[Paleo Passover] Zucchini Noodles with Puttanesca

Another Passover meant another dozen or so hours on Pinterest looking for the perfect ways to get around my temporary dietary restrictions celebrate the festival of freedom.

I had heard of Paleo, I knew it involved no wheat, so I looked into it. Turns out, no gluten, no grains (no corn, no rice), no legumes (no soy, no peanuts). Sound familiar*?

Plus no dairy, but some people even do neo-paleo and eat dairy.

Plus, my great-grandmother didn’t have two sets of Passover dishes so she made only meat all week anyway.

So that led me to more hours searching “paleo” on Pinterest, and … I might be going paleo. Just a little. Maybe just for this week. I don’t know, I don’t buy into all the all-over health benefits and miracle digestional and autoimmune cures (plus I’m pretty healthy in that respect), but it looks like a pretty good framework for low-carb, healthy eating that might just help me lose some weight.

So, for my first really intentional Paleo meal, I present to you: Pasta on Passover!

You read that right.

Zoodles. I can’t believe people buy the crap made out of potato starch when you can make amazing spaghetti out of zucchini.

Puttanesca Zucchini Noodles

Yum! This looks sooo forbidden. It’s perfect!

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New Years Resolutions

It’s a cliche: Everyone resolves to start a new diet or go to the gym more on January 1.

Nevertheless, I think taking care of yourself is important, and I want to support those who are making fresh starts. I’ve started my diet again now that I’m on winter break. I had a lot of success this summer on The I Diet. The main ideas of the diet are cutting out most carbs and eating a high-protein, high-fiber diet. One of my favorite recipes is the Soda Bread, a rich and nutty bread designed to keep you full longer.

I highly recommend the diet, and I’ll be posting some of my recipes that I make from the book or that I modified.