Pleasing Plates

You eat with your eyes first! Consider trying to make pleasing plates. It’s not going to happen some days but try it when you can. Here are a few ideas:

-buy a few Oriental looking plates. I used the ones below when my children were younger.

-try clear glass plates. They’re inexpensive.

-prepare Mezza which is a variety of appetizers, dips, salads and garnishes. The one below is a small one on a Himalayan pink sea salt block with Baba Ganouj (mostly eggplant and tahini).

-try colored paper plates and cutlery in your favorite sports team colors.

-try different shaped plates. We enjoy the square ones.

Have fun!!


I have never tried fresh artichokes until today. Pretty yummy! You can dip the leaves in butter, mayo, oil or aioli. I liked them plain with a little fresh ground sea salt. Here’s how you prepare them: Pick out compact artichokes that are firm and mostly green with little discoloration. Trim the tips of the… Continue Reading

Paleo Cranberry Sauce

12 ounce bag of fresh cranberries 2 medium navel oranges juiced or about 3/4 cup of orange juice 1/3 cup of honey 2-3 shakes ground cinnamon 2 shakes of ground cloves 1 shake of ground cardamom Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium to medium high heat stirring occasionally. Cook until berries burst open.… Continue Reading

Paleo Breakfast Frittata

I consider it really important to prepare breakfast for the week when you’re off so that you can pop it in the microwave and go. You know you will start the day Paleo and are more likely to stay Paleo through the day. My grandson told me he wanted to make my frittata OMG! So with a little… Continue Reading

Paleo Pesto

2 cups packed basil 1 cup packed parsley 3 garlic cloves 1/2 cup toasted nuts 1 cup olive oil 1/4 tsp. black pepper Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Refrigerate until use. Nice addition to meats! Print Recipe Paleo Pesto Servings Servings Share this Recipe   Continue Reading

Paleo Okra 4 Ways

Okra is one of my summertime favorites. It’s a staple in the south. Per 3.5 ounces (100 grams) it has 7% carbohydrate, 28% vitamin C & 16% magnesium. I have always adored fried okra. You know, dipped in corn meal and fried in a cast iron skillet. I don’t eat that way anymore so I… Continue Reading

Personalize Paleo-Carb Refeed

Paleo living is not set in stone. You start with the basic template and adjust it for you based on your goals. Mine are #1 weight loss/maintenance and #2 performance in CrossFit. The way to find out if you need to/do better on more carbs, fat or protein is to change one thing you do… Continue Reading

Primal Living-Reduce Waste

Primal Living for me includes working on decreasing my footprint on the earth. It probably started when we began a recycling project at church as a teen. I took an ecology class in high school and did a Girl Scout project on recycling. That adage “waste not want not” is my goal. I try not… Continue Reading