So I think I’ve mentioned that Brian and I are trying to eat cleaner. I’m not saying that we’re going 100% paleo but I do feel like that’s a great mindset when it comes to food: tons of veggies, meat, seeds, fruit, minimal starches, no processed crap. We’ve slowly eased our way into cutting back on carby stuff (breads, pastas, rice, etc.), and I have to admit, I feel way better. ALSO- it’s been almost 3 weeks since I’ve had a Diet Coke, and if you know me you realize that is HUGE. I’m pretty sure our neighborhood Sonic is filing for bankruptcy. I do still allow myself one Sweet N Low with my coffee every morning, but baby steps. Other than that it’s ALL water ALL the time.
The other day I picked up this cookbook, Primal Cravings, and now I’m pretty much in love:
I was reading it on our roadtrip this past weekend and keep gushing over the recipes. Brian was finally like, “OK, just tell me when you find one that doesn’t sound good.”
Tonight I made the Philly Stuffed Peppers. The pepper “shells” were pre-baked and then stuffed with a mixture of ground beef, onions, mushrooms, Worcestershire and hot sauce (I used Frank’s Red Hot).
And then you top them with provolone and put them back in the oven until the cheese melts. I prepped them during naptime and then just threw them in the oven when we got back from swim lessons.
Served over cauliflower rice:
OMG so good. I thought that they might be too spicy for the kids so I didn’t even bother fixing one for Jack, but Isla was still hungry after her dinner so Brian fed her the filling from one of the peppers and she LOVED it.
I have about 50 recipes marked in this cookbook so don’t be surprised if you see it popping up again in the very near future.
Totally unrelated, but I finally tried one of those double rocket ship carts at Whole Foods today. Jack always begs for one but I wasn’t sure that Isla would be able to sit up with just the lap belt… yeah, she did fine.
And it (+ the random samples) kept them happy while I shopped! So of course I ended up buying way more than intended… good thinking, WF.