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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Eats

March 14, 2012

You decide which one was the good, the bad and the ugly….

Food and I have a weird relationship these days. I haven’t been as worried about what I’m eating as I normally am, which is a lot less work but really not as healthy for me.

On the weekend my boyfriend and friend recreated one of the most ridiculous meals we’ve ever found:

That my friends, is a bacon mac and cheese pizza. One cheese pizza, topped with crumbled bacon and a box of Annie’s mac and cheese (or cheesy bunnies as my nephew calls it). It was horribly delicious.

Then this weekend one of the local butcher shops, Big Bend Market, posted on Facebook that they got in some bison bacon and I had been there a few weeks before looking for some. Of course I got some (and by I, I mean my best friend picked some up when she went). The only problem was I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I was immediately drawn to make a homemade bacon, egg and cheese sandwich even though I don’t digest eggs properly and they can give me a horrible stomach ache. I decided to risk it and set about making one epic sandwich overloaded with delicious bison bacon, cheddar cheese and the tiniest fried egg. It was SO good and I thought it would probably be worth the impending possible stomach ache.

An hour or so of letting that puppy digest and still no stomach so I thought I was in the clear. Until it was time to go to the gym and I realized it was sitting in my stomach like a giant rock. No egg stomach ache, but still not the best feeling. It was a struggle to get through my workout and I had to stop for a ginger ale on the way home to help settle my stomach. It was almost worth it, almost. Today I decided a much better use of the bacon would be in a BLT wrap. I should have thought of that in the first place.

If you ever get a chance though, I highly recommend picking up some local meats, especially bison, from Big Bend.

While I was cooking that rock of a sandwich for dinner I was also preparing a more healthy meal for the week, paleo lasagna. Paleo is something I’ve been interested in trying for awhile, but without being able to eat eggs, I’m nervous to try it as I rely on dairy for a good chunk of my daily protein source. I am wanting to start inching towards a more paleolithic diet, but not completely converting, which is why I tried this recipe that I found on Pinterest.

First of all you are probably wondering what the paleo diet entails. Basically you eat only lean meats and fish, fruits and veggies, nuts and seeds and healthy fats. No grains, starches, dairy, processed foods, etc. So how the heck do you have paleo lasagna with no noodles or cheese? Zucchini slices replace the noodles and sadly, there’s no cheese.

I adapted the recipe a bit as I don’t like onions much nor am I a huge fan of olives. I again subbed ground beef for ground turkey and cheated and added a tiny bit of cottage cheese between the layers.

The result? It was ok. It tasted great, don’t get me wrong, and I highly recommend this recipe to anyone who’s eating paleo. But it just wasn’t the same as normal lasagna. The zucchini was a nice touch to it but it definitely could have used more cheese. I think I would make this again if I added some shredded cheese on top and a bit more cottage cheese in the layers.

Another successful recipe in the books. I’m excited to choose a new recipe from Pinterest next week!

What is something you’ve recently made from Pinterest?

Have you ever made something to be more a bit more healthy but just didn’t compare to the original recipe?

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    Allison
    March 14, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    that pizza looks deadly.. yikes! haha
    paleo is cool, we’ve been eating paleo since monday, its been going pretty well actually. its kind of a cool concept. we can always chat about it if you want! it’d be fun.
    i definitely want to try out some bison bacon, just gotta see if theres any around toon town.

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