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July 2012

Edible-Canada-Bacon-and-Duck-Rilette-Poutine

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

Edible-Canada-Bacon-Menu

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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Bella-Gelateria-Cherry-Gelato

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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Batch-Cooking-Chimichurri-Beef-Lettuce-Wraps-and-Salad-with-Steak

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).

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What's-In-Your-Cart-July-29-2012

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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Prime-Rib-with-Yams-and-Asparagus

“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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