Saturday, January 28, 2012

New Favorites

I've been trying out new ingredients and new recipes this last week or so. Here are a couple of my new favorite meals!

The paleo pancakes are divine. Better than the "real" thing!
Kale is my new go-to energy booster. Its chok full of vitamins and I certainly feel a boost of energy after any meal with kale.

Hope and Happiness,

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Cost of Eating Well

Its easy to eat. Our society makes it too easy. Fast food joints on every corner, Starbucks in every grocery store.....its everwhere. But what about good food, natural food? Maybe its not as convenient, but it certainly can be cheaper. (This article goes into full detail).

I've been following a number of paleo blogs and they all have the most amazing organic foods that do really cost quite a bit of money. I'm just not at a point where I can spend that kind of money on food. But! I can eat better food, fresh food and healthy food. Today I went to Walmart to see what I could find there. To my delight I was able to get quite a bit of really great produce under $20. I got some zucchini, some beautiful kale, turnips, oranges, lemons, limes and blackberries. Tonight I made roasted turnips with green beans and chicken. It was absolutely delicous and cost about $2. Not too bad. I'll try to post more of my meals and the cost break down in the coming weeks.

Hope and Happiness,

Glorious Morning

Yesterday morning, I had a number of errands to run, but I made a point to get in a morning walk. I went to a park overlooking the valley and it was a great workout, but also incredibly peaceful and relaxing. The day had started with rain, and I arrived just as the sun came out. The clouds still lingered and it was truly beautiful.

The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
{Psalm 19:1-4}

Hope and Happiness,

Friday, January 20, 2012

Breakfast for Dinner

I love breakfast....pretty much whenever I can get it. Since working on my goal of living a paleo lifestyle, I've had some pretty good breakfasts. But, they mostly consist of eggs and bacon. I really enjoy breakfast breads and so I was exited to try a new recipe I found for paleo pancakes. I thought they'd be okay, nothing spectacular....enough to curb my cravings. Man oh man, was I wrong! These were so delicious. An explosion in my mouth of nuttiness, coconut, vanilla and maple syrup. So delicous...I saved a few for tomorrow morning!

Hope and Happiness!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Good Food . Good Life . Good Stuff

In the past, I've posted alot of intersting finds and unique items i've found on etsy or elsewhere. I want to continue those posts, but in addition, I'd like to make some "Good Food" and "Good Life" posts. I've started out the new year working on following the paleo lifestyle...which means, no grains, no processed sugar, etc. So far, its been amazing, and I want to share that journey here. Part of paleo living also means lots of walking, hiking, and other outdoorsey adventures. Those too will find there home here....I just need to remember to tuck my camera into my day pack! In the months ahead, I hope to share some Big Sur epic-ness and lots of Grand Canyon granduer. Here is to hope for the new year!

Hope and Happiness!