Sunday, 28 April 2013

On Sunday afternoons I usually prepare food for the week ahead (even if it is just chopping vegetables), so when I arrive home in the early evening I don't have to think too much about what's for dinner (and Paleo Grandad is waiting for dinner).  As I have leftovers for lunches from this weekend's meals, I decided I was in a baking mood (which I think may happen too often, but what can you do?), I got out a couple of recipes I've baked before and and couple of new ones. Besides, my friend Barry helps me with the techy side of my blog in exchange for baking - and I owe him.

I usually present him with the full sugar, full fat baked goods, but I thought maybe I can keep him as my unofficial tech if he likes the Paleo baked goods as much as Paleo Grandad and I do - and its better for him (just thinking of your health, Barry).  One of my beautiful stepdaughters in England is also looking for some healthy muffins - so two birds with one stone.

If you grew up "mid-century" - isn't that a scary word for baby boomers! - and were used to having a dessert of some sort after every dinner, you might find (as Paleo Grandad and I do), that your body expects something sweet.  It is a tough thing to get over after 60+ years of desserts, but at least I have some healthier options available.  Here are some low-carb alternatives to freeze for when we absolutely need something sweet.  Believe me - it is much better than crossing the street for a Pecan Mudslide at the Dairy Queen (don't - your body won't thank you).

So, this is what I made this afternoon:

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Friday night dinner - always a challenge as it is the end of a work week and I want something tasty and that doesn't take too long to put together.

I had thawed some chicken legs and threw together a quick tequila lime marinade before I left for work, put it all together in a plastic zip bag and left it to marinate until I got home about 4:30 p.m.  I prepared the Kale Salad first (as the vinaigrette softens the kale and seems to make easier to digest), while pre-heating the oven.  The drained chicken legs went into the oven on a foil-covered baking sheet.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Paleo Grandad is off tonight being an extra in a new TV CSI-type series being shot in Vancouver, so he will be eating movie set food tonight.  (It turned out he ate tofu, as the extras got to eat after the actors and that was all that was left.  He is suffering as a result but he sees the value to the Paleo lifestyle more every time he eats something that causes inflamation and gut problems - if I could just convince him to stop drinking diet sodas...but he says "It isn't going to happen".)

Sunday, 21 April 2013


If you are new to Paleo, there are many great (U.S.!) sites that can provide as much information as you need – I have provided some links you can check on the right hand side of this page.  In a nutshell, Paleo is short for Paleolithic.  This doesn't mean you have to hunt and gather your food the way our caveman ancestors did - we can use modern food production and make better choices. Paleo means you mostly eat foods that make you feel good.  
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