Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Have you been trying to get more turmeric into your diet, but can't stand the bitter, earthy taste? Or perhaps you've been missing those sugary chai-latte-drinks. I can't begin to express how excited I am about this Paleo Turmeric Tea! This "tea" has all the benefits of turmeric and the creaminess & flavor of a chai latte with just a teaspoon of sugar in the whole cup! I chose to use maple syrup, but honey would be very good too.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
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Saturday, August 25, 2012
Here it is!!! I am so proud that I followed through with this promise. This is what my girls had Monday-Thursday this week. They both wanted to buy a lunch on Friday, so I let them. They ate only home made food all week long, so I think they earned it.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Paleo Meatloaf with Bacon
3.5 pounds of ground beef
3 slices of bacon
3/4 cup ketchup (or BBQ sauce, or a mixture of the two)
2 Tbsp coconut flour
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup onion
2 Tbsp garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 400 F
1. Dice and cook bacon; let it drain.
2. Mince 1 medium onion.
3. Mince 3-4 cloves of garlic.
4. Add coconut oil to a pan. Over medium heat, cook onions until translucent.
5. Add garlic and cook until fragrant: 1-2 minutes.
6. Put garlic, onions, and bacon into a large bowl.
7. Add salt, pepper, coconut flour, eggs, and ketchup. Stir to combine.
8. Add meat and incorporate well with the wet ingredients.
9. Place meat in a loosely packed rectangle onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
10. Cook for 1hr 15mins.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
When I carry the groceries into the house from the van, I can't help but think "Farmer's Carry." When I lift my 75 pound daughter from the floor to my chest, I think "Power Clean." And, last week when I lifted a 20 gallon Rubbermaid tub full of my kids' out-of-season clothing items from the ground to rest on top of my right shoulder before pushing it overhead onto a shelf about 7' high, I thought "Atlas Stone" and "Push Press."
CrossFit is fun, yes, but it is also important. Think of all the things you lift and push and pull and carry throughout a regular day. Now, imagine how liberating it would be if you knew the safest way to deal with each of those obstacles. Not to mention how awesome you would feel with all that knowledge and power!
Every day, as I wash down my kitchen counters, I am reminded of a time when even completing that task would bring tears of pain into my eyes. Just bearing weight against the countertop was too hard on my torn shoulder muscles. I am SO thankful that I have the opportunity to be reminded of how far I have come each time I wipe off a counter. I am thankful that I no longer have to worry if I'll be able to put away my cast-iron pan after cooking in it. I don't have to bring in the grocery bags one at a time anymore. And I don't need assistance with very many heavy things.
I picked up a box of materials from the printer's shop last week for the gym. The nice employee said he would carry it out to my car for me, but I got to say "Thanks, but I've got it. I lift weights down there." The lady working there with him enthusiastically said, "Good for you!!" And I thought, "Yes. Good for me."