Tag Archives: PaleOMG

A little bit of everything

19 Nov

I am REALLY struggling not to think too much about Thanksgiving. I have this one more week of school then a WEEK OFF!!!! Austin and I haven’t been home since Labor day so this is huge. However, I still have four days of school left so I have to keep my eye on the prize and focus on school so I don’t get too antsy. In the meantime, I waste time surfing the internet.

I figure I waste so much time reading things on the internet I might as well make it a habit of sharing…..Here are some of the things I’ve stumbled over in the past couple days! Enjoy!

Every Damn Day List << What a great idea

5 Foods that will change with the Trans Fat Ban

1 Minute Chocolate Cake in a Mug <<I’ve made this MANY times

Maple Bacon Pecan Butternut Squash  <<PaleOMG…love this site and need to make this SOON

Is your deodorant toxic? 

FOMO Food Addition  <<Interesting

Irresponsible "Fitspiration" Pictures <<I hate those pictures! They make me feel so bad about myself most times.

Carbon footprint of your Thanksgiving dinner <<Thought provoking…we’re getting our turkey from a local farmer!!

What sushi means to me by Jan @ Sprouts and Squats << Good strategy for intuitive eating

Gluten Free Almond Butter Bread + Thanksgiving Stuffing

Paleo Apple Donuts

14 Oct

And so I continue with my baking experiments, as well as attempt to get as much use out of the donut pan I got for my bridal shower.

These happened in an attempt to make PaleOMG’s (do I link to that website enough or what?) apple cider donuts. After I got somewhat into it I realized I did not, in fact, have apple cider. Fail. So I decided to wing it. I’m really happy with the result. Especially since the apples I made these with are straight from our back field, that we FINALLY got a chance to navigate to yesterday. It took some climbing through thick brush and swamp, but we made it!

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There were a few apple trees and after eating enough to give me a stomach ache sampling them, I shoved as many as I could into my pockets and headed out. They’re not pretty, but they’re delicious!

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Since they weren’t aesthetically wonderful, I decided to peel some and do a little baking. You don’t have to use backyard apples for this recipe!

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Paleo Apple Donuts

Makes about 15 mini-donuts

1/2 cup almond butter (or other nut butter)

1 cup shredded apple (about 1 large or two medium…or 5 backyard teeny ones LOL)

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/4 heaping teaspoon of baking powder

1 egg

1 tablespoon of raw honey

dash of nutmeg

1 tablespoon of coconut flour

**Pre-heat oven to 375

1. Beat your egg and mix together with the apple and almond butter until incorporated.

2. Sift in coconut flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder.

3. Add the honey and mix everything together.

4. Spoon small amounts into a GREASED donut pan (these would work as muffins too you just have to bake them longer).

5. Bake for roughly 10-12 minutes. Be sure to check on them. Take them out when they are turning golden brown on the top.

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What’s your favorite way to eat apples?

Giant Baked Paleo Pancake

9 Oct

I seriously sat down to type this blog post almost an hour ago…it’s so easy to get sucked into the interwebs! My cat has fleas. This weekend we finally moved into our new house and it looks like the old owner’s cat must have left some behind. Ugh. He didn’t leave us anything useful. Just fleas, old army memorabilia and the 100 billion stickers his son put on the wall in his bedroom. Great.

But other than that I am THRILLED to finally be in our new house. I will do another house specific blog post but here are a few pictures from moving this weekend.

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Celebratory drink…been waiting for this one!!

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Last week I talked about blogger recipe development and it got me to thinking that normally when I bake things, I have to follow a specific recipe. But recently I have been experimenting with “winging it” when baking and have finally come up with one I could share!

I often throw together some sort of bread/muffins/quiche to eat for breakfast that I can quickly warm up. I was about to make zucchini pancakes to warm up one night last week but decided I didn’t want to bother with the griddle so I just poured the entire batter into a loaf pan and came up with this recipe: the Giant Baked Paleo Pancake. This would be approved on the 21 day sugar detox if you used a green tipped banana. The 21 Day Sugar Detox book comes out soon…so does Well Fed 2! AND I just saw today that Juli at PaleOMG and George at Civilized Caveman are joining forces to write a book. So many Paleo books..what do I do?!?!? Hello Christmas list!!!!

