Flu Fighting Food

Hi everyone

I’ve been  a bit under the weather the last few days and its been driving me crazzzyyyy. Not just the fact that I’ve been feeling terrible.. but that a lot of people seem to think its ok to say things like ‘ even with all your healthy eating and exercise?” or… ‘well maybe your diet isn;t so healthy after all’

Its just so annoying and rude! Just because someone eats healthy and exercises doesn;t meant they are 100% immune to a common cold. Or that they need to eat 100% healthy ALL the time. I just thought I’d share my frustrations because maybe its something others deal with as well -when people know you live your life a certain way. Its not even just this flu issue.. if I put on a bit of weight, get a pimple, have a headache, am tired… people always feel the need to judge and comment! oohh maybe your diet isn’t so good or maybe you exercise too much…aaahh!!!

Sometimes I don’t eat 100% perfectly and sometimes I get sick. Its called being a HUMAN BEING.

And when I’m sick this is what I eat:

Breakfast:

breakfast: bone broth with grated ginger, zucchini noodles and 2 eggs + lemon, ginger, honey tea

breakfast: bone broth with grated ginger, zucchini noodles and 2 eggs + lemon, ginger, honey tea

snack: half a pomelo

lunch:

chicken cooked in coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, ginger and lemon + broccoli, yellow pepper, green chili

chicken cooked in coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, ginger and lemon + broccoli, yellow pepper, green chili

dinner:

beef liver, onions, mushrooms cooked in coconut oil. apple cider vinegar and coconut milk

beef liver, onions, mushrooms cooked in coconut oil. apple cider vinegar and coconut milk

Happy day 🙂

Amy

 

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Paleo Cookies

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Hey everyone!

These cookies are AMAZING!!!! I was so excited with how good they turned out because I just made up the recipe as I went along.

For the Jam Cookies:

1 c coconut flour

1 egg

2tbsp butter

6 dates

a bit of baking soda ( i didn;t measure)

Blend.. roll into ball… make a thumbprint.

Put a blob of jam ( I used apricot jam)

Bake at 180 for about 25 minutes

They are soft cake-like cookies. Let them cook and try go slow!!!

For the Chocolate Cookies:

1 ¼ c coconut flour

½ + ¼ c cocoa powder

a bit of baking soda

1 egg

6 dates

2 tbsp butter

Roll into ball and squash down with fork

bake at 180 15- 20 minutes

ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!

Amy

Mint Cream filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Hi! I have a few cupcake recipes coming up to make up for my long absence.

We had a crazy CRAZY storm here last week… non stop rain, wind, power outages, floods… snow. Insane stuff! It was so cold I just didn;t want to move. I even skipped going to the gym and did bodyweight workouts at home.

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One fun workout I did was 10 minutes of 30 seconds on 30 seconds off : 1 candlestick 1 burpee= 1 rep

My parents are here in Israel visiting from overseas so I wanted to make them yummy cupcakes!! The first batch I made went down well.. They were tehina cupcakes. AMAZING recipe.. I’ll post it in the next few days.

Yesterday I made mint chocolate cupcakes but my mom apparently doesnt like mint essence… so if you are a mint snob then this recipe if not for you.

But you should make it anyway and send them to me for inspection.

This recipe is based on my mint paleo slice and to be honest the cake of the mint slice I think was better than the cake I made this time around. But that could be me being fussy. I also used date syrup in the gananche and the cake which I think wasn’t as good as using honey. And after all this stormy weather baking I am ready for a whole30!

But in the meantime…

For the cake:

1/2 cup of cocoa

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup cilan ( date syrup)

1/8 cup coconut milk

2 eggs

1/4 cup coconut oil

baking powder

1tbspoon manuka honey

Bake for 20 mins on 180-  I got about 2o small cupcakes

While these are in the oven get your mint cream going.

