A Lovely Plate

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Nothing complicated here, just clean, easy yum.

Fresh avocados with a squeeze of lemon juice and a dusting of coarse sea salt.
Thick cut no sugar all natural bacon, perfectly fried.
A small pile of fresh fruit, all organic.
And the raw crunchy salad I am so addicted to!

The fast way today:

In the bottom of the bowl, 2 TBSP of home made paleo mayo, 2 tsp honey, couple of splashes of raspberry balsalmic vinegar to taste….wisk wisk wisk.
Now add to the bowl a handful of bite size raw broccoli and of cauliflower. also a few dried cranberries. (I usually add radishes and pecans, but was in a hurry!).
Now toss everything together! The longer you have, keep tossing and the flavors build!

So dump the salad on your plate, your done!
Ready, set, delicious!

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Lemon Lime Gummies

citrus gummies

Treats. Sweets. Good to eats.
Looking for something new for the palate and have been seeing alot of paleo folks playing with gelatin, which on it’s own is very good for you, your gut, your joints, etc. Seeing as I really cannot get into the bone broth thing (although I have really enjoyed the process of making it!) I look to grassfed organic gelatin to add to foods to help me with the things my body really needs.

I read through alot of recipes and tried quite a few. This is my best stab at “gummies” so far! These are very tart/sour/tangy…but kind of addicting!
This weekend we are going to give some other flavors a try….but this is what I have so far:

In a saucepan over a medium to low flame, combine 1/4 c. water with 5 Tbsps of gelatin powder.
Quickly add:
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup raw honey (or other like Agave or maple syrup)
Mix it thoroughly with a whisk or spoon and poor into a shallow pyrex dish…I used a 9×9…you can also use candy molds for shapes!
Place in the refrigerator to cool completely and slice or cut out shapes!
They keep in the fridge for weeks, and are so refreshing!

We also did a few batches with Kombucha in the liquids…in place of the water….with other fruit juices, and this was very nice too!

When all else fails, and sometimes it does!

Jake shake

Guess I am still on yesterday’s topic! Perfect example of how the day can get away from you and you run out of time and energy but you have to do something because you are really hungry and confident there is a bag of M&M’s somewhere in the house! Full day at work, straight to my daughter’s swim meet, pets at home waiting waiting waiting for me to come home and feed and walk them, I sit happily watching her swim, but can hear the ticking of the clock in the back of my mind. Chatting away with a friend in the stands who is grabbing a quick bite during the meet, I got to thinking, what in the world am I going to eat and when? by the time I got home it was after 8:00 and the dogs needed attention! Cat was tapping her paw on the staircase using her catskills to chastise me for such and unacceptably late dinner while watching my every move to make sure hers was first!

Pets happily fed and watered, it is 9:00. Should I just go to bed? NO! I’m actually hungry! But tired, but lazy, but hungry.

Smoothie time. Smoothie time!!!

How fast is a smoothie? So fast! And is light or heavy as you decide to make it.

Here is what happened:

Into the blender went
1 ripe banana
1 cup of almond milk
cinnamon to taste…maybe 1/2 tsp
a dash of vanilla
1 Tbsp raw organic local honey
ice cubes

2 minutes later…Banana smoothie! (in the Adventure Time glass of choice, becomes a “Jake Shake”!)

To beef up the smoothie, try this:
add any or all of the following:

1/4 of a ripe avocado
1-2 Tbsp Almond Butter…or Almond Flour…nice protein boost
1-2 Tbsp Cacao Powder….gives it a hint of chocolate with all kinds of health benefits!
or add other fruits too…strawberries are good here!

This worked….I felt good, not hungry any more, and could get a few things done before hitting the sack.