Monday, 30 December 2013

My first copy of Nom Nom Paleo's Food for Humans cookbook finally arrived (I had two on order - one from Chapters Indigo and one from Amazon).  I had pre-ordered one cookbook from Amazon months ago when it was first announced but when I was advised that Amazon wouldn't be shipping until January 2nd, 2014, I ordered a copy from Chapters Indigo on-line that they guaranteed would arrive before Christmas.

Of course, it didn't arrive until December 27th.  To top it off, when I went to cancel the one from Amazon, I discovered it shipped on December 17th (hasn't arrived yet).  When it does arrive, I am going to give it as a gift to Beautiful Oldest Granddaughter, as I am trying to get her interested in cooking more Paleo meals for her and her Dad.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Paleo Yorkshire Pudding

Roast beef and Yorkshire Pudding - an English favourite.  Did I mention that Paleo Grandad is English?

As it was just the two of us for Christmas dinner, I didn't want to make a whole turkey and be eating it for days after so we opted for roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.

I had found a Paleo Yorkshire pudding recipe from Paleo Cupboard that looked great , was easy and only used a few ingredients.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Chicken Curry and Paleo Naan

I got to sleep in this morning, something that never happens.  I'm must be getting into holiday mode.  The only drawback to getting up later is the stores (and the parking lots) are packed.  Once there, however, I picked up all my supplies for Christmas and Boxing Day dinner and got out of there as fast as I could!

It is just me and Paleo Grandad for Christmas Dinner, but Boxing Day will be Oldest Son and Youngest Son and four granddaughters ranging in age from eight to 19 years old.  We will open presents, eat great food and play games - can't wait.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Sunday Brunch with Biscuits

Sunday on a cold winter morning, though the huge dump of snow we had yesterday is almost gone - that's winter in Vancouver.

Sunday brunch, and as I have always loved biscuits and was inspired to try to Paleo-ize a recipe I saw on a cooking show on television yesterday, and the results were really good - here's the recipe for everyone to try - bet you can't just eat one.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Making Magic!

It's the first day of my 17 straight days off work!  Yay, me! There are so many things I want to do that the days will whip by.  One thing I am going to do is try some new recipes, something I am usually too tired to do except on weekends.

Today, I decided to make magic - Magic Mushroom Powder (Nomnom Paleo) and Magic Dust (The Clothes Make the Girl) new Well Fed 2 cookbook.  Both are seasonings for meat and vegetables but they are quite different.  The Magic Mushroom Powder has a salty, hot, mushroomy umami that adds a lot of flavour to meat.  The Magic Dust is sooooo good, I could eat it with a spoon!

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

As in most offices this time of year, the cookies and candy have been non-stop and you have to have great willpower to walk by it all the time without sampling. 

I have pretty strong willpower... except for chocolate.  I am not crazy about chocolates, but I do love chocolate.  My favourite is milk chocolate (Galaxy milk chocolate bars from England are the best) but, by now most of us have heard, really dark chocolate is much better for you.  You can only eat so much dark chocolate.  (That's probably why it's better for you.)

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Happy Sunday!  It is also Paleo Grandad's and my 19th wedding anniversary.  Unfortunately, things still need to get done anniversary or not - laundry and cooking for the week ahead.  After Coronation Street (big Corrie fan), I put a small pork shoulder in my small crockpot for Nom Nom Paleo's Kalua Pork for dinner.

Youngest Son has a friend whose family owns a grass-fed beef farm and, even though they are regularly sold out of sides, halves or quarters of beef, we are lucky enough to get in on some grass fed ground beef, stew beef, breakfast sausage - and this week - beef bones, and beef tenderloin at an amazing price.  Bonus, they have a friend who has a bee farm and I was able to get a big jar of raw honey.  They also have pick-up only a few blocks from us - double bonus.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Vancouver is not known for cold (relatively speaking) weather, but here it is anyway.  Beautiful blue skies, frigid wind from the north and -4.  I know, I know, that is not really cold compared to my parents -32 degrees in Alberta but, I'm sorry to say, Vancouverites are winter wimps.

I went out yesterday and finished my Christmas shopping - yay!  After Christmas shopping I had to pick up a few groceries at Save-On and I found three things you might be interested in:
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