Wednesday, May 1, 2013

WIAW: Dolmas & end of Paleo challenge

I'm having trouble sleeping. I'm working, working out, and doing homework - exhausted but unable to sleep till 1:30 A.M. last night. So, in effect, a 5 A.M. alarm didn't happen. A 6:30 one did and I'm craving a Sidecar doughnuts. I rarely eat whole doughnuts.

 This week, I bought fresh grape leaves. It took awhile to even track down canned grape leaves and when I got there, I saw a sign for fresh leaves. I didn't know what to expect.

But my paleo dolmas turned out great. I cut and cleaned cauliflower for the first time too!

There's a lot, but I eat a lot of them too.

I also made super simple protein balls from Gabby's G-Free Instagram.

My new CrossFit friend Anna sent me a recipe for dark chocolate banana ice cream. I froze banana medallions the night before and came up with this delicious treat. I want some more...
We finished the Paleo challenge yesterday, a lot earlier than we expected. We won. I'm happy...

... and I'm experiencing less bloating.

I'll keep trucking along the Paleo path 80-90% of the time. It wasn't a huge adjustment in my life.


  1. That paleo ice cream sounds awesome - I love the tip to freeze it into medallions to make it easier to blend! I use frozen bananas for smoothies but they require more liquid since I freeze the bananas whole; this definitely sounds like a better consistency. (Though I intend to make mine with the decidedly non-Paleo nutella!)

    1. It took forever even with medallions!

  2. I'm flirting with the idea of paleo myself. Those dolmas sound really interesting! Might have to give them a go!

    1. Lots of first there - first time cleaning and boiling cauliflower on my own too. I didn't follow the same procedures in the recipe like having raw cauliflower. I cooked it.

  3. Very awesome that you made your own dolmas!