Chef By Request Paleo meals – ready to eat delivery service

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Yummy paleo coffee cake with almond coconut custard by chef on request!

Breakfast! Yummy paleo coffee cake with almond coconut custard by chef on request!

We had been renovating our home for a couple of weeks (10 weeks with 8 weeks in a tent in our backyard). Part of every kitchen remodel is the inability to cook and having to eat take out – which we blogged about in July. Eating out is rough, the inability to control the salt, the hidden sugar in the gravy, broth etc is something that we did not expect.

i have been subscribing to CHEF BY REQUEST Paleo meals – which is a ready to eat home delivery server and I have to say, loving the meals and loving the service. Price feels a little high and yet at the end of the day, it is way cheaper than eating take out only.

What to expect for delivery: If I have meal for Tuesday, the package will be on my doorstep by 6-7pm. Everything is well packaged and insulated

Kitchen remodel – Alternate paleo meal options – Chef by request

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We have recently bought a new house and are in the process of re-modeling our kitchen. Part of the challenge of having no kitchen is eating out a lot more, and I mean a lot. What does our meals comprise of:

1. Breakfast – 3 hard boiled eggs, 1 piece of fruit and 1 cup of coffee

2. Snack – Lara bar and banana

3. Lunch – Take out at work

4. Snack – Handful of nuts

5. Dinner – Eating out (AGAIN!) or rehydrated mountain house food (which is not really paleo – with beef stew being the closest when we are in the mountain) or grilling.

Grilling in the summer with Salad while kitchen is remodelling

Grilling in the summer with Salad while kitchen is remodeling

Take out while kitchen is remodeled - Semi paleo

Take out while kitchen is remodeled – Semi paleo

Walnut Dates Bar From Whole Food

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Paleo and tasty walnut fig cake

Paleo and tasty walnut fig cake

We are back onto the paleo challenge (more to do a yearly clean up) and will be trying to behave for the next 30 days. There is something strange about being restricted, when you know things are off limits, there is a certain level of attractiveness to the food that one had been swore off! I normally do not care too much about chocolates, but recently I have been dying for chocolates. Of course, since they are off limits, I wondered up and down the aisle to find something tasty in Whole Foods to meet the craving.

On The Go Natural Snack – Two Moms in the Raw

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Clean natural Cereal bars - two moms in the raw

Clean natural Cereal bars – two moms in the raw

Everytime I discover a new snack that is natural, I feel a million bucks!

This weekend was going through the supermarket and found this little gem. Upon reading the ingredients, I was quite hopeful since the ingredients sound really natural.

Grain Free Paleo Granola for Breakfast

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Primal Island Paleo Granola is the perfect breakfast meal. Almond milk with some fruits ~ Delish!!

Primal Island Paleo Granola is the perfect breakfast meal. Almond milk with some fruits ~ Delish!!

I have to say that it is rare that something meets a specific good diet and is tasty. This weekend on the grocery trip, I happen to come by a tower of almond milk in Whole foods and beside it are many packets of Primal Island cereals. What is interesting is how mainstream “PALEO” is becoming. The marketing for this packet of cereal is towards paleo diets! Wow!!!! How great is this?

Lara Bars – Best Paleo Hiking Bars

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Lara Bar - Paleo bars from the stores!

Lara Bar – Paleo bars from the stores!

Lara bars are what we ate for every hike when we were going on strict paleo 3 years ago. I still remembered that we were training with Boeing Alpine club and every weekend while we were in the mountains hiking, we would have our variety of lara bars. It is the quintessential snack / bar that fills us up and keeps us strong! Thinking back, last year, while we were climbing in the Alps, this was my staple.

Easy way to cook bacon

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Whole Foods Cooked Bacon

Whole Foods Cooked Bacon – hmmmm, bacon

Bacon, one of life’s miracles. You can eat it plain, wrapped it around other food, on top of burgers, diced and sprinkled in about anything you can think of and even sweet bacon caramel maple bar. OHHHH….. It’s probably one of the most versatile ingredients and we see it in every dish for food network competitions. What is an easy way to cook bacon?

All Hail Merry Tarts

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Prepared and ready to go! All Hail Merry! Chocolate Mint and Lemon tarts!

Prepared and ready to go! All Hail Merry! Chocolate Mint and Lemon tarts!

Weekend is here and part of the weekend is about food. I firmly believe that because we have more time over the weekend, we stomp around the house more and crave more sweet hits ~ these were the words of Mark. He prowled around the house like a hungry wolf after I feed him a tasty satisfying meal…..he claimed he is full at dinner….but always have space for desert. In fact, he demands desert. 

Justin’s Classic and Maple Almond butter

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Justin's with Banana is our perfect snack during rock climbing!

Justin’s with Banana is our perfect snack during rock climbing!

Another one of our staples is Almond butter – all varieties. I normally have them in little packs in my handbag, climbing bag, workout bag and in the car. I never know when hunger will strike and I do become a gremlin when I am hungry.

Sunday, we went climbing at an indoors rock climbing gym. After several climbs, I was starving and seriously needed some food. I stopped, walked over to my bag, grab my pack of Justin’s maple almond butter with a banana and then proceed to demolish everything. Major victory smile on my face, we went back to the routes and continued climbing until 6pm. It was a great day!

Paleo lemon super cookies from the stores!

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Go raw cookies

Go raw cookies

I do love texture and occasionally have a serious case of sweet tooth. Paleo is rather easy if I continue to keep myself also on the move. The reason why I said that is because I just came across the tastiest cookie in the planet. At least in mine. I love these cookies for their texture, their taste and also for the feeling that I get after I read the ingredients list. This cookie is paleo, vegan, non-dairy, gluten-free and definitely tasty.


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