Monday, November 22, 2010

Old hat, new trick

Not in the mood for one more lunch time salad I decided that baking a Cornish hen would be a speedy way to prep something for work tomorrow as the weekend came to a close.

Cornish hens are great since they're itty bitty, perfect portion for a single gal!

I have a heap of pumpkin pie spice sitting in the pantry from the great Paleo Pumpkin Muffin foray. Feeling obliged to make further use of it I concluded (with the roomie's enthusiastic approval) to utilize it as this poultry's seasoning.

Game plan:

one thawed Cornish hen
Pumpkin Pie spice
pinch of sea salt
Coconut oil

Mixing about 2 Tbl. of oil with heaps of spice I massaged the unctuous concoction both onto the skin and beneath it. A final sprinkling of spices all over and into the oven it went for an hour at 350F.

Our home smelled divine throughout the process and what came out was a beautifully colored chicken. A quick snack of the wings and legs delivered news of great success to my taste buds! Can't wait to eat the bulk of it for lunch today~*

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Still here!

Sometimes life comes at you fast - this is one of those very times.

Staying pretty damn Paleo. The only time I falter is when I'm at the homes of family members around meal time. Not to self: avoid family as they are bad for my health ;)

Today I treated myself to lunch/dinner at "Quenna's Raw and Vegan" in Norfolk, VA. It's a really amazing restaurant where they create amazing dishes with veggies alone. There is use of WW pita bread, tofu and bulger wheat in some items so just ask for substitutions. I love eating here once a week, it always serves as an inspiring reminder about how delicious it is to eat wholesome foods. God knew what he was doing when He provided our sustenance...there has never been a need for nasty trans fats and growth hormones for meals to be palatable.

Thanksgiving looms ahead. Will I stay strictly Paleo on Turkey day? Nope.
Will I keep the cheats to a minimum? Yes!