Ooooh, there it is, "The P Word!" Has she done it, has she joined the Cult of Caveman, gone to The Dark (Meat) Side? Well, maybe. As you know I'm not a big fan of diets or diet labels. I've talked about it plenty before, there is no quick fix, there is no magic bullet and that diet mentality leads to nothing but a fatter ass and a skinnier wallet. But I am in favor of eating real, traditional, deeply nourishing food and it just turns out that the Paleo style of eating real food is really working for me and my body.
I'm going to talk about what breaking free of sugar (and grains which convert to sugar) has done for me more in a future post. But now I want to share what I bought this morning at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods as an extension of my food shopping post from the other day. I loved reading about your food shopping trips and still would love to hear from more of you! *taps foot impatiently*
I needed some pantry staples that I can't get the regular supermarket, here's what I bought...
Almond butter, crunchy and salted
2 pounds of Kerrygold Irish butter (to make ghee, it's grassfed)
1 liter of cold pressed EVOO from Italy (for cooking)
1 bottle of my favorite Sicilian EVOO for drizzling (it's buttery and very flavorful)
1 jar of Spanish saffron threads
1 package of dried, unsweetened and unsulphured pineapple rings (I was so happy when I found these)
1 dozen pastured eggs (to get me through until I get to the farm next week)
2 bottles of raw coconut aminos (to use in place of tamari and Worcestershire sauce, which contain soy and sugar respectively)
6 cans of full fat coconut milk
1 jar of French Celtic sea salt
2 jars of Bubbie's traditionally fermented dill pickles (refrigerated, but still very much a staple around here)
2 jars of Bubbie's traditionally fermented saurkraut (")
What pantry staples are your must haves?
I also splurged on a freshly pressed kale, apple, ginger, wheatgrass juice at Whole Foods. Sure, I juice for myself but it felt so indulgent to let someone else do it for a change. A bit of sticker shock at $7 but worth every penny and it was delicious. And Rob bought me flowers at Trader Joe's, he just doesn't know it yet because he's in Chicago for another week. Heee! I could not resist these Pink Flash Spray Roses.
Variegated flowers and greenery are my favorite, check out all the shade of pink in this beauty!
Now it's time for my Chiropractic visit, Dr. Melodi is going to be thrilled to hear of my progress. Have a fabulous Friday!