CARROT CAKE MUFFINS

CARROT CAKE MUFFINS

So I made a joke on Instagram that I wouldn't share this recipe until I found my future husband. But then I realized you'd probably be waiting a very long time. So I'll just give it to you anyway. However, if you take advantage of this delicious recipe, you can pay me back by setting me up with any hot single men you might know. You know where to find me, all forms of social media are right there to the right, just chose one and contact me. I'll be waiting patiently. What else can I tell you? The crossfit open competition just started. I've been spending my days training like a beast, and my nights chillin' like a grandma in the hopes that I will be at least adequate against the insane athletes taking over this sport. Seriously, where are these monsters coming from? My life is the gym (hence why I need you to find me a boyfriend) and I still feel inadequate. And I really don't know what to expect with this first workout. I mean its 17 minutes of burpees and snatches! Okay, burpees and snatches? Fine. 17 minutes? Shoot me! I'm a sub 5 minute kind of WODer. Hopefully my inner beast will kick in and some bundled up form of endurance which I've still yet to find will magically appear. That would be ideal at least. Good luck if your competing in the open, or good job if you've already pushed yourself through this first WOD. You're an animal!

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TURKEY VEGETABLE SOUP

TURKEY VEGETABLE SOUP

Happy Saturday, happy weekend, and happy sunshine. I'm enjoying this beautiful weather, but I'm not looking forward to this rain they speak of next week. Well I guess if it's going to cool down again what better way to get through it than with a warm bowl of turkey and veggie soup. I posted a pic on instagram of this soup a couple weeks ago and a lot of people asked for the recipe. Unfortunately this was a "throw whatever's in the fridge in the pot" kind of soup so I'm not too sure what the measurements should be. I'm gonna guestimate for you though, so if anything seems to much or too little try adding or subtracting to your liking. Also, I'm almost a third of the way done with my 21 Day Sugar Detox and going strong. Yesterday I got really sick though and it made things extremely hard. You would think being sick would make it easy, I had no appetite most of the day, but then by the evening I was feeling a bit better and all of a sudden I was starving and had no motivation to cook. I just wanted to grab unhealthy snacks from the cupboard, but I didn't. I baked some chicken and veggies so I didn't have to stand over the stove and monitor anything. So day 6 it is today. Hope you're staying strong as well if you're doing a detox. It will be worth it I promise!

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WHOLLY CAPPELLO'S I'M EATING PASTA

WHOLLY CAPPELLO'S I'M EATING PASTA

OMG I just ate pasta! And I'll admit I felt a little guilty. I haven't had real pasta in over a year! This is crazy. And possibly the greatest thing since bacon, if I dare say that. So there's this awesome company out of Colorado called Cappello's who sent me samples of the three grain free pastas they carry; fettuccini, gnocchi and lasagne. And I thought, where do I even begin? Is this even going to be any good? I love pasta, and it was a tough one to give up when I went paleo, but it's been over a year now since it's touched my lips and I was content with my life and the lack of pasta within it, or so I thought. But then this happened. I decided to give the fettuccini noodles a whirl first and try a traditional spaghetti and meatball recipe (because I love spaghetti and meatballs). And let me just begin by saying this was so easy to cook. The pasta came shipped to me with a freezer bag to keep them fresh, and then it said to keep them in the fridge, or freeze them if you want to use them later. So I had this box in the fridge and the rest are in the freezer to play with later. I boiled up a little water, popped this package in, and boom, ready in 45 seconds! 45 freaking seconds! How perfect is that?

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SHEPHERDS PIE

SHEPHERDS PIE

Well it's been a little while since I've posted a recipe because I've been in transition mode. I've just moved back to California after living in Australia for 2 years and it's a very confusing time for me. I've been back for a week and a half now and I have no idea what the heck I'm going to do. And all I want to do it work out and eat, but no ones going to pay me to do that. I suppose until I figure it out that is what I'll do though. Well at least until I run out of money.

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TURKEY BURGERS WITH TASTY SAUCE

TURKEY BURGERS WITH TASTY SAUCE

This recipes is a bit reminiscent.  My mom and I made this for dinner when I was visiting California in June and it's become one of my favourite things to make.  So simple but so tasty (which is why my sauce is simply called "tasty" sauce).  Dig in!

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CARROT CAKE PANCAKES

CARROT CAKE PANCAKES

PaleOMG is a genius!  She's like a paleo god.  Although I'm sure most of you already know that.  However, if by some strange chance you haven't been to her sight I'm not sure what you're waiting for, her recipes are to die for!  I'm posting this recipe for her carrot cake pancakes today because they are literally so freaking good!  I wish I had thought of this.  But I didn't.  She did.  I'm also posting this recipe as a sort of "going out with a bang" recipe because tomorrow I'm starting whole30 again.  Yes it's confession time, I've been cheating on whole30, and I really want to do it right, so I'm starting over tomorrow, August 1st.  If you'd like to join me that would be great!  I could use some additional motivation.  Plus, it's my birthday at the end of the month so of course I need to look good!  And to forget about how old I'm getting...

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BROCCOLI SALAD

BROCCOLI SALAD

I think my coach was trying to torture us tonight.  Literally.  On Monday we had to do the infamous "Fran" WOD and I about died!  I'd been out sick for two weeks prior to this and had this as my first WOD back...brutal right?  Well that's not the worst of it, tonight, only 4 days later, he posts a 1.2km run followed by a 14 minute latter consisting of 30kg thrusters and chest to bar pulls ups!  Needless to say I'm sore this week, but I guess I shouldn't complain, after two weeks off I was dying to get back.  Anyway, with that being said, I do appreciate my coach immensely, he's taught me so much in the past year that I've been training with him and tonights recipe is actually his famous broccoli salad.  We had a games day at the gym back in March and he served us a massive paleo feast afterwards. This was one of the dishes and it was so delicious!  Hope you enjoy it!

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CARROT AND CAULIFLOWER MASH

CARROT AND CAULIFLOWER MASH

A quick post tonight.  As the week is coming to an end I've found that I'm eating heaps of protein and vegetables and haven't really purchased enough over the weekend to get me through.  I did however have some cauliflower and carrots in my fridge, and since I'm following paleo/zone at the moment I wondered if there was anything I could make with the two of them.  I'm a big fan of Multiply Delicious and came across this recipe and thought it sounded really yummy.  If you are an avid paleo follower you may have made cauliflower mash already, but this is a nice alternative with a bit more flavour!

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PALEO PAD THAI

PALEO PAD THAI

So I'm a huge fan of thai food, and I'm literally addicted to pad thai.  When I lived in Bondi for a year with my best friend Melissa we had the most amazing thai restaurant next door to our place called Nina's Ploy Thai and we seriously went every weekend.  It was so bad, but so good!  Luckily I no longer live there because going paleo would have been near impossible.  I've seen a lot of versions of paleo pad thai floating around lately so I thought it was time I gave it a try as well.  Oh, and I'm also not a huge fan of spicy food so feel free to add in some chill if you like!

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