9.27.2013

Broccoli Salad

While I work to find out what may be wrong with my stupid body, I was instructed to follow the paleo diet as much as I could. It's been hard and easy. Hard, because I can't afford to go to the store for $50 worth of fresh, organic produce every couple of days, nor am I going to spend the money on "grass fed" beef, etc. The small technicalities which make paleo, paleo, I haven't been able to do that as hard core as I would like. But I'm doing my best. I'm avoiding dairy and grains and filling up on meat and veggies and some fruits. 

I ordered a paleo cook book* to try and help come up with some new ideas and today I tried my first recipe from it: 
Chopped broccoli salad. It is really good! And so easy to make! Here's what you need:
3 cups finely chopped broccoli florets 
I small Apple, cored and diced 
9 strips of cooked bacon, crumbled 
3 green onions, diced
1/4 cup of balsamic vinaigrette 

Throw all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until everything is evenly coated. Simple! And delicious! If you don't care about keeping it paleo you can use any balsamic vinaigrette dressing you'd like. If you want the paleo version of the dressing, here's the recipe:
Go try it. It's good. 

*cookbook is Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook by Sarah Fragoso

As far as I know I don't have anything completely serious wrong with me. Since March I have been overly fatigued, I've gained quite a bit of unexplainable weight, my hair has fallen out, etc. There's other issues wrong too that I don't wish to share on a public blog but I have an appointment with a specialist next Friday. Let's hope we can get some answers! 

1 comment:

Amy said...

If you want to try something "crazy", I can give you the phone number of the homeopathic place that helped me get pregnant. They do biomeridian testing and it will tell you exactly which organs/hormones are misbehaving and give you supplements. It may be worth a shot. Text me if you're interested!