Monday, April 2, 2012

Coffee Mug Banana chocolate Blondie

my variation.....
2 tablespoons kerrygold butter (coconut oil would probably work too)
4 tablespoons almond flour or 2 tbs coconut flour 
1 tablespoon almond butter (I use chunky)
1/2 very ripe banana
1 egg
dash of cinnamon
splash of vanilla extract
1 dark chocolate square smashed
Melt butter in a large coffee mug.  Add banana, and mash together.  Stir in remaining ingredients until combined well.  Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
The “blondie” should turn out easily onto a plate.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Weekly Menu

I bought dried fruit and instead of 'moderation' I ate the whole stinkin' 1lb package.. needless to say my tummy was not very happy today! No Bueno lol
A year ago Tuesday I decided no sugar, stop the processed foods and cut grains and carbs from dinners to start off. I also started interval workouts and weights. Within a week or so I was 90-95% Paleo and taking my first "before" photo. April 4th, 2012 I will take the "now" a year later photo! I have been as strict as possible since March 7th, 2012 in prep for my 1 yr Paleo-Versary.

So I had some extra time on my hands today and really wanted to prep for the week! Here is what we got for today! In the oven: bacon, paleo pizza for lunch, egg bacon muffins for breakfasts. Boiled eggs and lastly Pork shoulder cooked in coconut water in the crock pot, pulled pork for dinner...

Here is what I have come up with for the week! =)

1) Pulled Pork
2) Bacon wrapped jalapeno chicken
3) Chili
4) Leftover Sheppard Pie casserole
5) Meatloaf
6) Shredded Chicken eggplant casserole

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Warm Cinnamon apple cereal

Missing warm cereal! Very rich in flavor and high fat so only eat small amounts at a time!

1 C raw walnuts
1 C raw macadamia nuts
1/2 C pecans
1 C medjool dates, pitted and diced
2 apples, peeled and diced
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
2 C almond milk
1 14 oz can full fat coconut milk


  • Combine nuts in a food processor until ground into a fine meal, about 1 minute; set aside
  • Saute apples and dates over medium heat in coconut oil until apples lightly browned, about 5 minutes
  • Add nut mixture and cinnamon and vanilla to apples and stir to incorporate, about 1 minute
  • Reduce heat to low and add coconut and almond milk
  • Stirring occasionally, let mixture cook uncovered until thickened, about 25 minutes

Serve warm; 6-8 servings

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Paleo Pizza

I miss anything sugar and chocolate the most but a very close second is PIZZA! This is the best yet!
1 Serving
preheat 400
1 cup almond flour
1 egg 
1 tsp olive oil 
mix well 
then I lay it out and form
sprinkle Italian seasoning and garlic powder.. 
top with whatever you like and cook 20-25 min
Enjoy =)

Pepperoni, spicy sausage, onion, mushrooms, olives  and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese

Friday, March 2, 2012

Spicy Shredded Chicken eggplant casserole

1.5 lb chicken
2 medium to large eggplant, sliced 1/2″ thick
salt & pepper
Coconut oil
12 oz organic tomato sauce
7 oz El Pato sauce
3 Tbs. minced chives
3 Tbs. minced parsley
1 Tbs. thyme leaves
6 oz.  heavy cream or 12 oz half&half
4 oz parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 375.  
Melt coconut oil in pan med-high
Season eggplant slices with salt and pepper, fry eggplant slices in batches until golden on both sides.  
~Cream Parmesan Sauce
Place Cream in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.  Reduce to about 1 cup, then stir in half of the grated parmesan and all of the chopped herbs. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 min until it gets thicker.

  • Mix together the can sauces into a bowl.
  • Place a thin layer of sauce in baking pan, then spread cooked and shredded chicken over the sauce
  • A small layer of sauce over the chicken. 
  • Place a layer of eggplant "chips" over this covering the top with tomato sauce.  
  • Another layer of eggplant "chips" and remaining sauce.
  • Spread the creamy parmesan over this and sprinkle on a final layer of parmesan cheese.  
  • Bake uncovered until browned and bubbling, about 25-30 minutes.  
  • Let rest for 5min before serving.
Absolutely Amazing! I will be making this again. Enyoy! =)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Lamb and Bacon Wrapped dates!

Never made lamb before, my dad usually makes it on the grill!  I would have to say my first attempt was awesome!

8-9oz Lamb Steak
Coconut oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
fresh ginger, grated

High heat in coconut oil sear each side of lamb. Turn down to medium heat and add the garlic. I push the lamb to outside of pan and put garlic in center for a minute or so then place the lamb on top of garlic. Grate fresh ginger to taste on top with a little salt and pepper. I cooked on low roughly 8minutes each side!

Bacon Wrapped Pitted Dates

Preheat over 350
Line cookie sheat with foil, shinny side down. Cut uncurred bacon slice in half and wrap around the date and use a tooth pick to keep in place. 
I cooked roughly 10-15min or until it looks done
Enjoy they are amazing!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Weekly Menu ideas

Okay well another weekend is coming to a close which means it is that time again for weekly menus. I know you are all on the edge of your chair waiting for this one hee hee hee... Going to change it up a bit!

Sunday~ Mexican Chicken Bake
Monday~ Lamb Shanks w/ mint jelly and bacon wrapped dates
Tuesday~ Split shift at work so leftover night
Wednesday~ Taco Night
Thursday~ Split shift at work so leftover night
Friday~ Seared Ahi with wasabi mayo (making it paleo)
Saturday~ SD zoo