Monday, October 10, 2011

A pep talk

I just got off the phone with my mom. She's happy that she's now lost 14 pounds eating Paleo but says she's sick and tired of it. She wants some bread. And some pasta. And some pizza!

I don't feel that way at all. (Well…if you know me, you know I want pizza.) But it seems like almost every day I get an idea or two about something new to cook. And since my husband is eating semi-primal with me now, we can cooperate on meals, which makes life a lot easier. Really, though, the most helpful thing is that I like what I've been eating. That must be what happens when you put a lot of thought into your food versus just microwaving the first edible thing you find in the fridge.

This is a huge change for me. Make no mistake: I was the queen of microwaving the first edible thing I found in the fridge. (I also ruled at pouring bowls of cereal.)

So for example yesterday I made these hamburger buns out of—no kidding—nothing but eggs and cream cheese. It was amazing. They went into the oven looking like white blobs of meringue and came out looking like the picture in the link. Now, mine were perhaps undercooked and actually MELTED when I tried to put hamburgers on them, but that's beside the point. The point is that trying stuff like this is fun. And when you hit a home run and get something new to add to your repertoire, it just makes it that much easier to stick with it.


  1. I stumbled onto your blog through a comment thread somewhere else, and just read back through your whole 30 days of paleo. Very interesting! I just did the same thing, and it was nice to read about someone else having the same side effect of dirty cutting boards and frying pans and dealing with eating out.

    The main impact that diet had on me was my headaches went away. Yesterday I jumped off the wagon because I missed bread, and now the headaches are back. So I guess I'm back to the paleo way again, but I just wanted to say I'm looking forward to trying some of your recipes! And I hadn't thought to use broccoli slaw like noodles--very clever.

    Anyway, excellent blog! Glad to have found it.

  2. By the way, if you're interested, here was a post I wrote about my 30 days: