Trying to train hard for this National Peace Officer Memorial Run and trying to shed these Summer pounds is proving difficult.
If I could just cut the carbs right out it would be a piece of cake
Ahhh……A day off
I had a great morning off! What a beautiful day! Love having days off during the week!
I’m not bragging…..Just sayin’!!!!
After my 10k run and Domesticated business….and some WIAW, I still had time/energy to get a few more things done.
As mentioned I had some closet cleaning to get done…….what a freaking mess. I am such a pack rat sometimes…..You wouldn’t know it by looking at 90% of my house…..just do NOT look in my Bedroom Closet, Car Truck or Purse! For some reason I can not keep these three places organized! 2 hours and two garbage bags out later…..and now I know for sure……
I need to go shopping!
I thought posting pictures of new or actually interesting dishes would be a better way to go about this…. Just go with it….mmmm…..k?
I was in the Bulk Barn the other day, well two Bulk Barns actually……. I managed to get kicked out of the first one and had to go to another one that was out of my way. (Don’t ask) I was picking up White Chocolate and Sprinkles for the cake pops but somehow managed to come out with tons of spices and a bunch of other things. I picked up a pulled pork spice (probably full of salt but whatever it smelled great!) I thought it would be good for a pulled Chicken.
I chopped up some onions and garlic, and threw them in the slow cooker with some of my home made Tomato sauce preserves (from last year) the pulled pork spice a dehydrated pepper and let it cook away.
Once it was cooked I took out the chicken and shredded it with two forks and threw it back in until all the liquid cooked down.
Yum…..Served with Grilled Broccoli for a work dinner this week.
I whipped up a quick batch of clean raisin bran muffins
Whisk all together
Mix together and add to the wet ingredients
Spray a muffin tin with Coconut Oil spray and fill to the top of each muffin cup
Bake at 350C for 15 Min or until set. Allow to cool in pan for a few minutes then remove and place on rack to cool completely.
I store mine individually in the freezer and just pull one out as I need it.
After powering up with a Muffin (May have burnt the roof of my mouth which is why I stated to COOL COMPLETLEY in the recipe. Sometime I can’t help myself!)
I laced up my sneaks and hit the road…..literally….
I fell before I even got out of the driveway………sad
After picking myself up and taking a few selfies I was on my way!
It was a bit chilly out and the wind was definitely going to be making an appearance, but I didn’t care! I was just happy to be outside and running! The 8 K flew by (45:52) my pace was pretty slow. Just wanted to stretch it out and get the mussels working! Tomorrow will be 12 K and I am looking forward to it!
Oh just a FYI: if you drive a dump truck and see a girl running down the road….DO NOT BLOW YOUR DUMP TRUCK SIZE HORN AT HER…….Geesh Talk about a Heart Attack
I got home and made the most delicious “little” salad!
Doesn’t everybody eat their salad out of a mixing bowl?
On the menu for dinner…..
Falafel Turkey Burgers!
Since I have only been doing this blog for a couple weeks I haven’t really established any rhyme or reason to it yet! I like the freedom of posting whatever I want whenever I feel like posting it, but sometimes its nice to have some predictability!
So considering I cook and bake daily I will try to do What I Ate Wednesday! (WIAW), posting any recipes from the week that I consider worthy of sharing! I will also post the good, the bad and the ugly of what I have been eating!
I tend to eat the same things most of the time, unless I have a bit of a craving for something specific. I definitely have some basic go to meals. Work meals tend to look like this….
I tend to be a lot more creative on days off (obviously) as I have more time.
First off my day can not start without Coffee. On my days off I am able to make my Coconut Oil Coffee
Add one cup of hot coffee to your blender with 1 teaspoon of Coconut Oil and a touch of Stevia (if wanted) blend until frothy
This is creamy, frothy and just plain delicious. Give it a try!
Typical breakfast on days off could include
This is the only way I eat Grapefruit. It is way more tasty and juicy when you heat it this way……
PB&J Cottage Cheese
This is so freaking delicious
I will usually head to the gym or out for a run after this, and when I return I am famished. I have to make something right away or this might happen
So the easiest and quickest thing is a smoothie
My go to would be a Green Monster Smoothie or a Smoothie Bowl
I have a million Smoothie recipes and I will post those often. Here is a Smoothie Bowl recipe. This is kind of my standard base recipe you can modify the add on’s for your taste.
Butternut and Arugula Spelt Pizza
Kneed into a ball and let rest, covered for at least 30 min
Roll out the curst and top with
Bake at 400C until crust is cooked. Remove from oven and top with
Rub on white fish of your choice and grill or bake
Add in a couple cups of pre shredded Coleslaw Mix and allow to sit for at least one hour
Take a mason jar and fill with thinly sliced Radishes. Fill with white vinegar that has been brought to boiling with a couple TBSP Honey mixed in. Allow to sit minimum overnight and up to two weeks.