Baker goes Primal for 21 Days




A Spring day on the coast

Last night was Day 3 of the 21 Day Challenge I have set out for myself. My goal is to drastically cut the carbs for three weeks in order to shake a little winter hibernation weight and mood off.

While walking yesterday, I contemplated how my moods seem to mimic the Spring winds.   It can be sunny and warm, cloudy and dark, windy and cool and even snow or hail, all on the same day here on the coast.

I find my moods mimicking the weather.  One minute I am on top of the world rocking it out to my favourite tunes and the next minute I am in the depths of despair listening to Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35, otherwise known as ‘The Funeral March.’ I crave fresh, green food and then a moment later I can feel like diving into a gooey cinnamon bun.

Seriously, I need to get it together.  So, on that note I have decided to give myself a challenge to measure up to.  Yup. That’s right.  I am going to attempt to stick to something for 21 days, as opposed to my recent flitting from one thing to another, like a hummingbird gathering nectar.

As you know I love to cook and especially bake, so this plan does not exactly fit in with what I love to do but no matter.  I used some recipes from Primal websites for the first day and then in true Lauraleah fashion I ditched that tactic, knowing I could do better.

Last night was no exception. Our landlords live out on an island off the coast of Tofino and the last time they were here they gave us a bag of prawns.  I love fish and shellfish and am already tired of chicken so I thought prawns would be a nice change.

I looked through several recipes but in the end decided on something very quick and simple; Coconut prawns.


The preparation was so simple, anyone could handle it.

I simply peeled the prawns, rinsed them and patted them dry.

In two separate bowls I put one beaten egg and in the other some organic, unsweetened, shredded coconut.

In a frying pan I added a dollop of coconut oil and 3 cloves of chopped garlic.

Once the garlic started to sizzle I added the prawns which I had dipped in egg and then coconut and let them brown before turning.

In less than 15 minutes I had a scrumptious plate of prawns.


Coconut Prawns just out of the pan

My partner made the salad and I made the dressing and that was it.  Gourmet Primal, Lauraleah style.

To serve, we placed the prawns atop our salads, added a drizzle of dressing and dove into the meal.

We had enough leftovers to have for lunch the next day so when lunch rolls around today I don’t have to think about what we can eat.  Its in the fridge, plated just waiting for a drizzle of dressing.

Day 4 underway!


Coconut Prawn Salad

One thought on “Baker goes Primal for 21 Days

  1. Cindy says:

    Oh Lauraleah, you never cease to amaze and inspire me. Not sure I could leave out carbs for 21 days; even tho I should.

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