SAMOA COOKIE BARS

SAMOA COOKIE BARS

There's so much I want to tell you, yet nothing seems to want to travel from my brain to the keyboard. I don't know what's happening. So this is either going to be a short post, or a ramble, but either way I won't be hurt if you jump ahead to this bomb recipe. A friend of mine from the gym found a photo on facebook of some insanley delicous looking samoa brownie cookie chocolately heavenly like bars and asked me if I could make them paleo. And since I love her, I did it. It was torture though because I wanted to eat all of them, but I couldn't because I'm doing the whole30 right now, but I'm on day 27! So that's exciting right? Not really when you have these starring you in the face, but it's all good. And I mean who does a 21 Day Sugar Detox, straight into a whole30? Crazy people thats who. And yes I know I'm slightly crazy, it's no secret. So anyway that's that. What else is happening in my life? Since you're all dying to know. We're doing the CrossFit open competition and luckily I'm competing on a very beastly team because I sprained my wrist last week and it's ruined my hopes and dreams of dominating the leaderboard. Okay, it hasn't ruined my hopes and dreams, but it does suck. We were working on a 3 rep max hang clean and on my third one my elbow collided with my knee sending 195 lbs of force onto my wrist. Yes it was devastating. I managed to tape the crap out of it and get 8 muscle ups on last weeks workout, but this week doing cleans was not fun. I did a decent amount, but I had to be extremely cautious on each one. So when you see me fall off the leaderboard you will know why, but like I said, my team kicks ass so I'm not worried. I'll be well rested by regionals and probably more fit than I would be if I hadn't sprained my wrist. Strange I know, but I'm a pretty crappy runner, and I have a feeling I'll be doing a lot of running the next few weeks. So be scared, I'm coming for you.

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APPLE PIE

APPLE PIE

Well it's stormy here, and we have a lot of home grown apples that are going to go bad. So I decided to make an apple pie for my family. And since my family isn't paleo like I am I had to make sure it was really good! And this passed the test! Hope it's sunny wherever you are, and if it is then you can be sure I'm jealous.

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CHOCOLATE FROSTING

CHOCOLATE FROSTING

Well today I decided to be less of a lazy ass than yesterday. So that was a good start. I met a couple girlfriends from the gym for coffee near the beach, and by the time we left it was quite warm out. I seriously just wanted to go down to the beach and sunbake, but I suppose it's still too early. Since that was out of the question, I thought, I should go for a run. Not only do I dislike running, I suck at it, so I figure, it's time to just suck it up and do it. My friends have also just moved near by and decked out their garage with weights, pull up bars, the works really. So I took my jog over to theirs and did a little weight lifting, some MUs (which I think I have now mastered properly!) and a WOD that we threw together, with more running! I'm serious about turning this weakness into a strength (okay that might be a bit ambitious, but I'll be damned if I don't try). Anyway, you're probably just wanting to get the recipe now so I'll shut up. Use this frosting for anything (and everything) it makes your paleo cakes, cupcakes, bacon (just kidding) even more tasty (I know, it's hard to believe they could taste any better, but they do).

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COCONUT FLOUR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

COCONUT FLOUR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Well only one more day to the weekend and four more days until my birthday! Oh man I'm getting old. That's all I have to share with you tonight. Hopefully this doesn't mean I'm becoming boring with old age. Oh, and this recipe came from the help of TIANA fair trade organics. I'm still mastering the cooking and baking with coconut flour thing and the recipes are their site are extremely helpful!

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CITRUS COCONUT COOKIES

CITRUS COCONUT COOKIES

Oh no I've failed you. I promised one recipe a day and I posted nothing yesterday. Well to make it up to you I will try to post two recipes today. I do have an excuse though. Typically I come home from work and the gym, write a post, eat, shower and go to bed. But yesterday one of my best friends (who's in the navy) returned home from six months at sea! I'm beyond ecstatic to have her back in my life, she's one of my crossfitting buddies as well so she has been very missed at the gym. After work we went out for Tapas (which was a bit of a paleo fail) but I believe we are all entitled to a splurge on the rare special occasion! I could talk for days about how much fun we had catching up and indulging our taste buds in what felt extremely naughty, but I'm on my lunch break posting this and the minutes are ticking away, so on with the recipe. This is something I tried recently from the preppy paleo. They're really tasty and something a bit different.

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FUDGY BROWNIES

FUDGY BROWNIES

Okay so I've been on a hunt for the perfect fudgy chocolate brownies, trying different recipes, making up my own, and I have to give it to Health Bent, these are to die for! Seriously they are so good. Warning though, you must make these with friends or family nearby because I can't be held responsible for what might happen should you be alone with a dish of this ooey goodness.

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