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Grub, Caveman style.

25 Oct

Grub, Caveman style.

My kids have had the last two days off from school which allows me more time to cook a decent breakfast. Yay! Today we had over medium eggs, sweet potato hash and turkey bacon.

Sweet Potato Hash:

-Large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
-1/2 cup of a diced yellow onion
-Coconut oil or Olive oil for cooking
-Salt and pepper

Wash, peel and cube your tator into about 1/2 inch size cubes. Next, throw your potato cubes into a microwave safe bowl and heat until soft, about 1 minute. While your spuds are in the micro, heat a skillet on medium heat and add about a tablespoon of coconut oil and toss in your diced onions. Cook the onions a few minutes until translucent and then add the sweet potatoes. Stir the spuds around to make sure they are fully coated in the oil so that they will get a nice crisp. You may need to add more oil later on if it looks like the potatoes are drying out. Add a dash of salt and pepper and cook until the sweet potatoes are crispy and golden.

This hash is a great recipe base for many other recipes. When I am cooking for myself and not my picky veggie eaters, I will sometimes add green and red bell peppers with mushrooms to make a Southwestern hash. You can also cook real bacon first and then crumble it up while the hash is cooking in the bacon grease. Cooking it that way is seriously amazing! Make sure you are using high quality ingredients and nitrate free bacon when you can. Serve these babies up with scrambled, fried or over easy eggs and you have a healthy and hearty breakfast. Enjoy!

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Lean Protein ideas…

27 Sep

While I am a huge fan of the rewards of muscle gain, I am NOT a huge fan of all the work that goes into the nutrition and eating part! But, here I find myself in the middle of a 12 week muscle building regimen and I need to spice up my chicken! I am not a fan of grilling my chicken and then eating it for 5 days. I tend to do a lot of crockpot proteins and then prepare it for a few days and then prep again for the rest of the week, because let’s face it, food is so much better fresh! So, I am wondering if any of you out there have ideas on new ways to cook chicken, or any other lean protein for that matter, and what spices do you use? This week I have been eating a lot of chicken thighs with various spice combinations and lots of oven roasted veggies.  Any fresh and new ideas would be appreciated!

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Paleo Roast turned amazing Chili!

27 Aug

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So I found this new recipe blog, Civilized Caveman Cooking, and they have some really awesome stuff going on over there. Last night I tried a roast recipe from them and it was so good! Somehow mine did not quite turn out like a roast per say, but it ended up making a dang good chili. So here goes…

Ingredients
  • Chuck roast
  • 24 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Line the bottom of your crock pot with your mirepoix (onions, carrots, celery)
  2. Place your roast on top of your vegetables
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix your tomato sauce, red wine, garlic, and spices in a bowl and mix well
  4. Pour your sauce over your meat
  5. Cover your crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours
  • After the meat was done cooking which thankfully was just in time for me to get home from a brutal CrossFit WOD, I shredded the meat and mixed it all around with the tomato sauce, onions and carrots. Too exhausted to make a green veggie to serve on the side of this tasty little dish, I realized that the roast mixture was a perfect chili consistency. So, I heaped a giant pile into a bowl and added some extra sauce and a dash (just a tiny, sinful little dash) of cheddar cheese on top. Viola! Dinner is served ;0

Original recipe adapted from Civilized Caveman Cooking

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It’s Hump Day again!

17 Jul

It's Hump Day again!

The week is halfway over, keep up the hard work and stay focused on your goals!

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Motivation Monday

15 Jul

Motivation Monday

If you didn’t eat as well as you had hoped or spent a little too much time hanging out on the couch this past weekend, you have a whole week to rededicate! The good thing about Monday’s (Yes there is one positive about manic Mondays 🙂 ) is that you have a clean slate ahead of you. Get out there and get your sweat on! I promise you will not regret it 🙂

Sweet Potato Hash

15 Jul

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I love making a big batch of sweet potato hash for breakfast especially on leg training days. I usually make a big skillet of this and eat half for breakfast and enjoy the other half  with my protein shake after my workout. I love this for heavy training days because I am usually ravishing and this is perfect fuel to get me through the day. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper
  • 1 chicken jalapeno sausage, diced
  • 1 sweet potato, cubed
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Sauté the onion, bell pepper, and sausage. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Place cubed sweet potato in microwave for about 3 minutes to soften.
  3. Add the sweet potato and hot sauce. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until slightly crispy.
  4. Remove from skillet and set on a plate.
  5. Cook the eggs over medium or fried according to your preference and serve over hash. 
  6. Season with salt and pepper

Makes 2 servings

 

Recipe adapted from Oxygen magazine

Fast chicken and bacon bowl

12 Jul

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I love this recipe for two reasons. 1. Anything with sweet potatoes is pretty much a winner in my book. 2. It is super easy and super fast which is what I am looking for in my meals since I am pretty much useless in the kitchen post WOD.

Ingredients

-½ sweet potato or yam, cut lengthwise
-Rotisserie chicken, I usuallly cut off the breast meat and shred it
-2 slices of bacon
-salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place your halved sweet potato cut-side down on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until your sweet potato is soft to the touch.
When your sweet potato has about 6-8 minutes left to cook, place a medium skillet over medium heat.
Add your two slices of bacon.
Salt and pepper your chicken.
As soon as the bacon is done cooking, toss in the chicken to heat it up and to soak up some of the yummy bacon goodness.
Place sweet potato (peeled) in a bowl and top with the bacony chicken mix.
Grab a fork, mix it all together and go to town!
Top with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Recipe adapted from PaleOMG.com, photocredit: Juli Bauer