One GRITS Journey To Convert Beloved Southern Recipes to Paleo Approved, and Darn GOOD too!

This is my story of how I am striving to change my family's life, nutritionally, for the better. Here in the deep South Paleo is a foreign word. No one has heard of it, and gluten free is really almost as unheard of...
After reading Gary Taubes enlightning GOOD CALORIES, BAD CALORIES I was determine to change! Armed with my own two hands, the internet (thank God for, and all those wonderful blogs and podcasts available now, I am beginning my journey.
Please feel free to join me as I try to adapt all of our Southern Favorites into Paleo Appropriate Scrumptiousness!!! (and all Gluten Free) I will try to post all of the good ones, and may even blog about some failures along the way.

About ME

Hi, my name is Erika. I am first and foremost a follower of Christ, trying to live by the Grace of God, to serve Him daily in a way that everything I do if glorifying to Him. Next, I am a wife, a mother, a nurse, a GRIT, a crossfitter, and a woman who strives to have a healthy home through a paleo lifestyle. I love to cook, it is my passion you could say. As I am embarking on this new adventure called PALEO, I am trying to make it my goal to convert as many of my cherished and well loved Southern Dishes to paleo acceptible sensational dishes. Some of them will just be so easy its silly. Take Collards for instance, true southern collard are Paleo 100%. But I bet if you are not from the DEEP SOUTH, you are making them the wrong way and have never experienced true Collard Nirvana! I can take you there!! Others will be harder, say my beloved Bobo's Red Chicken Stew, lots of adaptions, but lots of things already there, like the 1/2 pd of butter it calls for!!!!! Anyways, this is mainly a blog to chronicle my journey as I make up  and convert recipes, so I can log them for myself. I hope that they may benefit some others eventually!

A GRIT is a GIRL RAISED in the SOUTH !!!!!! - just a silly slang term !

This is Me:

And the pics below are some of my fam:

this was the only pic I could find with Hubbie- guess he takes the pics!!

I do have a home blog... don't update it much these days, more focused on getting this blog going, but the link is:

and my email is  if  you ever have any questions for me!!!!

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