A Not So Paleo Vacation

I’m back from DC! Let the cooking commence. I had a not-so-paleo vacation to Washington DC, but hey, sometimes you just have to do the best you can….or indulge a little. I cooked a few healthy meals at least, and the rest of the time…I just said screw it. I am on vacation. Here are some travel photos with a few good eats along the way. Enjoy.

View from the boat

Kicked off the trip with a boat tour on the Potomic river to Mt. Vernon.

Here we got to see George Washington’s house….

and also his grave.

Sometimes I cooked…

roasted pork tenderloin with fruit compote, mashed sweet potatoes and roasted asparagus.

Always a Paleo breakfast…

scrambled eggs, bacon, apple and berries

Went to a Brandi Carlile concert

I love Brandi Carlile

You can almost see her…

But here we are

Brandi Carlile is coming to Grass Valley CA soon. I highly recommend you go. I kind of want to go again… hmmm. Who wants to go with me?

Despite our failed efforts to go to the Masonic Temple due to power outages, the Air and Space Museum was still open for our viewing pleasure.

Space Shuttle Discovery

Finally power was restored to the masonic museum. Freemasons are into some crazy shiz.

Good old George

Then of course ya gotta eat. I cooked up some buffalo short ribs we got from the farmers market for dinner….

Braised short ribs in a chorizo sauce, with sauteed summer squash and roasted potatoes.

I braised the buffalo short ribs and made a sauce with the chorizo we also got from the farmers market…recipe coming soon.

Most meals usually ended like this:

Unless we went out…which we did on many occasions. My favorite meal was far from paleo but it was at this little restaurant close by called Willow. The food was amazing.


Mussels with Chorizo I love seafood

Scallops with creamy risotto, grilled portabello mushroom, and asparagus

Yes I ate rice… bite me.

Overall the trip was awesome, back to the wonderful world of crossfit and paleo food.

  1. Cindy said:

    I truly believe that when one is on vacation that one should not restrict oneself from simple pleasures in any respect….taking a break from everyday routine can be healthy in all areas. You go girl! No pun intended…Ha!

  2. Molly said:

    looks and sounds like fun! delicious too. hope you don’t die from rice poisoning. haha. good to have you back at the gym. you rocked the snatch/OHS today!

    you might appreciate this: when I got home this am, I discovered the kids had made waffles, and not the almond meal variety. Avery had been wanting them for days, but said they didn’t taste as good as she hoped. paleo ruins everything!

    • haha I think I still have some rice to detox out of my system…or maybe that is the wine…or the sake. Yea.. pretty sure my body hates me after last week! lol

      lol aww paleo sure does ruin everything. If by ruin you mean makes real food the only thing that is satisfying hah 🙂 waffles do sound good though… 😛

  3. So much good things to eat!
    Looks like your trip was a great time. I hope you get to do lots more living of life in the near future.
    Also, you’re awesome and I miss you.

  4. colinharman said:

    I want to eat everything in this blog post, but not all at once.

    Love getting to see you living life, and making memories. So fun.

    Also, I miss you mucho, (that means *a lot* in another language, I’ll explain later.)

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