Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Inspired to do Asian Paleo for the trail

I haven't done much in the way of updating this blog nor my other plethora of websites due to an unrelenting year in IT.  I've done a few day hikes and I am prepping for a trip out to the Smokies for a weekend in October.  So, I thought it would be a good time to blow the dust of this thing.  I'm planning on some different recipes for this trip.  I've been experimenting with myself a bit so I think I will be changing up for the upcoming weekend with a heavier carb load in the evenings.  From the past trips I've tried to stick with a pretty strict Ketogenic style but it seems to have left me without as much energy as I might require.  I am a pretty thin person and I blow through any meal I consume so I think I will be safe with a carb load in the evening to restore glycogen levels.  My next dinner recipe should reflect that....after I figure out what I want to try and dehydrate.

Having said that I picked up a copy of Russ Crandall's Paleo Takeout: Restaurant Favorites Without the Junk.  If you're not familiar with The Domestic Man's site then do yourself a favor and head over there for some recipes.  Russ tends to lean more into his own version of Paleo and isn't afraid of dairy or starchier items.  It may not be the best approach for those battling SIBO, Candida, or other intestinal issues but I don't find a problem with it generally speaking.  I'm sure the more fanatical Paleo people will recoil in horror at some of the recipes.  Regardless, I've found his recipes to be very flavorful so he must have an excellent palate.  So, I didn't hesitate to grab a copy of Paleo Takeout.  It's mostly Asian meals (and yes rice is sometimes used) but there are also some American favorites.  I have been thoroughly impressed so far with all of the meals that I have chosen to create.  Do yourself a favor a grab a copy of this.  If you use the link above then, well, you'll do me a favor as well via Amazon but it's really only a few pennies at a time.  Anyway, it's worth the money for this title and has given me some inspiration for my next meal to try and prep, specifically; perhaps something with a little rice to up the carbs.  A year ago the mention of rice probably would've made me cringe but like anything else, moderation is always key.

Back to work I go, and when I return on here, I should have a perfectly crispy dehydrated meal for the trail and maybe something else new if I feel particularly inventive.