Going “ON” and “OFF” the Paleo Diet

Paleo breakfast eggs

Dear Food Diary,

In the months of November and December 2014 I went on the Paleo Diet. I ended my Paleo trial in January 2015, why? Well have you tried this diet before? If yes, you know how regimental it is.

So what is Paleo? They call it such based on the “Paleolithic”era in which they mimic how our caveman ancestors ate. Hence eat plants, animals, nuts and seeds and eliminate grains, dairy, legumes, sugar and processed foods. The founder of this diet plan is Dr. Loren Cordain, you may visit his website to learn more about the Paleo lifestyle.

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LINK: http://thepaleodiet.com/what-to-eat-on-the-paleo-diet/

The theory behind this fad diet is by avoiding foods that were not available to humans at that time (Paleolithic era), it is believed that this will increase your health because our bodies are only meant to eat foods from that time frame, not processed foods in our modern times.

Again, EAT

Grass-produced meats
Fish/seafood
Fresh fruits and veggies
Eggs
Nuts and seeds
Healthful oils like: olive oil, walnut oil, flaxseed oil, avocado oil and coconut oil.

Don’t EAT

Cereal, grains
Legumes (including peanuts)
Dairy
Refined sugar
Potatoes
Processed foods
Salt
Refined vegetable oils

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Side Dish Recipes ✿ Macaroni Salad

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This picture was taken with my Nikon camera

Who doesn’t love a side dish of macaroni salad? Sometimes I just eat it as a main dish (it is pasta after all) my taste buds jump to joy every time I eat this amazing meal.

Macaroni is usually served cold. Um, has anyone ever eaten it hot — on purpose? Seriously, the cooked part is the macaroni pasta it self, originating from Italy. Elbow macaroni is traditional in the USA.” 

But is that true? From what I read online: The macaroni salad originated in the country of America in the New England states. Another version of macaroni salad with Parmesan cheese came from Italy. Now I can just imagine the pasta part originating from China and making it’s way to Europe where Italians added their sauces. One thing is for sure “In early 20th century we begin to find recipes for macaroni salad in American cookbooks. These were typically dressed with mayonnaise and served in cold molded presentations.”   

Thus started my love affair with macaroni salad. My mother never really made this dish while I was growing up but I always had some form of macaroni salad when I ate at restaurants or when I went to picnics. You can not have a picnic without macaroni salad, to do so would be committing treason.

Now….

You may buy whatever brand of macaroni that is most convenient for you. At my local grocery store I choose: LANCIA ready cut macaroni

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One of the ingredients is Durum Wheat Semolina: “Durum wheat is a specific wheat variety.”   

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2015 New Year’s Resolution ✩Teach myself how to cook!

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Dear Food Diary,

As you may recall, I’ve attempted to blog about my life, my interests my hopes and fears before, to no avail. Sure, I kept my blog alive (open for years) occasionally deleting posts, re-designing my background, changing my blog title and figuring out how widgets work.

A fun miracle for some an annoying curse for others.❉

No WordPress I still did not upgrade my blog to ‘Pro’, oops I mean ‘Premium’. It’s not about the money, really it isn’t…. I just don’t know how, if I did I would have done so by now; give me credit at least on establishing this fine blog site on my VERY own. If that wasn’t hard enough can you imagine having a PayPal account? If I could have one of those again I would have one by now; how on earth do those things work?

I do believe, correct me if I am wrong, WordPress does not host AdSense as that is with Google + but host WordAds, although I did read some websites that say there are plugins for AdSense to a WordPress blog.

It’s all very confusing for me.

That said, I still love to blog and hope one day it will grow. So in this blog, I will be writing about my 2015 New Year’s Eve Resolution! No, I will not bother you with how I am struggling to lose weight, that would be boring. Sound the smallest violin a woman over 30 is trying to lose weight. 

͡๏_͡๏  That would be unpleasant to read, no … no … no… I want to write something juicy, delicious and mouth watering YUMMY!

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YouTube: Posting Videos again

Dear Reader,

I’ve taken down my past articles on YouTube from my Blog because I thought I never wanted to go on the site again. Too much negativity came from it for me in the past when I had mild success as SLSwriter. Although, I feel that bad part is all behind me now, the root of why I enjoyed YouTube has returned to me. One of those reasons is my love for filming and editing footage. I do miss my Adobe and working with it as a program. I also miss watching videos on YouTube by people I know and supporting their talent. Vlogging has always intrigued me and I can’t help but want to Vlog myself. Being part of the community in the way that I can comment and express my opinion is something I feel like doing at the moment. I can’t fall back into my obsessive ways and care what people think or seek fame and fortune from this site. The YouTube from 2005 to 2010 was the wild west and you could make it back than, but now it’s all industrialized and controlled by the media that you can not expect to become a youtube sensation on it anymore. It’s overly saturated by the wealthy and producers who fund the young and talented. So why am I on it? Again I miss expressing myself visually and therefore will remain humble and vlog. It doesn’t matter how many subs I get, just as long as the communication I get and express is of a positive nature, my aim is to be artistic, and that is all.

So with that said I will be sharing my videos here on my Blog. Please visit my YouTube channel. ❀ 30 Something Vlogs ❀

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg8jpHmY6W46VQidvKP0JsA

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