Everyone has time for a blog post when it’s a snow day! I really did just need a good snow day. One more day to ignore responsibilities of work, languish around doing nothing and not feel bad about it. That’s what snow days are for!
I could definitely use one considering we did a lot of traveling and were out and about in Syracuse this weekend. It was an amazing weekend filled with friends and eating all the things. Also, my first sip of alcohol since New Years. Contrary to what I said or promised on January first, I’m not never drinking alcohol again. March is coming.
Anyway I got a chance to try out a great new restaurant and an old favorite this weekend- Notch 8 in Jamesville.
I was going back and forth between this (Salmon with arugula salad and sweet potato puree) and a burger. This was absolutely delicious albiet I was still hungry afterwards! My sister got a burger that I was subsequently drooling over. But it left room for gelato for dessert! No picture, sorry.
The next day we visited the obvious Syracuse choice, Dinosaur BBQ. OMG is pretty much all I need to say.
Ribs, BBQ brisket, coleslaw, turkey neck collard greens and cornbread. The cornbread was everything. Obviously, my Whole30 is dunzo. I had a beer along with my meal that was called “Smoked Dino Porter”. The waitress said they use the wood that they use to smoke the meat to make the beer. Yum. After that we hit up Middle Ages Brewery for some more deliciousness. No picture again, sorry I fail.
After that weekend I was glad to get a call this morning letting me know I had another day off! Snow days call for breakfasts like this:
Eggs with hot sauce, plantain fries with sun butter. Perfect!
Anyways I was bored and had some random leftover ingredients left to make a delicious “paleo” treat. I was supposed to make snack balls but when I pulled it out of the food processor it really looked like cookie dough so I went with it. If you’re craving an egg-less paleo friendly cookie dough you can enjoy right off the spoon- this is it! Super easy to make and just has 4 ingredients! It’s gluten free, refined sugar free and BS free!
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/4 cup coconut butter
- 5-6 dates
- Handful of chocolate chips * for full dairy and soy free use Enjoy Life
- *If you have super-human self control or want more servings this can be easily doubled or tripled!
- Place the cashews and the dates in a food processor and pulse until the mixture starts coming together.
- Add the coconut butter and keep processing until the mixture is uniform.
- Fold in chocolate chips. Enjoy!
Have you ever been to Dinosaur BBQ?