WIAW!

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

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Mmm…..Cake

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More WIAW

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……

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I need to go shopping!

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WIAW #2

wiawSince my food tends to be the same most days I don’t want to bore you to tears posting the same food every week……

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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.

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Made 32 L last fall

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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.

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8 K run and a little more WIAW

I whipped up a quick batch of clean raisin bran muffins

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Raisin Bran Muffins

Ingredients

Wet:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk (add more if needed)
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 1 TBSP Vanilla

Whisk all together

Dry:

  • 1/2 Cup Wheat Germ
  • 2 Cups Bran
  • 1 Cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/4 Cup each Hemp Hearts, ground Chia and ground Flax
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Pinch of salt

Mix together and add to the wet ingredients

Add

  • 1 Cup Raisins

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!)

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I laced up my sneaks and hit the road…..literally….

I fell before I even got out of the driveway………sad

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What? Sunglasses as big as your whole face isn’t a good look?

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

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I got home and made the most delicious “little” salad!

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Lunch!

Doesn’t everybody eat their salad out of a mixing bowl?

On the menu for dinner…..

Falafel Turkey Burgers!

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What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW)

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!

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Yep……exciting eh!

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….

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Salads for a few days!
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Good ol’ broccoli and chicken

 

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

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Coconut Oil Coffee

This is creamy, frothy and just plain delicious. Give it a try!

Typical breakfast on days off could include

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Grapefruit

  • Set oven to broil
  • Cut in half
  • Sprinkle Stevia and Cinnamon
  • Broil in oven for approximately 5 minutes

This is the only way I eat Grapefruit. It is way more tasty and juicy when you heat it this way……

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PB&J Cottage Cheese

  • 1/2 Cup Cottage Cheese
  • 2 TBSP PB2 reconstituted with water
  • 1 teaspoon of jam or jelly of choice

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

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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.

  • 1/4 cup old fashion oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seed
    mix together with 1/2 cup almond milk-Let sit for a minimum of 15 minutes or as long as overnight
    Add to the blender with
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp organic protein powder
  • and 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • Blend, pour into a bowl and add some berries of your choice…..

smoothie bowlIn the evenings I try to keep it fairly low carb if I can. Sometimes on the weekends I’ll make something like a Spelt Pizza as we have longer workouts and need the carbs.

Butternut and Arugula Spelt Pizza

Directions

  • Peal and dice a Butternut Squash, coat in EVOO and roast at 400C until brown and cooked through
  • Slice a few onions thinly and cook down in frying pan until soft and caramelized

Spelt Crust

  • 2 Cups Spelt Flour
  • pinch of salt
  • Add warm water until it comes together

Kneed into a ball and let rest, covered for at least 30 min

Roll out the curst and top with

  • Caramelized Onions
  • Cubed Butternut Squash
  • Goat Cheese

Bake at 400C until crust is cooked. Remove from oven and top with

  • Lots of fresh Arugula
  • Drizzle Balsamic Reduction oven the pizza
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Butternut Squash and Arugula Spelt Pizza

Fish Tacos

Dry Rubs

Mix together

  • 1 TBSP Chili Powder
  • 1 TBSP Garlic Powder
  • 3 TBSP Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • Sea Salt

Rub on white fish of your choice and grill or bake

Coleslaw

Mix together

  • 3 TBSP Greek Yogurt (0% plain)
  • 2 TBSP White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 TPBS Honey
  • Salt  and Pepper

Add in a couple cups of pre shredded Coleslaw Mix and allow to sit for at least one hour

Pickled Radish

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.

To assemble

  • I used Corn Tortillas but your can used any type you want including Lettuce Wraps if you are low carbing it.
  • Spread fresh Avocado on the base and top with Coleslaw, Radishes and Fish.
  • Top with a squeeze of Lime and a dollop of Greek Yogurt if wanted
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Fish Tacos

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