Wednesday, May 15, 2013

If I wasn't convinced last time...

I sure am now! I had a late meeting last night. Pizza was delivered at the midpoint for dinner....I was hungry, I ate a piece. And I paid for it all night long. I thought my insides were going to turn inside out. So....yeah. Gluten is evil and must be stopped. This morning my awesome bistro veggie omelet was served with what looked to be an *AMAZING* lemon scone.....and I didn't touch it. Lesson learned. #proud

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Squash & Zucchini Skewers

Stupid simple BBQ side dish that is 100% paleo today! :) I took these up to my mom's BBQ today and they were a big hit. Simply yellow summer squash and zucchini, cut into thick slices. I squeezed a lemon over them all, and then drizzled some olive oil and then hit them with salt, fresh black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. You could also add some onion, asparagus, etc. The sky's the limit! :)

Throw them on the grill over hot coals for about 5 mins per side and enjoy! :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Pineapple/Mango Salsa

Blogging this is kind of an afterthought, so bear with me. I had a couple mangos and a very ripe pineapple that needed to be used, so I thought I would throw together a pineapple/mango salsa. I basically followed my rule about pico de gallo--equal parts cilantro, onion and tomato with a bit of jalapeno--but without tomato, of course. I made approximately 12 cups of this salsa and served it over grilled pork chops and salads last night (OMG YUMMMM!!!). Everyone around me has been going to town munching on it and putting it on top of things all day today. I can confirm that it is awesome with multigrain tortilla chips (BAD husband for bringing those into the house!!), celery sticks, and green bell pepper slices. :)

What you need:
1 medium sized pineapple
2-3 very ripe mangos
2 red onions
1 bunch of cilantro
2-4+ jalapeno peppers

No brainer, really. Basically, just dice everything uber tiny and mix it all together. I used 2 jalapenos, and it barely had any I've been adding another jalapeno to just about every 8 ounce jar as I serve it and it is perfectly hot for my tastes. :)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Husband Post

One of the most satisfying things about this whole endeavor is my husband. There has been a box of single serve packs of Oreos--his favorite food in the world--on top of our fridge for months now. The husband knows they are there. They are within plain sight of even our children. Yet no one has touched the last three packages in it. They just sit there all lonely and ignored waiting for SOMEONE to acknowledge their presence, and I love it. My husband, the TOTAL soda junkie, is even drinking WATER at home 100% of the time now. I am in utter awe watching his habits change right along with my own and it is one of the most rewarding things I have ever experienced.

Cheater, Cheater

So....I "cheated" yesterday big time and had a cheeseburger from one of the better not-fast-food restaurants in town. It was on a brioche bun and OMG was it ever yummy. But, it cost me....dearly. I was soooooo ill all night after eating it. Serves me right, I suppose. Lesson learned. Well played, paleo gods. Well played.