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Paleo(ish) Eats: 6/17/11 (Penultimate Day In Kauai)

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Our last full day in Kauai…

I’m so sad I can hardly blog. That, and I’m beyond tired.

We started the day bright and early. Before hitting our last 6:00 a.m. class at Kauai CrossFit, I downed a heaping tablespoon of almond butter. Why no real breakfast? We woke up and found the fridge was busted. The internal temperature was 70 degrees, so everything in it was probably spoiled. I guess it’s a blessing we’re leaving tomorrow.

Post workout, I scarfed down a purple sweet potato and shared a package of grass fed Just Jerky with my hubby, and washed it all down with a big cup of coffee (and heavy cream).

After heading back to the house to join up with the rest of the clan, we all walked down to Kong Lung Historic Market Center with the intent of stocking up on Aloha Spice Company seasonings. Yes, the stuff is that good.

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It was super hot and muggy, so the adults ordered ice-cold coconuts at Kilauea Bakery and happily sucked out the contents.

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Only then did we head over to the nearby Banana Patch studio, which houses an enormous selection of Aloha Spice Company spices and flavorings.

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My mom, sis, and I went CRAZY as we loaded up on seasoning and salt blends.

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After lugging everything (and our two kids) back to the house, we were exhausted and hungry. So for lunch, we headed to Hanalaei Dolphin and enjoyed a pleasant but pricey meal out by the water. I ordered a salad with Cajun-spiced seared ahi and a side of guacamole…

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…and hubby ordered a bunless burger — also with a side of guacamole.

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Once we filled our bellies, we wandered around Hanalei. To beat the heat, the kiddies got shaved ice at Wishing Well. (Yeah, it’s sugar syrup on ice. We’re on vacation, so shut up.)

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The remainder of the afternoon was spent splashing around in the pool and soaking in the hot tub until our fingers were prune-y.

At dinnertime, we drove down to Kapa’a and ate at The Eastside restaurant.

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We quickly discovered that it’s pretty tough to order Paleo at this restaurant because there’s soy or sugar in EVERYTHING. Still, we managed to find some Paleo-ish options. Hubby and I shared a green salad with beets, avocados and mac nut dressing…

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…and a tuna poke appetizer in a halved coconut…

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…before digging into his and hers rib-eye steaks, served with purple potatoes and asparagus (hold the onion rings).

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The verdict? The food was a little overly fussy and too fusion-y for my taste, but my expectations weren’t high, so I wasn’t overly disappointed.

After dinner, we stopped by Kilauea Video and Ice Cream and Candy to get some dessert. Wha—? You heard me. We fed our kids shaved ice AND ice cream ON THE SAME DAY. Even I ordered a scoop of chocolate, coconut, and macadamia nut ice cream.

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To be honest, though, it wasn’t fantastic. After a few bites, I tossed my cup of ice cream before I could mindlessly gobble it up.

That’s all for tonight. I’m passing out. Gotta catch some zzzz’s…


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