Here it is, the last post for 2014. I’m running out this year leaving all the grains, gluten, and processed foods behind me.
2014 was the year of healthy transformations. I started practicing Bikram/Hot Yoga, I’ve lost over 35 pounds, I’ve healed my eczema, and I just feel better.
During the holidays I backslid a bit, and it turned out to be a positive thing.
As much as I was already convinced getting rid of grains were having a positive effect on my body, actually consuming them and then feeling like crap again was even more convincing that grains are exactly what I don’t need if I want to feel my best.
Not only did I feel tired and sluggish my ribs ached, and the muscles around my lungs were in such discomfort I could hardly sleep. The inflammation throughout my body was apparent.
I’m going into the new year with a wealth of knowledge and even more enthusiasm to not only continue on my healthy lifestyle but to inspire others to take control of their health and make an awesome transformation. Even more important enjoying good food while your’e doing it.
My passion for food won’t change.
I’m not that girl who is satisfied with a garden salad topped in some bland lemon and olive oil dressing.
I need hearty food.
Food is my life and just because we choose to eat healthy doesn’t mean we have to stop enjoying our food.
This past year has been a challenge for me to make good food that is good for me. And I did make some good food, learn some new techniques, and unique ingredients.
This year I want to push it even further, try new cuisine, techniques, and tools that will have all our taste buds partying it up grain free style.
2014 did produce a few recipes that had an avid grain eater rethinking that thing, and here they are.
My top 5 Grain Free recipes of the year.
These Cinnamon Roll Pancakes were Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegan, Egg-Free and any other special diet friendly you can think of! These were dag on ridiculous!
Salmon is already a super nutritious food but when you add pumpkin and bits of bacon, chile’ let me tell you, it becomes a party in your mouth! This Skillet Pumpkin Salmon is perfect and Paleo!
These Sweet Potato Cookie Pies were the first Paleo dessert I made that had my entire family on board. They were all about that grain free life.
Last but fr, fr, not least this Grain Free Macaroni and Cheese! I made this at Christmas dinner and everyone was raving, including my grandma about this “Macaroni” and Cheese! I kept saying it’s not actually macaroni y’all. My grandmother quickly retorted I don’t care what it is, it’s good! And with that said I’m done. Grandma said it. Debate over. Grain Free is tasty!
To those who have stuck with me throughout this year of changing recipes thank you! I wish you all health and happiness in the year to come!