Paleo Travel

So tomorrow morning I leave my home in Southern California for a week-long stint at a hotel in Northern California. I’m already imagining how horrible this is going to be for my paleo-ness. In preparation, I’ve stashed almonds, protein, and some YouBars in my checked luggage.

Now, I haven’t mentioned YouBars before because, quite frankly, real food is always better than a bar. However, in certain circumstances, food in bar form may be your best alternative. I swear YouBar didn’t pay me, but they’re worth checking out. YouBar is a business, based here in L.A., and all they do is make custom-made protein, trail mix, and energy bars. Comparable to Larabars, but you pick the ingredients. My bar, which I named “Alicia’s Goodies,” (hehe), has almond butter, sesame seeds, protein, and honey. You can add fruit, nuts, whatever you want, and they will make a baker’s dozen just for you.

Hope you guys have a great week. I’ll be gone Monday through Friday and can’t guarantee I’ll be posting (I know, I know, I just got back).

See you all shortly! Hopefully I’ll get some culinary inspiration in NorCal and bring it back to you. =)

Egg Muffins

Baked eggs, egg muffins, egg cupcakes–this simple, portable snack has a variety of names. While I refuse to call them egg cupcakes (cupcakes are supposed to be sweet, no? I can’t trick myself) these little suckers are easy to make and you can eat them cold. They’re versatile, too.

Egg Muffins (makes 6 regular size muffins)
-4-6 eggs (depends on how much filling you use)
-Purple Kale, torn into bite size pieces
-Green onion, chopped
-Mushrooms, minced
-Fat of choice
-Seasonings to taste: garlic powder, onion powder, salt, cayenne pepper, pepper
-Meat of choice (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Grease a muffin tin with your fat of choice. Add your veggies to the greased muffin tin–filling each about halfway.


In a measuring cup with a spout or lip, mix your eggs with your seasonings. Use the spout to help you pour your egg mixture into the muffin tins.


Bake until eggs are thoroughly cooked. Don’t trust my times. I tend to like my eggs overcooked.