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Archive for January, 2011

What to expect this week

I’m sorry for not posting in a while. With winter camping all weekend and snowboarding all last night I haven’t had the time. But! I have invented a caveman cake and possibly even shake and bake so watch for those posts!

Shoeless Joe

Camping Trip

It’s winter. It’s cold. I’m going camping. Today when Nicky gets out of work we are heading down to near the PA border and doing some fun winter camping. Of course we are not camping tonight at is it already getting dark and we have a 2 hour drive. We will be staying at my Parents house tonight and departing in the morning. Please check back for an update. Hopefully we will have some video of this trip!

Safe travels,

Shoeless (who will be wearing boots for this trip) Joe


It’s My Birthday!

Today I turn 25, the last achievement age. 25 is how old you must be to rent a car. After this…the only thing you can do is gain more Experience Points. What a game life is. Well, I am going to try to be as paleo as possible today and Nicky was supposed to make some paleo deserts but didn’t get around to it. We will just have to do without. The plan for the celebration is a nice night of bowling! AND… we are planning on a camping trip this weekend. It’s going to be cold and hopefully fun. Watch for a post about it next week.

Mark it a ZERO!!!!




Thank you all!

Long Days and Pleasant Nights,

Shoeless Joe

Paleo Ketchup

Posted by: Nicky

So I picked up a rotisserie chicken from Wegmans for dinner, and I started to crave ketchup to go with it.

I remember a while back reading one of my Grandma’s books about cooking during the Great Depression, “Clara’s Kitchen.” The book was written by Clara Cannucciari and her grandson, Christopher. It’s a great read, and many of the recipes incidentally happen to be paleo (Clara happened to be in her 90’s when the book was written by the way). I thought “if an Italian grandmother makes this, it must be good.” So I tried it. And it was goooood. And it took me less than 5 minutes to make. Check out the book if you get a chance.

There is some vinegar in this recipe, but it’s better than high fructose corn syrup. I imagine you could  try to substitute lemon juice for the vinegar, but I haven’t tried it yet. It tastes good even without the salt.

Here’s the recipe I followed from the book:

6 ounces tomato paste (homemade or canned)

1/4 cup water

1 clove garlic, pressed

2 tablespoons vinegar

1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix together tomato paste, water, garlic, vinegar and salt and put in a sterilized jar. It makes about a cup. Keep refrigerated.


A New Year A New Beginning

Happy New Year to everyone!

I regret to inform you that I have fallen victim to the evils of holiday traditions. Yes, I failed to go completely paleo this holiday season. It is hard to not eat what a little old Irish Grandmother tells you to eat. She is a sweet lady, I couldn’t make her upset. But! This is a new year and there are a lot of people how have committed to eating paleo for the month of January. Check out hunter-gatherer.com John Durant is going to be doing this as well.

So after falling extremely short of my 6 month goal, I will push forward again and go until July of this year. I hope to be announcing something very big in February that the Paleo Diet will help me with. But this is a secret!

So please, if you have any words of encouragement they would be very VERY helpful. This is going to be tough, but with the holidays done this should be much easier!


Long days and pleasant nights,

Shoeless Joe