BANANA FLOUR WAFFLES with RASPBERRY SAUCE

BANANA FLOUR WAFFLES with RASPBERRY SAUCE

A week ago today I stepped onto the NorCal arena to compete at this years CrossFit Regional with my team. And what a tremendous experience it was. The events were taxing, and not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. We made some mistakes, we experienced some victories, but all in all we came together as team, working together as a unit, and gave everything we had. We finished in 4th place, just a few points shy of making it to the CrossFit Games, but we learned a lot, and I learned a tremendous amount about myself as a person and an athlete. Although I'm sad we fell short, I'm extremely proud of my teammates and what we accomplished. 4th place in one of the toughest regions in the world (my opinion) is certainly an accomplishment. I have a lot to look forward to this year and I'm excited to test my physical and mental capacity in a sport that continues to become more demanding and even more competitive. Right now my main priority is getting strong! I have the final tryouts for the National Pro Fitness League next week in Las Vegas, then I'd like to compete in my first weightlifting competition. Eating waffles makes you strong right? I'm pretty sure that's all it takes. So here's a delicious recipe that also happens to be gluten, grain and nut free, thanks to a new flour I'm trying, banana flour! It's really good. Thank you WEDO for sending me some to try out!

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RASPBERRY COCONUT FLOUR PANCAKES

RASPBERRY COCONUT FLOUR PANCAKES

Last night I went out with a bunch of girlfriends from work to a Burlesque show. I'd never been to one before but it was so much fun. We danced, we drank and we drank some more! This morning I decided I needed some pancakes so I did a little experimenting with the help of TIANA fair trade organics and came up with these yummy things.

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CASHEW CHEESECAKE

CASHEW CHEESECAKE

Success!  I did a one armed handstand on the kettlebell today.  Just in case you were all hanging on the edge of your seats waiting to hear how I went this morning (which I'm sure you weren't).  But hey, it makes a nice Facebook profile picture haha.  I spent the rest of my day lounging around the house, cooking and watching movies.  Pretty lame for a Saturday, but it was freezing cold in Sydney today!  Not really worth going out.  Can summer get here already!  So todays recipe is something I made last week and adapted from My New Roots (since I'm following whole30 right now I unfortunately can't eat this) but in 25 more days you can bet this will be one of the first things I make again, it's so good!

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RASPBERRY SCONES

RASPBERRY SCONES

A fellow instagrammer posted a photo of some raspberry scones he'd made and I immediately had to know how he made them!  He said they came from Paleo Diet Lifestyle's cookbook.  He gave me the recipe and said they have lots of great stuff, so be sure to check them out if you get a chance.  The flavour is delicious and if you have a chance to whip up some coconut cream (which is still on my to do list) I think they would go fabulous together.

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EGG SCRAMBLE WITH FRUIT SALAD

EGG SCRAMBLE WITH FRUIT SALAD

Hello and welcome to my blog!  Obviously I'm new at this so I hope I keep you entertained enough to keep coming back. I've decided to start this site to share my paleo recipes and cooking experiments with you. I started eating paleo about 4 months ago with some teammates at my crossfit gym and absolutely loved it. Actually I take that back, it was a struggle at first, but once I started trying new recipes and experimenting with new ingredients it became easier and easier and I began to feel so much better! My training improved, I lost weight and gained energy. So here goes my first post, egg scramble with fruit salad. Nice and simple, but you'll find I'm a lover of a good breakfast and hope you are too!

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