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Diet and nutrition / Re: Low Energy - Please help!
« on: May 12, 2015, 03:02:33 PM »
I cut out red meat and pork almost 15 years ago. Just decided one day that I didn't want to eat it anymore. I know it's weird, but until now it's worked for me. Since I posted this; I've just added a bit more fat (via avocado, coconut oil, nuts, etc) to my diet. I have been feeling a bit better. Thanks for the suggestions.

Recipes and meal photos / Re: 17 No Bake Paleo Desserts
« on: May 12, 2015, 02:40:39 PM »
The peaches are great; that's one that I love throughout the summer. making it with ghee and cinnamon is awesome. If you want to be creative you can add a little vanilla or raw honey. I typically just go for the cinnamon/butter/ghee combo. It's fast, easy and delicious.

Recipes and meal photos / 17 No Bake Paleo Desserts
« on: May 04, 2015, 11:27:31 AM »
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Hey guys, I just published this article (link above) about no bake Paleo desserts, but wanted to share a preview here (there were too many recipes to post  ;D).

I pulled together the recipes that I use for gatherings and other special occasions with family and friends.

Of the 17 recipes these are my top 5 (in no particular order):

1 Chocolate Coconut Cream - I love the rich flavor; Only 4 ingredients and a mixer required to make this happen. Can't beat it.
2 No Bake Cheesecake - Saw this over at Paleo Grubs; it requires a bit of work, but the payoff is bananas (or strawberries, in this case).
3 Cinnamon Peaches - Living in Georgia we have an overflow of peaches annually. It's nice to be able to add a little different flavor to them and mix it up. All you need are a couple of peaches, cinnamon and butter (if you want them warmed). My fav quick sweet treat after dinner.
4 The lemon-strawberry jellies - A sweet and sour delight. My daughter loves these. AMAZING!
5 Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - My fav pre-Paleo ice cream and my fav post-Paleo ice cream. This recipe doesn't even require an ice cream maker. Can't get much simpler.

I ran across this article in the Detroit Free Press a couple of months back, perhaps using the jicama as the tortilla will work for you too. Give it a try and let us know how it goes.

Here's the recipe and the link:

Jicama Tacos

Serves: 8 / Preparation time: 30 minutes / Total time: 45 minutes

You may need to buy 2 jicamas. They should be close to the size of your mandoline, if using one. I was able to slice the jicamas thinly, carefully using a knife. Cut any leftover pieces of jicama into matchstick-size pieces and add them as a topping.


1 to 2 jicamas

1 pound ground beef or turkey

Seasoning mixture

2 cups lettuce, loosely packed

1 cup guacamole

1/4 red onion, julienned

Favorite salsa

Cilantro and lime wedges for garnish


2 tablespoons chili powder

11/2 tablespoons cumin

11/2 tablespoons paprika

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Peel jicamas and slice as thinly as possible using a mandoline or a sharp knife. Soak jicama slices in warm water for about 10 to 15 minutes prior to serving. The slices will not become completely pliable like a soft corn tortilla, but enough to pick up and fold slightly.

In a large skillet, place the ground beef or turkey and cook on medium heat until no longer pink. Sprinkle with all the seasonings and stir until evenly distributed.

Pat jicama slices dry, and top with lettuce, meat, guacamole, onion and salsa.

Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges, and serve.

Adapated from "The Food Lovers Make it Paleo: Over 200 Recipes For Any Occasion" by Bill Staley and Hayley Mason (Victory Belt Publishing, $34.95).

Tested by Susan Selasky for the Free Press Test Kitchen. Nutrition information not available.

Diet and nutrition / Re: need help figuring out how to do paleo...
« on: April 13, 2015, 08:17:18 PM »
Seems like various types of seafood may be the holy grail of protein in your diet. Can you do shellfish?

Diet and nutrition / Re: Low Energy - Please help!
« on: April 03, 2015, 03:50:50 PM »
Any suggestions? I am not planning on re-introducing red meat or pork to my diet. Trying to find a solution...

Diet and nutrition / Low Energy - Please help!
« on: April 02, 2015, 04:02:39 PM »
I have been Paleo for almost 2 years now. However, recently I have been struggling with my energy levels and I'm constantly hungry. I no longer eat red meat and pork. My meals generally consist of poultry/fish and vegetables or sometimes just veggies. I'm wondering if I'm not getting enough fat because I have restricted my diet to only lean meats. Just a note - I eat much more poultry than fish, as it's easier to get when I travel (which is weekly).

Any thoughts?

Diet and nutrition / Re: Why haven't lost a lot of weight
« on: April 01, 2015, 06:49:40 PM »
Do you change your workout routine at all? I know someone mentioned this before, but  I would also wonder if you're building muscle with your workout which would cause you to not lose weight. The old adage is that muscle weighs more than fat. So you can be getting fitter while not losing the weight.

Also have you checked out those Paleo sites for athletes to see what they recommend as far as what to eat before/after workouts. I think Stupid Easy Paleo - focuses on how the Paleo Diet can work for athletes. Maybe you should check around the web to make sure you have your meals structured properly for your weight loss goals.

Recipes and meal photos / Paleo Staples
« on: February 18, 2015, 04:57:49 PM »
Without having grains, legumes, pastas, etc. as the staples of your meals; what do you use. I put together a list of 5 items that I consider staples, but I would like to expand my list. Do you have any suggestions. Here's the link; if you want to take a look at my list:

But my current list includes the following:
- spaghetti squash
- mashed cauliflower
- cauliflower rice
- zoodles
- mashed sweet potatoes

Am I missing anything? Is there anything else that I can add to my list? Please let me know - Thanks in advance.

Recipes and meal photos / Re: Some free recipes for you!
« on: February 18, 2015, 04:52:00 PM »
I'd like to look at your videos. Where's the link? Would you mind if I use a few on my website (linking to your youtube video, of course and a link back to your site), which is I'm building my site and always looking for good content. Contact me through the site's contact page.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

How were the bacon wrapped dates? Were they sweet & salty? I made bacon wrapped avocados for the big game.  They were a big hit, I put the recipe on my blog a while back.

Recipes and meal photos / Re: quick and tasty
« on: February 03, 2015, 01:21:29 PM »
Nice idea, I'll try these

Miscellaneous / Re: Paleofantasy
« on: January 28, 2015, 08:29:32 PM »
Regardless of what's written in that book, I have to say that I feel better on Paleo than I ever have. I think people are spending too much time trying to point out why the diet is a dangerous fad. Truth be told when people talk against Paleo; it's like saying processed foods and lab created foods are good for you. Just doesn't make sense to me. Regardless of what's in the book, I'm Paleo all the way.

Miscellaneous / Re: I want to Develop A Paleo Diet Infographic
« on: January 28, 2015, 08:25:38 PM »
Here's the graphic that I came up with. I tried to point out the grey areas. It's a pretty hefty graphic not small and concise like the other one. Everybody has their own opinions on what's Paleo and what isn't. It's a little challenging to come up with something. I also posted it on my blog with an attempt at an explanation. I'm sure I'll be fiddling around with this thing for a while:

Food Journals / Re: New to Paleo
« on: January 28, 2015, 08:20:36 PM »
I encourage people to eat sea salt and stay away from iodized salt. I need less sea salt for some reason to get the flavor that I want.

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