Sunday, September 26, 2010

Paleo pork taco with mushrooms

I didn't intend this to be a taco in the onset. I first grilled up some pork chops. These were two packs of thin Publix pork chops. I seasoned them with some garlic, olive oil, cumin, black pepper, onion powder, and rosemary. I sliced the pork chops into thin strips and sliced the raw mushroom. I took whole romaine lettuce leaf and filled it with the pork and mushroom slices. Enjoy like a taco. The lettuce has a familiar crunch like a tortilla shell and since I miss tacos it was a nice meal.

Wow! Honey crisp apples. Go get one right now!

Go to the store right flippin' now and get one of these! Mmmm honey crisp apples, oh boy, by far, hands down, the best apple I have ever had. They have organic ones at Publix and they are delish. They have whatever ones at another store and they were equally delish. Amazing apples. Try one, trust me! Only $3.49 per pound.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunbutter. Almond butters only competion.

As a paleo dieter, I do not eat legumes thus I do not eat peanut butter. I could eat peanut butter straight out of the jar with a spoon and did on several occasions. BTW Peter Pan Honey Roast was the best for straight out of the jar goodness. But the sun has set on peanut butter and I's day. And a new sun is rising and it is making sweet sweet butter... Sunbutter! Sunflower seed butter.

It is a minimally processed seed butter which only has 4 ingredients. Sunflower seed, dehydrated cane juice, salt and natural mixed tocopherols to preserve freshness. According to wikipedia "Tocopherols (or TCP) are a class of chemical compounds of which many have vitamin E activity." It actually helps reduce free radicals in the body so it's not a bad thing. Again, this is probably not pure paleo through and through but I allow myself the tiniest leeway.

I love both varieties of the Sunbutter. They have a creamy and a natural crunch. Both are so good. You get the familiar peanut butter taste with a strong roasted sunflower seed flavor. It tastes a lot like eating roasted and salted shelled sunflower seed with peanut butter. I mostly eat it with a spoon but goes so good on apples and bananas. A tablespoon or two add to a hemp protein shake with almond milk and banana make a delicious and powerfully nutritious shake. Try a jar, you'll like it I'm sure.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Almond butter. The sinful little delight

I love almond butter. It is amazing. I could eat peanut butter by the spoonful back when I ate whatever I wanted. Almond butter is probably not the most paleo food but it is a great replacement for fried legume butter. I was a fat guy so I had a love affair with the food I ate. It is hard to not eat the foods I used to love but this almond butter stuff does wonders to stop me. I am leveling off and craving bad foods less and less and effectively I am even eating almond butter less. I'd rather eat a little too much of accepted but empty calorie foods than to be cheating and eating bad foods. It is found in the Greenwise section at your Publix. My Publix carries five or six varieties and vary in price from $5.99 to $17.99! I have yet to try the all natural raw organic almond butter for $17.99. I am going to one day soon and I will review it for you!

Have any requests? Perhaps a Paleo food you need me to find or review? Let me know and I will be glad to write up a post on it.

The BEST paleo item at Publix is...

The noble avocado. Hooray! I'm talkin' the nice little greenish black Hass avocados. Not that green avocado. Sure, get the green avocado if you plan on serving guacamole to strangers in a week or so because it'll take that long to ripen and taste so lackluster you wouldn't serve it to a loved one. The Hass avocado is more calorie dense and the fat content is higher than the Florida green avocado. Luckily fat doesn't make you fat so its really no problem. I eat one a day. I love em. It has oddly taken the place of the Greek yogurt I used to eat. I scoop the meat right out of the peel with a spoon and eat it plain. I use it in many recipes as well. I even blended one with pure unsweetened cocoa powder and raw honey, froze it and had a frozen chocolaty treat. This week they're on sale 5 for $5.00!! September 2nd-8th, 2010. It is gotta be one of the most versatile foods on earth.

Pluots, Half plum, half apricot, totally yum.

Although this is probably not the best example of Paleo dieting, I would recommend this designer fruit for a snack occasionally. Obviously, there were no hybrid designed and pesticided plum-pricots around in the days of the caveman but lets face it, this is still pretty good for you. There are a wide selection of pluots to try. I had a Flavor Grenade pluot today and I was the best one I have tried yet! I really enjoy Dinosaur Egg brand. I have been disappointed from time to time but I have become pretty good at finding what I like. Give them a try. They are cheap enough not to sweat it if you throw it out. I find myself going back to get a few more. Just don't over do it.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Check this out "Traveling paleo"

I have been eating paleo for a few months now so I know there are times when getting good food is a challenge. In a pinch, this is just the sort of thing you need when you find yourself surrounded by fast food and no real nutrition in sight!

I have already lost 50 pounds in 6 months following this diet. This one is for all you crossfit paleo people who find themselves in need of a whole food oasis at times.