So, last weekend was my wedding anniversary and I decided we HAD to do something to celebrate. Honestly, we never do anything for our anniversary. The weather is downright awkward at this time of year, here, near Toronto, in April. Nothing is growing yet, the trees are bare, the ground is brown and grey and often really muddy.
But on this fine day in April, it was -9C out, and very cloudy. Never one to let a weekend go to waste, I got it in my head that we’d go for a hike. Because I love hiking. Always, right?
And since it was going to be cold and damp no matter what, why not check out some caves, too, right? Do you see where my logic went wrong, already? I decided that we could pack the backpacking stove and pot, and bring a can of chili, maybe some hot herbal tea in our coffee thermos and totally make it a not-foods picnic to chase the cold away. Yea. And that would be somehow spectacular and memorable. Well, I got the memorable part right.
photo courtesy of ‘thekawarthas.ca’
On my list of ‘never been to-‘ places was the Warsaw Caves, north-east of Peterborough, Ontario. Just a quick 1.25 hours away….
This is part 2 of a 2-part post on how ketosis effects the gut (particularly for IBS sufferers). For part 1, go HERE
So…..DO you need to supplement with probiotics when eating a paleo-ketogenic diet? Is the answer different for people with IBS issues?
Part 1 of 2…
A funny thing happened when I decided to switch from a primal diet to a keto-paleo diet.
The 2pm bloat stopped.
Instantly. Suddenly. And, I hope permanently.
I don’t know about you, but I am just not a fan of the typical keto egg-and-cream-cheese pancake. It’s ok, but a bit…meh. Sure, I could jazz it up. But if I’m cooking for a whole family, that’s a lot of work since I find you have to use moulds to keep them in shape until they set, over and over again…
A very fast and simple low-carb weeknight dinner, for that Chinese take-out craving….
Truth be told, I’m not a huge fan of eggplant. I could take it or leave it. I like it more than brussels sprouts, but less than zucchini. This is THE recipe that got me to like eggplant (at least, I like it cooked THIS way…). In this day and age, with so much variety from all over the world, there is no reason NOT to try something new–and this one worked out great!