I had a coconut milk can in the fridge over night… so your milk looks like this:

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Put all the thick cream into a blender with dates and blend

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I start off with 6 medjool dates and then see if I need more according to the taste.

Once you have blended these two together, add in a drop of peppermint essence and taste… add in teeny tiny drops at a time so you don;t land up with listerine mouthwash.

When your cupcakes are cooled, dig a little hole, add in a blob of peppermint cream and then cover the hole with the cake you dug out.

Now get your chocolate ganache going

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raw 100% chocolate

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Mix on a low heat with the thick part of the coconut milk

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Add in whatever sweetener you like.. honey/ maple/ date syrup

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Enjoy 🙂

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And I couldn’t have done it without my kitchen helpers

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Roasted Vegetables, WODS and other odds and ends.

Just incase you all thought I was lying about the oven not working and was just too lazy to cook….

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Anyways.. Thankfully that little debacle is now over and normal cooking has resumed.

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I am having a little love affair with roasted vegetables lately. I can’t stop making them and adding it to salads… tonight I cooked up:

cauliflower, carrot, yellow pepper, zucchini and beetroot…I cooked it in coconut oil and salt and added it to a huge green salad with chicken breast. SO GOOD. So simple and perfectly delicious post WOD.

Today I  started with Deadlifts and then did:

50 burpees

10 dumbell split snatch

40 burpees

10 dumbell split snatch

30 burpees

10 split snatch

20 burpees

10 split snatch

10 burpees

10 split snatch

I think I made this up a few months ago… I can’t remember actually but I am pretty sure I never took it from anywhere. Its a really great workout! This is the second time I’ve done it.

I’ve been noticing lately  a lot of people who look for the bad things in life, and complain and try and bring others down. I have no idea why anyone would want to waste their time with things like that. Its pointless… it just brings negative energy into everyone’s life. I have learnt to not take it to heart… spend your 20 minutes being annoyed/ upset/ whatever.. and then move on! They are the ones that need to live with negativity in their lives. You move on… get on with it, spread the joy and the love 🙂 Life is too short to get upset by negative people.

HAPPY DAY

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Bolognese OBSESSED

Ok so here are some thoughts I have been having lately….

1. I am possibly the worst blogger ever because I just don’t blog enough

2. Am possibly the most boring blogger ever because all I do it post spaghetti bolognese

but… DAMN is this recipe the bomb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3. I have taken to making salads just so I can eat olive oil… kinda weird considering I have no shame in eating coconut oil with a spoon but for some reason I feel like to do that with olive oil would be weird.

4. I have figured out why I am single… the thought of going out to do  a WOD is a much more exciting idea then going on a date with some guy who I can probably deadlift more than he can.

5. My grammar is so bad and its a bit embarrassing because I am actually an educated human being.

6. Mobility is SO SUPER important and I go through phases of doing it and not doing it… and now my ankle is sore 😦 don’t skip your mobility work kids!

7.  This website is rocking my world… AMAZING WODS!!!!!!!!!!

Anyways…. enough babbling… here is my newest bolgnese sensation:

ooohh its good!!

ooohh its good!!

I have tried so many bolognese recipes and each one seems to turn out better than the next…

– chop up an onion and 3 tomatoes and a clove of garlic ( I leave it whole so I can remove it later) and cook in some coconut oil

– add in some salt, pepper, bay leaf

– Add in ground beef

– add in a HUGE bunch of fresh oregano and fresh basil

– let it all simmer and cook for awhile

HEAVEN

yallaahhh time to WOD

Have a great week 🙂

Amy

 

 

Paleo Meatballs and Spaghetti- and some more paleo babble

Hey Paleo Kids

hope all is happy and healthy in your kitchens. It is currently the holiday of Chanukah which is super pretty and delicious… lots of lights and latkes 🙂

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Last night I went over to a friend and we made sweet potato latkes/ levivot …this is a recipe I made up a few days ago. Its a winner… but I’ll post it another day 🙂

I have to share with you my new favourite meatball recipe!

