Inflammation …

The way I see it, we can invest in good quality foods now – or we can pay the price with ill health later.

“Eat Local Grown” posted an article called “Top 10 Inflammatory Foods to Avoid Like the Plague” that helps me understand why I feel so much better following a paleo diet.  If you can find some time, I really think the article is worth a read!

http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/12131-top-10-inflammatory-foods-to-avoid-like-the-plague.html

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They propose that we should incorporate more natural anti-inflammatory foods in our diets, and also avoid or cut down on foods which are known to promote inflammation.  Their TOP TEN:

1. Sugars

2. Common Cooking Oils

3. Trans Fats

4. Dairy Products

5. Feedlot-Raised Meat

6. Red Meat & Processed Meat

7. Alcohol

8. Refined Grains

9. Artificial Food Additives

10. Any food that you are sensitive to. Many people are sensitive to certain foods but are totally unaware of it. Unlike food allergies whereby symptoms usually come fast and furious, symptoms caused by food intolerance may take a longer time to manifest. Consequently, when symptoms of food intolerance do appear, they are often brushed off as common minor ailments such as tiredness and headaches. But repeated, long-term exposure to food that irritates can cause inflammation and lead to chronic diseases.

What do you think?

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Paleo All Natural Pork Chop Dinner Tonight – so Simple!

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Paleo All Natural Pork Chop Dinner

I found some Coleman, Natural Bone In Pork Chops on my last shopping trip – and found a great recipe that is oh so simple!

  • 4 Coleman Natural Bone-in Pork Chops (@ $19 at Meijer)
  • Organic Garlic Powder
  • Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Organic Coconut Oil

I seasoned the chops up, let them set while I prepared my sides and then fried them up in my iron skillet.  Serve with greens (I sautéed fresh organic spinach and leeks in the pan juices) and added a simple “Smashed” Cauliflower – steamed and then seasoned with Grass-Fed Butter. YUM!

And now I am nourished – AND I have time for the holidays!!!

Click here for the original recipe from MMM Paleo:

http://www.mmmmpaleo.com/2013/06/pan-fried-pork-chops.html

Serves 4 very hearty appetites @ $4 each

Paleo Herb Crusted Pork Loin Roast

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Paleo Herb Crusted Pork Loin Roast

Yes.  I was so happy to see Coleman’s Natural Pork in the counter at my local Meijer.  I think you could use this seasoning with other meats, but it was absolutely perfect for the pork roast.  I found this recipe at the paleomom.com site … and modified it just a bit.  Let me know what you think.

  • 1-1/2 lb. Coleman Natural Pork Center Loin Roast (@ $9 from Meijer)
  • 1 T Fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • 1 T Fresh Thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika

Preheat oven to 350.  Blend spices in a small food processor to create a rub.  Massage the rub over the entire roast.  Place roast fat side up on roasting pan.  Cook 20 minutes per pound – until internal temperature reaches 160F.  Remove roast from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Serves 4 at approx. $3 per serving

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I had some fresh organic spinach and organic grape tomatoes – made the perfect side for this dish!

Grass Fed Burgers are Here!

Let me just say that finding Grass Fed Burgers on the menu here in my City of Crown Point, IN just made my day!  A grateful shout out to the owners/managers of Station 21 – American Grill for giving me one more thing to be thankful for this holiday season.

Our server/bartender/manager, Benjamin took very good care of us.  My meal was 100% grass-fed and paleo:

Delicious!

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Salad with Olive oil and vinegar on the side 

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MONTANA BURGER” – a 7 oz. Grass fed Montana Red Angus Beef Patty – “Hold the Bun”