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W.I.B.E.L. (What I’ve Been Eating Lately) / Paleo 30 day challenge

So, as much as I would love to have a recipe everyday to share with all of you beautiful people, it’s been a lot of eating like a carnivorous rabbit for the last couple of weeks….

Allow me to explain. On July 1st, I started the Paleo 30 day challenge. While normally a healthy eater, I thought it might be fun (or torture) to push myself a little further. While I’m not a sweets kind of girl (I don’t even remember the last time I ate cookies or cake) I had felt like I may have been slacking off a bit and was starting to feel a little… full?? So I figured.. what’s 30 days out of my life? Give my body a bit of a reset and see how far I can go.

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The only real guidelines I set for myself was that I would eat mostly veggies, with lean protein and minimal fruits thrown in here and there. No carbs no dairy (p.s. I LOVE CHEESE!!) and no sugar. I’m halfway in, and I have to say, It has been surprisingly easy (ish).  I had about an ounce of cheese last weekend, but I’ve stuck to it like glue otherwise.

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Curried Cauliflower with shrimp saute’ and cucumbers ……… Filet Mignon with roasted Asparagus

When I have dinner with this much flavor and deliciouness, I don’t miss anything.

Here’s a few other plates from the last couple of weeks. Remember.. Healthy doesn’t have to be boring 🙂

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Turkey and Zuchinni Burgers… Blackened Salmon… Grilled Pork Chops…. Ain’t nothin wrong with that!

And apparently I’m a fan of fanning my cucumbers and tomatoes, HA! Presentation is key, my friends 😉

The only real condiment that I’ve allowed myself to have is creole mustard. No salad dressings, BBQ sauces or anything with too much sugar.

And to prove that you can still eat out while watching what you eat….  The Hubster and I went to I ❤ Sushi for lunch last week.

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If you look at the menu before hand and see that there are a couple of things that you can have, you can go in knowing that and not be tempted to stray from your plan.

I settled on the Sumomono Salad (Cucumbers and seaweed lightly dressed in  rice wine/mirin) and Chicken Yakitori, dressing on the side. Hubster had a couple of sushi rolls that he said were delish!

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This was our first time trying the restaurant out and we will definitely be back!

 

What have you been eating lately??

 

 

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Not potato “potato” salad and other ramblings

Well, hello again world! I’ve been on a little hiatus from blogging. No reason in particular, just running through the motions of life, and then whaddaya know, a year has already passed by.

Just a quick little catch up on what’s going on around these parts… I recently started a new job at my old job, ha. I’m at a place that I used to work a year or so ago, but know I’m the head honcho. Running the building and keeping everybody happy… I hope 😉   Married life is FABULOUS! AND, I’ll have a 2nd grader in just over a month! I can’t believe it y’all. He’s becoming such the little gentleman!

 

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Aaaaanyway… who wants to talk about food??!!

This recipe is perfect for this time of year, especially with the 4th of July just around the corner.

Potato salad is a BBQ staple, but who really wants all those carbs anyway? Cauliflower is all over the place these days, taking the place of rice, or in mashed form, roasted and here as a guilt free potato substitute!  Here’s a fantastic way to have your “potato” salad and eat it too 🙂

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INGREDIENTS:

1 head of cauliflower – cut into florets and steamed

2 boiled eggs – cut into small pieces

1-2 stalks of celery – diced

about a heaping TBSP of light mayo and a tsp of yellow mustard (add more or less according to your taste)

salt and pepper to season.

 

 

THAT’S IT!

 

 

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Combine everything in a bowl, stir it up and voila!!

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Everything you love about potato salad, without any of the guilt.

Great with any BBQ’d meat

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and especially wonderful with a good bowl of gumbo 😉  (If you don’t know about potato salad and gumbo, you have GOT to try it out!)

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Hope to see you again real soon 🙂