Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Brown Butter Vinagrette…


Try saying that title fast 5 times!  It was title that caught my eye, not because it is a tongue twister but because it has the word “bacon” in it.  Have I mentioned my love of bacon?  Bacon is like candy in the Primal / Paleo food community… literally.  People make it with ice cream, syrup, dark chocolate… sounds weird but is actually amazing!  Then there are all the savory uses for bacon.  I cook with it at least twice a week, and eat it for its pleasurable self on the weekends.

This recipe comes from the blog Mark’s Daily Apple and my primal guru, Mark Sisson.  My guru not because he is perfect or knows everything, but because he perseveres and puts in all kinds of time helping people understand the lifestyle in a well rounded and simplified way.  And I NEED that… I only have so much time in a day to read everything I want to read!

But I digress. Part of being primal is continuously looking for new ways to eat real foods so we don’t develop “food fatigue”.  I found this post today for a recipe that I will definitely be trying.  It combines some of my favorite things… bacon, brussels sprouts and butter.

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If you too have “food fatigue” and are looking for new recipes, and/or ways to use up your excess brussels sprouts and bacon, give this a try… even if you aren’t primal I bet you will love it!

Is Wheat Addictive?


As I was messing around with my blog today, I realized that it was pretty heavily weighted to my posts on fashion and style.  While I do love fashion and style and of course my own jewelry ;), I love many other things as well, including health and nutrition.  Mark Sisson, author of the blog called Mark’s Daily Apple and the book “The Primal Blueprint”, posted a blog today called Is Wheat Addictive?. This topic  is something near and dear to my heart, something I have struggled with since letting go of grains… my absolute addiction to bread and pasta.

I love the taste, texture, and feeling I get of satiety as I chow down on a big piece of sourdough bread slathered in butter; I DO NOT love what happens within hours of eating that stuff, but that’s a story for another day. When I gave up eating grains, bread and pasta was the hardest thing for me to let go, and I still find that when I am confronted with bread I start to drool like my 16 year old cat.

Back to Mark’s blog… apparently it isn’t chemically addictive, but we all know how attached we can get emotionally to that floury goodness.  For me it requires a big commitment and a lot of healthy substitutes to let go of wheat products, and now that it has been awhile, I don’t miss them nearly as much as I did.  There are lot’s of great Paleo and Primal recipes out there that we can use to nourish ourselves and make the withdrawal from wheat products less painful.

Stay tuned for more posts on the topic of bread/Paleo/nutrition, and happy reading!