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About to go Paleo again!

So I took a few months off… And I gained weight and got my poochey tummy again. I’m on vacation now, so that doesn’t help! When I return I am doing a 3 month paleo challenge. I would love to hear anyone’s favorite recipes so I can start to get creative in the kitchen again!

Before and after picture will come after the 90 days is up, or if I’m feeling brave then I will put the before pic up sooner than that.

Here we go! Starting April 1st ending June 30th!

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2013 in Breakfast

 

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Heathly Super Bowl Sunday….

On the menu…

Appetizer:
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Zucchini Pesto Sausage bites

Meal:
Mushroom Pinapple Avocado Burger
Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Drink:
Sparking Orange Sprizer

Dessert:
Paleo Coconut Peppermint Patties

Pictures soon to follow on Sunday…. GO 49ers!!

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2013 in Breakfast

 

Paleo (and sugar detox) Banana Bread

banana-bread-oh-1732689-x_1_I think when I am on these kind of diets, I end up cooking so much more then when I am just doing some regular eating routine. I think because NOTHING is quick, so I always feel like I am in the kitchen. There is no easy snack or meal when you are not having anything processed so days off, what do I do… cook! I also don’t want to be starving and there is nothing around to eat then I eat some crap food on accident! I am also pretty stoked about cooking though because my soon to be Mother in Law got me a full set of All Clad pots and pans for Christmas. Talk about a awesome present! Those are my dream pots. Did you all know they come in individual black satin bags? Yeah, pretty fancy. So love her, love my pans, happy girl.

Okay, so saw this from Civilized Caveman, which was featured on the Sugar Detox FB site. So its in the oven right now, waiting for me to try it. But I couldnt stop licking the batter off the spoons, so I have a feeling this is going to be good. Whenever I made breads of anykind it seems like I use a ton of Almond meal, but this one has none. You could add some things to this to make it really yummy, like nuts or blueberries, or chocolate chunks would be amazzzing. For now, just strict banana bread. There are no sweeteners at all in this, except the banana- which I used not quite ripe ones too.

Ingredients:
* 4 banana’s. For sugar detox- use banana’s that arent quite ripe.
* 4 eggs
* 1/2 cup of any kind of nut butter. I used sunflower seed butter- because its amazing.
* 1 tbls cinnamon
* 4 tbls grass fed butter (melted) Or coconut oil
* 1/2 cup of coconut flour
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 1 tsp baking powder
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* pinch of salt

1. Mix all your wet ingrients together in a food processor or with a hand mixer (Bananas, butter, nut butter, eggs, vanilla)
2. Combine your coconut flour, baking soda and powder, cinnamon, and salt together in the mixer. Combine until nice and creamy.
3. Grease a bread pan 9×5 with butter or coconut oil and pour the ingredients in the pan.
4. Cook at 350 for about 45-50 minutes. Check after 40 minutes with a toothpick and see if it comes out clean.
5. Slice up and enjoy with butter, honey (not I!), or plain!

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Egg and Avo Mash

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Okay, this may seem too easy to put on here but its one of my favorite breakfast’s when I don’t have a lot of time.

Ready…

  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/2 avocado

Mash them up together add salt and pepper and you have your protein and healthy fat to start your day! If you dont even have time to hard boil eggs, Costco has this great pack of 24 pre hard boiled (Cage Free) eggs you can get for like $5.00. What a deal. But this is by far my favorite pre- workout meal or post workout meal because its so easy and you get all the essentials in!

Oh, and can I add my favorite seasoning of all time is called “Slap ya Mama” cajun seasoning. This is the best for eggs or to spice up vegitables, especially when roasting brussel sprouts. www.slapyamama.com Has awesome hot sauces too.

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Posted by on December 4, 2012 in Breakfast, Sugar Detox approved!

 

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Paleo and Gluten Free Apple pie apples

appleI saw this today of paleOMG website and knew I had to make this one. I have been in a paleo making funk lately and havent posted much or really made anything new lately. I have just been making the basics for dinner- but that was half the fun of starting to eat paleo was finding new things to make! So I am back at it starting NOW. I wanted to find some yummy desserts to make over the holiday’s because sweets are my WEAKNESS! I will probably double this recipe since I have a ginormous family…

Anyhow, Ingredients:

  • 4 large apples- I forget what kind I bought but they were so sweet and yummy.
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • some strips of gluten free lasagna (cooked and cut)

Take the apples and scoop out the middle. I took a melon ball scooper and pretty much scraped the entire inside of the apples. Put all the scrapings into a bowl and when your are done with all your apples, chop them up into smaller pieces.

In the meantime, take about 3-4 pieces of gluten free lasagna and cook so they are done. You want these soft, so more then al dente. When they are done cut them into like 1/2 inch pieces that are long enough to cover the apples.

Take the apple filling and add the maple syrup, coconut flour, and cinnamon. Blend together until well mixed. Take the mixture and fill your apples up to the rim.

Take the pieces of the lasagna and lay them over the apples, 3 in each direction. Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon and I also sprinkled with some coconut sugar. What’s that? Its amazing is what it is. Go get some… Whole foods. The best thing to put in coffee. Ever.

Put the apples in a glass baking dish and pour a little water on the bottom, enough to cover the bottom but not too much.

Bake at 350 for about 35-40 minutes.

NOTE: The lasagna ‘crust’ is pretty crunchy when this is cooked. You could always use Filo dough if you wanted, but then thats not quite paleo… so just dont mind the crunchiness and your all good.

