Egg Muffins

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Back to back posts?! Insanity. I know you missed these recipes though!

I feel like I should clarify where my post from yesterday came from, because it was a little intense. I have mentioned before that I am not a nutritionist. I am not a Crossfit certified trainer. My degree is in public relations and I work for an alcohol distributor. My life does not revolve around fitness or nutrition. I am just someone who found Crossfit addicting and the paleo diet to be something that worked for me and my lifestyle. I have never claimed that paleo is the end all be all way of eating. For many people (myself included) it is just a loose guideline to follow. In fact, almost everyone that I am friends with who has asked me for a recipe is not paleo at all, they just want a new recipe to try. My kale chips might be served alongside a very non-paleo lasagna. I don’t really care. My goal isn’t to convert anyone to eating paleo. It’s to help make it easier on anyone who is trying to eat paleo, and share recipes with anyone else who might just be looking for a new way to make chicken salad. Continue reading

Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce, Cucumber Salad and Yucca Fries (NOT Strict Paleo)

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Longest title ever. But it was necessary to include all of the deliciousness, as well as make sure you know upfront that this isn’t strict paleo. You can make it strict paleo by cutting out the cucumber salad and tzatziki if you want.

I also made an arugula and spinach salad for the burger to rest on, but I thought that putting that in the title would actually scare people away. Continue reading

Pork Fried Rice

I need to come up with better names for these dishes. I’m pretty much the least creative person on the planet and I’m pretty straight forward, and I think those lovely traits of mine are reflected well in my post naming. Oh well. I’ll work on that.

This has been a busy week for me. I had a lot of work to do (end of the month joys) and I had a few doctors appointments to cram in there as well. Throw in as many night workouts as I have been able to fit in, and cooking has taken a back seat this week. That means getting home at around 7:30 or 8 every night and throwing together a meal of whatever the hell is in my fridge and eating around 9 pm. Every night. Weekend, where are you? Continue reading

Do What You Can, With What You Have, Where You Are

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Holy crap you guys, I am tired. The difference between how I feel on days after I work out versus days when I can’t work out because of work or doctors appointments is seriously noticeable. Waking up is especially hard for some reason. It isn’t even that I’m sore (thank goodness). It’s just a groggy feeling. But I also sleep hard as a rock on the nights when I actually get to work out. I don’t mind it because it means that I worked my body hard and really deserved the sleep I got, but still.

Once upon a time I worked out pretty much every day, only taking Sunday’s off. I had a pretty solid routine: wake up, go for a run with my roommate before work, go to work til 6, go straight to the 7 o’clock class at my gym (sorry, I refuse to call it a box), go home, shower, eat dinner, bed. Repeat. That feels like an eternity ago to me now. Continue reading

Mémère Soup

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Obviously, I do not have a picture for this recipe. Mainly because no picture of how this soup looks will ever make it look edible. It’s green/brownish depending on what vegetables you use and overall not super appetizing looking. But I promise that it is delicious.

So I decided to do a little throwback picture to my mom, sister and I deadlifting in the pouring rain. This picture is probably close to two years old, way back when we first started Crossfit, but I think it’s awesome. And since this soup recipe came from my mom’s mom (my mémère), I thought a family lifting picture was appropriate. Continue reading