Five on Friday

I totally realize it's Saturday, but better late than never right? 

1. Finally after nearly 8 years of cooking for Jeremy and not being able to make spaghetti the way I want (which is just a thousand veggies) we finally landed on a recipe everyone can agree on. The recipe comes from the Against All Grain cookbook, Danielle Walker's first one. It's the Granny Sarella's Spaghetti Sauce recipe. The only difference I made to it was not using the pork chop. This is seriously heavenly and has a secret ingrediet that definitely made all the difference. Jeremy actually said that whatever I did that this was the way to do it for the rest of time.


Recent Natural Skincare Favorites

I had to say recent, because let's just be honest about... I share this kind of stuff every so often on the blog. I'm not getting rid of old favorites, just adding to the list of what I do.

Today I've got 3 new items in my rotation that I haven't discussed on the blog, so what better time to bring them up. Honestly, you might have 2 of the three already at your house.

Meal Pinning Monday

Whole30 starts tomorrow, Monday, I'm writing this on Sunday.

This round I'm doing something different... I'm not free basing potatoes. I'm going to attempt to keep this Whole30 as Keto as possible so that I can lose weight while I'm trying to rule out a gluten sensitivity.

I actually had Johnny's Pizza and Ice Cream last night as my "last meal" before starting and woke up with my rash burning even more than it has been and having more spots on my arms. Super sad face. I'm going to break down and finally make a doctor appointment tomorrow.

Five On Friday

What's new with everyone this week? Here's what's been on my brain. 

1. I recently read someone that antihistamines cause an increase in hunger and has connections to weight gain. Every bell in my head nearly burst at that concept. Y'all,  I've honestly never had a problem with maintaining a certain weight until about a year after we moved to South Louisiana. Around that time I couldn't figure out why I was non stop sick and had a doctor that wouldn't allergy test me, he just said everyone here feels like that. Take Zyrtec every single night for the rest of your life... um 10 lbs that refuse leave and 5ish years later. That was an awful idea.

Meal Pinning Monday

It's the last day of Spring Break for us, we're shedding all the tears. I won't lie, I live for the breaks. 

[What is Meal Pinning Monday?]
MPM is how I meal plan for our little family. I once spent a lot of time searching the web and my recipe books hunting for new recipes and ideas for what to cook every week. Then, Pinterest came along and made meal planning much easier for me. Every weekend I look over what I have pinned the prior week and decide what I would like to cook and make my grocery list from these recipes. MPM came about as a way to share what I am cooking, and to also see what others are cooking every week to hopefully get even more dinner ideas from other bloggers. If you don't pin your recipes feel free to just share what you are cooking.

Golf, Plants, & Books

Or maybe that should read in reverse order. 

I started reading Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf during our extra bumpy field trip last week and I'm really loving it. Wolf has been a Paleo-er I've loved simply because he isn't so hard nosed about everything. Listening to his podcasts to promote the book he's really taken on Personal Nutrition. 

For someone that likes a dang piece of cake on occasion, that's extra lovely. 

Rice isn't killing anyone. Unless you're insulin resistant, but that's another story. 

Point being, this book has been super eye opening at how our standard diet effects hunger. See also, this is who has be trying out the Keto approach to get rid of these last 10 baby pounds. With food by the way, no supplements. Protein powder and collagen peptides are about as far as I go down the powdered supplement rabbit hole.