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Posted by on November 15, 2012 in Breakfast, Desserts

 

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Paleo Pumpkin Banana spice muffins

I’m back! Been a while since I posted anything new so this week I am going to post at least 4 new dishes. Starting with a treat, that is not so much of a treat since it came off the 21 day sugar detox plan. So its pretty damn healthy. I did put in some raisins (such a rebel) which makes it not sugar detox free, but certainly makes it paleo and WLC okay! This Whole Life Challenge thing has been much more of a challenge then the Sugar detox or the Paleo challenge. Not sure why… maybe just lazy to stick exactly to the rules? I keep screwing up on minor things. But I still have 6 weeks to go so its Monday and the start to a new week- I am ready!

Okay, back to the muffins…

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanille extract
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup raisns
  • 1 cup shredded carrots

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk the eggs, oil, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, and banana in a food processor. If you dont have one by now, your seriously missing the cooking boat. Go get one.

When they are all mixed together sift in the coconut flour, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Mix together and then add the raisins and carrots.

Grease your muffin pans and scoop enough to hit the top of the pan, about 1/4 cup each. Cook for about 30 minutes in the oven and your ready to go! Eat them for breakfast or just for a little treat.

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Posted by on October 2, 2012 in Breakfast, Sides

 

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Banana coconut … Thing!

CoconutBanana_MiniShellsI really have no idea what to call this… A breakfast mound? A dessert squishy? All I know is it looked really good and really easy and quick to make. So if anyone comes up with a better name for it- please let me know!

Ingredients are simple:

1 banana, 1 egg, 2 tbsp shredded coconut.

Throw all into your magic bullet or food processor until creamy, pour into a cup and microwave for 3 minutes!

Just turn your cup over on a plate and it slides right out. Add some sprinkles of coconut and blueberries and you have yourself a nice little treat. Either for breakfast or a cute dessert. If you want a chocolate one, then add 2 tbls of unsweetened cocoa powder and add raspberries instead of blueberries.

I got this off instagram this morning off livinpaleo’s site who found it on what Ali ate site. Oh how I love instagram for food ideas.

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Posted by on September 13, 2012 in Breakfast, Desserts

 

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Magic shell blueberries and learning to live with coffee minus the sugar!

HEch4ssThese are just 2 things I have discovered along the way. My love of coffee and desserts. First- Hot coffee in the morning. But I realized over the years, I started to love my coffee creamer more then my coffee. There are some really creative creamers out there. Cinnamon Dolce Creamer, Almond Joy Creamer, Chocolate peppermint Creamer, you name it. (All filled with massive amounts of sugar and nasty chemicals) So I began to love the creamer and couldn’t care less about the quality of the coffee! You could serve me day old coffee from 7/11 as long as it had some yummy creamer in it, and I was fine.

Well that all ended when Paleo began 4 months ago, and any sugar really ended when sugar detox began a month ago. So I had to figure out how I was going to have my morning coffee. First I discovered Almond Milk Latte’s from Whole Foods. So good. You just have to make sure they use the Almond Milk with no added flavorings, like vanilla. That boosts the sugar from less then 1 gram to like 45 grams! Well you can only do this for so long…those babies get pricey after a while! So I have my own creation now and I actually really like it.

  • Coffee- Almond Milk (Steamed)- 1 or 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder.

This combo is really good! Kind of feels like you are drinking a dark chocolate latte. Just there is no sugar in it. I have a Nespresso machine and the steamer part really makes the almond milk froth and taste delicious. Just mix the cocoa powder in with the coffee then add the milk. Fab!

Okay, second part… I love desserts at night. This is so easy its ridiculous.

  • Get some blueberries. Freeze them. Pour some canned coconut milk over them.

The coconut milk freezes like a white magic shell around the blueberries and its a perfect snack/dessert at night. So easy right? It actually is a really good snack and did cut my craving for sweets at the end of the day.

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2012 in Breakfast

 

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Sweet Potato Zucchini Egg breakfast cups

The title pretty much says it all. Minus the tomatoes. Today is the last of the grocery shopping from last week so its create something with leftovers time! These are good hot, but I am looking forward to just eating these on the go in the morning.

Ingredients:

  • 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 zucchini
  • handful of cherry tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste

I started off just slicing the sweet potatoes long and short with a mandolin. The long slices I cut in half and wrapped those around the cupcake pans, the small round slices I put on the bottom of the cupcakes pan. Grate the zucchini and slice the cherry tomatoes. Then just mix together your eggs, zucchini, and tomatoes and spoon the mixture into the cups. Add a bit of salt and pepper to the mixture. I baked these for about 15 minutes at 350.

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Posted by on September 3, 2012 in Breakfast, Sugar Detox approved!

 

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Sugar free chocolate banana pancakes

So we are winding down this 21 day sugar detox. I am scraping here to make some treats. This actually sounds better then it was, BUT it is pretty good. For the sugar starved individual like myself. I only have 3 days left so I am making the best of it! I just eyed all the ingredients so it may be a little off so just play around with it.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 banana (green tipped for those sugar detoxing. Nice and ripe for those not!)
  • 2 tbls of coconut flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash of cinnamon
  • Tbls melted coconut butter

Mix all ingredients together. Mash up the banana nice and fine or you can just throw this all in a mini food processor. Coat your pan with coconut oil so the pancake doesnt stick. Pour in and wait until you see little bubbles at the top. Flip over and cook until finished. Top with organic butter or melted coconut butter. After this SD is over, I am going to add a tablespoon of honey to the batter and top with raspberries and coconut butter. That will be amazing. But these are pretty good. Not very pretty, but pretty good!

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2012 in Breakfast

 

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