Thursday, December 8, 2011


so. i did it. i gave up grains, veg. oil, legumes and most dairy. and i feel GREAT! for reals. i always have energy. i never feel bloated. and suprisingly im not really craving grains.
 So. here are some things that i like most about the paleo diet.
1 you can eat as much as you want.
2 they encourage you to eat meat for every meal.
3 you get to be creative with new food like coconut flour!

so today i made some yummy pudding out of apples, coconut milk, coconut oil and cinnemon.
foods i want to make:
paleo pancakes (made with coconut flour)
paleo meatballs with marinara and zucchini
paleo bread ( made with almond flour)
paleo asian pasta (glass noodles- made from bean starch) - at least i hope its paleo ;)

thats all for now. happy eating!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

life.ode to grains

So, yesterday i joined a gym thats not a gym. weird. right? So its a total fitness center placeish. So i go 4 specific times a week and i do a workout (their against cardio, so its lifting and... more lifting)with a trainer and some other people (less than 10) and thats it. except i cant eat sugar, dairy, legume, and worst of all no grains. This sounds crazy. Definitely against most things i have heard my whole life. but its a small gym, the owner is super passionate and knowledgable, there are tons of results everywhere you look, and what they have to say makes sense, kinda (biology was the only subject in high school that i ever got a C in, so im not really an expert.) so im going for it for a month. cold turkey. i have made up my mind that i will do everything they tell me(except on christmas) and in a month we will see if i am more or less healthy. what sucks is that pretty much all of my favorite foods are, well, grains. So here is my ode to grains. i will miss you very much.

the number five thing i will miss, is you. pad thai. you make me happy everytime i step into an asian restraunte. 

number four is fettechini alfredo. you have stuck close to me ever since i was a child. i will remember you. 

weighing in at number 3 is garlic bread. you are delicious and you always know how to best accompany other carbs. you are always a side dish, but you know that everyone truly wishes you were the main course.

number two is fried rice. yes you are a tried and true favorite and i have mastered how to prepare you. your soy graininess preceeds you are a must have and favorite. so long for now.

number one has to go to hawaiian pizza. but not just any hawaiian pizza- bellagio's, buggatti's or my own. you are high quality and provide me with a delicious combination of salty and sweet. you are my favorite food in the whole wide world. fair thee well. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's christmas time in the Damon Household. Well. Were working on it.... We are much more christmasy this year than last. We have lights on the outside of our house for the first time that I can remember. So, I took a few photos to share the love. :) Here it is. Christmas, part 1. All done today, Dec. 4th, 2011 :)