Category Archives: Updates

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!!

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

Paleo Dogs

When my son and his dog Koda moved back home, I noticed that he kept staring at me in the kitchen. I had talked to a veterinarian previously about having a dog eat Paleo. Because of their nutritional requirements she recommended supplementing commercial dog food with Paleo foods. If you have a dog you already… Continue Reading

Paleo Batch Prep Tools

I’d like to share some of the items that help make my batch prep cooking easier. I will be making a YouTube video on it shortly and you can view the products there. Under the same name as this website. Thanks! Slow cooker-most everyone has one of these. I make chicken tenderloins with celery, mushrooms… Continue Reading

Snacks for Tweens, Teens and Adults

A coupleĀ  of years ago I noticed that my then 10 year old grandson was constantly hungry and in the pantry. He loves junk food just like my granddaughter and most Americans. Parents get upset with children wanting junk. They’re hungry for some top nutrition! The thought of a child, especially my grandchild being hungry… Continue Reading

ADHD and Diet-the Gut-Brain Connection

We all know someone that has the signs and symptoms or has been diagnosed with ADHD-attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It covers quite a range from difficulty sustaining attention, easily distracted, andĀ loses things to fidgets, repetitive motor movements, difficulty awaiting turn or difficulty organizing tasks. Common patient complaints include chronic constipation and fecal incontinence. That’s rough… Continue Reading