The last few weeks seem like a big blur. I posted last week, but that was just about our anniversary trip. However, almost 5 weeks have passed since our trip, so that means I have a lot of catching up to do as far as blogging goes! So, in order to get caught up, I am just going to post a lot of pictures of awesome Paleo food we have eaten and fun things that have taken place, so that next week I can start blogging about specific recipes and Paleo pointers!
So, let’s begin! This is a picture of cauliflower mash with sautéed spicy shrimp on top. This is a really easy meal! To make cauliflower mash, just chop up a head of cauliflower and toss it in the food processor. Blend until it has a mashed potato consistency. Add garlic and a little butter if you would like. I love this stuff!! It’s so yummy.
This is what I ordered when I was at Ruby Tuesday. There is always a way to order Paleo when you eat out at restaurants. I ordered a blackened salmon salad with no cheese or croutons but extra avocado. It was awesome! This was a picture I took on my last day of summer classes! I was so excited I didn’t even know what to do with myself!! What a happy day!!! 🙂 Paleo soft serve icecream is great for when you are wanting some type of “treat.” It is so easy, and you can add cocoa powder to make it chocolate soft serve. It’s my favorite!
You can add any toppings, too!
We love going on walks. We try to go for a long walk every day after dinner, but obviously some days there is just no time! My friend gave me a whole bunch of fresh veggies out of her garden!! I was so happy and thankful! There is nothing like fresh produce! 🙂 We made homemade Lara bar bites. They consisted of dates, cocoa powder, vanilla, and walnuts! They were yummy! But a little too sweet. I let Jared eat them! 😛 I LOVE salmon. I eat it, a LOT! Jared loves bunless burgers. We make them at home and he orders them at restaurants all the time! These are curry cilantro burgers. Jared loves them!!! They are really easy to make, too. It’s no secret that I love eggs. In these picture you will see boiled eggs, fried eggs, scrambled eggs, omelette’s, and frittatas! I literally could eat eggs for every meal! Unfortunately, it seems as though I was eating TOO many eggs, because they began making me sick. So, after lots of research I was finally able to pin point the cause of my “sickness” and found it was eggs. Obviously, I decided to cut out eggs for a while until my stomach adjusts. I plan to reintroduce them in a few weeks. I was really bummed when I learned I wouldn’t be able to eat eggs, but I have managed fine! I have been getting creative with recipes and I’ve been loving it.
More cauli mash…..and some roasted french green beans! Mmmmmm This is what I ate basically every day this summer during summer school. I love boiled eggs. Gosh! I can’t wait to be able to eat them again! Just in moderation… 😛 Trail mix = Heaven We ate sweet potatoes in the car. Sometimes life gets crazy! 😛 These are Jared’s new favorites! I saw this recipe online and tried it for him, and I’ve made it 3 times since! The recipe can be found here: http://taylormadeitpaleo.com/2013/04/22/bacon-wrapped-spinach-egg-muffins/ Awwwwww! Jared got to visit Gia! 🙂 She didn’t cry the WHOLE time, I promise! I fell in love with a new restaurant called Sun in my Belly. It’s a hidden gem in Atlanta, and it is amazing!!!!!! I learned that I have a receding hair line…….Sad day! Mellow Mushroom’s greek salad = On point!!! ELF cream eyeliner = AMAZING! $2! Go buy this! We make this bread every Saturay morning, except I switch it up every time. I would encourage you to do the same! Blend 2.5 large bananas with 5 eggs and add a dash of cinnamon and vanilla extract. Pour into a lined bread dish, and top with the remaining half of banana. Bake at 400 for 30-35 minutes. Keep an eye on it as it bakes, because the time varies depending on size of bananas! We sometimes top ours with all natural strawberry preserves. (Mashed up strawberries…. 🙂 ) I got a new bracelet from Target. It was a happy day! I love it! Gia got a new hair do!
