I mentioned briefly that my wonderful husband bought me a Vitamix for Christmas, and I haven’t done a ton of stuff with it, but I love it. It’s so powerful and easy to use. My 2 favourite things to make are fresh salsa and smoothies.
Yesterday I discovered the yummiest smoothie I’ve ever had and I just had to share.
I picked up some leeks the other day, and I was contemplating making a leek soup. I wasn’t sure where to go with it, but I decided to try something different, and I created a creamy yam & leek soup! Of course, it’s paleo, and it’s super delicious!
It’s always tough during holidays to keep with a paleo meal, but thankfully, I have some very understanding family members, and that make things a lot easier.
We have a big family. Well, Jay has 2 big sides to his family, whereas my family is actually really small. This weekend, we had 1 dinner with his mom’s side, 1 dinner with his dad’s side, and 1 dinner with my family. Yep, a lot of family dinners over 1 weekend!
So, how do I make sure that I am not starving or making bad choices?
This was an accidental recipe. I was making an onion & mushroom side dish, and when I covered it to cook, the amount of liquid produced was so great that I decided to go with it, and make it into a mushroom soup!
I started my Whole 30 journey on Tuesday January 29th, and the first week is now in the books. I did fantastic, if I do say so myself. I had no cheats, and quite honestly no problems. Didn’t know I was doing a Whole 30? I blogged about it here. I’m experimenting with different recipes that satisfy both Jay and I, as well as figuring out portions so that we each have enough food for lunch. And I’m definitely sticking with my motto for the month, to READ THE LABEL!
Wonder what I’ve been eating or some my best tips?
As I mentioned yesterday, I made 2 solid new recipes on Saturday for our potluck dinner, the Bacon & Yam dish I blogged about yesterday, and a slow cooker pulled pork recipe. I usually make another version of slow cooker pulled pork, but decided to switch it up. This one is less smokey, more salty, and has the obvious addition of the oh-so-loved BACON!
Last week, I was in a slump when it came to food, and I decided to do a healthy re-start for the month of November, and just so you know, days 1-4.5 have been great, and I’m really feeling positive about everything.
My hardest meal, by far, is breakfast. I never have the time or energy in the morning to make anything, and if I haven’t prepped something, then I’m screwed.
Last week, I discovered frittatas!!! And OMG. So yummy. So easy. So PALEO.