If you get time I would love you to take a look at an article I have written especially for The Glass House Girls. It’s features a special recipe created for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Thank you, happy Friday,
Well here’s a turn up for the books. A full on meaty meat recipe on my blog. I would have bet money against this recipe making it on here six months ago.
The truth is I’ve made a few changes recently. I’m happy with my diet and feel very lucky to be in tune with my body, but I’ve decided to try something new . Over the past few weeks I have cut down the fructose even further, left out legumes and swapped in more proteins from meat. Yes meat, I didn’t expect myself to say that one!
Ask yourself how you feel?
Just as it’s important to look at our exercise patterns and check whether we’re varying things enough to give enough benefit and recovery, I think it’s just as valuable to do an audit on what we eat every now and then. I think we should check that what we’re eating is working for us, giving us as much energy as possible and reacting well with our bodies. I’ve been asking myself how I feel and made these changes primarily to help with my energy levels.
So is it a paleo thing or a personal thing?
I have been hugely woken up from the insights on blogs, recipe books and friends with regard to paleo, primal blueprint and caveman style eating. The science behind the principals is so logical. Read a cute introduction to Paleo by Nom Nom. However there are also arguments to say that we have moved on since the caveman days, and that there are definitely risks to eating too much protein Here is a vegan debate against Paleo.
So all I can do, is carry on feeling my way through and lead this one for myself. For me it’s definitely a personal thing. I have a strong set of lifestyle principals and I like that I have found a way to eat and operate that works for me. I’ll just keep checking that I feel good and that I am enjoying life and the food I make.
So what’s the verdict?
Two weeks in and I feel amazing. I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of making different things and I cannot believe how much sharper I feel. Clamping down on fructose has meant the mid-afternoon slumps that had started sneaking in, have completely disappeared as my body has a stable blood sugar content. The single most exciting part of this though is that we’re naturally just starting to eat in sync again as a family. The food I am eating is the food my husband and children love to eat.
So, back to the recipe. I don’t think the pictures are quite as graceful for sure. So more beautiful recipes soon I promise. For a marinade for 2 people you will need:
For the green vegetables:
To bring it all together:
A guide to cooking the perfect steak: