It’s a glamorous life being a blogger – I got invited to a paleo sausage launch yesterday.
My first reaction: ewwwwwww.
My second reaction: a fit of the giggles.
My third reaction: actually … I wouldn’t mind trying a paleo sausage …
I’m getting in touch to invite you to a fabulously healthy breakfast hosted by Pete Evans, to celebrate the launch of the first widely available paleo sausage!Cleaver’s Organic, the leaders in organic meats, have created a sausage that combines the best of both worlds – Paleo living and a delicious sausage taste that everyone can enjoy; and we want you to be one of the first to try it.Please join us for a delicious breakfast with Pete at The Atrium (at the Grounds of Alexandria).We anticipate the event wrapping up by 10.30am, and we are happy to arrange transport to and from the event if you would like.
Yep, a chauffeur-driven paleo sausage launch … posh!
If you’re not familiar with the paleo diet I suggest you read The Everywhereist‘s hilarious blog about it, which includes the words “Paleo has killed my will to live” and this memorable paragraph:
Paleo also requires you to give up processed food, refined sugars, and alcohol, which makes sense because those things are wonderful. But you’re also supposed to avoid grains, starches, and natural sweeteners (like honey), and you are supposed to limit your fruit intake. It’s sort of like the Inquisition, but less fun.
But I kinda get it at the same time. I used to be paleo-ish during the Dark Ages of my disaccharide disorder (see Fatty Acid), except the only fruit I could eat was grapes (which fortunately meant wine was OK) and the only veggies I could eat were parsnip (why bother?), eggplant, zucchini and spinach.
I was sooooo thin while I was on that diet … and slightly less miserable than usual during those crumbling years of my marriage.
You see, I’ve developed this theory that sugar makes me depressed. So I’m trying to give it up. Not easy when I’m so addicted to chocolate. But I’ve been sticking to it for a few days now and I’m feeling very high. I’ve also been drinking vast amounts of iced coffee made with lactose-free milk and stevia, which may also have something to do with it …
But anyways … I’m trying to wrangle a few hours off work to taste Pete’s sausage.
I’ll let you know how I go …
Song of the day: Duran Duran “Hungry like the wolf”