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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 had to get creative. This year I found 4 new ways to love okra!

It’s the end of the okra season here in central Florida. Hurry to try and find some and try okra a new way!

  1. Chop okra, toss with coconut oil & bake at 350 degrees, turning midway for about 20 minutes until browned.
  2. Grill whole over medium heat.
  3. Chop, pan sauté with a protein cooking in fat.
  4. Chop with fresh tomatoes & cook in Instant Pot. 3-4 minutes partially full, 8 minutes if full.DSC_0032 DSC_0042 DSC_0025

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 couple  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, and 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

Sugar- cut it out!

Sugar is a big problem most people are aware of. It’s everywhere and one reason I rarely go out to eat. I’ve tasted it in a tomato type topping on a Cajun chicken dish, it’s in most barbecue sauces and in most processed foods. I’ve been surprised reading labels. It’s in Jamaican jerk seasoning as… Continue Reading

Size Matters-Food Psychology

I cherish and enjoy old things: jewelry, silverware, glasses and linens. Friday I drove two hours northwest of home to visit areas near where my family is from. Some of the towns I hadn’t been to in years. One place caught my eye at an intersection and I suddenly realized that was where I had… Continue Reading