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Metro Dash-Austin

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2/25/12

So in true bad ass spirit, this weekend was jam packed with bruises, burpees, and most importantly my CFBL family who I love dearly! A group of us went to Austin to do the Metro Dash. Metro it was not, perhaps suburban dash or park dash would have been better names for the event. Regardless it was a blast and I wouldn't have traded that time for anything! We competed in groups of 2, Teresa, my fellow fierce b*tch, and teammate, Jess and Stephanie, Eric, Becky and Adriana, Jack and Cody (who won the Heros heat!), and our huge support team Ben, Ashley, Baby B, Chad, Anthony, and Jack's wife!

After already doing the Crossfit Open 12.1 WOD twice, I was not looking forward to any burpee penalties (10 burpees per obstacle that you could not complete), so T and I decided that we would make it our mission to get through the course. We almost made it! A couple of obstacles got the best of us and we gave in to the burpees!

Next up for the CFBL family competitions is the Spartan …

Paleo (bison) tacos

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2/26/12

It's everyone's favorite...taco night! Super easy (and quick) recipe for tacos...paleo style. I used grass fed bison because that's what I had but any meat would work.

Paleo (bison) tacos:

Ingredients

two pounds grass fed bison (I used one pound because I'm cooking for myself, it left plenty for leftovers!)1/2 onion3 TBSP paprika (I used slightly less)1 tsp chili powder1 tsp crushed red pepper1 tsp fresh cilantroRomaine lettuce heartssalsa/pico/avocado/bacon/whatever taco toppings you want! Directions cook up the onions and the meat separately. When the onions are finished cooking, put them asideWhen the meat is browned add the spicesStir in the cooked onionsAssemble and enjoy!

Paleo Pizza

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2/19/12

Reason 239402394802 why Paleo isn't that hard...you can make modifications and make just about anything that you used to eat before :) Being a bit of a fat kid at heart, paleo pizza is right up my ally! I choose to subscribe to the paleo school of thought that lets me eat bacon and pepperoni (I could read the few ingredients listed on the label, knew what they were, meat, so bam, paleo!). If you do not subscribe to this thinking...I'm sorry. Your loss. Just don't add it to the pizza!


Paleo Pizza

Ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut flour (crust)1 cup almond flour (crust)1 tsp baking powder (crust)4 eggs3 TBSP oil (I used coconut)1/2 cup coconut milk (the stuff in the can)pesto or your favorite tomato sauce (topping)Other topping ingredients (I used onions (lots!), peppers, and pepperoni) Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degreesStart by making the dough. In a large bowl combine crust ingredients and mix well. Start with dry ingredients then blend in the wet ingredientsYou will …

Paleo Banana Walnut Chocolate Muffins

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2/19/12

So today I've lived in my kitchen...technically the truth since I live in a hotel and it's one big room, hard not to live in the kitchen with these accommodations. I digress. I whipped up a batch of Paleo Banana Walnut Chocolate Muffins. Given the chance to re-do this recipe I would probably reduce the amount of walnuts, and add another banana, they are really dense and I think another banana would help that.

Paleo Banana Walnut Chocolate Muffins:

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups almond flour2 ripe bananas (I suggest adding a third)1/2 tsp baking soda1 TBSP cinnamon4 TBSP coconut oil3 eggs1-2 tsp vanilla1 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips1 cup chopped walnuts (I would use less) Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degreesIn a large bowl mash bananas with a forkadd eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla, mixwhisk to get rid of any large chunksIn a smaller bowl combine the dry ingredients (almond flour, baking soda, and cinnamon)Slowly stir dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until fully mixed…

Coffee (Paleo) Pot Roast

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2/19/12

Before even starting to make my breakfast I was getting this heap of deliciousness ready! It does have to cook all day in the crock pot after all! Really how do you go wrong with beef (grass fed of course), coffee, and cooked onions?! You don't, that's the answer!

