Over the last few months, I have been sadly remiss in keeping up with my blog posts – With working and school, I simply do not have the time! And there have been a few things going on in my personal life that have meant that I am taking a bit more of a back-seat on social media.
But there is something I wanted to share with all of you.
A friend and school-colleague of mine is a very talented photographer, and recently she took some amazing headshots of me. Her name is Megan Barefoot, and her website is Megan Barefoot Photography. These photographs are absolutely amazing – quite the best I have ever had done, and they totally blew me away!
See what you think….
The difference in quality between these pictures and the amateur ones that I was using previously are night and day! It goes to show, it is worth getting professional pictures done!
Just because someone says they are a good photographer does not mean that they are in reality!
And the best thing about Megan is that she made me feel totally at ease in front of the camera. And she really made my personality come through in the pictures!
Because being strong is more than just physical strength.
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Seeing that today is Earth Day, I just wanted to share this picture…
In honor of today being International Women’s Day, I just wanted to post the following 2 pictures:
I hope everyone is having a good day.
This is a paleo version (With AIP modifications of the classic Ceasar salad).
If you cannot eat eggs or egg-yolks, use a mashed avocado to substitute for most of the mayo ingredients
- ½ cup paleo mayonnaise (or a mashed avocado)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic – crushed
- 1 tsp anchovy paste
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 2 romaine hearts – torn
- 6 slices bacon (preferably from pastured pigs with no questionable ingredients)Thi
This was the salad that I made to serve with Hubby’s Birthday dinner.. a paleo, AIP (as long as you can tolerate eggs) Caesar salad.
If you cannot eat eggs, you could substitute avocado for the mayo although it might change the flavour. It should still give you the same mouth-feel however.
To make the Caesar salad you first need to make your mayo unless you have some in the fridge. If you are AIP, consider substituting some mashed/pureed avocado or guacamole. It won’t look the same but will give you the same kind of mouth-feel.
Mix the mayo (or avocado) with all the other Casear dressing ingredients (everything except the lettuce and bacon) and stir until well mixed. Set this aside in the fridge while you cook your bacon. You want it as crispy as you can get it without burning it as it is replacing the crunch of the croutons that are traditional in a Caesar salad. I like to cook mine in the oven on a wire cooling rack set over a rimmed baking sheet. Cool the bacon and crumble/chop it into small pieces.
Tear the lettuce into bite-sized pieces and place in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss well. Plate the salad and scatter with the bacon pieces
This is what I packed for Hubby and the 4 girls for lunch today:
Clockwise from the top left-hand corner we have:
They all took a clementine (packed separately) and a bottle of water to drink.