This is Bynx. He loves any kind of meat, and he loves to hang out in the kitchen! He is patiently waiting for some turkey to drop from my turkey carcass!
So it was another Sunday cooking day! I think my favorite thing to do on Sundays is watching football and cooking. Oh cleaning, that happens too. This Sunday, Joe was busy making some messes with some small demolition (but, everything he has done looks great!) and I was making some food for the Pats game at 4:25. For the second week in a row, I have made Buffalo Chicken using my buffalo sauce recipe and it was a huge hit! (Quick steps, bake the chicken, then pour the buffalo sauce over the cooked chicken.)
In an effort to try to stay paleo for dessert, as well as try a recipe I want to try and bring home for Thanksgiving - I think this one nailed it (err...minus the frosting, but I know where I went wrong! keep reading!) This is an easy recipe because a) I am not very good at baking and b) paleo baking takes a special talent. I did my research and searched around for some recipes that sounded yummy and used the least amount of ingredients I had to buy. Combining two of the recipes - I used a cake recipe from "Until the Thin Lady Signs" and a frosting recipe from "Oven Love". The cake was an A++, but the frosting was a bit of a fail. The flavor was delicious, but as you can see in my picture – it didn't look like frosting. I made the mistake of using "light" coconut milk instead of the full fat kind. I will try this again, and report back! (also, if you try this and have success, let me know!) But the cake was so delicious I had to share! Everyone who tried it, loved it!
Is everyone ready for the holiday season?? I will try and post some recipes to make for the holidays. I have a few I am perfecting before sharing them! I may even dabble into some baking…….
I have a question for all my new and loving followers! How do you organize your tupperware??? Eating paleo, and just cooking at home in general, you use a TON of tupperware. Everyday, Joe and I use a minimum of 2 containers each (for breakfast and lunch). Although we use it everyday, the organization of it isn't easy. I've tried a few things to organize – my latest was putting 2 boxes in the cabinet and having one side for covers the other side the containers. I also made sure that each and every container and cover had a matching mate! Its a constant battle in my kitchen, I am ready to throw everything out and start over. What do you do to organize (and KEEP organized) your tupperware????
Phew, now that’s off my chest :) You get rewarded with a recipe! Grilled Fajitas. I know, your probably thinking wha???? And trust me, its even easier than regular fajitas! Joe was actually the mastermind behind this one. There is also less clean up because its cooked on the grill. (I know its cold out, but wear your jacket and keep your grill close to the door!) Its a great recipe around these crazy holiday times because its quick, easy, and delish!
Here is a simple and easy guacamole recipe that you can make for everything! I have also learned that you can freeze avocados! Cut them in half, take the seed out, place them in a freezer bag, get the air out (MOST important!) and freeze! To defrost them, I found defrosting in the fridge is best. Sometimes they are a tiny bit mushy so I mostly ill make guac with them.
Today is Veterans Day. To all of our nation's Veterans, past and present, thank you. We salute your courage to keep us free.
Its a beautiful day here in New England. Despite the snow fall we had last week, today is supposed to reach 70 degrees! If you haven't wrestled the leaves in your yards yet, heres a chance! I am thinking of throwing some of the the christmas lights on outside the house so when it gets closer to the holiday, ill just need to flip them on...
Well heres an extremely tasty and easy pulled pork recipe. It was derived from Fast Paleo, but I tweaked it according to what I had around and of course my taste buds :) Since discovering this recipe, I think I have made it almost once a week. The flavor is like no other, and the leftovers are great for snacks, breakfast, any meal. I usually prep the night before, and turn the crockpot on low before leaving the house for work. When I get home a delicious meal is hot and ready. (not to mention the delicious aroma in the house!) This one is prefect for a day like today, pop it in the crock pot and go do some last minute yard work!
The colder it gets here in New England, the more inspired I am to make soup. Today, we have had our first snowfall (about 6"+!) so I thought it would be appropriate to share with you a delicious Coconut Curry Soup! I apologize for the picture, it just doesn't do this soup justice! I need to work on taking better pictures…..
Speaking of goals, one of my goals for the last few months (ok, maybe a bit longer!) has been to try and plan our dinners ahead. We sort of just wing it. It works, but its not always easy. This is a recipe that can be made ahead of time (with or without the protein) and frozen for when your ready for it. I made this one with chicken, but I think its better with Shrimp. (The chicken was a little dry) You could also cut strips of beef and have that as well. This recipe is pretty versatile! This soup is surprisingly quick and easy to make.
It was a gorgeous fall, crisp Sunday morning. We need to rake some leaves today, and let me tell you. We have A LOT of trees. Oh, things that you don't need to worry about when renting! I don't think you can see one inch of grass in the front or back yard. So we needed some good food to get us going for the day. I found this original recipe on Pinterest and it was only bananas and eggs, and that was it! I decided to put my own spin on it not only to make a few more, but to add a little more flavor. These were by far the best paleo pancakes I've made!!
I am very excited to share with the world, the excitement I have when in my kitchen. I haven’t always loved to cook, but it has become a passion. When I was in college, ramen noodles and easy mac were staples in my regular routine! I have since changed my ways and opened my word to new and healthier options. During this years paleo challenge at the gym, I was encouraged and inspired by friends to start this blog to share my recipes.
Im a bit of a dork when it comes to learning about new things. I will research and search for varying opinions before making an opinion of my own. When I started Crossfit, I must have read every article, good, bad, and the ugly. Like wise with paleo. At first I was lost, it was a bunch of “Are you serious??? How will I live without that!?!?” But, surprisingly enough, with knowledge comes power. I can pretty much look at a recipe, paleo or not and substitute most ingredients with either a paleo option, or something I have on hand. I often find myself combining recipes to make my own concoction!
I will try and post as often as possible! So stay tuned for deliciousness coming your way :) Feel free to send me your comments, suggestions, and questions. I will do my best to respond as quickly as possible.
Remember: Paleo. Its not a DIET, it’s a lifestyle CHOICE. :)
Ta-Ta for now!!