Wednesday, October 3, 2012

WIAW: Making it Paleo

It's been a while, but don't worry. I've been cooking up a storm since getting into my new healthy fall habit. And now I'm back with a quick paleo...

What I Ate Wednesday! (Aka today, Tuesday.)
 
This week and last, I've been cooking from the new Make It Paleo cookbook by The Food Lovers.  So far, so good!  They've got recipes for every (primal) palate, and nothing is so outlandish that I haven't been able to make it in my own kitchen.  Plus, it all tastes pretty darn good. 
Sidenote: The recipe book is NOT only foods that replace non-paleo items (like pancakes or pizza crust). It's packed with tasty, simply paleo recipes (a few of which I made last week).  Today's eats just happened to be a little more on the "paleo-ified" side.
 
I'll do a more thorough review of the book and its recipes later, but for now, here's what I ate today...

Breakfast

Paleo Pancakes, for the win!!
These were fluffy and delicious.
There was also a banana somewhere in here.

Lunch

Polished off my leftover Zucchini (& Mushroom) Lasagne

Unphotographed snack: [an apple]
Unphotographed nibble: [dark chocolate chips] 
(thesearemyconfessions) 

Dinner

Veggie Pizza
Crust made with... Eggplant.
For realz.

The eggplant was actually one of the last of the season from my mother's garden. Thanks, Mom! It made for a delicious pizza.
And that's what I ate! What did you eat?

All foods above (except the pizza topics and unphotographed snacks) were made from recipes in Make It Paleo. Review to come. For now, I'm still happily cooking and tasting! 

29 comments:

  1. OK, I admit that I don't always read WIAW posts but I do read the paleo ones because I'm so curious as to what it actually looks like during someone's day. And your meals look delicious! I think that it's just the name "paleo" that intimidates me :-)

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    1. Yes, good point! As with most things, a LABEL can spoil it. But the food is just real, natural foods, and we know how delicious those can be! I'm glad this post could change your perspective a bit :)

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  2. Funny, reading Christine's comment, because I do NOT usually read paleo posts simply because they usually contrast with my vegan lifestyle. Yet here you are, with your apparently vegetarian paleo WIAW! Love it!

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  3. I agree with Debbie! But you seriously rocked the veggies. I have to try the pancakes. They look awesome!

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  4. Eggplant crust? That sounds absolutely delicious!

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    1. It really was. I didn't quite know what to expect, but it was very tasty!

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  5. I've never heard of eggplant crust, but it sounds delicious!

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  6. Woah! That zucchini and mushroom lasagna looks absolutely delicious. So do the pancakes.. It being 7 in the morning I could really use those pancakes right now!

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    1. Haha they were both quite good!! I was pleased :) I was eating the lasagne for days. And by "days" I probably mean only 2 days, because I gobbled it up!

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  7. Oooh loving these eats Meredith! Especially the pancakes...I'm a sucker for pancakes! :)

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    1. Me too, and they were really good, too!

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  8. Eggplant crust!!! Yay. Can't wait to hear more about it :)

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  9. I love the Make it Paleo cookbook! It's actually one of my favorite Paleo cookbooks! That veggie pizza crust looks so good! Most colorful pizza I've ever seen!

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    1. I'm glad you like it, too! I'm making my way through it. Have any must-make recipes from it I should tackle next?

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  10. Thanks so much for the foodie inspiration! Your recipes and photos are making me hungry...

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  11. Those pancakes look soooooo good! I need to get this cookbook!

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  12. Hm will have to check this book out :) I'm lucky that my library has a number of paleo cookbooks. Huge money saver.

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    1. Definitely a good idea, checking out the library ! So many great resources available to you

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  13. all of this looks absolutely delish! that lasagna and eggplant pizza look so good!

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  14. If there are yummy paleo pancakes, maybe I could do it... :) It all looks good!

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  15. I've heard great things about Make It Paleo.

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  16. crust made with eggplant? wow that sounds awesome! I want to try some paleo food options!

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  17. hmmmm I JUST may be daring enough to try this...

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  18. VERY INTERESTING! EGGPLANT CRUST?! HMMMM Definitely gonna have to try that!

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  19. Yummy! I'm finding these paleo posts or yours so interesting since I've started dabbling in the low carb lifestyle! Thanks for sharing all your eats - love these posts!

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