Plain Old Diana

a blog about literally whatever I want.


September 2013

Thwap, Thwap, Thwap.

That is the sound of success. Success, preparedness, and tasty pickles. I dabble in home canning. I would secretly (not so secretly) love to grow, put up, and eat my own produce all year long. This would not be an... Continue Reading →


Ok, this recipe is super duper easy. Especially if you make someone else work the grill. Fajitas Ingredients Fajita 1 lb flank steak 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp garlic (I like garlic granules) 1 tsp chili powder 1 Tbsp coconut... Continue Reading →

Minnesota State Fair: Definitely Not Paleo

I literally planned the timing of my Whole30 around the Minnesota State Fair. The Fair comes second only to Christmas, in my book - and it's a very, very close second. The Fair is one of the biggest in the... Continue Reading →


I was really, really hoping we'd be done with summer when I went to the state fair for the first time in my life in a jacket. But noooo. I do like fresh summer veggies and grilling, but...alas. Maybe I'd... Continue Reading →

Paleo Ice Cream

When you find something so perfect, that meets every one of your desires, I ask you: would you mess with it? No, no you would not. This ice cream is - dare I say - perfect. It is creamy. It... Continue Reading →

Marinated Carrots

I'm obsessed with these carrots. I'm eating them with everything. And I do mean, everything; brats, burgers, Merguez Meatballs, BBQ pork...everything. Marinated Carrots are a Spanish tapa - so it's a little weird to eat a heaping helping of them... Continue Reading →

Paleo Pantry

I'm on kind of a mission to whip the house into shape by fall. This is no easy feat, since I am by no means the neatest person ever. It kinda drives Bil nuts. I moved in a year ago,... Continue Reading →

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