Hold on bandwagon, wait for me!!

Soooo, this weekend, I incorporated a couple of not so paleo things into my diet. First, friday night I wanted pizza in a baaaaaad way! So, I found a recipe for the infamous cauliflower pizza crust that had a bit of cheese in it…so of course I added cheese to my pizza as well. It was DELICIOUS, a taste spectacular even! I think I actually prefer it over its doughy counterpart! Well the next morning, I had leftover ,prepared, crust ingredients, so I made a breakfast pizza, which was also fantabulous!!!

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Now, I know there is a lot of debate about whether cheese is paleo or not, but in my opinion, paleo or not, its definitely one of those things that I have portion control issues with…..i really heart cheese….. So, I will allow transgressions such as these here and there but cheese cannot be a regular feature in my diet.

My real sin came saturday (there’s that waterfall effect I was talking about). I went to a friends house, who happens to be a world famous baker (well, not really, but she should be…and lucky me, I actually have two friends who fall in this category). Anywho, she had made a really yummy, gluten-free, vanilla, cake with REAL ,homemade, buttercream frosting, that I literally just wanted to bathe in (don’t you judge me!). So I had…some.

I am not riddled with guilt over my decisions. I enjoyed them at time of consumption, and I will enjoy them again one day. But today, I am back in action. And I’m happy about it. I really love eating paleo and I love how eating paleo make me feel.

And just for giggles, im totally giving you the pizza recipe, just in case you are a cheese-eating paleo-er.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees

1c steamed, riced, cauliflower
1c. Shredded (not grated) parmesean
1 egg
1/2 tbsp each of garlic powder, basil, and oregano

Mix all ingredients well. Grease a baking sheet with coconut oil. Spread crust mix out fairly thin on to baking sheet. Then bake for about 25 minutes or until golden brown all over. Pull it out and let it cool down while u prep toppings.

Once you add your toppings, place pizza under broiler just until toppings are brown, and or cheese has melted!

For my breakfast pizza I chopped up a fried egg, and 2 slices of bacon. I used pesto as my base, and topped it with cheddar.

Later, i’ll share last nights supper recipe. Artichoke Chicken Bake a la Mark Sisson!

Happy Trails!!

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BACON!!!

I LOVE bacon! Glorious, salty, crispy, bacon which produces,a nectar for the gods when fried in my pan! And for those of us that think the primal/paleo lifestyle is best, bacon seems to be universally loved and adored.

Tonight I reinvented yet another meal. I used to make this dish that featured bacon like a fine piece of art at a museum. I dont know what its called, I learned how to make it from a friend, but its ingredients included 1pound of bacon, 1c of brown sugar, 1c of vinegar, I diced red delicious apple, and a shredded head of cabbage……and I wonder why I have a weight problem……Anywho, the end product was mind-blowing carmelized, sweet n’ salty, perfectly crunchy, taste explosion!!! And I reinvented it to meet my new lifestyle, and here is what I did:

INGREDIENTS

1medium purple cabbage shredded
2 Gala Apples, cored and chopped
2T frozen apple juice concentrate
1C Apple Cider Vinegar
12oz of bacon (good quality please!)
16oz grass-fed ground beef

Chop the bacon, fry it up, reserve drippings in pan, set cooked bacon aside. Brown beef in same pan, keep those dripping, and set beef aside. In a large pot, over med-high heat, combine drippings and cabbage, vinegar, and juice concentrate. Now stir and cover with lid. When it really starts to wilt, throw in apples, bacon, and beef. Cover again, let the apples start to get really tender, so just a few minutes. Remove lid and stir, stir, stir! The goal here is to CARMELIZE the cabbage! You’ll know its done when all excess liquid is cooked off..

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Now, im telling you, this turned out delicious. The juice and sweeter variety apple, worked well as a replacer for the brown sugar. The beef was thrown in cause I had some and wanted to kick up the protein content. Best of all, the kids approved AGAIN and the hubby ate 2 plates. This also made a lot, so I have plenty of leftovers for our lunches tomorrow….or breakfast!

For those of you who are freaking out about the fat content, I strongly encourage you to do some research. Mark’s Daily Apple and Everyday Paleo are great sites to learn about this “new” way of looking at nutrition.

As for my day, it was another success! I had a wee headache again this afternoon. I havent broken free of my diet soda addiction but I have cut waaaay back. My next goals are to increase my water intake and to get moving! Ive just about kicked my cold, so i’ll soon be ready to break a sweat and bust a move! Watch out Jessica Alba!!