I recently received my 1st iHerb order!! This website is amazing! If you spend $40, you save $10 by using this code: SSM900 www.iherb.com I ordered the following: 🔹Almond Flour 🔹All natural strawberry jam (made with fruit only) 🔹Kerala almond butter (made with only raw almonds) 🔹CHIA SEEDS! 🔹Organic vanilla extract 🔹Organic (no sugar added) coconut flakes 🔹Unsweetened organic coconut milk 🔹Coconut flour 🔹Cocoa butter lip balm. I can’t wait to start trying out some new recipes!
Avocado is amazing. We eat is every single day! More salmon. My hubby surprised me with flowers and my favorite lara bar! Good man! We had a Paleo cheat at Cheesecake factory! We ate at Two Urban Licks with friends from Louisiana! We love these people so much!! What a great time!
I discovered my dream home. Jared built a hack-intosh. More banana bread! YUM! We ate at Teds with Jared’s grandmother who is visiting from South Africa. She is adorable! And Teds is great! They have amazing cedar plank salmon! My friend Kori got engaged!!!!!!!! More salmon. Do you get the picture? 😛 We did lots of photo shoots! I love working with him!
We went out to celebrate Laci’s 21st birthday! What an awesome night! We started out at Tin Lizzy’s for dinner, and then headed to Cafe Intermezzo for dessert! My cheesecake was amazing! Does anyone notice a pattern? Jared and I have 3 non-paleo treats a month, and every one of mine have been cheesecake! Except 2! 😛
We made green smoothies! This one has bananas, mangos, and kale! It was so tasty!
I ATE CHICKEN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4 YEARS! And I loved it!! I am so happy to be over my fear of eating meat and to be eating chicken. Life will be much easier now! 🙂
My mother in law brought my fresh flowers from her garden! She is so thoughtful.
Curry salmon. BOMB DOT COM. This was before it went on the grill.. This was my first chicken experience. It was great! My hubby is an awesome griller. I’m so gald!! Banana bread…… ❤ Family ❤ SMOOTHIE KING! Paleo Style!! We tell them to hold the sugar that they usually pump into their smoothies. YUM! My sister… 😀 We got a Kamado Joe!!!! I have promised to do lots of reviews on my blog of dishes made on the grill, so stay posted!! We have some fun things in store! We ate at Pure with some great friends, Lynsi and Ben. What a great time!
Jared got a keyboard..He’s a happy guy!
We celebrated final exams being over!! I think Jared was just as excited as me!! We had CAKE, duh! And I had an AMAZING TO DIE FOR salad at Fresh 2 Order. I want to go back. Right now! I made a whole bunch of frittata! When I was dealing with my stomach issues related to eggs, it was hard for me to eat, so I had a big bowl of banana ice cream for dinner one night! 🙂 Chia pudding! 1/4 C Chai seeds, 1/4 C Coconut Milk, 3/4 C Water, Dash of vanilla extract. Let sit overnight! Yum!! Avocado tuna salad. This is one of my favorite meals, hands down.Banana bread with strawberries on top!
We had a busy couple of weeks, and now we are excited to catch up on rest! 🙂
I am hoping to start blogging weekly again, so that I don’t have ridiculously long posts like this! I want to elaborate on our dishes more, and share some of the recipes that I have been promising you guys! I am excited to write an informative paleo post soon, and I am really hoping that it’s helpful to all of you who are interested in trying out the Paleo eating lifestyle! It has changed our lives, and I love hearing about all of your experiences with it too!
With that being said, that’s the end of my post for tonight! I am ready for sleepy time! I hope you guys have had a really great weekend, and that you have a GREAT week!! I read a great quote today that said something along the lines of this, “Wake up every morning and act like it’s the best day of the year!” How awesome it that?! Wouldn’t you be SO happy every day if you were pretending it was Christmas or your birthday!?!? I sure would! I’m going to try to live that out this week!
Be back soon!