Saint Lucifer Spice: I Put THIS Sh*t on Everything

So eating paleo is not without its challenges – you’re constantly making trips to the grocery store for fresh items (those fruits, veggies and meats don’t last nearly as long as the boxed, preserved crap, do they?), you’re cooking and doing dishes all the time, and you’re ALWAYS searching for new ways to spice up the staples, am I right? …

Featured Podcast Friday: “So What is the Paleo Diet, Anyway?”

Since we’re still a baby blog, a lot of our readers at the moment are friends and family who are curious about what we’re writing, wondering about our weight loss goals, and showing support by checking in once in a while. Don’t brush us off yet, we’re working our way up! The funny thing is – a lot of my …

Fabulous Friends & Faith in Yourself

Do you have friends that you can go months (or maybe even years) without seeing and pick up right where you left off? I’m lucky enough to say that I have many – scattered all over the country. Life pulls us all in different directions, but if we’re very lucky, we’ll cross paths again and be there for each other through life’s major …

Coffee & Cupcakes

A very wise man once said that a muffin is nothing but a bald cupcake. I couldn’t agree more. And who doesn’t want an excuse to eat cake for breakfast? I know what you’re thinking – she finished her strict diet and now she’s going off the deep end baking and putting it on a blog that’s supposedly dedicated to Paleo living. …

Peace Out, Whole30

Bad wannabe blogger! Bad! *dodges rolled up newspaper* What kind of amateur hour is this? An entire week without a post? I’m putting myself in a timeout for bad behavior. Although, I do feel I’ve earned a few paleo brownie points. *pats self on back, leaps sideways to avoid another incoming newspaper swipe* I’m happy to announce that (after today’s …

Bought Myself a Bouquet of Flours

No, it wasn’t a typo! I rarely have flowers in the house unless my boyfriend is in trouble. I’m actually babysitting my friend’s flowers while she is out of town and anxiously hoping I don’t kill them. I have a spotty history keeping green things alive. I don’t think she knew that … Back to the flours. Don’t worry, I’m …

Everyday Paleo Around the World: Italian Cuisine

Saturdays are usually my Get-Your-Life-In-Order day. I generally reserve it for catching up from the hectic week that preceded it: clean the apartment, get the laundry done, sort and pay bills, run errands, wash and gas the car, organize my purse, make my to-do & shopping lists for the week … and on and on it goes. This weekend was …

Featured Podcast Friday: “Why You Fail with Paleo”

It’s Friday! *does happy dance in cubicle … regains composure as co-worker passes* It’s also Day 21 of our second Whole30 and I must confess, I’m ready to be done. More than ready. I’ve found myself becoming more and more annoyed with the Diet of Deprivation, as I’ve come to call it (it’s a love/hate relationship). Do I feel great? …

Stop Peeling & Chopping Garlic!

RELAX. I did not say stop USiNG garlic. I’m a Jersey Italian. I would never say that. This solution also doesn’t involve the use of pre-chopped, water-logged garlic in a jar. I know some people that use this for the convenience, but I just can’t get behind it – in my opinion it does NOT taste the same. *shudder* I …

The Devil Inside: Portion Control

So one of my cats is a bit, err, well, he’s fat. Just a little! Sorry, Maceo, but we’re talking about weight and health here. I have always lovingly called him “big-boned,” but we know that’s not true for him … OR me. Why am I bringing up my cat? I’ll tell you. Last few visits to the vet prompted …