Changes Are Happening!

Hello Everyone! I just wanted to pop in to let you know about a few changes that are going down at Paleo Cajun Lady. I made this quick video for you, to help me explain things. I have some wonderful things coming your way; and, I’m really excited. I think everyone will be more comfortable in this new space.

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Changes Are Happening! Let’s get stronger together!

I would love to get your feedback on these changes. Please share, in Comments, any topics you would like me to discuss or highlight. I welcome your thoughts.

For those of you on the AIP, click HERE, for blogs and websites specializing in autoimmune disease and the AIP. All of my AIP recipes will remain on this site.

Thank you for joining me through your health journey. It’s exciting that I will now be able to help even more people to improve their health. Let’s build a world of healthier, stronger people!

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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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Instant Pot AIP Beef with Broccoli Recipe

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If you’re anything like me, one of the foods you miss most, when you have lots of food allergies, and/or you’re on the AIP, is Chinese takeout.  I used to love eating from all those little containers, each one containing a different mix of flavors.  This recipe, Instant Pot AIP Beef with Broccoli, is my way of getting back some of that flavor, without all the allergens that can come with the takeout version. And, if you really want to make it feel like takeout, just get some of those little containers to eat it out of.

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Instant Pot AIP Beef with Broccoli Recipe

When I created this recipe, I was also doing a reintroduction of quinoa.  Since successfully reintroducing white rice, I figured quinoa was the next on the list.  To go along with my Instant Pot AIP Beef with Broccoli, I cooked my quinoa in the same style as fried rice.  Happily, my reintroduction worked out well.  If there is one message I can get across to you, it is that the AIP elimination phase is not meant to last forever.  You will be able to reintroduce foods, at the right time, and in the right way.  But, don’t rush it. I waited until I was in remission, before reintroducing foods like oatmeal, nightshades, and quinoa.  I’m not saying you have to wait that long; but, you should wait until you’re feeling good and symptom free for at least a couple of months.  Trust me, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Instant Pot AIP Beef with Broccoli Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound grass fed beef stew meat
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1/2 cup bone or beef broth
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 large clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1- 10 to 12 ounce bag frozen organic broccoli

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients, EXCEPT broccoli to inner pot of Instant Pot.
  2. Close lid.
  3. Press Meat/Stew button.
  4. Allow to cook for pre-set time.
  5. When done cooking, press Off button.
  6. Release pressure by sliding pressure valve on top to Venting.
  7. Allow to vent.
  8. Carefully open lid.
  9. Add broccoli to inner pot.
  10. Loosely place lid back on Instant Pot.
  11. Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
  12. Remove lid and stir.
  13. Serve.
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I hope you all enjoy my Instant Pot AIP Beef with Broccoli recipe.  Also, I wanted to tell y’all about  a few changes, here on the blog.  Since most of you want recipes,  that’s what I’m going to give y’all.  I’ll only be doing one post a week, from now until who knows when.  Each post will be a recipe.  Lately, I’ve been really connecting with many of you over social media.  I feel I’m better able to help you, when you tell me what you need.  When I write a blog post on a topic, I find that only a certain small number of you actually read it.  Most of these blog post take hours to write.  If I were to spend these hours, on social media, actually answering the questions you need me to answer, I think we’ll all benefit from that.  So, please, ask away! Follow me on Facebook or Instagram; and, leave me comments, or DM me, with all of your questions.  I look forward to creating a more personal relationship with you!

Also, my next Warrior Fit Challenge Group will begin on Monday, February 1, 2016!  If you’ve been thinking about joining my group, now is the time to get started.  We need to figure out which fitness program and meal plan is going to work best for you.  My January group has been so much fun! We’ve struggled through ups and downs together.  You don’t have to go it alone.  We’ve all dealt with autoimmunity, illness, fatigue, weight gain, and chronic pain.  But, we’re on our way to improving our health….and, getting strong, fit bodies in the meantime.  Come join us! Email me now!

As always, I wish you good health……and, good food!

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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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The Art Of Saying “No”

Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’m living in a giant pool, constantly treading water. You could say, I’ve bitten off more than I can chew. It seems I need to practice the art of saying “NO”.

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The Art Of Saying “No”

Some of you, who are around the same age, may remember that old TV commercial, with the woman who sang about bringing home the bacon….and, frying it up it the pan….oh, and never letting him (whoever him was) forget he’s a man. Basically, they were telling us women that we could do everything and anything. We set out to build careers, families, friendships, and livelihoods. We juggled everything, and always took on more. We learned to say “Yes, I can have and do it all!”. To say “No” would have made us look weak. As empowered women, the last thing we wanted was to look soft and outdated.

The downside to saying “yes” all the time is you eventually wear yourself down. Typically, this will start to manifest itself in physical illness. I believe the surge of autoimmune disease diagnoses is partially a result of all this “yes” dominance. By saying “yes” to everything, we’ve created so much pressure and stress for ourselves. Eventually, something has got to give.

Now, I am in no way an expert in the art of saying “no”. I’m pretty much what you could call a work in progress. Slowly, I’m learning how to analyze whether a request deserves a “yes” or a “no”. And, I call it an art because most often we cannot blurt out a quick “no”. We have to carefully determine what we can fit into our already busy lives.

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Overwhelmed? You may want to say “No”.

How to determine if you should accept or deny a request:

  1.  If you accept this request, will it help you as well? For example, if your boss asks you to work on a weekend, and you accept, will it help to further your career?
  2. If you decline the request, will it hurt you in any way? For example, take the instance above, and decline. Will you lose your job or lose a promotion?
  3. Do you have too much on your plate already? For example, if your Saturday is filled with shuttling the kids around, and someone asks you to run an errand for them, would you have to rearrange your whole schedule to help them?
  4. Can you negotiate the request? For example, you may not be able to run the errand above on Saturday, but you could fit it in on Sunday. Would that work for the person?

And, that’s it. If you make the process too complicated, it’ll take too long to formulate an answer. Basically, if it won’t hurt you to say “no”, or if you already have too much on your plate, you say “no”. If the request will help you greatly, will hurt you if you decline, or you can negotiate it, you may want to say “yes”. But, the choice is still yours to make.

How to gracefully tell someone “No”:

  1.  Understand that the person making the request probably has no idea how busy you already are. Don’t expect people to know your schedule. Simply explaining that your plate is full at this time is usually enough for people to understand. You don’t need to give them an itemized list of the things you’re doing. It’s just easy to say, “I would love to help you; but, I barely have time to do everything in my schedule as it is. Perhaps, I could help you at another time.”
  2. Never try to negotiate with children or fur-babies. A simple, yet firm “No” is best. LOL!
  3. If it’s a request that you just don’t want to do…..ever, it’s best to be up front and say, “No, I’m sorry. I can’’t do it.”, and smile. Most of the time we feel the need to explain; but, that’s not necessary. They’re asking for your time, service, space, or whatever. If giving them what they ask does not bring you joy, you owe no explanation.
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Remember to take time for yourself.

Obviously, saying “no” to some people is going to be easier than saying it to others. Family is notoriously hard to decline. But, like I constantly tell my husband, if something happens to you, or you get too sick to help others, what’s going to happen to them then. You’re no good to anyone, including yourself, if you’re overstressed, exhausted, and spread too thin. Sometimes, you just need to practice the art of saying “No”.

As always, I wish you good health……and, good food!

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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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