We’re giving you a sneak peek into our Paleo pantry with a few of the things we ALWAYS keep stocked, and how to use them in some of our favorite recipes! This, plus a BRAND NEW RECIPE for Cottage Pie, and more in this week’s newsletter!
Our Real Life
We tried out the new Burton’s Grill in Alexandria this week and LOVED their gluten-free and Paleo menu options! Our favorites were the calamari, fried chicken & fried fish on the kids’ menu, the short ribs with horseradish cream, and crab cakes. They even had a lettuce wrapped Paleo burger on the menu! But we wanted to try out their fresh seafood and gluten-free choices. Amazing variety, definitely recommend as a great mid-price restaurant that works for dates AND family meals!
In other incredible food news… Matt made Asian green beans and family-favorite Walnut Prawns from Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans for dinner this week. INCREDIBLE!! If you need more flavor in your life- this is the way to do it!
Even in winter, I dare to post this no-filter photo of my 35-year-old skin! This is probably the first time in my entire life that I have skin I can say I am proud of.
And I owe it to three things:
1. The Countertime Rejuvenating Collection from Beautycounter– it has improved my skin more than I could have dreamed of, and in an incredibly short time.
2. Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (by the way, 10% off and free shipping with code: VPA-0626-97BR1-LYIQ) I take this every single day and over the past couple years it has done wonders for my hair, skin, and nails.
3. Modified Autoimmune Paleo diet– yes, eating nutrient-dense foods, tons of veggies, and limiting sugar, nightshades and other inflammatory foods was a great and necessary foundation to improving my complexion!
It has taken me a long time to find this combination of things that works for my skin, and I’m so happy I didn’t give up!
Beautycounter Sales and Freebies!
This is the FIRST SALE I have EVER seen on the Countertime Rejuvenating line (my favorite)! Because they are launching a “starter set” they are discounting it from $291 to $222. The Cleansing Balm is included instead of my favorite Toner Pads – so I will offer THIS WEEK ONLY (2/6/17-2/13/17) if you purchase the new Countertime Rejuvenating Starter Set, I WILL SEND YOU TONER PADS FREE!
Plus, I recorded a live Facebook video this week where I talked about some of my favorite products, gave tips and tricks, and answered your questions. (Find this video in my Facebook group also!)
Welcome to our Pantry: Our Staples
One of our favorite baking (and cooking!) flours, Otto’s Cassava Flour has a very neutral taste and behaves a lot like traditional wheat flour- so it’s super easy to use!
Gelatin is a versatile ingredient that we always have in the pantry. We use Vital Proteins Grass-Fed Beef Gelatin for things like healthy gelatin squares, gummy worms, and even pudding (see recipe below!).
Lard might just be one of our favorite fats to cook and bake with! This Pastured Pork Lard from Epic is especially great for frying, cooking veggies in, or rubbing on steak or chops to help with the perfect sear!
Mayonnaise is one of the great joys of life, and we’re so thrilled to have found Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Mayo– one that contains the healthiest fats and super clean ingredients, plus tastes incredible! We stockpile this stuff, and use it on anything and everything!
We’re a family of chocolate-lovers for sure! We’ve love Equal Exchange Bittersweet Chocolate Chips for their pure ingredients and deep rich chocolate flavor that is perfect for baking our favorite treats.
Our Pantry Must-Haves from One Stop Paleo Shop
Need even more pantry inspiration?! Grab even more of our pantry must haves, all together in a box, and at a discounted rate! Find our Pantry Must Haves Box —> here!