Primal Sushi Revisted!

Monday, July 11, 2011

The stats on my blog show that Primal sushi is the most searched and my previous post on Primal sushi has the highest hits apart from my before and after shots, I take it that it's something that most people do miss when they embark on a Primal/Paleo or low carb lifestyle.

I know I miss sushi a lot and I do indulge every now and then in the real thing but if you are strict low carb/primal then you will love this.  Sorry i've kept it from you for so long! 

This recipe uses cauliflower rice and mayonaise and it's pretty damn good, don't let it sit in the fridge like you do with traditional sushi otherwise it will turn yuck, just make it, leave it 15mins then eat it all up!

Hope you enjoy ;)

New Recipes I've tried

Saturday, July 9, 2011

So this week has been pretty good, back into the swing of eating well.  I have tried out two recipes of other bloggers this week and had great success.  The first was Pina Colada ice cream and it's wonderful I used canned unsweetened pineapple not frozen.  I can see this being an awesome addition to my summer deserts, yes it is winter here in NZ but I still love ice cream in the winter. 

The other is Low Carb Bread Rolls, yes I know you have all probably tried to make low carb 'bread' but it's pretty good, very similar to the Grain-Free Basic Bread (Coconut Flour Flax Bread) Recipe but a little easier and yummier I thought.

This is the Pina Colada Ice cream, I topped mine with melted green & blacks 85% chocolate and coconut oil so it sets like ice magic.

The low carb bread rolls! These are yummy, not exactly bread but a cross between bread and a muffin.  Super filling and a nice change to put a yummy topping on.  I have been waiting to have something like this to use the Rapunzel Chocolate Hazelnut spread I bought a couple of weeks back and it was heavenly.

This is my new favourite! Chicken Taco Salad from a local Mexican takeaway here in New Plymouth, our first Mexican takeaway we've ever had here so it's a bit of a novelty at the moment and it's well priced.  They use free range chicken which is marinated in Tequila and then I get them to hold the beans, rice and corn and top with with lettuce, chicken, salsa, extra cheese, extra avocado and chipotle sauce.  The Taco shell is homemade and OMG delicious, obviously not at all Primal, I generally only end up having a little bit otherwise I feel too stuffed.

This is my primal take on the above salad, homemade without the Taco shell.  Not quite the same, their salsa, chicken and chipotle sauce is way better but it was still pretty good!

First Question/Answer Post!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Hey Michelle

Just wanted to say I have loved reading your blog. Have been eating mostly Paleo/Primal for the last few weeks and already seeing and feeling changes, mind and energy seems brighter which is something everyone seems to say happens. You are looking wonderful and should be very proud of your achievements. Coming from eating 5-6 times a day (3 meals, 2 snacks) I must admit am struggling a little - thinking and uswed to eating more often?? Fritatta in am, nuts and green tea for snack one, salad/veges and meat for lunch, protein shake (no-no) and meat/veges for dinner....also am loving fresh berries and cream for dessert....What are you up to in the way of gym at the moment?? Anyway just wanted to say hi and I have enjoyed watching your a cruise in Dec 2011 - so thats motivation for me!! :)

Hi Bianca

Thanks so much for stopping by :)  Aren't the energy levels awesome and the mental clarity!  I remember it took me a little while before I felt ok going from eating 5-6 times a day to eating 2-3.  There's no right or wrong answer when it comes to weight loss as at the end of the day if you are consuming too many calories you won't lose weight, however the advantage of eating less meals I found is it allows your body to feel the true hunger we are supposed to get.  When you are constantly eating there's never a moment when your body can dip into it's fat stores and start burning fat for fuel.

Of course this only works successfully if you are low enough on your carbohydrates otherwise you will still be riding the insulin roller coaster which will make it difficult to go for 5 or 6 hours between a meal.   Your food choices sound great.  The one thing I found is that you need to be careful with protein shakes, too much protein, over and above what your body actually needs can be converted into glucose if necessary through a process called gluconeogenesis, therefore you won't be able to go long periods without food.  I found this when I first started I was having way too much protein and I was hungry all the time, as soon as I dropped the excess protein and increased the fat I was no longer hungry and feeling like I had to eat.  This might not necessarily be the case with you but a possible reason as to why you are feeling better eating more often, give it some time and you can always play around with it to see where you fall on the scale of more or less meals.

As for exercise to be honest I haven't been exercising like I know I should, I've never been great at sticking to exercise and considering it's winter here at the moment it never inspires me to work out.  I'm definately better at sticking to eating well than consistent exercise.  I've been doing one Yoga or Pilates workout a week which just isn't enough so I'm planning on stepping that up. 

I hope that anwers your questions and helps you to stay the course.  It is so worth it, I know how hard it can be.  Nothing like having a cruise for some serious motivation, lucky girl :)
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