Did y’all watch the Oscars yesterday?? I normally love watching the Oscars every year, but I had mixed feelings heading into this year’s awards with all of the controversy surrounding the event. However, I made sure I had all of my Oscars snacks and red wine (C’mon, grapes are Paleo and wine comes from grapes… No? Well, that’s my logic and I’m sticking to it!) ready to go before the opening monologue. If there were going to be fireworks, I wanted a front-row seat. Chris Rock sure did not disappoint either. He left the Twitterverse with plenty of material to chirp about throughout the night. I’m generally not a fan of politicking in a forum such as an entertainment awards show. I realize that with such a large and captive audience, it’s difficult to pass up such an opportunity. Vice President Joe Biden’s introduction for one of the Best Song nominees was an exception for me. Lady Gaga gave a beautiful and powerful performance of “Til It Happens To You”, which was a song from a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses.
On a lighter note, Charlize Theron was a knock-out in that red number of hers! Other favorite outfits of mine were Brie Larson, Jennifer Garner, Julianne Moore, and Cate Blanchett. Another highlight of the night was Leo finally winning his own golden man for the mantle! I haven’t seen The Revenant; nor is it really high on my “to watch” list. It’s kind of ironic that out of all of the amazing performances he has made, he wins for the film which was not necessarily a “crowd favorite”. Either way, his win was long overdue.
Throughout all of it though, I was happy noshing on salami chips, proscitto, pickles, and these crunchy rosemary breadsticks. This is one of only a handful of times I have used the cassava flour in my paleo baking and it works perfectly in this recipe. The flour is similar to tapioca flour. But instead of isolating just the starch, the whole yuca root is peeled, dried, and ground resulting in cassava flour. The resulting breadsticks gave a nice crunch, but still easy to chew. I chose to use rosemary in mine, but these could be seasoned with just about anything your heart desires!
Did any of you watch the Oscars? What were your thoughts?