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For the meatballs:

– ground chicken

–  a ton of fresh oregano

– salt + pepper

For the sauce:

– onions

-fresh tomatoes

– fresh basil

-fresh oregano

– lemon juice

– apple cider vinegar

-bay leaf

– garlic

-half a cup of bone broth

-salt and pepper

Method:

In a pot, fry up chopped onions in coconut oil, add in 3 chopped tomatoes, ACV, bone broth…let it all cook up.

add in the herbs, bay leaf, squeeze over lemon juice and let everything simmer.

In the meantime… add your fresh oregano to the chicken and roll into balls. Add the meatballs to the simmering sauce and let it cook until done. ( cover the pot with a lid)

I love to eat them with zucchini noodles.

This is one of my favourite winter morning breakfasts/ post WOD.. snack.. pretty much anytime kinda meal.

And for dessert… Persimon.

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Anyways so I wanted to just mention the importance of listening to your body! I LOVE paleo and believe in it 100% but I think that it is important not to follow the rules blindly just because you ‘are paleo’. If you train hard you need to eat more carbs and I don’t think eating white rice every now and then or white potatoes is going to hurt. The whole point of eating paleo is to feel good and do the best you can for your body. I am coming up to my one year paleo anniversary and the last 2 months I have been bending the rules a little… I have been eating a bit of peanut butter here and there, potatoes, rice cakes, peas, the odd full on ‘cheat’- I’m talking chocolate cake and peanut butter sandwhiches… and to be honest I feel better  than I felt going 100% strict. And I am doing well in my workouts and my skin looks good ( thats a whole other story). So I don’t think it is necessary to go 100% ALL the time. I think Gluten and dairy are not good for us and it is best to keep that out your diet as much as possible- but the rest? I think being RELAXED and CHILLED OUT about your diet will do so many more wonders for your health so much more than being stressed and obsessed with 100% strict paleo.

Feel free to agree/ disagree.. add your two cents 🙂

I love to hear other people’s opinions.

Happy eating and Happy Chanukah!

Amy

Crockpot Chicken and some PALEO tips.

I know a lot of people are worried about trying paleo because they think its too time consuming. I’m about to clear that misconception right up:

6.30am- wake up, get dressed, brush teeth ( homemade toothpaste) wash face (with oil)- is it any wonder I am single?

6.45- walk dog

7.15- throw a kilo of chicken breasts into the crockpot, add in two tablespoons of dijon mustard, lemon juice from 1 lemon, a bunch of chopped corriander, a splash of ACV, a bit of water, cup of broth- Turn the crockpot onto high

7.30- leave the house for work

2.30- get home, turn off crockpot.

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– add to a salad, topped with homemade sauerkraut and baked sweet potatoes… amazing after a WOD.

or for a bus stop snack….

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Kinda looks like my dog’s breakfast… but chicken and avo is a great snack.

So is a piece of coconut…

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Here is how I manage my week:

-once a week I cook up a batch of bone broth that sits in the fridge and lasts the whole week

– about twice a week I cook up 2 kilos of meat: I have a constant supply of meat in the fridge

– I keep a sauerkraut rotation going: always a jar in the fridge and a jar brewing. As soon as the 1kg jar in the fridge is finished, I switch it with the one brewing and make another batch. Probably every two weeks. Making sauerkraut is SUPER simple… not time consuming at all.

So basically the biggest effort I put into food on a day to day basis is chopping vegetables.

Paleo is not time consuming… perhaps it might be a littllle bit more then ordering in a pizza ( although I am guessing that doesn’t arrive in 2 minutes right?) but I’d rather spend a little more time chopping my veggies and making bone broth if it means  feeling amazing and strong and getting mistaken for a 22 year old ( i’m 28) rather than moan and groan about my weight, my health, aches and pains and blame things on growing old.

Yes?

And here is a poolside pooch

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How do you manage your paleo week?

Amy

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