo wagon last week. There were cookies, there was ice cream, there was frozen yogurt, there were chips, there were fries and there were donuts. Gaw! I was doing so well! Maybe too well. Maybe so strict that when I saw a plate full of cookies I couldn’t help but eat five, because who knew when I would see cookies again!?! Actually, I baked several batches of cookies last week and I honestly did a good job of only eating one, to make sure they tasted right, and packing the rest away. Hmmm, so maybe it really means that I totally lose all my discipline when I leave my own kitchen. Damnit. This is going to be hard. Especially with those damn Chick-Fil-A waffle fries calling me like sirens to the drive-thru window… do you hear that? Continue reading
Paleo breakfast food is not pretty. It is genius, it is delicious, it is filling, but it is not going on the cover of Taste of Home anytime soon. Must be something about the grey/brown of sausage mixed with the fluorescent green and orange of the vegetables. Combine that with egg yolks and you have… mud.
This recipe is genius. It is easy, it is tasty, it is filling, but it is not pretty. Even the original version that used sweet potato was putting lipstick on a pig when it came time for photos.
This was the first “Paleo” meal I made. I wanted something for breakfast that tasted good and got me through to lunch, but that I didn’t have to spend much time on in the morning. Enter a lovely lass named Juli, her blog PaleOMG and a crockpot. Continue reading
I’ve been embarking on a food adventure of a different kind the last couple weeks. It started when I was eating a slab of frozen cookie dough like a slice of deep dish pizza, which happened to occur the day after I ate half a box of Girl Scout Tagalongs in one sitting, and I thought ‘Is it any wonder I have no energy and live in a constant state of heartburn? I am not 16 anymore. My body can’t take this kind of abuse.’ Especially when I wasn’t even hungry. I know I’m the Hungry Redhead and all, but more and more I find myself mindlessly eating. I kept telling myself to eat healthier, but somehow eating oatmeal for breakfast, a salad for lunch and vegetable stir-fry for diner meant it was okay to eat half a chocolate cake before I went to bed.
So I needed to do something more drastic. I needed something strict, with rules. I needed something that forced me to cut back on my sugar intake… I needed to go Paleo.
Actually, I’d say I’ve gone Pagen, because I still make several violations to the Paleo doctrine (which varies a lot anyway depending on who you talk to). And how am I supposed to keep baking if I’m not allowed flour and sugar? Continue reading
Apparently the Paleo Pancakes trend has come and gone. Throughout January, my post on Simple Paleo Pancakes (the kind that involves one banana and two eggs) was pulling big traffic into my site. Either everyone has now figured out how to make the two-ingredient paleo pancakes and no longer needed to search, or everyone has given up on eating healthy and is making thick and fluffy buttermilk pancakes these days. I, however, will resurrect the paleo pancake today. I will be Justin Timberlake : I’m bringing Paleo Pancakes back. Continue reading
I’m back! Things have been a wee bit crazy the last couple of days, but we’ll talk about that another time. Instead, let’s talk about what everyone else is talking about: it’s cold! Sort of. In Atlanta, people are freaking out because highs are only in the 40’s. Back in Wisconsin, people annoyed that the temperature has been in the teens all week.
I love freaking people out with stores of winter weather in Wisconsin. What surprises people the most is that it’s the cold, not the snow, that generally caused problems. Snow can be removed. Snow can be prepared for. Snow melts. Snow is pretty. No amount of outerwear can prepare you for negative 12 degrees. It can not be shoveled aside. It is not pretty.
I clearly remember having more school cancellations because of freezing temperatures than snow. There was even a glorious day in fourth grade where we had two straight days of no school because it was so cold. Why, might you ask, do they cancel school when it’s cold? Do schools in Wisconsin not have heat? Well yes they do, but they also have a lot of kids that get to school via bus and if you can’t wait outside for the bus without getting frostbite within 40 seconds, then it’s difficult to get to school (even if your parents did build you a little shack at the end of your 1/2 mile long driveway).That and I’m pretty sure the teachers would have revolted at the thought of a full day of school without any recess.
Basically, growing up in those types of conditions (and ice fishing) is what prepares one to go to Green Bay Packer games at Lambeau Field shirtless. Continue reading