Archive for the 'Paleo Life' Category

Kale is the New Chocolate

I knew what Kale was before being popularized by the raw food movement. I wasn’t particularly eager to rush out and try it, though. What was all the rage? I just didn’t get it. People were going crazy, you’d think it was chocolate! A good base for a smoothie, right? Well, I knew what kale Read More

Breakfast Bars

It’s not always easy to start your day with something nutritious.   As a rule, I do not like to buy power bars, granola bars, etc.  I prefer to make my own, and it really takes no time at all.  Make a big batch and keep them in the refrigerator.  I usually have a couple Read More

Pomme Natural Market

Finding locally grown organic, gluten free, and raw ingredients are aplenty, but getting them all in one stop can be challenging. I remember driving into Vancouver in anticipation of picking up that last ingredient in order to make a new dish. And many times, those trips proved unsuccessful. I resorted to calling the stores ahead of Read More

Warm Kale, Spelt & Chickpea Salad

This dish can be served as a main course, or as a side.  When I first made this, I wasn’t sure if my children would enjoy it.  They love my culinary creations, but when something is a bit “too healthy”, they pause to investigate, but eventually give ’em a try. Look at the vibrant greens Read More

Summer BBQ

It’s a bit ironic that I’m writing about BBQ cooking.  It’s not like I ever cooked on a BBQ!  Though I always thought I would try, perfecting the art, in order to have a throw-down with my husband.  I love a good challenge … After years of thinking I want to, intending to, I have Read More

I wanna be a part of it …. New York, New York!

Every time someone mentions a trip to New York, a vivid memory of my 1st year English professor comes to me. Yeah, I know, there is probably something wrong with that. I can’t help it. He had thinning, reddish hair, was about 5’6”, possessed a mild manner and had a passion for life. You could Read More

The Raw and The Cooked

It’s been two years into my raw food journey, and I’m at a steady 30%, though the percentage climbs as spring arrives. Have you ever wondered what this journey might look like, especially since we are a bunch of foodies.  Yes, even my children.  They love their food.  In fact, I sometimes stress when they Read More

Texas, My Love

I had the opportunity of living in the Dallas Metroplex, and accepted.  It really was a no-brainer.  My idea of Texas was a more modern John Wayne movie set.  I remember watching westerns with my parents, and for some reason, maybe like some of you, I fell in love with the “Wild West”.  After watching Read More

Quinoa, My New Squeeze

Ever since I started my 90-day (paleo) challenge, I have been looking for things outside of the grain/wheat/starch families to use as a staple. My challenge ended May 31st, but it has become part of my lifestyle, a great thing. My goal before the year is out — 60% raw/40&% paleo. I hadn’t put much Read More

90-Day Challenge

As a food ‘n fitness junkie for as long as I can remember, I am always fascinated with new lifestyle choices, and there are plenty of those. This year, my goal was to cut out wheat products, and I did that when I joined a friend’s 90-day challenge group. This is not a challenge where Read More