Saturday, November 24, 2012

Paleo Cookie Dough

Pecan Shortbread Cookies 

2.5 cups almond flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
5 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon vanilla

In a large bowl combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and pecans
In a smaller bowl, mix together honey, grapeseed oil and vanilla
Mix wet ingredients into dry
Place dough in the center of a large piece of parchment paper and form into a large log approximately 2½ inches in diameter
Place in freezer for one hour, until firm, unwrap and cut into ⅛ inch thick slices
Place slices on a parchment lined baking sheet
Bake at 350° until lightly golden, 7-10 minutes
Cool and serve

Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Garage Gym 107

It's not what you do for a living, it's what you are doing to live.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Paleo Biscuits


Finally cool and wet in Seattle. Bye-bye summer. Steak, asparagus, onions, mushrooms, and chicken soup. Bam!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Paleo Pals

Jackson reading me a bed time story. I love this kid. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

It was so good...

... we're doing it again. Paleo chili. BAM!

One batch wasn't enough.

Chicken coconut soup

This is my favorite. As in all time favorite. I got it from Paleo Comfort Foods. I made it this morning in the crock pot and had it for lunch after taking the family to the Pumpkin Patch. Of course, in Seattle, it was raining and wet. It was definitely the comfort food I wanted when I got home.

Paleo Comfort Foods chicken coconut soup. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Paleo ice cream

My husband loves me. Like a lot. 

Steven's paleo ice cream.

Paleo chili & Paleo bread

This is Steven's favorite. Chili based on a version of Paleo Comfort Foods recipe. Last time I followed their recipe, it was a little too sweet for me (lots of bell peppers and tomato paste). This time I left out a lot of the tomato products and put about 1/3 of the bell peppers in it. YUM! Also made paleo bread from Elana's Pantry. It was the perfect combo!

Monday, September 17, 2012


Yes, hamburger and cauliflower. We ran out of eggs... I kinda like it though. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Yes, that is a pork chop wrapped in bacon. Yes, those are sweet potato fries wrapped in bacon. No, I do not have high cholesterol. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Apple Pie

Last weekend was my neighborhood's second annual Harvest Party. Harvest Party is the genius idea of my friend, Rose, and consists of having all the neighbors over for a meal and celebrating our summer, each other, and good food all while dining on the lawn. There is only one kicker... everyone must bring a dish to share in which at least one ingredient was grown in your garden! BEST IDEA EVER! This year, I turned to the fruit trees in our yard. We have apples, pears, and plums. I was surprised to see that some of the apples were ripe and ready for picking. So I decided that I would bring an apple pie to Harvest Party, paleo of course!

Picked 6 medium sized apples from yard. 
I tried an Elana's Pantry recipe for her Skillet Apple Pie. Of course I didn't have all the ingredients so I had to modify. The crust was a work in progress. It was difficult to get it the right texture to roll out while 1)not being too dry and cracking or 2)too wet and sticky. Below is what I used to make my pie.

Crust (this is for each crust; so if doing a top crust too, you'll need double):
1.5-2.0 cups of almond flour
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 egg (without the egg, it was too dry)

2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
6 medium apples
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup honey
juice of 1 medium lemon
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Heat up grapeseed oil in skillet on medium heat. Peel and slice apples and add to skillet. I let them cook for 5-10 minutes. Mix applesauce, honey, lemon juice, arrowroot, and cinnamon in bowl and pour over apples. Stir apples until they are covered in mixture. You can leave them on low heat or turn the heat off.

Mix crust ingredients together in small bowl. Place mixture between two sheets of parchment paper to roll out. Once flat, carefully remove parchment paper and place in pie dish. Pour in apples and filling. Place second pie crust on top.

Bake at 375 degrees ~15-20 minutes until top pie crust is brown. It needs to be in oven long enough to ensure the crust is cooked but be careful that it doesn't burn. I didn't have time to make paleo ice cream but if I had some, it would have been da bomb!

My contribution to Harvest Party.


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Be Hardy!

Ohhhhh, yes! Don't you just love it when the perfect words hit you square in the head at the perfect time? Not only that but they hit pre-9:00am too! Seize the day! Make your choices! Own them! Solve problems!  Choose to be hardy! Great words from the amazing Michelle Simpson!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Swim WOD

Yes... I finally bit the bullet. I did it. It wasn't as grand as I had hoped but next time will be better! I'm just glad I got through it without anyone asking questions or getting kicked out of the pool. :) The video is of the 4th set of thrusters. I did 5 RFT of 50 yard freestyle and 10 thrusters. It was a good one! Looking forward to hitting it again soon with friends!

Paleo Poolside

My family and I spent the entire afternoon at the pool on this sunny Seattle summer day. We wrapped up the evening with a paleo dinner by the pool. 

Burger, no bun, and side salad. 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Amazing Teen

My friend, Brandy, invited me for dinner one night this week. I absolutely love her and her family so much. Her hubby, Ed, has been deployed for a few weeks/month now and she's going to school full time and taking care of their two girls. Since Ed's deployment, their oldest daughter, Taylor, has voluntarily taken over dinner duty. Brandy comes home from work and enjoys a paleo/primal dinner every night compliments of Taylor. This young lady is amazing! Quite a good chef too! Thanks so much for having me over and for the amazing meal (planned and prepared by a 16 year old)!

Southwest fritatta! 
Chef Taylor (AKA: Tay-Love)!


... cooking in bacon grease? Yes, please! My kids literally ate it all. I got very little... Making more next time.