Paleo Prego

Good day! Long time no see. It has been pretty hectic since my last post. I have been traveling  a lot and fighting with the USPTO over my Paleo Pin-Up trademark. But after months of back and forth they finally saw it my way. Yay, trademark granted!!!! I also recently graduated with my bachelors degree, got into grad school and found out I was expecting.

I am 13 weeks pregnant and I will be honest, I have been eating anything and everything, but as my 2nd trimester approaches I have promised my baby and myself that I will go back to eating a grain free diet. I must say, I have been lazy and suffering through gnarly headaches and although I am pregnant I am positive a lot of the way I feel is due to my bad food choices.

So I have been playing around with some new recipes, trying new products and will have reviews and recipes up soon. Take care.

Busy, busy, busy!

Hi lovelies, I have been so busy lately I haven’t had much time to do much of anything. Thankfully, this week is spring break, YAY! And now I finally get to update you on some discoveries I have made over the last month. So, Michelle Tam from NOMNOMPALEO.COM is a culinary genius and if you haven’t ordered her cookbook yet I suggest you do it now at

So one day I was craving McDonald’s chicken nuggets, but there was no way I was going to eat them after all the latest controversy on what they are really made of. I had recalled seeing a recipe for Chicken Nuggets in her new cookbook and I decided to test them out. I made them with tapioca powder and fried them in lard (it’s cheaper and perfectly fine) and I ate them dipped in honey, and OMG they tasted so much like the McDonald’s version that I was instantly in love. I even refried the leftovers the next day, and just like she says in her book they were crispier after the refry. I also brined the chicken as she suggested to help it stay moist, yum.

Also, I found a delicious paleo hash recipe from Juli Bauer. Instead of baking the eggs on top of the hash like the recipe calls for, I just cook the whole thing in the skillet and in a separate skillet I make eggs over easy. I found that to be the only way I could get eggs that had a nice runny yoke. I also used regular paprika instead of smoked paprika. But I am not a big fan of smoked paprika so use your own judgment. Check out the recipe at http// and follow her blog. She has a ton of great recipes on her site and I am a huge fan of hers.

I also started a group on so sign up and join me. We will have a lot of fun together!

And last but not least, I have found a new favorite breakfast. It is so simple, so healthy, and super easy. At the begging of the week I make bacon bits. I’ll cut bacon into little pieces and fry till crispy, then I store them in the fridge and use them for about 4 days. I use them in salads and on this simple combo. I take a small avocado, slice into long slices and lay it on a plate. Yes, I use the whole avocado. Then I lay a handful of 50/50 salad mix down next to the sliced avocado. I make 2 eggs, over easy, and lay those on top of the salad. Then I sprinkle bacon pieces on top. Serve it with a couple strawberries and there you have it, a perfect paleo breakfast.

Love, love, love this product!!!

A few weeks ago I was sitting at home and thought to myself “maybe I should just create my own deodorant using a swelling clay and beeswax”. So I went online and ordered some beeswax. I figured since beeswax was a great moisturizer and natural antibacterial that it would be great for the skin and would kill odor causing bacteria. Then I went online to find some swelling clays that I had learned about in one of my geology classes. I knew it would be perfect for absorbing wetness. And then I thought to myself that I should probably go online and make sure there wasn’t another genius out there who had the same idea. To my dismay there was someone who also had this brilliant idea and already had a product on the market. So I ordered some through to test it out and see if my theory actual would work.

It worked like a charm. I have tried numerous products that have said they fight odor and will keep you dry all day and they never worked for me. This product not only kept me dry all day but it also kept the funk at bay. I am impressed and in love. This is a 100% natural product that truly works. Even when I wake up the next day I am still not funky and that is what really impresses me.

The only down side to this product is that it doesn’t glide on smoothly and you have to rub it in with your fingers. But hey its worth it for sure. Cavemen weren’t scared to get their hands a little dirty 😉

I recommend that everyone try it out, so here is the link to get your own.
Nude Botanicals Clay Deodorant with Moroccan Clay

Biscuits and gravy? Yes please!!

I absolutely love biscuits and gravy but the original version is definitely not a healthy one. Thankfully there are brilliant people in the world and one of them came up with a healthy alternative. Below are direct links to the website where I found these recipes. I have made this recipe twice in the last two weeks. The first time I followed the recipe exactly. Yesterday I omitted the shrimp and I didn’t taste any difference. So if you are allergic to shell fish that is an option. There is a little touch of sweetness due to the sweet potatoes and coconut milk but it still manages to pull off the savory side. And this combo is super tasty. This recipe was given the Paleo Pin-up, semi paleo gidget and Non-caveman approval, which is surprising because the Non-caveman hates sweet potatoes.
The Gravy
Note: Don’t forget to use a nitrite/preservative free sausage.
The Biscuits
If you are short for time, and don’t have time to bake sweet potatoes there is a faster option. Some stores have these pre-wrapped sweet potatoes that can be microwaved in 6-7 minutes. Or you can make your batch the night before and refrigerate.

