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It’s About Time for Protein

Let’s talk about protein. With a strict Paleo diet, protein is extremely important for everyday nutrition and to fuel intense workouts. While Paleo often gets labeled as “low carb”, but it is really an emphasis on HIGH-QUALITY protein. I get plenty of carbs from vegetables and non-grain starches. However, my protein choices are more intentional …

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Paleo Confessions: I eat bones

Just over a year ago, I was cooking a chicken for some soup. After I took all the meat off the bones,  I found myself holding a plastic freezer bag full of nothing but bones. I remember a time when I ate boneless everything. I wanted boneless chicken, boneless steaks, boneless turkey. Bones were no …

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Make it Real Monday-Reductions

One of the things I missed after Celiac disease diagnosis was gravy. I thought all “sauce” was a flour-based gravy. All gravy involved using white flour so I knew my gravy days were over. Then I bought a stainless steel pan and the wide world of reductions was opened to me. I learned that brown …

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Paleo Breakfast on-the-go

Lately, a quick glance at my planner reveals that my breakfasts are lacking in quality. Coffee is fine and dandy but it’s not very filling and it doesn’t set me up for better meals during the day. It never fails. If I eat a good breakfast, I make better food choices during the day. And …

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The Tuesday is lurking…

Today is my Monday. And I’m a little frightened…. Today is my first day back to work/school since my procedure and it’s going to be a long day. However…I think I need that right now. I need to stay busy and keep my mind focused on teaching my students and after-school tutoring. I can do …

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The 2014 Dirty Dozen

A few years ago, I wrote a post talking about the current “Dirty Dozen” which is the top 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residue. A lot of people have an interest in choosing pesticide-free organic foods, but cannot afford to switch to 100% organic or they do not have an organic source …

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Salad days and nights

What happens when I’m tired but I’m hungry and yet I have a metric ton of salad greens from the market in my fridge? This. Breakfast over greens. I made this a few weeks ago and decided this was a good time to make it again. I once thought that only “salad vegetables” could go …

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What to do with bolted vegetables

  I cooked mine and ate them! What are bolted vegetables? When vegetable plants “bolt”, that means they focus all energy into reproducing. They very quickly produce stalks of flowers and seeds and stop focusing on producing leaves and the vegetable. What causes bolting? Hot soil. When the air temperatures settle into the heat of …

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3 Things Thursday

1. Everyday Paleo The blog AND the first book, Everyday Paleo. I knew of Sarah Fragoso, but I didn’t become enthralled with her until I met her in Austin. Her 20 minutes on the stage were packed with essential information that resonated with me and I have not stopped reading. At the core of her …

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