Hi there! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Feel free to browse around and I hope you will find something that strikes your fancy. New recipes are added weekly (or as soon as I have something new that I couldn’t wait to share!) so don’t forget to check back often or better yet, sign up for my emails (no spam, I promise!) so you get first dibs on the latest posts.
My recipes and cooking style are mainly influenced by Asian and American flavors while also showcasing simple Filipino recipes that can be adapted to Paleo. I started this blog as a way for me to share recipes with family and friends while connecting with others who have provided daily doses of inspiration and motivation along my journey towards a Paleo lifestyle. After years of calorie counting and eating a low fat diet, I turned to Paleo on my quest to live healthier and eat real whole foods.
I read books/blogs/sites and educated myself further about Paleo to help me come up with my own modified approach that incorporates occasional white rice, grass-fed butter, safe starches and sometimes, grass-fed cheese. I found that rice, especially, gave me more endurance and energy when I worked out. Being Filipino, I know it’s just an integral part of my DNA. (I tried going really low carb awhile back and I almost passed out a couple of times while doing tabata drills at kettlebells class!)
In addition to my modified approach, I also gave myself some leverage to enjoy life by partaking in a gluten-free treat or two and making the best choices based on what is available at family gatherings and special occasions so I don’t feel left out and deprived. I do not strive for Paleo perfection, and this is the protocol that works for me. After reading and incorporating all the basics of what Paleo is, I tweaked it and created my own version. I highly recommend experimenting to find how you can make Paleo work for you. Clearly, it isn’t a one size fits all lifestyle!
Aside from blogging/cooking/cleaning/experimenting/etc. (whew) in the kitchen, I work as a full time software developer and part time professional freelance food photographer. I call Southern California my home and I enjoy spending my free time hanging out with my husband D and my fur baby Mochi, traveling off the beaten path to discover the unknown, swinging kettlebells at NDS and lifting heavy weights at the gym.
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Photo credit: Ron Canent (@roncanent)