I’ve been doing a lot of baking and dessert-y things on the blog this week.
No clue. It just seems like the right thing to do to stand in my kitchen and sweat with the oven on while I hand-wash bowls and pans and listen to the dishwasher run. I guess?
Anyway, I’ve also been cooking REAL food…you know, the kind that you would and should actually eat for dinner? The kind that fills your mouth with flavor and your tummy with wholesomeness? Yeah, I do that too. Just call me Superwoman.
So here’s the thing that I feel like I need to get off my chest: I don’t eat Paleo. Don’t do it now, won’t do it ever, no way. If you ask me any diet that cuts out entire food groups is not really something I want to become my lifestyle unless it’s 100% medically necessary. However, I WILL say that the thing I do like about the Paleo diet and the recipes that go with it is the fact that it really puts the emphasis on lean meats and lots of veggies. And after my gestational diabetes incident (and the fact that having gestational diabetes increases my risk of having Type II Diabetes later on in life) I have really tried to reign in on the excessive carbohydrates. Still have ’em every day and still LOOOOOOOOVE them, but I’m working on making the meat and veggies thing a bigger part of my everyday diet.
Phew. That feels better. Thanks for listening!
- 30 crockpot meals. Duh.
- 30 different meals that I can use for dinner inspiration.
- 30 different meals that I can make with lean meat and veggies. And then de-Paleo by adding bread on the side or whatever.
The first one I’ve tried is this Garlic Beef Stew and Savory Cauliflower Mash from Everyday Paleo and I just have to say that WOW it’s good! Full of flavor, easy to make, AND easy on the wallet. I didn’t change a thing EXCEPT for the cauliflower mash I bought a massive bag of frozen cauliflower and steamed that instead since it was less expensive that the sub-par fresh stuff in the produce section. I loved it, Nate loved it (and let’s just say that’s a big deal) and the leftovers were fabulous.
So even though this whole Paleo thing isn’t 100% my cup of carb- and dairy-laden tea, if all the meals are like this it’s definitely something we could incorporate into our meals more often than not!