At times, though, I do have a craving for the taste and fizz of a diet cola. I was quite excited, then, to discover Zevia at Whole Foods. It is sweetened with stevia and erythritol, and has no harmful phosphoric acid or preservatives. It is quite expensive when compared to regular soda, but considering I only have it as a sometime treat I don't mind the price tag.
In fact, once I discovered it as part of Amazon's Subscribe & Save, I was even happier to save a little more $ on it.
With a six-pack of healthier soda in my fridge, I therefore didn't just flip past the Soy and Cola-Braised Pork Shoulder recipe in October's Cooking Light. It sounded pretty tasty, and I immediately thought of ways to make it Paleo-friendly.