Let’s be honest, this week is all about food. No matter what you say you’re going to do this week – whether you’re trying to catch up on work, run, workout, do yoga, spend time with your family – you know that ultimately, you’re only doing those things until it’s time to feast. Or is that just me?
We’re hosting friends for our annual Taco Giving party which means I spent quite a bit of time in my kitchen this weekend. I wanted to get as much prepped as I could before the week kicked off as my time to prep day of will be greatly limited by a certain 7.5 month old.
I was looking for some new inspiration for toppings for my homemade ice cream (a Taco Giving tradition), and stumbled upon a recipe for peanut butter cups in my friend Genevieve’s new cookbook, The 5-Ingredient Paleo Cookbook. To be honest, the thought of making candy (and peanut butter cups, no less) seemed daunting at first.
I was about to just flip the page and move on, but as I took a closer look, I realized the ingredients and steps didn’t seem so far out of reach. After making said peanut butter cups (still patting myself on the back), I thumbed my way through more of the book and discovered that there are a surprising amount of easy to follow, vegetarian friendly recipes in it! I ended up finding so much inspiration for Thursday’s taco feast – like this radish and cucumber salad with dill (so simple, yet so delicious).
The book offers over 100 simple paleo recipes using just 5 affordable, everyday ingredients each. Check it out here: https://amzn.to/2zN5Spv. It’s a great book for anyone looking to eat healthy and save time and money in the kitchen.
To kick off this week long celebration of food, join me in sending a huge congratulations to my friend Genevieve (@fittyfoodlicious on Instagram and Facebook) on her new book, The 5-Ingredient Paleo Cookbook, and enter to WIN your own copy. I’ll be picking winners on Monday 11/26 after all the feasting, prepping, and wondering if our pants are ever going to fit the same way again!
Stay sweaty (and hungry!) friends,
Disclaimer: I was provided with a review copy of the The 5 Ingredient Paleo Cookbook. That said, all of my kitchen inadequacies, love of food, ice cream topping debates, words, and thoughts are my very own.