Wednesday, September 14, 2011

For C & C!! & I'm not talkin' 'bout the Music Factory!

I LOVE eating PALEO!!

It has TOTALLY ROCKED my WORLD (to a MUCH BETTER place:) I can't help but share with people why I love it so. In fact, at my little nephews preschool open house I was sharing my testimony of it to one of my nephews sweet preschool teachers!! She was so kind to listen to my facts and food experiments:)

So, I was having a really different day on Monday. I had a lovely day with my sister, my girls and my Mother-In-Law, but still had a bit of a tough day with other things. I decided I would let the girls and I cheat and eat WHEAT! I have been craving pizza for a LONG time now and was really excited to finally enjoy my slice or 3 of Papa Murphy's Mediterranean pizza. Well, after I scarfed down like 7 chocolate covered macadamia nut clusters I went for the pizza. I KNOW that wheat affects me in a negative way, so I was eating the pizza slices as fast as I could before the negative physical reminders reared their ugly heads;) I only got through 1 1/2 slices before my body said, "We're done!" But my mind convinced me to just keep going and eat the rest of the second slice. So, I did. I was drinking water to try and dilute the wheat that I'd just eaten. It didn't really work. About 10-15min. After my first bite of pizza I felt this stabbing pain in my back part of the left side of my head. And then, the white noise in my brain was blaring full force, followed with a fogginess and heavy eyes and head kind of feeling. I am blogging about this today, so that I don't forget how wheat affects me. Wheat is a toxic thing for me to eat. And I have only realized this recently. Crazy that it has taken me this long to figure it out! But at least I know:) Now I have to wait 2 weeks before the wheat is completely out of my system again. UGh...

Anyway, like usual, tonight we ate a lovely Paleo dinner with my sister's family. We followed that up quickly with Paleo German Chocolate Cake and Paleo Berry Ice Cream!! IT WAS DIVINE!! My sister was worried that the cake didn't turn out as well as she'd hoped. (Oh those Type A personalities...) I KNEW, with every fiber in my being, that it was going to be DELICIOUS!! So, when I saw her creation on the cake stand, I found myself salivating in anticipation to try this deliciousness:D ELANA's PANTRY is a WONDERFUL, almost magical place for all of us transitioning into the Paleo/Primal lifestyle that still need a baked good every now and again! My sister followed Elana's German Chocolate Cake recipe and it was RIDICULOUS!! FIRST of all, you couldn't even TELL that it was Paleo!! :) And SECONDLY, it was WAY BETTER than any other cake that I EVER had in the USA before. I love Paleo baking because it calls or 2 times or 3 times more eggs than traditional recipes. So, when you are eating a dessert you get a good amount of protein with every delicious bite! As well as, a tummy that says, "Thank you for not filling me up with sponge/foam-like-wanna-be-yummy-kind-of-cake." My stomach is super picky!;)

I hope my sister will post a photo of her Cake Creation and Ice Cream on her blog The Woman Who Did Everything and Nothing All At Once, eventually. She's a busy lady! So, be patient.

Life has afforded me time to blog again. YAY!! But that's all for today. Til next time...


  1. You're so funny! I posted the pic, so we're in business! :) I'm going to post the ice-cream recipe one day, when I make a pretty batch that doesn't get devoured instantly!!! :) I'm glad we're both paying good attention to our bodies! I love having you as a partner in Paleo! I love you!

  2. Yaaaay! Hi Gairyn:) I'm so glad the primal life is working for you. I'm in the same boat when it comes to eating non-primal. Every time I do it's "bad news". Lately Cherie and I have been eating a primal chocolate mousse and it is absolutely awesome. I'm just putting the finishing touches on a video recipe that will be my entry in the video recipe contest on MDA. If it doesn't get posted I'll send you the link to it on YouTube.

    Maybe Cherie and I can scoot on up to Utah for some snowboarding this winter. I would love love love to have another primal dinner with you guys. I seriously wouldn't shut up about how much of a good time I had for days afterward. Oh, and that large stack of muffins you sent us home with didn't even survive the first couple hours of the drive home. Gone. Devoured. And definitely appreciated. Thank you again for making them. We truly enjoyed absolutely stuffing our faces with them.:)

    Best wishes to you and your family. Grok on!