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WIAW: Quick Meals in Disguise

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WIAW... it's been a long time since my last "What I Ate Weduesday" post!  See my previous WIAW posts here, and check out other folks' WIAW over at Peas & Crayons.

Yesterday's meals were all simple, although they'd look like they took quite a bit of time.

I was so tired that I slept through/snoozed my first alarm--very rare!  Got myself up eventually, showered, got dressed, and made eggs. The eggs caused a rude awakening, because the smoke from the frying pan--after I was done cooking, set off the alarm.  That shook me to consciousness.

Thus, breakfast was simple: eggs over lox. Lox, courtesy of my grandmother, who brought them for me when we celebrated Mother's Day on Sunday. She knows I love them but don't buy them often.  Thank you, Grandma!





Lunch was Turnip Noodles with Toasted Walnut Pesto.  Sounds fancy, right?  It's actually a "7-minute meal" by Hungry Root.  They have a variety of vegetable-noodle dishes that are pre-portioned a…

Make this Quick & Easy Banana Egg Breakfast

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Bananas and EGGS? What?

Yes, bananas and eggs.  Whenever I'm making this for myself, whoever is home will give me a quizzical look. Once it's ready and they've tried a bite, they always raise their eyebrows in surprise--pretty good!



It started for me back in the day experimenting with "paleo pancakes" -- that is, pancakes that are free of grains.  Some of those banana pancake recipes are longer and more exhaustive than others.  They can make some dismally flat pancakes, or some incredibly fluffy pancakes.  (I'm a fan of the fluffy, myself.)

Over time, I stopped following the recipes and began doing the simplest, quickest thing possible: simply scrambling eggs with banana.  Dropping out the almond flour, the baking agents, etc., made the process so much easier, yet just as delicious.  I get starchy sweetness from the banana and protein from the eggs. Win!

Quick and easy banana-egg-omelet-pancake-mish-mash!  
Here it is:

Ingredients


3 eggs
1 banana
Oil or butter

Meet these Life-Changers -- {BOOK GIVEAWAY!}

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This past weekend, New York City finally got to meet some real health and nutrition superstars!


Together, Sarah Ballantyne (about whom I've gushed before) andStacy Toth (whom I had the pleasure of meeting once before) chat, teach, and advise on The Paleo View Podcast.  The podcast is produced by Stacy's husband Matt McCarry,and the two of them also have several books out, the latest of which is Real Life Paleo (review to come soon, after I've gotten cooking!).

Stefani Ruper was an added bonus to this stop on The Paleo View book tour.  Stefani has been a guest on several of my favorite podcasts and also has her own self-love podcast and book: Sexy by Nature: The Whole Foods Solution to Radiant Health, Life-Long Sex Appeal, and Soaring Confidence.  After being a long-time listener of her wisdom via voice podcast, it was amazing to see her in person; she had the type of confidence and radiance that is promised from her work, so she's living proof of how to be sexy by nat…

Lemon-Thyme Broiled Salmon with Blood Orange Salsa {The Paleo Approach Cookbook}

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Remember last spring when I reviewed The Paleo Approach by Sarah Ballantyne, PhD?  I promised that a companion cookbook was forthcoming, and guess what?  It's here!


The Paleo Approach Cookbook A Detailed Guide to Heal Your Body and Nourish Your Soul ... is finally releasing tomorrow! (On shelves 8/26/14)  Here it is:

This is so much more than a simple collection of recipes.  The book--which is every bit as beautiful and heavy asthe first book--includes:
Over 200 recipes, all of which use healing foods to help empower people with autoimmune diseases to reclaim their health by regulating their immune systems and heal their bodiesHundreds of recipe variations to help you mix it up, along with tips, nutrient facts, and FODMAP alerts along the way Recipe Index to help you quickly find recipes and match ingredientsMeal PlansShopping guides"Plan ahead" guidesOver 100 pages of information and resourcesSummary of THe Paleo Approach dietFood listsShopping guides"How do I eat thi…

Friday Features

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Friiidayyyyyyy!!! 


For fun:21 Things You Should Never Say to People Who Are Actually Gluten-Free 

For health: 
-  Five Eczema Triggers to Avoid, by Mommypotamous
"What the Government Got Wrong About Nutrition -- And How It Can Fix It", via The Huffington Post

For food: 
Tomato Basil Vinaigrette, from my friend, the Little Chef Big Appetite
Eggs Benedict from The Paleo Mom (including nut-free Paleo English muffins and dairy-free Hollandaise Sauce!).  For more recipes from Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, get your hands on The Paleo Approach Cookbook:


For thought: 
- Christine asks, Why can't we own our PRs and accomplishments without always qualifying them?
-Carla asks Does closing comments turn blogging into lecturing?

For success:"Winners can tell you where they are going..."

Have a great weekend!

The Paleo Approach

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Preface: The Paleo Approach was released in February, but two (good!) things delayed my review: 1) this book was not something I could read thoroughly and quickly, and 2) it is such a wonderful resource, that I was compelled to loan it to others who needed to preview it more than I. Now that I have it back and have had more time to parse through the pages, I bring you my review.  

Why should you be concerned withautoimmune disease?Autoimmune conditions are common! An estimated 50 to 63 million Americans are affected by autoimmune disease.  It can be difficult to diagnose, as symptoms are often dismissed as effects of a stressful lifestyle, so many people with an autoimmune disease may not even know it!

Autoimmune diseases are special.  They are diverse, painful, often have invisible symptoms, and are without cure.  Many with autoimmune conditions, ranging from eczema and rheumatoid arthritis to lupus and multiple sclerosis, accept their condition as a given and take whatever symptom-mit…