Primal Meal Extravaganza

Two of my coworkers have been doing the 21-Day Primal Challenge in January.  So to encourage them and to feed my need to be social, Tim and I hosted a Primal Meal on Saturday night.  We had 5 people over, and here was the menu:

Main course:

  • Garlic Pulled Pork
  • Beef Brisket – I used Mexican style chili powder, and instead of using sugar in the rub, I rubbed the brisket with honey and then rubbed the spice mixture into the meat on top of that.

Sides

Dessert

I have to say, we had a great time!  While we may have perhaps have drank more than was primally-friendly, we all enjoyed the food, companionship, and Nerf guns immensely.  The result was well worth the effort.  It also showed me that our house, with a little rearranging, can comfortably fit more than 2 people at a time.  Perhaps we don’t need to spend $150 – $200,000 on a new place so that we can entertain more!

Here are some pictures from the evening.

Here is our living room.  We pulled the church pews out of the breakfast nook and used them for seating in the living room.  They aren’t the most comfortable seating option, but they will do in a pinch (and it was much cheaper than buying a new loveseat, which we are also contemplating).  Also note the beautiful coffee table built and designed by the Benny Boo (my little bro).

 

Rearranged living room

Here’s a picture of the Love You Long Time Cupcakes.  My bananas were not quite ripe enough, so I added in some honey.  They turned out pretty tasty – not too sweet, but nice and moist.

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4 Replies to “Primal Meal Extravaganza”

    1. The cupcakes are tasty, especially if you don’t eat sugar a lot. Your tongue gets more sensitized to sugar, so things that don’t taste super sweet to others will taste sweet to you. I have found, however, that the more sugar I eat (even paleo-type sugar like honey and dark chocolate), the more I crave sugar. I do best to leave it alone all together, or at least to only make paleo desserts to share; otherwise I eat WAAAAY to much of them! Good luck fighting the fine fight!

  1. Yes, I experienced the same in the past. When I “got used” to eating no sweets, I didn’t have any cravings, but it takes a strong will to get to this point 😉 But hey, no whimpering, that belly grew ugly because of those damn sweets, so let’s fight it! Thanks for your good wishes 🙂

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