Monday, October 29, 2012

A Paleo Potluck

Luckily, there are a handful of my friends who love to cook and are on this Whole 30/Paleo diet with me.  At the pool this summer, we entered into a cryptic conversation about almond flour and homemade mayo and we sounded like freaks.  One of the girls called us out.  She pointed out that we are now those people.  Those people who are super passionate about their personal convictions and talk about their little thing like crazy people.  The conversation excludes anyone who isn't on the particular bandwagon.  I hated to admit it, but she's right.  

Whole 30 and Paleo are different, but I'm not sure how.  In fact, none of us were.  I could find the answer in a little Google search, but that would be no fun.  Let's leave a little mystery.  For me, it boils down to one huge adjustment.  Here's the deal: no dairy and no carbs.  No carbs as in no breads or sweets or anything, not as in fruits or whatever.  

This weekend, Jenny (the only person I got a picture of) invited us over for a little potluck.  It was great.  On the menu was:

Roasted chicken
Bacon wrapped sweet potato fries with chipotle mayo
Butternut squash and bacon patties
Spaghetti squash with dill, tomatoes, and garlic
Smoked pork tacos with pico.  Lettuce instead of tortillas.

It was delicious and so fun to try everyone's new recipes.  Having this little connection to other people helps me while I transition to a new way of cooking.  We might talk like crazy people when we talk about food, but I still lean on this little community for support.  


  1. I knew there were lots of reasons to love Jenny!

  2. It's so good to have something in common with friends like that! And food is certainly something to be crazy about!

  3. Its really amazing woman. Thank you for sharing this to us. Goodluck!


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