Craving Asian food- we’ve got you covered in this week’s newsletter! Plus, a look at our week- including Easter egg hunting success and a big lunch-time Paleo fail!
We had a wonderful weekend filled with good Paleo Easter food, family…. and of course the boys had their yearly egg-hunt! Although I’m not sure who enjoyed it more- the kids or the adults! The funny part is that I’m not supposed to lift (back injury) and he’s not supposed to have his feet off the ground (broken arm). OOPS. We made an exception this one time!
We love doing brunch for holiday get-togethers, because come on- it’s free reign to have lunch and breakfast foods! Plus, Ambrosia Salad, Seafood Egg Casserole, Deviled Eggs (from ELaD), and fresh orange juice mimosas and almond milk lattes are some of the GREATEST FOODS to accompany our traditional Easter ham!
Coming off a holiday weekend always proves a little challenging for me. Case in point, this epic Paleo lunch fail: at a work conference they had salad without tomatoes or croutons: awesome! Then I saw what I thought to be chicken salad. SO EXCITING! It’s rare I don’t have to eat something from my purse at a conference buffet, I felt like such a normal person! Imagine my surprise when I discovered I just added a huge glob of POTATO SALAD to my lettuce. A good reminder to always ask what’s in the food and never assume, ha!
I travelled a lot for work last week, and dinner one night was at a Turkish restaurant- which was tricky to navigate because of all the nightshades, dairy and legumes. Luckily the waitress was wonderful and had great suggestions for my food preferences. Not without flack from my colleagues for being high-maintenance though! It was all in jest, and I felt great knowing I would be healthy the following day for a presentation. A good reminder to NOT BE AFRAID to ask the waitstaff for help.
What in the World are Coconut Aminos?!
It’s the Paleo secret weapon to making GREAT gluten-free, soy-free Asian food! Before Paleo, we ordered Asian takeout all the time- and now we make our own and it is JUST AS GOOD, if not better.
Not to mention, it’s WORLDS HEALTHIER! …Thanks to Coconut Aminos!
Coconut Aminos starts as sap from a coconut tree blossom. Much like maple syrup, it contains a wide range of beneficial vitamins and minerals.
The coconut sap is combined with sea salt and left to age and ferment, similar to traditional soy sauce, until it is full of flavor and umami! The taste is almost like a less-salty soy sauce, and we use it everywhere that soy sauce might be used.
This is the ONE PRODUCT that really gave us Asian food back while following a Paleo diet- and we can’t recommend it enough!
Check out our favorite recipes using Coconut Aminos!
Our Favorite Paleo Asian Re-Creations!