Mary had a little lamb and it was delicious…

So if you don’t already follow this lady’s blog I suggest you do because so far I have not been disappointed by any of her recipes. Here is her Herb Crusted Leg of Lamb recipe I cooked this last night and it was fantastic. It was given a Paleo Pin-up, Semi Paleo Gidget and Non-Caveman approval.

Like I said before I am lazy so instead of running to the store to buy fresh herbs like it calls for in the original recipe,I used dry herbs. I have a cabinet full of a wide range of herbs so this option was the most convenient for me.


Herb crusted leg of lamb

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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•4-5lb bone in leg of lamb

•2-4 heads of garlic, Slice the top 1/4 off to expose individual cloves.

•5-6 tablespoons dijon mustard

•1 cup fine ground almond flour

•1/4 cup olive oil

•1 tablespoon dried thyme

•1 tablespoon dried tarragon

•1 teaspoon dried parsley

•1 teaspoon dried rosemary

•1/2 tablespoon garlic powder

•salt and pepper, to taste

The Process

1.Preheat an oven to 400 degrees.

2.Pat the lamb dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle salt and pepper on it and let it sit for 30 minutes or so to come to room temperature.

3.In a bowl, mix  together the almond flour,  herbs, garlic powder, olive oil, and salt and pepper.

4. Coat the top and sides of the lamb with the mustard

5.Using you fingers or a  spatula spread the herb mixture on the top  and sides of the lamb. Place the lamb on a rack in a large roasting pan, the fat  side  up. The original recipes calls for spreading the herb mixture on the bottom side as well but I find It easier just to do the top and the sides.

6.Wrap the garlic in aluminum foil or wax paper and place in the pan with the lamb

7.Place pan in the oven to roast for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

8.Next reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue roasting until your thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat, away from the bone, registers 130 degrees for medium-rare, 1.25 to 1.5 hours.

9. When lamb is done let it rest for 20 minutes or so while you prepare any sides.

The garlic you roasted with the lamb can be squeezed out like a jelly,so squeeze and spread over your lamb.. YUM!!!

You are what you put on your skin?

Everybody knows that your skin is your biggest organ. It is exposed to the elements more than any other organ. When most people think of living a healthy lifestyle they sometimes don’t even consider what it is they are putting on their skin. It makes perfect sense though. Your skin absorbs what goes on it and “it” can enter your blood stream. So it is only obvious that if you are watching what you put into your body, you should also be watching what you put ON your body.

It is still unsure if the link between breast cancer and the aluminum in antiperspirants is legit, but that is a chance people shouldn’t risk to not smell funky.. I don’t know about you but when I sweat, I sweat. And it doesn’t smell great either. So I had wanted to try a deodorant that wouldn’t kill me one day. So I ordered the lavender version of this all natural deodorant, here is a link if you want to check it out I actually found that it worked well as long as I wasn’t active. My funk can get through any barrier, no joke, so I am not surprised that by the end of the day my armpits were on slap, lol. Even the strongest of deodorants have failed to hold it back. The downside of this product was that it darkened and toughened the skin under my armpits. Not sure what that was all about but it freaked me out and I had to stop using it. It took a few weeks for the discoloration and toughness to fade. I have read plenty of good reviews on it so I would still recommend it as an alternative to traditional deodorant especially if you don’t sweat a lot. Just test a small patch of skin first to make sure you don’t have the same reaction I did for a couple of weeks.

Some other things to consider…..
1. Use jojoba oil or 100% coco butter as a moisturizer instead of regular lotions.
2. Use an oil facial cleanser instead of soap (I have been using an oil cleanser and I love it)
Here is a recipe to make you own
3. Try paraben and sulfate free shampoo and conditioner
4. Olive oil does wonders for dry skin and hair 🙂
5. Use all natural soap

These simple changes aren’t that hard to do, so give it a try. Ciao.

Arms are like jello, lol.

I started back up at my local crossfit today. The owner/trainer was shocked to see me but that didn’t stop him from kicking our butts, lol. My laziness has caused the strength I gained from before to completely disappear, and now after one hour of working out my abs and arms I can barely lift my fingers to write this. Hey, no pain no gain, right? I must say I did miss it and I am excited to be back in an environment that is super motivating. So my goal is to lose 35 lbs this year, yup 35.. See, the weird thing about my body is even though I weigh 170 I look like I weigh about 150, I am assuming it is because I have more muscle mass then most women and that is why I look thinner than most women my same weight. But none the less I still want to get the body I once had back when I was at 135 and the only way to do that is through watching what I eat and intense workouts. I will be posting my progress as I go along on this journey.

For me, having a family and going to school full time makes it hard to eat healthy all the time, and finding the energy to get up and workout is even tougher. Everybody is different. Some people like to work out in the mornings (like me) or at the end of the day. For me I find it easier to just get it out of way early, before I start my day, because by the end of the day I have zero desire to workout. I also find it helpful to plan my meals on the weekends so they are ready to go and I know exactly what I am going to eat that week. There are a lot of resources online that can help you plan weekly paleo meals. Here is a link to one I found helpful.

I took the advice of grilling meats on the weekend and what a great idea. The grill adds a flavor that you can not get from a stove and throwing some grilled chicken into a spinach salad is delish 🙂 So give it a shot and let me know what think.