Summer running and Salmon Burgers

It’s freaking HOT here! FINALLY!

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I love it!

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Nice face…….

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S’More Cookies

I had to share this delicious cookie recipe!

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Shut Up!

And here it is!!

S’More Cookies

In the bowl of a stand mixed cream together

  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla (pure)

Once combined add 2 Eggs one at a time

Separately combine

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Corn Starch(This is the secret ingredient that will give you soft chewy cookies)
  • 1/2 Cup Graham Crumbs (I made mine but you can use store bought)
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • Pinch of salt

Slowly add to mixer until just combined

Then add

  • 1 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Mini Marshmallows

Combine by hand

Wrap and chill dough for minimum one hour! (VIP Step…..do not skip)

Preheat Oven to 400C (Seams high but trust me)

Use a 1/8 of a cup measuring cup to portion cookies

Bake for approximately 8 minutes but keep a close eye. You want to them out about 2 minutes before you think they look done!

Cool on baking tray for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely

And as long as you aren’t a moron like me you won’t burn them to a crisp…..

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UGHHHHH……….FAIL

So I managed to make about a dozen that I didn’t turn to charcoal!

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The ones that did turn out ok were delish……even though they aren’t much to look at……..

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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Sushi Date Night

Last night, I collected on a bet Shane had lost a couple weeks ago. We went out of Sushi at the place we went to on Valentines Day. It was delicious and we were looking forward to going back!

After a great run yesterday and running some errands (Gym Days are the Best Days) we got ready and headed out.

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Waiting for Shane to be ready!
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And we are ready!

We didn’t think that it would be too busy so I didn’t bother with a reservation….Mistake!

Apparently this place has caught on and we walked in the a long wait! We were initially told 35 minutes, which didn’t seam too bad. So we settled in for the wait!

50 minutes later….we were still waiting…….I was starting to become a bit delirious and irrational at this point from hunger…….

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Finally we got a table, I am just happy the food stated coming very quickly!

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Salmon and Snapper Sashimi
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Salmon Sushi
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And of course some delicious rolls

It was delicious and worth the week of workouts I will have to do to burn it all off!

Today is a rest day as I have worked out all week and I am so sore! But I will be making some homemade protein bars and power balls, and will post the recipes later!

I Love Sundays!