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Happy 14th Birthday to our Paleo Kitties!

Happiest 14th Birthday to our fluffy furbabies!
Panda & Raven enjoyed a Paleo Kitty breakfast of pastured raw egg yolks and raw chicken liver with a bit of their usual grain-free kibble/Stella & Chewy’s mix.  Happy Kitties!

Birthday Girls 14b

 

The Paleo View Comes to Minneapolis! #TPVBookTour

Stacy Toth and Dr. Sarah Ballantine

It was such a thrill to meet two of my Paleo heroes: Stacy Toth of Paleo Parents and Dr. Sarah Ballantine of The Paleo Mom!  Thank You for coming to frozen Minneapolis on your tour!

All three of the books presented at the signing are outstanding resources for anyone starting or continuing their Paleo journey, especially those with autoimmune conditions.  As someone who has been through the healing process from two autoimmune disorders (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Celiac) I can attest to the effectiveness of this lifestyle change.

Nearly four months ago, I gave birth to a healthy, happy baby boy at the age of 47.
Testimony to the healing power of the Paleo lifestyle, if ever there was.  And I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight by Christmas, without “dieting” or “exercise” – as a matter of fact, the pants I’m wearing in the picture fit better now than before I got pregnant last year.

I highly encourage you to peruse both websites and all the books, as they have been of great help to me these past three years living the life.  [The Resources tab at the top of this page provides a list and links to the many great contributors I personally respect and follow online.]

Happy New Year!  I wish you HEALTH, wealth and happiness.
(Health most of all, because without it, the rest is moot.)

I met Sir Kensington…and Fell in Love

I recently discovered Sir Kensington’s condiments at our local Sur la Table in Edina.

Wow!

This is some good stuff – in more ways than one!  The ketchups, mustards, and mayonnaises are about as close to Paleo as you can get, short of making them yourself.
Quality ingredients, non-GMO and gluten-free!  And VERY tasty!  Check them out:

The Originals:

 

And the Newcomers:

SK mustards

I think it’s time to fire up the grill!  :d

Soccer Ball?!

soccer ball

We are 6 months (24 weeks) along our journey to second-time parenthood.
BabyCenter.com says,

“Your uterus is now the size of a soccer ball.”

Read that, looked down and though, “Yup.  Sure is.”  LOL  #paleopregnancy

23 Weeks 2

The Bump at 23 Weeks

How much bigger will he get?  My first son was 10 lbs and 22 inches at birth.
I’m hoping this one won’t get quite that heavy!

More than halfway through this pregnancy, things have normalized for the most part, with the exception of that “soccer ball effect”, making it impossible to bend.  All the early pregnancy symptoms have disappeared – nausea, fatigue, digestive issues, big appetite, etc.
I envy all the Paleo Preggers who had few to none of these challenges.  I guess they can still come with the territory even when living Paleo and eating a nutrient-dense diet.

I feel truly blessed, receiving this miracle child.  I know every life is a miracle, but this one even moreso than most.  Against all odds, a healthy boy is expected in September to a
47-year-old mother with two autoimmune disorders.

According to a number of medical sites, the chances of a woman over age 42 conceiving with her own DNA is less than 1%.  it drops even lower at age 45.  In my case, cut that in half due to a missing fallopian tube (from an ectopic pregnancy) and that comes to less than 1/2% chance of even getting pregnant!  Of those pregnancies, 55+% tragically do not survive the first trimester.  Serious chromosome defects are also a concern for these older mothers.
This boy got past ALL of that!  

We are looking forward to meeting little Max in the Fall!

Big Yawn!

Big Yawn!

 

Primal Cooking

There is not much more Primal than cooking meat over flame – whether that flame come from wood, charcoal or propane!

Spring has finally sprung in Minnesota. Time to bring out the grill…

Wait – why isn’t it working properly?!

After 11+ years, it was time to do a full overhaul. Luckily Weber still makes the replacement parts for our model. I took a deep breath and prayed for patience before replacing all in the inner “guts”  with Hubby’s help.

Fortunately, it was much easier than expected and we were up and grilling in no time. Yeah!

There really is nothing like meat cooked over open flame, and I have missed it so.  I put this baby to work immediately on grass-fed burgers and bratwurst!

Grill revived

Don’t be fooled by appearances: it’s good as new – on the INSIDE anyway!

Half-Baked!

A little humor:  Our bun in the oven is now half-baked.  LOL!
Well, I think it’s funny, anyway…  Today we are 20 weeks along – half way there!

Had our ultrasound today and saw our little boy in detail.  He bounced around, annoying the technician while she was trying to take measurements and photos, sucked his tumb and even yawned a few times!