AVOCADO AND SUNDRIED TOMATO STUFFED BURGERS

AVOCADO AND SUNDRIED TOMATO STUFFED BURGERS

Happy hump day. And I'm not just celebrating Wednesday, I'm almost at the halfway point of my 21 Day Sugar Detox. Which is reason in itself to celebrate right? I'll be honest I gave in and stepped on the scale this morning. I was going to wait the whole 21 days before I did it, but I couldn't help myself. And disappointingly I'd only lost a couple pounds, which isn't bad, but I guess I was hoping for a little bit more. I have had 3 people today ask me "wow you've lost weight haven't you?" so I need to remember it's not all about the number on the scale. I have a feeling in the past few months I've lost a lot of fat, but gained a lot of muscle. So the number on the scale might not reflect my hard work, but the compliments sure do. I guess the moral of my rant is to not get down if the number on the scale doesn't budge too much. Especially if you exercise and lift weights a lot. If I get the guts maybe I'll post some before and after photos. And if you're doing a detox or a whole30 or a paleo challenge, be sure to take some photos of yourself as well. You might have major scale movement and you might not, but photos never lie! And continuing with my quest to make delicious 21 Day Sugar Detox approved recipes I made this one from Caveman Feast, one of my favorite paleo recipe ebooks from Civilized Caveman. Hope you enjoy it!

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MEXICAN MEATZA

MEXICAN MEATZA

Well my days in Australia are dwindling. Only 3 days left. I'm getting pretty sad. Yesterday my friends from the gym threw me a going away picnic at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. It was absolutely amazing. There were about 20 of us, and they surprised me by all bringing a dish from my blog! How cool is that?! They're seriously such an awesome group of people and friends and I'm going to miss them so much. That's one thing about crossfit, it's such an awesome community, but it makes leaving that much harder. Hopefully I can convince a few of them to come visit me in California though!

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PALEO CHILI

PALEO CHILI

Oh how I love Saturday's and Sydney! There are so many great markets and this morning I met my friend at the Eveleigh Farmer's Markets and got lots of yummy veggies and fresh meat! Then we hit up a raw vegan cafe for a late lunch. I got the lettuce tacos made with a walnut mince, salsa, guacamole and cashew sour cream and she got the raw zucchini lasagne made with minced nuts in a cashew cheese. It was something totally new to the two of us, but really tasty! It was also a beautiful day. The sun is finally starting to show its face more and the weather is warming up. Spring is just around the corner!

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EGG MUFFINS

EGG MUFFINS

Well I've joined back in on the whole30 bandwagon, since as I mentioned I failed last time.  Day 1 I was quickly reminded how important preparation is.  This morning I slept in, and then was so rushed to make breakfast and pack my lunch and snacks for the day.  So tonight I decided to make these egg muffins so they're quick and easy to grab in the morning!

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