Giant Baked Paleo Pancake

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Makes 2 servings, Prep Time: 5 minutes, Bake Time: 25 min

3 eggs

1 cup of shredded zucchini (take the measurement AFTER you squeeze the water out)

1 banana

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder

2 tablespoons of coconut flour

dash of salt

handful of Enjoy life Chocolate chips

**** You COULD add 1 tablespoon of honey and I highly suggest you add sweetener if you aren’t used to naturally sweetened baked goods. I thought of this more as a savory dish than sweet so I didn’t need it.

1. Pre-heat oven to 375. Shred the zucchini in a food processor and squeeze all the water out (I used a paper towel).

2. In a mixing bowl, add eggs and bananas and mix well. Then add zucchini.

3. Add the cinnamon, coconut flour, and baking powder and salt. Then add chocolate chips. Mix until incorporated.

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Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Make sure to check on it because my oven is really weak.

I ate mine topped with sunbutter- duh. I was talking to a friend about substitutes for ketchup and salad dressing…..and I came to the realization that I don’t really use these two things anymore. And I got to thinking what I could tell her to use instead and what I used. Then I realized I literally put nut butter on everything….including carrot and sweet potato fries….eggs….and THEN I realized why I PROBABLY have gained a bunch of weight since my wedding. Woops. Oh well. At least it’s not a mystery….

Do you ever experience with baking?

What challenges did you face moving into a new house?

WIAW: Low motivation

28 Aug

Due to the fact I actually took pictures of some of my eats yesterday, I decided to continue the trend with What I ate Wednesday. This isn’t everything I ate….didn’t take pics of lunch or dinner but…..

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I am obsessed with most of Juli at PaleOMG’s recipes. I think I’ve woken up and made her carrot breakfast cake/muffins at least five times this summer. And that’s saying a lot since usually when I wake up I need to shove my face with food and coffee immediately. They take about 30 minutes to bake. So if I’m willing to wait you know they’re good!! Her blog is probably my absolute favorite blog to get recipes from and I have been known to repeat many of her recipes and use them several times a week. They really are amazing. Love it!

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I added blueberries instead of raisins. And there’s some frozen strawberries from my berry picking adventure last week.

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Yesterday I FINALLY found the new Quest bar flavor White Chocolate Raspberry. I have been looking for it forever and shamelessly begging them to send me a sample.

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Verdict……meh. I think it might have been a fluke though because the texture was just dry and crumbly. It might have been an issue of the GNC storing them wrong or getting damaged during shipping because the flavor was really good but it seemed dry for some reason. I have experienced inconsistencies from bar to bar though with Quest Bars so I will not give up on this flavor!

In other news: Here are some pictures of things you probably shouldn’t have in the house when you want your pants to fit.

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Ohhhhh myyy goddddddd….. This is really a mistake on my part for buying this at Wal-Mart and now getting addicted to it. If you feel as if you can support a 3-5 dollar a pint addiction, go pick up a pint. So creamy and full of flavor. This company also uses all natural, non-GMO ingredients and doesn’t have any nasty additives (this is what justified me buying it). I literally CANNOT put it down once I start eating it. I am in an internal battle regarding the question to buy this again or not. I want to try the coconut kind really bad!!!! But I also like fitting in my pants!!!

Also, a stroll through the kitchen for any reason is finding me grabbing a handful of these babies….

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Seriously…why do I buy these things?!?!?

But in all honesty, I am definitely off track as far as my eating habits go since returning from the honeymoon. I don’t know if it’s just being idle and not working and having a routine….or what. I am constantly hungry (hence all day snacking on chocolate chips) and when I do eat meals it doesn’t even satisfy me. I have no motivation for ANYTHING including workouts. Ugh. I know it’s from all the crap I put in my body the last month and am hoping I fall into a better routine and start feeling better once school starts. I joke about it but I know I just need to stop buying things like the stuff in the previous pictures because if it’s not in the house I won’t eat it. But.it’s.so.good…..It’s an ugly cycle because I feel like crap, which makes me want to eat more crap, which makes me feel like crap! I need to get my motivation back!!

What do you do to motivate yourself when you’re in a slump?

Are there any snacks you absolutely CANNOT put down therefore do not buy?

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