KateSunday, September 27, 20090
I made Shelley at This Primal Life's chocolate chip cookies today. It's been a weekend of so-so eating, so I figured I'd just go ahead and take care of the cravings in the best way possible:). Ingredients: 1 1/4c. almond flour 1/8tsp. baking soda 1/4 - 1/2tsp. kosher salt 3tbs. maple syrup 5tbs. melted butter vanilla 1/3c. chocolate chips (I did a mix of semisweet & bittersweet b/c it was what I had on hand)
- Mix dry ingredients together and wet ingredients together. Then put wet into dry and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon onto waxed/parchment papered cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
KateFriday, September 25, 20090
It's finally Friday... the longest week ever:). Hokie game tomorrow, I'm going to try to go easy on the alcohol (actually, the plan is to abstain completely, but I'm not sure I can hold to that since it's going to be cold & rainy).
B - 20oz. coffee (1/2c. vanilla light soymilk, 1 equal), 2 fried eggs, 2tbs. guacamole *I'm going to cut out the morning coffee to see if this might be causing stomach upset in the mornings.
L - 6oz. tilapia
S - PB Cookie LARABAR
D - 1 chicken ravioli (waiting on beef to cook), 6oz. beef roast, 2c. cauliflower (made like rice w/ parmesan), eggplant chips (disaster, but I still ate a few)
KateTuesday, September 8, 20091 comments
This is the yummiest vinaigrette and it's super simple to make. You can use any kind of vinegar (which I know isn't EXACTLY paleo, but it's only a little bit).
Dijon Vinaigrette 1 clove garlic 1/2tbs. dijon mustard 1/8c. red wine vinegar EVOO (to the consistency you want or a little over 1/4c.) Salt & pepper to taste
Mix mustard, garlic & vinegar, then whisk as you drizzle the olive oil in slowly. Add salt & pepper to taste. Roasted Butternut Squash I got this recipe from Ina Garten off Food Network. I love her recipes, but most of them are hard to transform into anything resembling paleo. As soon as I get some almond flour, I might try a few, though. 1 medium sized butternut squash, cubed 1 tbs. maple syrup 2 tbs. olive oil Salt & pepper
Toss butternut squash cubes with olive oil, maple syrup, salt & pepper. Roast at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. I broiled mine for a little while as well.
Drain on paper towels and enjoy!
Like Ina's recipe, I added walnut halves, but I didn't toast mine and they were still delicious. Next time I have chicken breasts in the house, I'm going to add them to this.
L - Fast (aka too busy at work for a lunch break) + 20oz. diet coke
S - 30 R/S almonds
D - 4oz. salmon, 1/2c. roasted brussel sprouts
D pt.II :) - 1/2c. butternut squash (roasted in maple syrup & evoo), 1c. romaine mix, about 8 walnut halves, 1tbs. dijon vinaigrette. --- This might be THE MOST DELICIOUS salad I've ever had. Topped with a grilled chicken breast or maybe some steak and it would be absolutely unbelievable!!
Recipe to follow shortly...
Carbs = 66g Calories = 1,194 - gotta up this tomorrow.
I fell off the wagon, big time, while on vacation. All the lounging and lack of schedule during the day really took it's toll on me and my willpower. I feel awful... lethargic, bloated, and cloudy-headed.
The great thing about this is that I realize how GREAT I was feeling when eating clean. And to think that I used to feel this way all the time... this yucky diet was my life before. I'm fasting today to help start fresh. I'll have a light dinner tonight and then get back to normal tomorrow morning.
A habit that I might keep is having a soy latte every morning, though... they are just so good. If I still feel gross with them, then I'll cut it out.
B - 1 soy latte, 1 equal
D - 8oz. salmon, 1.5c. brussel sprouts, 30 R/S almonds
KateWednesday, September 2, 20090
Not even going to post what I ate, it was so shameful. I feel awful and ashamed:). It involved donuts, white rice, corn flakes (not together, though).
Back on track tomorrow and I'm looking forward to not feeling icky. Good thing is that I don't want to cheat again any time soon. It's really not hard to eat clean, not when you make an effort.
I ordered some almond flour this week, so I'm hoping if I get some healthy baked goods recipes under my belt, I can avoid days like today when the urge to eat something yummy is overwhelming.
Great day with family, though! :)
Oh and my new favorite primal/paleo blog is "This Primal Life" by Shelley. She has so many great recipes and just wonderful information. If you haven't already (she was linked on "Mark's Daily Apple"), you should DEFINITELY check her site out. It's great!
KateTuesday, September 1, 20090
Recipe from southernfood.about.com. Ingredients: * 1 boneless beef chuck roast, about 2 to 3 pounds * 2 teaspoons paprika * Salt and pepper * 2 tablespoons olive oil * 1/2 cup beef broth * 1/2 cup red wine, such as cabernet or pinot noir, or more beef broth * 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar * 1 tablespoon honey * 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste * 1 large onion, sliced * 3 large carrots, cut in 1/2-inch slices * 3 cloves garlic, minced * 4 red potatoes (omit if only paleo eaters) * 2 sweet potatoes
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
Sprinkle the roast all over with salt and pepper, then rub the paprika into all sides. Cook the roast for about 5 minutes on each side to brown.
Meanwhile, combine the broth, wine (if using), tomato paste, vinegar, and honey; set aside. Put the sliced onions, carrots, potatoes and garlic in the bottom of a 5 to 7-quart slow cooker.
Remove the roast from the heat and place it on the vegetables in the slow cooker. Pour the broth mixture into the hot skillet and use a spatula to scrape up any browned bits; pour over the roast in the slow cooker.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Reduce to LOW and cook for 7 to 9 hours longer, or leave on HIGH and cook for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours longer.
I want to try this with butternut squash or some other paleo friendly veggies (instead of potatoes).
I'm having a hard time keeping my carbs low lately. Especially since I'm at home most of the day. I'm actually kind of looking forward to fall, when the fruits won't be so delectable and tempting:).
Hopefully I'll be out of the house for most of tomorrow, so this should help. When I'm home, I always feel "snacky". Going crazy with the lattes lately, as well. I figured out how to make them at home... which means I'm in trouble:).