In 2011, we started out this blog basing our meals on the principles of the primal diet, also sometimes referred to as paleo, low-carb or the “caveman diet”. It made sense to us from an evolutionary standpoint to eat foods were available to the early humans – namely meat, seafood, fresh vegetables and fruits, nuts and seeds. One could say the focal point of this eating plan was avoiding sugars and grains, particularly grains that contain gluten.
This eventually evolved into the Perfect Health Diet, as it was a more accurate representation of how we were eating, since it included rice and the “pleasure foods” that we’ve never saw fit to give up. When making long-term dietary choices, it makes no sense to absolutely deny yourself foods that make you happy. Life is short, after all. Who wants to spend it without decadent dark chocolate, paella, cheesy goodness, Pinot noir, and roasted nuts?
Now, 10+ years down the road, we have incorporated grains and legumes back into our diet – after all, we now live in New Mexico! Labels aside, this blog is about eating real food – not food in packages with nutritional labels or that you see advertised on t.v. Quality counts, a lot! Meat and eggs from pasture-raised animals are not only better for you, but better for the environment. It only takes common sense to realize that ingesting pesticides found on conventionally grown fruits and vegetables can’t be good for you in the long run. Supporting local farmers, when you can, helps the local economy and reduces food transportation costs.
So, in a nutshell:
- Eat fresh, organic produce when possible
- Eat certified organic meats/eggs, preferably from animals that were pasture-raised and treated humanely.
- Avoid artificial ingredients, processed foods, high-fructose corn syrup, GMO, etc.
- Simply-prepared foods are the best and let the flavor of the food shine!
- Enjoy your life and your food!
I hope you enjoy the recipes and the music! Thanks for visiting!
I’m the “He Cleans” portion of the show, and my role is part taste tester, part wine opener, and DJ. While Nancy tempts your taste buds with her excellent skills at the stove, I’ll provide the soundtrack for the meal and who knows what else.
So, if the kitchen’s a rockin’…you’ve found the right place! Hope you’re hungry!