Paleo, Pregnancy, Gallbladder, & Kidney Stones?

Seriously people.  I’m 25.5 weeks pregnant and something is going on.   At first glance, we thought I had a bladder infection so I went in for a quick UA.  The initial report was lots of blood, not much bacteria.  Huh. . . well, let’s start an antibiotic over the weekend while it goes off for […]

Monthly Menu

Now. . . if I get really crazy, I will prep some meals for the freezer.  I’ll get back to y’all on that. 🙂 In our budget post, I indicated that meal plans were on the way. So- our meat for the month is 30lbs of beef (ground, steak, stew, roast, oxtail), 4 whole chickens, […]

100 Days of Real Food- Grocery Budget

Technically, I think our 100 days is over or probably close, but who knows since I’ve lost track.  The reality is, we always eat real food with minor deviations for special occasions, so this is more about budget than anything else in our world.  Tonight, I came up with a “plan”.  This keeps us at […]

BEEF!!!!!!

This week’s co-op orders-  $170 (including donation) for ~30lbs of local, grassfed beef.  In the produce world, the above was procured for $50 (including a donation).  Even if I bought nothing else this week, my family could eat well on this haul. On the meat front, we got 6 NY strip steaks, ~2lbs of sirloin […]

Big Family Meal Plan

I realize it’s Wednesday and I’m just getting this posted.  If you are relying on my to plan your menu, well, you better plan for next week! What we are eating this week: Sunday: Crockpot chicken & veggies Monday: beef chunks, veggies, & rice Tuesday: Taco salad Wednesday: bunless burgers, salad Thursday: grilled chicken tenders […]

Day 17

We have reached day 17 of the 21 Day Sugar Detox.  Hubs is doing awesome (which is shocking), I’ve been a bit more lenient now that pregnancy nausea has set in.  I’m still being careful, but I’ve added a bit of sweetener to drinks so that I can get more than water in (Dr’s orders […]

Sugar Detox Day 11 and 12

Day 11 Breakfast- EGGS! Lunch- This crunchy salad!  Organic greens, organic diced carrots, sunflower seeds (salted), olive oil & balsamic, topped with a bit of aged cheddar. Dinner – Red Lobster.  Mama had scallops, shrimp, & chicken.  Daddy had steak & shrimp.  Yum-o. Lunch for the kidlets- coconut flour donut, deli ham, olives, carrots & […]

Sugar Detox Day 10 and Kids Treats

Breakfast was plain scrambled eggs (same ole). Lunch today-  Doesn’t that look DELICIOUS?!?!  It was.  The bottom is 2/3 of a “loaf” of quick bread from Paleo Indulgences.  I toasted it and topped with butter.  Then I added over medium eggs and sliced up a bit of hand made marinated cheese (spicy!).  In the end, […]

Sugar Detox Day 6

Daddy Grok kindly refrained from stepping on the scale today. 🙂 He’s still fighting the urge to munch, but otherwise feeling pretty good.  Considering all the crap food he consumed before we started this, it’s shocking. Now that the cat is out of the bag, I can share with you here- Mama Grok is expecting […]

Sugar Detox Day 5

Daddy Grok is down 9lbs.  Are you kidding me? That said, with our growing family. . . Mama Grok shouldn’t lose weight. Moving on.  Breakfast today was scrambled eggs.  The kids added fruit.  I had to run out the door for labwork, so I skipped my veggies but grabbed a banana for a blood sugar […]