I’m getting back to my paleo roots, I have fallen ridiculously far from the paleo wagon and it’s time to put my big girl pants on and realize that I’m never going to see the change I want by eating Dunkin Donuts and Chick-fil-a milkshakes (life is so not fair, right?). So here I am trying to make a change not only for my body but for my overall health, while carbs may be great for some people, I have come to see that I am overly sensitive to most carbs. White rice, potatoes and corn trigger inflammation in my body faster than I can blink and don’t even get me started on the addiction symptoms that start when I eat refined sugar.
When I started my paleo journey in 2013 I felt amazing, I lost a bunch of weight and had so much energy. I was convinced the meth fairy was making my eggs in the morning. Unfortunately, like with many other things in my life, I got complacent. It all came to a head at my brother’s wedding when I convinced myself that one slice of wedding cake couldn’t hurt…. well turns out that that one slice of cake was my gateway drug and it brought back temptations that I hadn’t had in months. That piece of cake led to a sugary danish at breakfast the next morning, then biscuits at dinner that night and so on until I was out of control and back to where I was months ago, tired, grumpy and dealing with the effects of fueling my body with junky processed foods instead of good for you whole foods.
Guess what? That is all changing now. I’m tired of feeling trapped by food. I’m tired of sluggishly making my way through the day, counting the hours until bedtime. I miss the never ending energy and clear mind I had when I was eating the right foods. I miss having control over food instead of the other way around.
Over the next few months you will start to see more whole foods focused recipes on here, less and less desserts. While I still like to treat my kids with something unhealthy and horribly bad for them occasionally (and possibly even sharing them here), I will not be partaking and will try to share mostly healthy and whole food based recipes 🙂
I’m kicking this new part of my life off with this amazing dish that my husband actually helped create, it is loosely based off of something he had in a dive restaurant on the road somewhere. It was a hole in the wall restaurant, but like most places like that, it had amazing food. We messed around in the kitchen a few hours trying to recreate it, we didn’t succeed, but came up with something was absolutely amazing and fully aligned with my paleo, whole foods lifestyle. Woohoo!
Here is my fantabulous recipe for Sausage and Steamed Veggies with Pineapple Sriracha Sauce