Paleo Coffee Pot Roast:

Ingredients:

3-5 lbs of chuck roast (I used 3.5 and it fit just right in my 4qt crock pot with the other stuff)onion sliced (I used two, I really like cooked onion!)garlic cloves peeled and smashed (I used 6-8, I will NOT be eating these, they are just for flavor!)Sea salt, pepper, and any other seasoning that you want to use for the meatbrewed coffee (I used Starbucks VIA because it was what I had, I added 4 small coffee cups of it, it almost came to the top)2 TBSP balsamic vinegar Directions: put sliced onions and garlic in the bottom of the crock pot.Season the meat (sea salt, pepper, and anything else)put the meat in the crock potpour the coffee on top and add the vinegarCook on low f…

The Most Amazing (Paleo) Pancakes Ever!

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2/19/12

So it's Sunday again, the designated cooking/baking day for the week! Today I was really ambitious and had a list (way too long) of things to make! I decided that I needed some variety in my meals this week rather than eating the same thing every day for lunch! So for this blog entry I'll start with breakfast (my most favorite meal of the day, no questions asked!)...paleo pancakes!

Amazeballs Paleo Pancakes:

Ingredients:

3 ripe bananas1/4 cup of creamy almond butter3 eggscoconut flour (I added some to thicken up the mix, if you don't need/want it, don't add it!
Directions:

in a food processor/blender (or by hand if you're really ambitious) mix ingredients (sans coconut flour)if the mix is really watery than add some coconut flour to thicken it up (I didn't measure, just poured a small amount at a time)add any desired fruits to the batter for really tasty pancakes (I used blueberries!)Enjoy!I recommend doubling this recipe, this was enough for one person wi…

Paleo Choco Pudding

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2/17/12

So it's really no secret among my family that I am a complete choco-holic. I love chocolate! So it should come as no surprise that I have been trying to find ways to incorporate paleo approved chocolate into my life! Tonight's recipe was a huge success (despite the major possibility for culinary failure!). Now, before I even include the recipe, just trust me. What sounds gross, and looks gross as you're putting it all together, actually all works really well together and makes a nice little cave-lady dessert! So, here it goes

Choco Paleo Pudding:


Ingredients:

Avocados (I used 2 large)1/2 cup cocoa powder1/2 cup honey (buy local!)1 tsp. vanilla2 TBSP coconut oil

Directions:

Put all of the ingredients into a food processor (or if you're living on the road and in suitcases, a magic bullet or similar device (I have a Cuisinart version of this that actually has a blender sized canister that fits on it, yes I travel with this thing!). Blend them all until the mixture i…

Paleo Domestication

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2/12/12

So today turned into an utter day of domestication. I'm not sure how it happened since I'm probably the least domestic person in existence. But, it at least gives me hope that I'm not a complete and utter failure in the kitchen (or in my case very small kitchenette with zero cooking utensils!)

Here's what was on today's menu (I cook/bake on Sundays for the rest of the week since I have NO time during the week to do these things!):
- Paleo Mocha Muffins
- Paleo Spaghetti (squash) and sausage
- Homemade sweet potato chips

I have been craving a nice hearty dish so the spaghetti squash and sausage seemed like a perfect fit. I should note that I try not to use spaghetti squash often because in the Paleo world it's kind of a naughty food, found on the high-glycemic end of the spectrum. So, it's more of a treat than a staple! So, as promised, here are the recipes for today's culinary masterpieces! I should preface this by saying all of these were made …

RokFit Cyber Series Competition

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2/11/12

So this post is about a week late, but I required some recovery time...and it took forever to upload the approximately 1 million photos that I took! The competition was my first and it was a blast! I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to have by my side through the experience! I placed 42nd overall and 16th in the scaled.

I am currently wrapping up my third week of the Paleo Challenge and to be honest I don't feel any different than when I was doing my modified paleo (incorporating limited amounts of dairy, usually in the form of a Greek Yogurt). I've been told that I am slimming/toning but it's hard to tell when you see yourself daily. It's also hard to know if that's attributed to diet or hard work, or both. I'm certainly working out more here in Texas than I ever have, largely due to the Crossfit Box that I belong to, it's become family. Rather than dreading going to a gym or a workout, I actually dread the time away!

In other n…