Lettuce cups are such a fun vessel to get creative with the fillings. The bright, crisp lettuce can take on pretty much any flavor combination you fill it with. While using Thai ingredient is far from outside the box for lettuce wraps, it really does make for a delicious meal.
Today’s recipe brings out the little kid in me. Who doesn’t love chicken nuggets? These tender, flavorful little bites will bring back some of that childhood nostalgia without wreaking havoc on your diets!
There’s no pudding this baby in the corner (see what I did there….). Today’s dessert recipe is a showstopper. Not only are these dreamy chocolate treats made with only 4 ingredients, they also fit into my Paleo diet! (Insert happy dance!!). This also means they are gluten, dairy, and soy free too.
It’s flashback Friday on BTP. This whole paleo diet thing is going well but let me tell you…as soon as you tell me I can’t have something I automatically want it. It’s ironic because many of the things I can’t have I didn’t eat very much of, if at all, before this whole challenge. But just the sheer fact that these items are now off the table (quite literally) I want them all! While pizza may not fall into the category of these nonsensical cravings ( I certainly eat my share of pizza) it is something that is no longer in my list approved meals. In honor of me missing pizza’s doughy, cheesy greatness I figured I would share a throwback review/interview of one of my favorite NJ pizzerias, Lombardi Pizza Co. Read on and go and eat up at this fantastic spot on my behalf.
If you haven’t read one of my recent posts, then you might not know I have gone Paleo for the month. My Crossfit gym is hosting a 30 day challenge that not only includes this caveman diet, but also a daily water intake test, a mile run benchmark and extra points for daily gym workouts. The winner gets a whopping $380 (2/3 of the challenge sign-up fee pot). Aside from the fact that I’ll pretty much join in on most challenges because I’m a major sucker for competition; I’m also saving for a wedding. Needless to say, I hopped on the bandwagon. This challenge has not only tested my physical agility and mental stability (I’ve had some pretty close calls on completely losing “my ish” due to sugar, carb and dairy withdrawal….lol); but it has also set me to task in the kitchen. I am not someone who is ok with eating just grilled chicken breast and steamed vegetables every night. For that very reason, creating innovative recipes that meet the Paleo requirements is necessary and it has been an adventure.
I thought this was a helpful infographic for all you. It breaks down all the classic cutlery with when and how they should properly be used. It even gives some helpful cleaning and care tips. Print it out, bookmark it, or memorize this knife knowledge for your future cooking adventures.
Oh Puerto Rico….take me back! I had the opportunity last month to travel to Puerto Rico with my best friend, who just so happens to be a native of this commonwealth. After growing up there for several years she moved with some of her family to the good old USA (and thank god she did or we wouldn’t be friends today!). For her 30th birthday she invited a large group of friends to accompany her for a few days of fun in the sun, exploring, and visiting her home. What a way to experience Puerto Rico this was. Having the chance to see a new place from a local’s perspective is always so rewarding. Our five day trip was action packed with scheduled activities that highlighted the best of the tourist spots and local favorites.
Hooray for April…it means that Spring is finally here! And although it may not fully seem like it yet (It actually snowed in my town last night) we will see warmer days in the very near future. This is exciting for a number of reasons one being, outdoor activities. You’ll see on this month’s lengthy list of happenings that the food trucks that hibernated all winter are back in full force, wineries are moving events to the outside, as well as fairgrounds kicking off their warm weather schedules.