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 http://astore.amazon.com/thepalpinup-20/detail/1449450334

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.
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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//:paleomg.com/mexican-hash-egg-bake and follow her blog. She has a ton of great recipes on her site and I am a huge fan of hers.
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I also started a group on meetup.com 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.
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