Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Paleo Day 1

If you read my Beefy Mexican Lasagna post, you saw I started the Paleo thing. I decided I’m going to share with you what I ate.

If you don’t like it, no worries, I’ll be posting regular recipes too.


Except this. I had to take a Paleo sabbatical over the weekend for BlogHer Food (recap coming soon), so Sunday night I made Thai Coconut Rice Pudding.

You know, just to REALLY blow Paleo out of the water.

Do y’all like Thai food? I love it. And hopefully, *fingers crossed* I’ll be going to Thailand summer of 2014 for a family wedding!
I’m a good saver, I can do it.

Thai Coconut Rice Pudding is made from a black rice grain, really dark purple, called “Forbidden Rice.”
(You can find it through this affiliate link: Thai Black Cargo Rice, 5-Pound)

~ Oooh, I’m interested already.~

Cook it, add full fat coconut milk from a can and sugar.

BOOM. Thai Coconut Rice Pudding. Apparently in Thailand, they often eat this for breakfast.

It’s soooo goood y’all! A bit of a step away from my granny’s rice pudding. I used the Epicurious recipe, wouldn’t change a thing.

Serve it warm.


Ok, back to Paleo.


Breakfast: Poached eggs and pesto.

The pesto is a recipe from the Practical Paleo cookbook, I seriously love this book.

(Here’s an affiliate link: It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways and Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle)

Have you ever poached eggs in the microwave? My new favorite shortcut!

I microwave 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon vinegar for 2 minutes.
Crack in 2 eggs, and add to the hot water.
Cover with a plate, and microwave for 1 minute more.

Perfection! The whites are slightly loose, but way quicker than the stovetop version.


Lunch/Dinner: Spaghetti on spaghetti squash

Ever cooked spaghetti squash? New easy tip I just learned. Poke a bunch of holes with a fork or knife, and microwave the sucker for 10 minutes. WAY easier than trying to cut it in half without removing my thumb (gosh I sure like my thumbs) and way quicker.

And way easier than heating up my whole 900 sq foot house in the summer with the oven on!

Microwave the heck out of it, cut it in half (you’ll need hot pads), throw away the seeds, and scrape the inside with a fork.


Yeah, it’s a little different, but all I can tell you is that I’ve been feeling GREAT – when I actually follow the plan with no grains, sugar, and dairy.

Sugar seems to be the biggest problem causer for me at the moment.

Anyways, then I just cooked up hamburger meat and added a jar of all natural spaghetti sauce.
True paleo would be homemade, but hey, I’m getting back on the Paleo train after a crazy weekend.

Last note:

I’ve signed up for eMeals and absolutely, whole heartedly love it. No, they don’t know I’m writing this, it’s not a sponsored post for them, I just really love it! They have all different meal plans: meals for 2, diabetic, clean eating, paleo, classic meals, low-fat, and on and on.

I paid $21 for 3 months of recipes. Every Wednesday they email you a week of recipes.

Here’s the cool part:

It comes with a shopping list! That’s the most annoying part for me.

Even cooler? There’s an app! I open the app and there are my meals, for this week and past weeks, and a shopping list to check off which items I’ll need for those meals.

Then the recipes are mine to keep!
Try it, you’ll love it. You can click on my link below.

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~ Peace, Love, and Caveman Diets Y’all


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9 Responses to “Paleo Day 1”

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    Julia — June 12, 2013 @ 8:43 am

    Good luck with paleo! It’s actually really fun and you’re kind of forced into learning more about vegetables, so it’s a great learning experience! I was only able to last so long on it and then I couldn’t hack it any more, but I think it does wonderful things for your health 🙂

    • katieb replied: — June 12th, 2013 @ 9:13 am

      You are exactly right! I’ve really expanded beyond my typical sides of broccoli and spinach!

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    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — June 12, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

    I find the paleo diet so interesting! One of the nurses I was working with back in Billings was doing the paleo diet with his whole family because their daughter had an autoimmune disease…he absolutely loved it! Living out in the middle of no where with limited grocery options, I probably wouldn’t be very successful at attempting this, but I’m excited to see how you do!

    • katieb replied: — June 12th, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

      I can relate! My grocery store doesn’t have *everything* – I’ll never be buying broccolini, but you’d be surprised what you can do! Just no grains, sugar, and dairy. So think protein, veggies, and fat! It’s pretty fun when I’m doing it right. The more I slip up though…. it’s a slippery slope.

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    Karen — June 12, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

    Katie, Thank you for posting your Paleo recipes ! It’s something I’m anxious to try, just need some guidance w/recipies and variety. Looking forward to future posts !

    • katieb replied: — June 13th, 2013 @ 9:53 am

      Glad to see some people like it! I was nervous about what readers would think… so I will continue!

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    Renee Berry — June 12, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

    We have been eating the diabetic diet for the last 8 months. I actually love it, and yes vegetables are a much larger part of our meal planning. I loved veggies before, but I believe I am enjoying them more now! So basically we have foregone sugar, dairy and steer towards complex carbohydrates; like the forbidden rice, quinoa, steel cut oats, black beans, lentils, and lots of nuts. Almond butter and coconut oil have become a big part of our diet, but I still use a lot of olive oil as well. A long grain rice (like the black rice in the Thai Coconut Recipe) makes a great breakfast cereal, with coconut oil, almond butter, sun toasted coconut chips, a little honey or maple syrup, toasted pumpkin seeds, some fresh fruit on top and almond milk!!

    • katieb replied: — June 13th, 2013 @ 9:53 am

      You need to be a contributor to the blog!! 🙂

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    Slim — February 28, 2016 @ 2:31 pm

    Try making a paleo zcnhciui bread. The one I made uses 6 eggs and a 1/2 cup of coconut flour, along with other yummies. Its almost like eating a custard, it is so light and delicious!I am going to make these cupcakes for a going away party that I am throwing in a week. Yahoo!

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