Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sucker for pizza!

What can I say, I'm a sucker for pizza! Since I don't eat gluten or "regular" pizza, I am always on the lookout for a tasty alternative. Well, I've made a "meatzza" before but after seeing Vanessa's take on her site  I was ready to give it another try! The recipe was really quite easy, here's what you do & don't worry you won't miss the filling, heavy crust that you might be used to with pizza.
Crust: I used 1 LB Mulay's Mild Italian Sausage
Sauce: 1 14.5 oz can of Muir Glen organic diced toms with basil & garlic
2 TBS of tomato paste 1/2 tsp of basil and 1/2 tsp oregano
Toppings: you decide! What are your favorites? I used bell pepper, mushroom, Applegate Naturals Pepperoni and a little goat cheese
Throw all sauce ingredients into high speed blender and blend on high for one minute.
Pour sauce into saucepan, bring to boil then reduce heat to simmer.
With hands mix together pork and egg.
Line a sheet pan with parchment and then pat sausage into desired shape about 1/4″ thick. 
Bake at 450°F for 10 minutes. 
While crust is baking, dice up veggies and shred cheese. 
Top cooked crust with sauce, veggies and cheese, return to oven for 10 minutes. 
Slice and serve, use any remaining sauce for dipping.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I need to get better at this!!

Ok, so the purpose of my blog is to help others like myself that are looking for ideas for healthy dining options. I've been cooking and eating well but not posting about it! Today, I hit the box for a 9 am WoD but was a little late. Either way, I made it for another kick-ass workout. I was able to workout 3 times this week which realistically is my goal. Pat on the back for me. I was even in Canada for 3 days this week and still fit it in. Today's WoD was
9a CrossFit class
8 rounds
Flip a BAT
12 Kettlebell swings
1 rope climb
Run 200m

After washing off all the dirt from my hands and fore-arms, I made my way to Sprouts. My grocery list was prepared so I was in and out. Not that I'm ever in a rush at Sprouts, I love me some grocery shopping. I picked up some chicken breasts, chicken thighs, ground turkey, ground beef, and ham from the deli. Of course I got my produce too! I also found Miracle Noodles thanks to a recommendation from Vanessa on her awesome site I recommend you check out her recipes! I've made these Beef Enchilada Cabbage Rolls twice already.
I'll let you know how they turn out. My newest "favorite" thing is Pure Wraps. I love these things. I will eventually wear them out but for now I have been enjoying them with chicken sausages cut up with sprouts or lunch meat, avocado and sprouts. You can find them on-line here or Whole Foods & Sprouts carries them. After picking up my iced coffee with coconut milk, I was on my way home as I needed to eat after that work out. I already had some halibut in the fridge so prepared that. Enjoy your Saturday and make healthy choices!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Spaghetti dinner

This was last night's dinner which I really enjoyed. Get your spaghetti squash and use your fork to poke holes and microwave for 4 min or more depending on size. In your pan, add coconut oil and add veggies. I used my food processor for carrots and celery. Then add San Marzano tomatoes. I added chicken sausages with basil from Trader Joe's. Add s&p & garlic. Half your spag squash and continue cooking for 2 min more. Once sauce is done serve on top your spaghetti. Enjoy!!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Feeling's Friday!!

After a couple of month's of dealing with major bloating and other digestive issues, I am feeling better. My tummy actually looks somewhat normal today. I started my day with a 9:30 am workout which consisted of this crazy little number:
          3 Rounds
  1. Wall-ball: 20 pound ball, 10 ft target. (Reps)
  2. Sumo deadlift high-pull: 75 pounds (Reps)
  3. Box Jump: 20″ box (Reps)
  4. Push-press: 75 pounds (Reps)
  5. Row: calories (Calories)
The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. On call of “rotate,” the athlete/s must move to next station immediately for good score. One point is given for each rep, except on the rower where each calorie is one point.

After the workout, my sweaty self decided to get my grocery shopping for the week done! I hit up Trader Joe's and Sprouts. YES, 2 stores!! They aren't very far from one another so it's no big deal. Some of my produce I get from one store and some of my meat from another. I picked up some coconut oil, EVOO, kalamata olives, almond butter, chicken, ground beef, LOTS of veggies, slivered almonds. For fruit, green apples for me and grapes for the hubby. How do you prepare for your week?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Healing takes time

It's been 2+ weeks that I have been dealing with stomach bloating and I am not happy about that. From paleo to fodmap and now SCD! I think my tummy needs healing especially from adding some grains in while on the fodmap diet. Today marks my first full day of SCD which is Specific Carbohydrate Diet used to heal the intestinal tract. I'll let you know how it goes. No sweet potatoes though, that is going to be hard!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I'm still alive and well!

Ok, what happened to me? Yes, I've still been cooking and of course enjoying every bite!! Today is Day 7 of my 21-Day Sugar Detox and I am feeling GREAT!! A week ago, I decided to go for it. I was already eating mostly paleo but feeling not quite right. If I ate grains or overindulged in nuts/seeds, I wouldn't feel right. I was sick of it! This is my 2nd time doing the 21DSD and I'm much more disciplined this time around. I can actually see some ab definition now (meaning not bloated)!! I'm doing Level 3 of the Detox. I highly recommend it. There are different levels so if you can't give up your grains...yet- there's a level for you!

I'm not gonna lie, it's not easy. No sugar means very limited fruit as well and of course, no alcohol. At least the housework is getting done! Today, I woke up around 6:30 am with no alarm clock and felt great.!/21daysugardetox

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Carrot Cake Pancakes!!

Say what?! Oh yes! I am making these! Every week, I peruse tons of recipes to prepare my weekly meals. No, I don't go to the grocery store every week and just buy stuff, that's how you waste valuable dollars! You must make a list!!

I know I haven't posted what I've been cooking for a while but don't worry we've been eating! I've been back to the gym consistently and it feels so good!! Anyway, I came across this little gem of a recipe and in memory of my Grandma D. these are for her!
Keep in mind, I follow a GFCF diet and egg free and YES, these still were delicious. Cream cheese would have really topped it off!

What you need:
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded (I used my food processor)
  • 3 eggs I used 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal mixed w/ 6 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup almond meal 
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • lots of: cinnamon & nutmeg
  • handful of raisins
What you do:
  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl: almond meal, coconut flour, baking soda and powder, and spice together.
  2. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients: carrots, eggs (or your sub), coconut milk, coconut oil, and raisins. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Heat a large skillet up under medium-high heat and use coconut oil to grease the surface. I used a EVOO spray.
  4. Pour batter into small pancakes onto hot griddle. Cook on both sides for 3 or so minutes.
  5. Top pancakes off with coconut butter and maple syrup.
Adapted from this great site