Don’t Box Me In To Your Fad Diet Please

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I posted this recipe a couple of weeks ago, for Sweet Potato Noodles with Pesto, and someone quickly asked me if that was a Paleo recipe.

“Do you follow the Paleo diet?”, she asked.

“No”, I smiled and said, “I just eat real food.”

appletree
This baby will be giving me apples this fall!

She looked at me, half confused, half miffed. She then explained to me that sweet potato noodles were a Paleo food and allowed on that diet. And the new way to eat pasta – without all the grains they don’t allow.

Oh. I thought I was just eating a sweet potato.

You know, the vegetable that is bursting with vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber and phytonutrients. The vegetable that evens out my energy and also happens to be naturally sweet, especially when roasted? Suddenly, sweet potatoes are a Paleo food, as if cavemen in the Paleolithic era were sitting around their camps spiralizing vegetables.

locallettuce
Straight from my garden

Good for the Paleo eaters that they suddenly discovered sweet potatoes as a food, but I don’t ever want to categorize what I eat into diets or “the” way to eat or have anyone tell me I can eat this and not that from now on

asparagus
The perfect spring vegetable!

I want my food to be real, come out of the ground, not out of a lab, taste great and be the best it can be for my health.

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My large, organic garden, filled with all those “paleo” foods, is about to take off, and right now I have beautiful lettuce going crazy in there. Here is a great salad recipe I have been loving lately to use up all those greens . Enjoy this Springtime Cobb Salad recipe (click HERE)!