Eats : Further [Mis] Adventures in Paleo

by Samantha ~ February 25th, 2012. Filed under: eats.

It’s been about three weeks since I made my statements about my diet and well-being.  Since then, we’ve had loads of delicious home cooked, colorful, and nutritious meals.

Then, Mardi Gras happened, and everything went to hell.

In case you weren’t aware, Mardi Gras makes living in New Orleans incredibly difficult. It’s weeks and weeks of parades, revelry, and celebration. It’s awesome and it’s incredibly inconvenient. It’s the busiest time of year for bars, especially in the French Quarter, where I’ve been bartending.  For the better part of two weeks, I spent every waking moment either at work, or trying to get to and from work – my normal routes all hit giant floats of masked monsters throwing beads and trinkets to the drunken masses.

After multiple 50-70 hour work weeks, I had lost about seven pounds and several nights sleep, and lived off of whatever I could scavenge. There were days at a stretch that I didn’t have time to eat, and I think I got a better workout behind my bar than I ever did in any gym. My cabinets are empty and we lived off of take out and whatever was easy and fast.  Somewhere in the last few weeks there were sandwiches, jambalaya, red beans and rice, meaty pizzas, and one praline ice cream sunday topped with smoked bacon and caramel that I am totally unapologetic about.  There was even a street cart hot dog on one occasion, which I’m not proud of.

Like I said, everything went to hell.

Now that the festivities are over, I can resume normal life again and restock my vegetable drawer. At least I never had time to binge on all that junk!

Skirt Steak with Roasted Asparagus, Spinach, & Guacamole :: Red & Green Peppers sauteeing in Coconut Oil with Onions :: Lean Beef Patty with Sauteed Spinach & Avocado
Raw Baby Spinach, Strawberry, Almond & Turkey Breast Salad :: Sauteed Spinach & Onions with Broiled Chicken Breast :: Snack Plate!

[I really like spinach]

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6 Responses to Eats : Further [Mis] Adventures in Paleo

  1. tanner

    im totally making thg the first one

  2. Adelina Mictlan

    I am always so jealous of your food posts on instagram!

  3. inkblot

    I found a great recipe on pintrest on how to make fried avacado chips…. one of your photos reminded me of that… Oooh! And fried kale chips… Now I know I’m hungry :)

  4. Samantha

    I’d love to see that avocado recipe!

  5. Zoetica Ebb

    Mfff! This paleo diet closely resembles how I eat on the weekdays – I like! Is occasional dairy allowed?

  6. Samantha

    The books all say dairy is a no-no, but I feel like whenever you try to limit and restrict yourself massively, it all blows up in your face.

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