Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Paleo Father's Day

It seems quite fitting that our inaugural blog post happens to land on Father's Day since we owe so much of our Paleo journey, and ultimately our health, to my dear husband. Without him, we never would have started down this road and I am eternally grateful for his leadership and trailblazing in the area of our family's health.

Okay, enough of the mushy stuff...and on to our Father's Day menu!

For breakfast, we started off with a little Paleo biscuits and gravy. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with the gravy. Although it called for an entire can of coconut milk, it didn't have a coconut flavor, which is what I was afraid of. The biscuits definitely had a coconut flavor, but I didn't notice it when the sausage and gravy were with it.

For lunch, we enjoyed fajitas (sans tortillas) at our favorite little Mexican restaurant.

For dinner, we had Carraway Chicken from the Everyday Paleo cookbook, but we substituted cabbage for the Belgian endive. The chicken was incredibly tender and tasty. And, since it was a crockpot meal, it only took about 5 minutes to put together!

And for dessert, we had strawberries with Honey Vanilla Cream. It. was. delicious. This is something that we'll definitely make again for special occasions. It ended up being pretty sweet, but great.

So, there you have it. Not a typical day necessarily with the baked goods and sweet treats, but we managed to indulge a bit without using ingredients that we don't typically use.

Happy Father's Day!


  1. Do you like the Everyday Paleo cookbook? Does it have different recipes from what's on her blog? That's why I haven't invested yet. Also, I just bought Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals, and it's fabulous. Fantastic photos and good explanations.

  2. I do like the cookbook. There are different recipes than her site, plus a bunch of other stuff like fitness, paleo basics and meal plans. I think it's a great overview of living a healthy life, not just recipes. I would recommend getting it from the library first to see if you think you might want to buy it.

    And I didn't know that there was a Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals! We have the regular Primal Blueprint Cookbook and we love it. I just requested the Quick & Easy one from the library...although I'm 44th in line for it. :)

  3. Cool, I'll check it out at the library. Sometimes I'm too impatient to wait in line and just buy things!

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