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March 2012

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Paleo Cupcakes in Parenting Magazine

The April issue of Parenting magazine had something that caught my attention. Rewind. Why am I subscribing to Parenting? I’m not. I keep getting it in my mailbox. And this one had Jessica Alba and her daughters on the cover, so I thumbed through it before tossing it in the return mail box. And then I saw it – a recipe for “Barbecue Turkey Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Potato Frosting”. Add “Sweet” after mashed, and you’re looking at something you’d see on Chowstalker (just skip the crumbled corn bread). Except in this case, I can’t decide… Am I happy because they’re serving kids meat? Or am I annoyed that they feel the need to make meet cutesy? Or am I just sick of hearing about cupcakes already? :P Meh, I’ll stick to the positive – go paleo cupcakes!

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Soirette-Heart-Macaron

Vancouver has gone macaron crazy. We now finally have a few boutique bakeries, my favourites being Thomas Haas and Thierry. And they both make macarons. As do many other bakeshops around town. But until Soirette opened up a couple of months ago, there was no bakery whose main purpose was the lovely macaron. I don’t know if I’d be as into these if I wasn’t paleo – there’d be tons of other goodies vying for my attention (Thomas Haas’ double baked almond croissants – how I miss thee…). But macarons are made with almonds, not grains, so they’re one of my few semi-cheat options.

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Batch-Cooking-March-18-2012-coq-au-vin-and-omelette

Yes, it was a few hours of pandemonium :P

But, now I have food ready to go for almost the entire week.

That’s the joy of batch cooking :)

On the menu this week: Chicken coq au vin with braised cabbage and Asian-inspired omelette with spicy mayo.

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What's-In-Your-Cart-March-18-12

Do you ever peek into other people’s shopping carts, or gawk at their purchases at the check-out? Do you then try to figure out what kind of diet, if any, they’re on? Followed perhaps by a quick glance at the shopper to evaluate the success of that diet?

Somehow I doubt I’m the only one ;) In which case, you might find my weekly shopping loot interesting.

*These groceries are for 1 week, 2 people, and exclude previously purchased meat from the freezer.

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Pomelo

“But if you don’t eat bread, what the heck do you eat??”

This post should answer that question and then some. Check out the images below of everything that I ate this past week to see the extent of my suffering on this paleo/primal “diet”.

Thai beef curry, chicken with asparagus, and salad with grilled chicken – what could be tastier, or easier?

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