Whole30 Tips + Tricks

The first time I read ‘It Starts with Food’ something clicked for me. I began Whole30 the next day, started this blog and had no idea what I was doing or how I would manage – but completed it and felt amazing. My second Whole30 I knew what to expect and having spent more than a year eating mostly paleo, it wasn’t such a huge adjustment. Starting my third Whole30 was brutal. Four months after having a baby, gaining most of my pre-paleo weight back, being exhausted from life with two kids, being totally sugar and caffeine addled – it was a challenge, but as they say ‘Beating cancer is hard. Birthing a baby is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard.’ So, how does one keep on track? Or moreover, how does one even get close to being near the track? After reflecting on my previous Whole30’s I have come up with some tips to help you (and me) get through.

Weekly Prep for the Whole30

One of the keys to whole 30 success is meal prep and meal planning. This is a list of what I usually prep before the upcoming week or usually have on hand in our refrigerator. This does take a bit of time but I find it pays off throughout the… Read more

Five Keys to a Successful Whole30

Drink the proverbial (kombucha-based) kool-aid Get onboard, read ‘It Starts with Food’, follow @whole30 and @frompastatopaleo on Instagram, join my private FPTP Whole30 Encouragement Group on Facebook, listen to paleo podcasts (balanced bites), start a blog, post your meals on instagram and tag #FPTPwhole30 so I can be your #1… Read more

Whole 30 & David’s Tea

During the whole30 I felt fairly irritated when I went to a David’s Tea and asked for a sugar-free tea and was served a tea blend with added sugar. The woman said ‘oh it’s just citrus fruit’ and I believed her. The tea was wildly delicious and I fantasized about… Read more

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave

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Lemon Pepper Mayonnaise

How to Make Lemon Pepper Mayo

Have you ever made lemon pepper mayonnaise at home? It’s not nearly as intimidating as it would seem and with the help of JC, it will all work out just fine. Julia Child is the grande dame of French cooking in North America, her books are a fantastic resource for… Read more

How to Make Guacamole

Turns out we really like lettuce wrapped tacos. We grilled lime and jalapeno seed quick marinated salmon and whitefish and topped them with guacamole, fresh mango salsa and that crazy good morita salsa from mad mexican. A fresh, summery meal for a beautiful evening. {“@context”:”http:\/\/schema.org\/”,”@type”:”Recipe”,”name”:”guacamole”,”author”:{“@type”:”Person”,”name”:”Leslie-Anne Weeks”},”datePublished”:”2013-06-10 02:18:01″,”image”:”http:\/\/www.frompastatopaleo.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2013\/06\/20130609-221441.jpg”,”description”:””,”recipeIngredient”:[“3 ripe avocados”,”1 jalapeno… Read more

How to Make Summery Tea “Pop!”

David’s Tea, a beloved favourite of mine, has a new product called ‘TeaPop!” where any tea can be carbonated and iced to make a fizzy refreshing drink. It’s easy to make and such a nice respite from plain water. I went in and found a tea that did not have… Read more

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