Secret Ingredient Mango Smoothie

secret ingredient mango smoothie | paleogirlinthecity.comConfession A) I’m a delicate flower. Confession B) I don’t really like smoothies. Confession A+B) I don’t really like smoothies because they make my daisy-like stomach hurt. Yes, literally one of the go-to, “oh you’re having a hard time keeping things down” foods makes me want to throw up. Delicate flower. Continue reading

Food Intolerances, Allergies & Breakfast Granola Cookies | Egg Free, Nut Free & Dairy Free

Paleo Granola Cookies | paleogirlinthecity.com

I’ve been trying to live egg-free for two weeks. My skin has been a little wonky this winter, and to appease my curiosity (while not so secretly willing it not to be so) I’ve decided to see if eggs are the culprits. Naturally the first question I ask myself whenever I make shifts to my diet is: what can I bake?! Duh. As far as I’m concerned, life is not worth living without baking (or licking the bowl after said baking.) Luckily, life will continue because these cookies are totally egg-free (nut free and diary free too) and totally AWESOME! Continue reading

Cinnamon Fig Spoon Butter

Figgy Cinn Spoon Butter - paleogirlinthecity.comOh, holy balls. This is magical. Welcome to your own little personal jar of magic. No. Big. Deal. I grew up in the Harry Potter generation here people. I experienced that deep, gut-wrenching dismay when I did not in fact get into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This recipe has made up for a tiny piece of that. Continue reading

Slow Cooker Rosemary Beef Roast

Rosemary Beef Roast - paleogirlinthecity.com I made the brilliant decision of buying 1/8 of a grassfed cow this winter. AKA: I have a tremendous amount of frozen, quality, happy beef at my finger-tips. LOVE IT. But why was this grassy, bovine acquisition so important to me??? Lately, I’ve become really fascinated with “food energetics,” or rather, what energy the food that you consume creates when inside your body. When people ask me why I eat grassfed meat over feedlot meat one of my main answers is because it makes me feel better. Sure, it I think it tastes yummier. It is going to have a more healthful fat composition. It will be free of antibiotics and other questionable substances. All phenomenal things, but when push comes to shove, I simply feel better being fueled by the energy of an animal that lived well. Continue reading

Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake

flourless chocolate mug cake - paleogirlinthecity.comYes, this is totally a Valentine’s Day recipe, but don’t worry, these babies fit seamlessly with all V-day scenarios…

1) Hot Date: Solution: wow said hottie with your instantaneous baking skills. “Oh what, I just whipped you up a cake in 90 seconds. NBD.” Good things are sure to follow said feat. Just sayin’.

2) “F*ck Guys tonight. I just want to dance…or eat whole cake by myself.” That can be arranged, and you won’t even spiral into cake-guilt afterwards. Continue reading

Rosemary Sunflower Seed Crackers | Grain Free

Rosemary Sunflower Crackers - paleogirlinthecity.comSometimes a lady just needs a freaking cracker. Don’t get me wrong. I love me some crunchy F&V as vehicles for most things most times. Carrots, cucumbers, apples: phenomenal. But some days when someone tells me to put whatever delicious thing I’m eating a piece of cucumber instead of a cracker because it “tastes the same” I want to punch them in the face. Truth. It’s like when you’re single and your not-single friend tells you it’s better to be single, and that having a boyfriend and a cracker is totally overrated. And then you literally have to swallow the urge to react with your fists of fury (probably fueled by the gluten-black out that occurred because you did in fact eat the aforementioned cracker…) Yes, its like that. Continue reading

Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast Muffins

@paleogirlinthecity | egg muffins Gone are the days of my grabbing a non-fat yogurt and a granola bar and heading out the door to take on my insulin resistant life. Breakfast has become a whole new animal for this lady. But breakfast can be a tricky switch for many of us (myself included as I ate either yogurt or oatmeal every day for years.) Eggs are usually the answer to many a breakfast woe, and yet those perfect little packages of nourishment don’t cook themselves! That business takes time. Enter: the egg muffin. Continue reading

Beef & Liver Shepherd’s Pie

shepherd's pie1 Gross. But seriously offal meats are often uttered in hushed words amongst friends – “do I reeeeally need to eat that???” No. Or let’s go with: not yet. Eating Paleo is like your boyfriend’s desperate attempt to understand you: it must come in layers and battles must be chosen wisely. When I first started eating Paleo, cutting out my bi-weekly Gatorade during spin class was huge, and now I’ve moved onto to even including whole foods in my skin care, and dare I say, I’m even trying this odd, Paleo concept called, “life balance.” Jigga what. AKA: sleep, recovery, stress management, light, joy just to name a few things involved…I’ll keep you updated. Continue reading