2 Quick Cabbage Recipes!

I love cabbage for it’s flavor, versatility, as well as how good it is for you! I stumbled into a couple very large heads of cabbage, so I got creative!

The first attempt was roasted cabbage with diced lemon, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. I found this recipe on Pinterest, from Wishful Chef – Roasted Cabbage with Lemon and Garlic. Simply slice the head of cabbage into slices, and then top with the oil/seasonings. Really, you could do anything with this, and it’s super simple!IMG_3559[1]IMG_3561[1]IMG_3566[1]

After that, I still had 1 head of cabbage left. I threw a lia sophia jewelry party a couple weeks ago, and decided to make an easy salad out of it. I cut the head into chunks, and shredded the entire head in the food processor, until it was fairly fine. I then ground fresh black pepper, sprinkled with sea salt, drizzled olive oil, and tossed in a fresh grated 3 cheese blend (consisting of parmesan, asiago and mozzarella). Tossed and refrigerated until the party. It was really good, and would be an excellent party food.IMG_3898[1]

Review – Cave Cravings Snack Box!

Cave Cravings, a convenient paleo-friendly snack box company reached out to me to see if I’d be willing to review their product, and I jumped at the opportunity! I had no idea what to expect inside my little cave box, but was thrilled when it arrived and was full of yummy-ness.

Inside: two packages of Miniature Coco-Roons from Wonderfully Raw, Lemon Pie and Vanilla Maple, two packages of Sophia’s Survival Food Jerky Chews, Original and Mild, 2 Bearded Brothers energy bars in Radical Raspberry Lemon and 2 Bearded Brothers Chews, 1 in Ginger Peach and 1 in Maca Chcoloate and 2 Original Caveman Cookies.IMG_3435

The box included an information card highlighting the features of each product. My absolute favorite part about this snack box is that not only is it convenient, it included several paleo-friendly/primal-friendly small companies that I’d never heard of, that clearly make food with quality ingredients. I LOVED trying the Bearded Brothers energy bars – and will definitely purchase them in the future, they were like a flavorful, gooey little fig newton bar, score! I’d also never heard of Sophia’s Survival Food Jerky Chews, and they’re exactly what you’d want in grass-fed jerky! I really liked that they’re in bite-size pieces so as not to kill my teeth ripping the jerky apart (although this would be very cave-esque). I have always been a fan of Coco-Roons, but hadn’t had the miniature size, perfect for a quick bite-size snack, and we keep Caveman Cookies in the house regularly!

All quality food products from great small companies working to make a difference, combined into one snack-box for your variety and convenience by Cave Cravings! You can find Cave Cravings on Facebook and at their website to sign up for their box delivery service. In addition, I’ve included photos of all of the products in this box, and their ingredients below for your review.

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Chilled Cauliflower Salad

Saturday, I was craving a salad (that’s a thing), so I got my lettuce out, put it in a bowl and thought I saw something funny. Although the lettuce appeared just fine, it had a light gray mold on it. I tossed it, and was sad.

Then I was inspired to still make a cold salad with vegetables on hand. What I ended up with was fabulous, and, incredibly easy. I’m always looking for veggie change-ups.

Chilled Cauliflower Salad

  • 1 head or medium bag of frozen cauliflower, steamed
  • 1/2 can of fresh cured green olives
  • 1/2 cup loosely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup diced white onion
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 diced orange bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic feta cheese (totally optional, had some that needed to be used, but otherwise wouldn’t have added dairy)
  • Kosher salt/pepper
  • Light dusting of garlic powder
  • Drizzle of olive oil

Mix everything up and serve 🙂 I just ate the leftovers for lunch and it tastes even better!IMG_3343[1]

Boney’s Bayside Market-Coronado, CA

Years ago on our first tour of San Diego, I stopped in to Boney’s Bayside Market in Coronado. With my passion and appreciation for food, how I nourish my body and mind, as well as how food in general is being viewed in our society, I thought while I was over on Coronado this past Sunday, I’d swing by to see what kinds of fun things I could find.

It’s like a smaller, local Whole Foods, without the Whole Foods Prices. I was super impressed. They have a fabulous selection of quality produce, meat, dairy, gluten-free options, and a great section of quality supplements. Part of the appeal is that when I asked anyone questions, they were super helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly – which gets a huge vote in my book!

At the meat counter I noticed a lot of grass-fed meats and quality chicken. When I was approached if I had any questions, I said, “of course! Is your grass-fed meat also grass finished?” His eyes lit up and he said, “it is! All the way grass-fed! In addition, our USDA Prime options, are also grass-fed.” Fabulous. He had a look on his face like how the hell does she know to ask that? Haha. Great news! As it’s not frozen, but also a great selection of frozen meats such as bison. Win!IMG_3172

I also found sprouted corn tortillas, with nothing but sprouted corn and sea salt. I don’t eat corn, but am curious to see if I can digest sprouted corn/seeds, so thought I’d give them a go and make fresh fish tacos or something similar.

Paleo Treats – Rations for the Driven? YES. I love them, and I love supporting local, they’re based right here in San Diego. I had yet to try their Bandito which surpassed all of their offerings moving to the top right behind the famed Mustang Bar. Holy mother of yumminess. I bought all the Mustang Bars (ooops) and all but one of the Bandito’s. The cashier said, “we are selling out of these like crazy!” I said “well, of course, they’re amazing!” IMG_3174

In addition I found a bunch of other fun stuff (raw cream, Suja, Two Moms in the Raw, etc.) and can’t wait to start stopping by more often! I am going to reach out to see if I can get them to start stocking pastured eggs 🙂 Then, I wouldn’t have to go anywhere else for anything!! I highly recommend for a neighborhood market that has quality offerings with friendly service and supports local businesses.IMG_3175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mind your Mitochondria!

Have you ever watched any TEDx Talks? If not, you should. Educational talks about varying topics that bring people together to understand. That’s awesome! One of my first TEDx Talks was “Minding your Mitochondria,”  from Dr. Terry Wahls MD, when I was first getting into the paleo lifestyle. I was excited to hear and see the effects that nutrition has had on her progressive MS, but thrilled that she is from my home state of Iowa, a doctor at the University of Iowa, and mother to Zach Wahls.

Today, the Des Moines Register published an article about her journey: Doctor with MS suggests caveman diet.

I’m glad that more articles are popping up like this, because it means people are paying attention, and moving towards taking back their health! Talk is a good thing, and I am most excited that more and more MDs are turning to the source, food, rather than drugs to treat symptoms.