Saturday, November 28, 2009

Buffalo Chicken (or Turkey) Dip

Here's a yummy recipe to help you use up all that leftover turkey. Caution: this is contains dairy so it's not completely primal, but it is oh-so delicious!

In a small crockpot, put a block of cream cheese. Add a tablespoon or so of dry ranch dip mix, 4 oz shredded Swiss cheese (you can also use cheddar), about 2 cups diced turkey (or chicken) and a bunch of Frank's hot sauce. Let it warm for a couple hours and enjoy. It's like buffalo wings and dip all in one! I like to eat it with celery sticks. Yummy!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone had a wonderful day with friends and family, and enjoyed some fabulous food. What a great Primal holiday Thanksgiving can be. I actually passed up the mashed potatoes but did indulge in a small slice of pumpkin pie.

Made a great salad with organic mixed greens, diced organic pears, dried cranberries, shaved almonds, goat cheese and a vinaigrette made with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and homemade cranberry sauce (sweetened with pure maple syrup).

I've noticed something about pure maple syrup. I don't seem to react the same way to it as I do with regular sugar. Usually, an hour after eating sugar, I am nodding off. I had zero reaction to the syrup. Could be that I am using less of it, but no matter what it is, I am loving it!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Bring on the Meat!

Well, it's November and the holiday eating season has officially begun. I can't even tell you how many pieces of disgusting Halloween candy I have eaten in the past two weeks. And guess what? It went straight to my stomach and my ass! Every pair of pants are a little snug this morning and it pisses me off. Especially since it is my own fault. No one forced me to eat that crap, I even bought kinds that I don't particularly care for and still ate it. I swear, those little candy bars call out to me, beckoning me to participate in their sweetness. So all candy was brought to work today where I am sure it will be gone momentarily. And yesterday, I decided that it is time to go super low carb, eating mostly meat, eggs and a little cheese. (And of course, some delicious fat will be thrown in as well!) I get so angry with myself that I allow myself to falter from the primal lifestyle way more than I should. If I would just stick with it, not only would I feel (physically) better, I would also emotionally feel better. Ok, I'm done with my rant, and am off to eat a big ol' juicy grass-fed New York steak. Yum!