Ground meat – paleo the easy way

Today has been one of those days. If you’ve ever stayed at home with a kid (or kids) then you know the day I’m talking about.  It’s the kind of day where at 12pm you are still in your pajamas, you hair is in a messy ponytail with bobby pins in about five places, and […]

Paleo Q&A

Oh hi.  Remember me?  It’s been a while.  I’ve had a bit of writer’s block.  You see, I knew I needed to blog about something paleo, especially since I have a fancy (and by fancy I mean not) new subtitle thing going on up there that includes “Paleo Lola.”  So I’ve been feeling all of […]

Paleo Shrimp Alfredo

Last week I came across a really good recipe for paleo spinach and artichoke dip.  I bought everything I needed to make it, but I got a little overconfident and purchased fresh artichokes rather than the jarred kind. Big mistake.  Artichoke: 1 point.  Lola: 0 points. Yep, it took 4 knives to get beaten that […]

Food Confessions

Oh hi, blog.  Long lost friend.  Let me invite you into my kitchen, where I will recap the conversation that just took place between me and my husband…….   Me: “Um, honey I have a confession.” Oatmeal: “Okay.” Me: “Well I said we would do the 30 day paleo challenge together, with the exception of […]

Just typing.

Today something weird happened while I was at work. I was sitting in a waiting room, waiting on the opportunity to meet with one of my customers.  I heard the snap of an iPhone camera shutter.  I didn’t think much of it and kept tapping at my computer screen, preparing for the meeting.  But I […]

Primal Success Story: Johanna

So, lots of people think that Oatmeal and I are crazy for eating the way that we do. Even though I’m known to have dessert or a cheat meal once in a while, we still catch a lot of comments from people who think that eating clean and avoiding processed food and grains is “extreme” […]

1 Year of Being Primal

March 1st marked the 1 year anniversary of Lola and Oatmeal’s “primal” lifestyle change.  So I wanted to do a little recap. Overall, from what I remember, the first month or so was fun but very challenging and at times frustrating.  I did not like cleaning out my pantry and wasting “food” and I also […]

Please…. DON’T take my word for it.

It’s Day 12 of Lola’s Primal Challenge. I’ve kicked the cheats and I’m happy about it. I’ve even created a Facebook group to help myself stay motivated. It went from 4 people to 47 people, many of which are just picking this Primal thing up for the very first time, with others being old timers. […]

So….what do you eat for breakfast???

A lot of our friends ask us questions about what we eat at certain times of the day.  I am the first to admit that breakfast was a bit of a challenge when we first became primal.  Unfortunately, the traditional American breakfast looks something like this: poptarts, cereal, pancakes, waffles, toast, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, hash […]

So what DO you eat?

Anytime Oatmeal and I face a lull in the conversation, we know that we can bring up our diet and it will lead to at least a 10 minute interrogation about our Paleo/Primal lifestyle.  Our friends and family asked a few questions in the beginning, but now that we’ve been eating Primal/Paleo for 4+ months, […]