Paleo Cajun Lady August Announcement


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See y’all in September!

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 Evolution of Paleo Cajun Lady

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Just as the cave people have evolved into the people we are today, Paleo Cajun Lady has evolved from the paleo blog I created two years ago. When I debuted this blog, I never imagined I would be writing this post, a little over two years later, having put my lupus into remission, and in the best shape of my life.

Paleo Cajun Lady was created as my living journal, writing about how I was dealing with healing my newly diagnosed Lupus, and creating paleo recipes of my favorite Cajun foods. The name was simply the word “paleo”, put before the name of my grandfather’s shrimp boat, Cajun Lady. I had only started eating paleo, with my first 21 Day Sugar Detox, about two months before starting the blog. I hadn’t even been introduced to The Paleo Approach, the book that changed my life, for the better, yet. I was an excited paleo newbie, ready to share my autoimmune healing journey with the world.

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Highlights from the last two years of Paleo Cajun Lady.

This blog has seen me through starting the AIP, suffering set backs, the creation of tons of recipes, meeting new friends, going out of my comfort zone, having recipes featured in national magazines, creating my own cookbook, guest posting on several popular blogs, contributing to several interviews, collaborative cookbooks, and the first ever Autoimmune Wellness Bundle, putting my lupus into remission, and rebuilding my body into the stronger version it is today. It’s truly amazing to look back and see all Paleo Cajun Lady has allowed me to do, in these two short years. I am truly grateful to all of you, those who have been with me from the beginning and those who have just come aboard, for helping me to make Paleo Cajun Lady the success it has become. Blessings to you all!

As time moves forward, and I reach certain health goals, Paleo Cajun Lady evolves. When I first came up with the name of my blog, I had no idea I would one day be imprisoned in this dietary choices cage of judgement and scrutiny. Now that I’ve been able to reintroduce more foods into my daily diet, dairy being the most controversial, I’ve found myself having to answer for my personal dietary choices, almost daily. The main problem, I believe, is the name of my blog, Paleo Cajun Lady. And, I do also realize, it’s very confusing to some who are new to my journey. I did consider changing the name; but, it’s such a complicated process. Besides, what am I supposed to do, throw away the last two years of my life? That hardly seems fair, just because I now indulge in some raw milk cheese!

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Then & Now! From the first recipe posted on Paleo Cajun Lady, to what I’m eating now

So, here’s what I’ve decided to do. I’m keeping Paleo Cajun Lady exactly what it was intended to be, MY personal journey to wellness. My posts will evolve with me, as I try new, healthy dietary choices, and reintroduce more healthy foods. For whatever topic you’re here for, simply type a keyword into the search box at the top of this page, and all relevant posts will be there for you. That way, whether you’re here for autoimmune or keto, you’ll easily find what you need.

Now, there will be some changes happening. I will be switching my Instagram, and all future social media accounts, to my real name, Tara Perillo. In the next several months, I will be debuting new websites and unveiling new projects. Because I don’t want to subject myself to persecution by the paleo, vegan, etc. Gestapo, I will be using my actual name. I will be able to post and create recipes freely that way. I will no longer be forced to stay in the paleo box.

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Tara Perillo, Paleo Cajun Lady, now! Healthy and happy!

I don’t want anyone to misunderstand why I’m making these changes. It’s not that I think paleo is bad, or unhealthy in any way. The AIP is an amazing protocol! I would never have been able to go into remission without it. But, the elimination phase is not meant to last forever. Once you’re healed, you should actually reintroduce foods into your diet. That is exactly what I’ve done. I have people ask me all the time, “Why did you change your diet?”. I didn’t change my diet. All I did was reintroduce foods that my body tolerates. There are still several foods I have not been able to reintroduce, such as black pepper, raw tomatoes, and soy. Currently, I eat a more primal, gluten-free, and ketogenic diet. This fits me well. In fact, I’ve never felt more energetic and healthy. However, I would have never gotten to this point without the AIP and paleo. Until you take all of the possible symptom inducing foods out of your diet, you have no idea which foods are making and keeping you sick. So, that’s a necessity. Plus, the lifestyle changes learned and tweaked through the AIP are key to fully healing autoimmunity. You see, the last two years of my life were spent learning that. And that’s what I’ve shared with you, through Paleo Cajun Lady. That’s why the name is staying. I’ve earned it!

I hope you’ll continue to heal and evolve with me.

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

Smooches,
Tara Perillo

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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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