July 2012


Edible on Granville island ‘s take-out window is currently featuring: “A Tribute to Canadian Bacon” – all the items on the menu incorporate bacon:


Now, I don’t eat pork. But in the spirit of paleo, I brought along a bacon-loving friend who does :)

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I frequent this gelato shop more than I care to admit. Forget willpower, the only thing other than guilt really keeping me away is the exorbitant prices – but more on that later.

The interesting thing is, I never used to like gelato. In fact, I’d scoff at it. But that was because I had never had true gelato before. After having Bella’s gelato, I’ve become a bit of a gelato snob. Before, some magnetic force would pull me to any gelato or ice cream store in sight, especially when on vacation. Now, I’ll skeptically ask for a single taste, and 9 times out of 10, I’ll walk away empty-handed. The sugary, watery stuff just doesn’t compare – it’s simply not worth eating. And this gelato hasn’t gone unrecognized, Bella Gelateria recently won first place at the 2012 Gelato Festival in Florence, Italy.

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I tend to go a little lighter on the cooking in the summertime – especially for lunch, which often ends up being salad + protein. Still, I’ve now got food for most of the week – such is the joy of batch cooking :)

On the menu this week: Chimichurri beef lettuce wraps and salad with steak which will be assembled daily (with strawberries, avocado, and goat feta cheese).



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 (Oops! Forgot to take a photo while the groceries were in the cart).

Even more nosy? ;) Here are the details:

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

This 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”.

This week included prime rib roast with yams and asparagus, Waldorf chicken salad, and curry.

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