Our anniversary weekend was cut a little short thanks to snow – we brought a car that DOESN’T drive well on slippery roads 🙁 We still had a great two days, got to see a part of SouthWestern Pa I hadn’t seen before ( beautiful! ) and take a tour of Fallingwater, the home Frank Lloyd Wright built in 1936 over a waterfall. If you’re in the area, or interested in architecture, this is a Must See.
We did have a great workout yesterday in the Nemacolin Spa/Gym, who wouldn’t?? The stone, the wood, the giant walls of glass so that you felt like you were outside – it was inspiring! Here’s what I did (Travel Gym Workout): 7 rounds of leg press (25 reps) with 2 minutes on the elliptical after each set, then 2 rounds of abductor/adductor machines with 2 minutes elliptical after each set, then 4 rounds assisted pull ups (12), 15 push ups, with 2 minutes elliptical after each set, and ball pullovers to finish up.
Afterwards, we had a quick lunch before we checked out: the leftover vegetables from the night before mixed with 6 eggs (yes, we eat the yolks – they’re nutrient BOMBS). Then I ate a small bag of nuts and seeds in the car.
Dinner was back at home, and I just made what I was going to make anyway: burgers stuffed with slow roasted tomatoes, topped with thick cheddar, a pot of vegetables cooked in bacon fat and butter (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, onion, and kale), a big sweet potato cut up and roasted, then doused in butter. Two of our girls were home so I made a lot, but there’s vegetables left over to mix with eggs again this morning.
Now to the Quinoa question: is Quinoa paleo? Is it healthy? Is it a good substitute for bread crumbs in meatloaf? Do I eat quinoa? Answers: quinoa is a seed not a grain, technically, seeds are paleo. However, the carb count is high: 1 cup is 109 grams of carbs, that’ll send your blood sugar soaring. It’s also got some of the anti-nutrients you’d find in grains, which means say hi to digestive/stomach issues. Do I eat it? Not in years. I OD’d on grains and gut disruptive foods for so long, that I have NO leeway in messing with them; a couple years ago I even tried sprouted quinoa, and 30 minutes later I was in stomach bloat misery. What about the meatloaf? You can use almond flour, coconut flour, or ……. no flour binder whatsoever. Have you googled Paleo Meatloaf recipes? There’s about a million; I never use a recipe, I just throw in whatever I’m craving or whatever’s available. Meatloaf’s kind of a no-brainer in that it’s EASY to make it delicious. Try this one:http://nomnompaleo.com/post/62028051471/quick-easy-paleo-comfort-foods-the-recipe-for-meat.
Enough about all that now, it’s Thanksgiving week!!! We’ve been pouring over recipes and this morning we’ve watched the Contessa, Giada, and Pioneer Woman. I’ve started saving recipes on Pintrest, and we’re about to head to Wegmans. We’re planning a solid, 100% Paleo/Gluten Free Thanksgiving ( sorry Shelby!). What are you all making?