What have you done to make eating paleo more efficient, nourishing or tasty?
Did you come up with simple and functional lifestyle changes?
To increase fat content of
fried eggs, add dessicated coconut to
the eggs. Add vanilla for taste. Use
lots of lard or coconut oil for
frying. Scramble it instead of making
an omelet to increase surface area.
A larger surface area will take more
oil in any meal. This would also work
for adding more fat to lean meats. Cut it up into smaller pieces.
If a cured meat is too salty, cut it
into strips and soak it for a moment
in warm water.
My hacks probably aren't that impressive.
I don't have an oven, so I rigged a toaster oven I inherited from a departing teacher to stop timing food.
I have a tiny apartment, so I make yogurt and sour cream on the stove by touch and wrap it in my bedding to incubate. I do this about once a week.
I make stock from everything with bones and use it to cook vegetables and skim off the fat to fry things.
The side of my wardrobe has become my pull-up bar.
I save the peels from oranges, candy them with honey and use them in marinades and brines.
I try to pick up my students at least once a week (you can do that here), or walk as they cling to my legs or neck, to get in more time lifting heavy things.
I got a bike with panniers on the back and a wicker basket on the front, and I cycle to the shops. I use the supermarket for things like loos rolls and floor cleaner and visit the little shops on my bike. Its much easier on the bike because otherwise the parking is too difficult and you end up getting it all in the supermarket.
Basic hacks. Some were things I did pre paleo, but come in handy:
I've changed my shopping list to have columns: protein, fruits/veggies, dairy, grains (my fiance is not paleo, so the last two columns are for him)...it helps me conceptualize what I need, and makes it easier to write the list and shop for items.
EGGGSSSSSS. boiling 6 eggs at a time makes for really easy meals.
Roasted sweet potato slices; I do 3-4 potatoes at a time and switch up the spices. Tonight, I did salt, pepper, garlic and chili powder (mixed with melted lard, of course). they last a few days for a household of 2.
Tinned sardines and mackerel. Easy, cheap protein (even for the organic kind)