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Monique achieving triple extension before bending her elbows (AKA "Frankenstein").

The Right Tools For the Job
By: Mas Godinez

We all know how hard it is to stick with the new way to eat now that we have seen the light. It takes dedication, courage, and conviction.  In the year that we have changed our eating habits, we have found some tools in the kitchen that have helped keep our SANITY.  Some of these tools we had before we started paleo/zone, and some we found that keep our time in the kitchen to a minimum, here's a sampling: 

Blender: for those morning smoothies
Crock pot: for those yummy one-pot meals
Food scale: makes portioning those blocks simple
Food processor: prep work done in seconds!!!
Coffee maker: need we say more? 
Cast iron skillet or Dutch oven (get your mind out of the gutter!): can go from stovetop to oven in one foul swoop!!!
Food saver: what’s life without leftovers???
Containers: probably the easiest way to keep up the good work is to make a lot of a meal and eat it over a week’s time.  Various sized containers can help keep you on track.  
Pressure cooker: steamed veggies in 3 minutes!!!  Slightly intimidating at first, but amazing!


Now we are not saying that you have to go out and buy all these tools right away.  These are tools that we have collected over time; either we've received as gifts, had coupons for, or from other parts of our lives, like the cast iron skillet (which was sitting in our camping gear and now we use it regularly).  If you would like to do a “test drive” of any of the tools that have been noted, give us a holler.  

What favorite recipes do you have?  Do you have any timesaving, nifty tools to share from your toolbox we call a kitchen? 


  1. casey :

    My weakness is that I love eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches prior to hopping into the pool for a workout. Problem was, sugary, salty peanut butter, sugary jelly, and high carb whole grain bread. So I went on a hunt to find something more “paleo”. Here is how it turns out:
    Sugar free/salt free natural peanut butter
    Sugar free smuckers preserves
    Foccocia style flax seed “bread” (see below)
    2 cups flax seed meal
    1 Tablespoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1-2 Tablespoons sugar equivalent from artificial sweetener (I used agave nectar)
    5 beaten eggs
    1/2 cup water
    1/3 cup oil
    You mix dry ingredients first, then add the wet ingredients to dry, mix and let it sit for 2-3 minutes. Pour into a pan with high sides, spread evenly, and bake for 20 minutes or until the bread springs back to touch. It doesn’t taste like “bread” but with the pb&j it is a pretty good concoction. I am going to try using cinnamon and nutmeg next time I make it. Good luck

  2. Greg B. :

    Love the post. Mas I believe you meant one fell swoop not foul swoop. I could be wrong I know I have been before…

  3. Mas :

    I believe there was a stench of some sort involved in the Dutch oven process somewhere in history???? Thanks for watching my back brother.

  4. Cherie :

    I would love to “Test” drive the pressure cooker. Sounds dangerous.

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