While gluten-free and dairy-free may limit both my dessert choices and my baking choices, I refuse to think that my adult-like beverages will suffer. So, after a pile of cocktail books and endless searching, I think I discovered a new favorite - and well within the paleo diet.
Tequila Thyme Lemonade. Brilliant. I started with one cocktail, to test the drink.
2 lemon wedges
2 oz silver tequila
1-2 oz cold water
3 thyme sprigs
Pop the thyme, lemon wedges and agave in a glass and muddle together. For me, about 1/2 tsp of agave nectar was refreshing without being sugary.
This ended up being so tasty, that a pitcher was required to accompany my dinner with friends.
You didn't think I'd forget about the exercise bit, did you? What were those beautiful new weight-lifting kicks for, then? Yeah. Wait for tomorrow...it's gonna be good.
But, check out my recipe for Fig & Thyme Stuffed Chicken (after the jump).
I finally figured out what to do with that basket of mission figs from the farmers' market. After taking some cooking advice from Liz (co-founder and coach at this gym), I mustered up the courage to cook a whole chicken for the first time ever.
1 lb mission figs (diced)
1 large white onion, finely diced
1/2 cup pine nuts (lightly roasted)
2-3 Tb fresh thyme leaves
sea salt and pepper to taste
Combine all in a bowl. Stuff a clean chicken with entire amount (that also means cavity cleaned and empty).
For me, the 4-hour setting on my crock pot was perfect. While not beautiful to photograph, so tasty and unexpected. I even threw a couple lemon wedges in the pot to steam some extra flavor. Hope you feel inspired to experiment, too.