Nobody told me about Carb Flu

Two weekends ago, Hope was sick: sore throat, headache, weak body, nose gunk. Sick. I knew it was only a matter of time before I got sick, too. The following week (Hope was already feeling much better), I started to feel like my head was really foggy, my throat felt very thick and I had no energy whatsoever – my body just didn’t feel right. I assumed that whatever Hope had was now having its way with me. Lucky me.

I started to feel sick on Monday of last week. Thursday rolls around, and I am talking to my sister after babysitting her awesome son for the night. She asked what I was sick with earlier in the week (because I warned her that I might not be able to babysit) and I told her my symptoms. Then she offered me a piece of bread and I told her that I was trying to stay 100% paleo, so no carbs (unless they naturally occur) for me. That’s when she told me I wasn’t sick – I had the carb flu.

The what now?

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Sausage Egg Cups

Two weekends ago, I went on a crazy cooking spree and cooked two different paleo casseroles as well as a breakfast frittata, in an effort to make weeknights easier so that I wouldn’t have to cook when I got home from work. That was the thought behind it, anyways.

What ended up happening is that the meals weren’t the greatest (they weren’t bad, they just weren’t OH MY GOSH I WANT MORE NOW), so I dreaded eating them every. single. day. It got old, fast. I’m not sure if I will do it again – maybe it will work out if the recipes are better – but for now I’m pretty burned out from doing that.

And I’m pretty burned out from having to cook every day. It gets annoying. Still working on getting over that.

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Paleo Pad Thai

There’s a restaurant on the drag in Austin (Guadalupe street near the UT campus) called Madam Mam’s. It’s always packed, so one day Hope and I decided to walk in and check it out. The menu was overwhelming, to say the least – 10 pages filled with a ton of Asian food we had never even heard of. We thought about leaving, but Hope spotted a dish a couple next to us was eating and asked what it was. They said it was Pad Thai – the only thing they get at Madam Mam’s and they highly recommended it. It looked normal enough so we ordered it, and it’s now one of our favorite dishes in Austin.

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