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To all my followers, my Paleoly tumblr blog has moved.  If you still want Paleoly recipes head on over to my webpage, http://paleoly.com/, and follow that one instead of this current page.

I know it is confusing because it looks the same, but in the long run, this will make Paleoly better:)

So I hope you all follow me over to my new Tumblr page.

Pineapple Shrimp Scampi

Have I mentioned that I love shrimp.  It is such an easy and fast meal to prepare. I whipped this one up in a matter of minutes and enjoyed every buttery bite.

Ingredients:

2 tbs coconut oil

2 lbs of shrimp, peeled (I used frozen wild caught gulf shrimp)

5 tbsp of grassfed unsalted butter

1 medium sized onion, diced

6 cloves of garlic, minced

3/4 cup of chicken stock

1 lemon juiced

1 cup of diced pineapple

3 tbsp of fresh parsley chopped

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Melt coconut oil in a skillet on medium heat.  Add the shrimp and cook about 2 minutes on each side, until shrimp are pink. Remove from skillet.

Add butter to skillet and melt.  Add in onions and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes.  Add in garlic and saute for another minute. 

Add in chicken stock, lemon juice, and salt and pepper and simmer for about 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly.  Add in pineapple and cook for another 2 minutes.  Add back in the shrimp and coat with butter sauce to reheat.  Add in parsley and give the shrimp a quick stir.

Done!

Paleo Blueberry Jam

First off, I am back from my South American trip.  We had a lot of fun visiting Machu Picchu, Cuzco, the Amazon, Easter Island, Lima, Santiago, Buenos Aires, and NYC, but I came back exhausted and had to go back to work the next day.  It has been tough trying to get back into the swing of work, exercise, life, cooking, etc, and my blogging took a back seat.  But never-fear I am back with some new recipes.

Now on to the jam.  

I know what you are all thinking, Paleo and Jam should never be mentioned in the same sentence, but when it is blueberry season you just have to pick them, and what is a girl to do with 26lbs of blueberries? Luckily for us Houstonians, blueberry season started early since we had no late frosts this year (it usually starts the last weekend of May when it is already about 95 deg).  Blueberries at our favorite u-pick orchid were rip last weekend, so we woke up way to early for a Sunday and picked till we each filled up a 13lb bucket each. (Moorehead Blueberry farm does not use pesticides in there orchid, so they allow you to eat as much as you want while picking.  Trust me, we take full advantage every year.)

 At $2.00 a lb you don’t worry about getting to much. 

The weather was perfect for us and I was actually sad when we finished in less than two hours.  

Now on to the Jam

Paleo Blueberry Jam

Ingredients:

3 cups of blueberries

1/2 cup of honey

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

(Feel free to double this recipe. I did this recipe times 4 to fill approximately 4 jars)

Directions:

Wait to clean the blueberries till right before you are ready to use. 

Clean/sanitize your jars and lids.

Once you have cleaned the blueberries, dump the blueberries and honey in a medium pot (you must use a non reactive pot) and turn the heat to medium.  Mash them with a potato masher to releasing the juices from the berries.  When you start it will look like this.

Stir continuously with a wooden spoon trying to mash the rest of the blueberries against the side of the pot.

The mixture will start to bubble, and keep stirring for another 10 to 15 minutes until the jam becomes thick and looks like this -

Add in the lemon juice and stir for another 2 minutes.

Now fill your jars making sure to leave about 1/2 inch of head space.

You can either let them cool and put in the refrigerator.  It will last up to a month. You can place in freezer and they will last about 6 to 8 months.  Or you can process them to make them shelf stable and they should last about a year.

As you can see I used Le Parfait jars.  Some people say that they are not safe for canning, but they have been used in Europe for ages and people still use them today.  If you have a pressure cooker or canner click here to go to there webpage with instructions.  If you do not have a pressure cooker, then the Ball type jars might be the better option. I chose the Le Parfait jars since they do not contain any BPA or other nasty chemical in the lids.  The food does not actually touch the lids so most people could care less about that, it is a personal choice. Another glass lid type jar is Weck, but I have never personally used them.

If you want more ideas check out Food in Jars blog.  Usually honey can be substituted for sugar, just half the amount.  So if it calls for 1 cup of sugar, use 1/2 cup of honey to make it paleo.

Yup, sugar is evil!

Breakfast this morning, 2 over easy eggs, kraut, avocado, zucchini, and beets.
#paleo

Breakfast this morning, 2 over easy eggs, kraut, avocado, zucchini, and beets.
#paleo

Tags: paleo

First stop on my 3 week vacation…LA

First stop on my 3 week vacation…LA

South America Packing (Not Paleo Related)

Warning, this post has really nothing to do with paleo, so if you want to stop now feel free.

My Husband and I our off on our 3 week long vacation tomorrow.  Yes, you read that correctly, two corporate america slaves are leaving our desk jobs for three whole weeks, crazy isn’t it? Here is what our trip looks like…

I know what is on every women’s mind right now, “how do you pack for that???”  That is a good question, and I will have more info once I return, but here is what I came up with.

My suitcase - 

 

It is more of a small carry on bag than a suitcase.  We decided to “backpack” so this was all I am allowed to bring.  My husband has a slightly larger one that will need to be checked.

Now for the clothes….

Multiple Lululemon shirts - 2 reversible long sleeve yogi shirts and one every yogi

Really it is 5 shirts since two of them are reversible.  These are super soft and since they are performance wear, will hopefully wash well in a sink.

Two pairs of Lululemon Track pants - Studio Pant II and Run Track Pant

Jeans and shorts

Shirts which can all be layered with the cardigan

Some gym clothes, do I really plan on running while I am on vacation, not really but there might be other situations when having this stuff will come in handy.

Sweaters and Rain Coat, we are going to the Amazon and Machu Picchu, a rain coat is definitely necessary.

One black dress with multiple scarves (including this one), this will allow me to change up the dress and other outfits so my pictures won’t look like I am wearing the same thing everyday.

Snacks, being paleo on vacation is extremely hard, and I am totally worried about some of our legs.  Going to the amazon for several days means eating what is available.  Steve’s Original and Larabars might just save my life!

Also packing some nighttime wear, woman things, stocks, sandals, one pair of black flats, and a pair of Toms.  Hopefully I can carry it all and totally not look like a tourist the whole time.

See ya in 3 weeks!

Paleo Cookout

This is how Paleo Peeps have a cookout:)

Farmers Market sausages and veggies…need I say more.

Tags: paleo whole 30

progenex:

Paleo Diet Flowchart 
A friend that’s new to healthy living said this Paleo Flow Chart was more helpful than any other resources/advice he received. That being said, we had to share it.


This is great:)

progenex:

Paleo Diet Flowchart 

A friend that’s new to healthy living said this Paleo Flow Chart was more helpful than any other resources/advice he received. That being said, we had to share it.

This is great:)

(via paleoexpress)