Posts Tagged ‘ paleo ’

2013 Christmas Menu

Tuesday December 24, 2013
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2013 Christmas Menu

Christmas is coming like a freight train and it’s all I can do to keep from getting flattened.  I am hosting Christmas dinner again, which I always do and love having family over.  My  menu will be almost identical to years past and be a mixture of paleo and non-paleo items.   We try...

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Primal Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon & Sweet Potato

Saturday August 31, 2013
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Primal Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon & Sweet Potato

This is fast becoming my favorite party food.  It’s perfect for potlucks, summer parties, or football tailgates.  While not perfectly paleo (it contains cream cheese), it’s pretty close and the addition of sweet potato reduces the amount of cream cheese required. Many bacon jalapeno recipes wrap the bacon around the jalapeno.  In this version,...

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Tips for Success on a Paleo/Whole 30 Challenge

Thursday February 21, 2013
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Tips for Success on a Paleo/Whole 30 Challenge

I was first introduced to the “paleo” style of eating when I participated in a nutrition challenge at my Crossfit gym last year.   I ended up being one of three winners.  We are getting ready to start another “Performance Nutrition Challenge” so I thought I’d share my tips for success. These tips should be helpful to anyone embarking...

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Coconut Shrimp Soup

Saturday January 26, 2013
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Coconut Shrimp Soup

With all this cold weather, I’ve been craving soup and was looking for something different than my usual fare.   After searching a bit on the interweb, I found a great looking recipe for Brazilian Shrimp Stew. I made a few alterations to suit my taste and my ingredients on hand.  Since I don’t know anything...

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Brunch at the Del Ray Café

Tuesday January 8, 2013
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Brunch at the Del Ray Café

After church on Sunday, I was craving breakfast food and looking to try something new.   We often eat out after church with my dad and my brother and his family, but on this day, it was just me and the kids.   After doing a little searching on UrbanSpoon (love that app!), I...

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Easy Peasy Paleo Spice Blend for Grilled Chicken (and more!)

Thursday December 13, 2012
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Easy Peasy Paleo Spice Blend for Grilled Chicken (and more!)

I try and plan my meals for the week and I usually have time to cook, but some nights are just crazy or somehow it’s 5 o’clock and I haven’t a clue what to make. For those nights, it’s chicken breasts to the rescue. Aside from time to defrost, it can be grilled in...

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Paleo Thanksgiving Inspiration

Monday November 19, 2012
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Paleo Thanksgiving Inspiration

No menu plan this week, Thanksgiving and my daughter’s 9th birthday are coming, so my culinary efforts are focused on those two events. Thankfully, I am not *in charge* of Thanksgiving, but will be providing some Paleo-rific sides to the Thanksgiving feast.   If you are looking for side dishes to round out your...

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Modern Gadgets for the Primal Kitchen

Friday November 16, 2012
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Modern Gadgets for the Primal Kitchen

Just because you eat like a caveman, doesn’t mean you have to rely on the same tools Grok used. Here’s a rundown of some of my favorite kitchen gadgets and tools that make it easier to cook paleo / primal meals.  You definitely don’t need all of these things, but you may find something...

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My One Year Crossfit Anniversary

Monday November 5, 2012
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My One Year Crossfit Anniversary

On November 1, 2011 I took my first foundations class.  On November 3rd, I participated in my first official Crossfit WOD. It’s now a year later, and according to my workout journal, I’ve logged 240 WODs since then.  I thought it would be fun to reflect on the impact Crossfit has made on my...

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Paleo Apple Crisp

Friday October 26, 2012
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Paleo Apple Crisp

We love apple crisp, but we don’t love gluten.  Fortunately, eating paleo doesn’t mean you have to give up this delicious fall dessert.  While my old apple crisp recipe is definitely yummy, we find this paleo-ified version quite tasty and way better for you. The nice thing about apple crisps is that they are not fussy (unlike...

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