Since Brandon and I ran our 10k yesterday, today was a cross training day. For our cross training days we generally try to walk, do push-up, pull-ups, squats etc.. throughout the day around the house. Now that it is nice out […]
Month: April 2012
95 Brandon Brown 59:52.23 9:40 96 Kimberly Brown 59:52.58 9:40 Our results from Brandon’s first running race! Go Brandon, I am so proud of you. We weren’t trying to compete or put too much into this race, our goal was […]
We had a big lunch today so I decided to make a light, spring dinner. My sister and her husband were in town visiting and he requested that I make Brandon’s Pizza Bites. For lunch we had pizza bite appetizers, Herb Chicken and Salad. For Dessert I make Blueberry Bread. Mikalanne and Andrew headed home and Brandon went to mow the lawn and clean up the yard. I quickly cleaned up the house and decided to play around with a light recipe for dinner. For lunch, I have found the Tuna is easy and filling but I am tired of always eating it the same way, while it is good, it can be boring day after day. So today I tried using avocado as a moisture instead of mustard. It was really good and I was actually surprised at how moist the avocado made the tuna.
- Mash half avocado in separate bowl until it is nice and creamy. This will make it easier to mix into the tuna.
- Mix Tuna, salt, pepper and avocado together in a bowl.
- Add onion and mix well.
- Serve with your favorite veggies
|Add a little sea salt and mix tuna and avocado.|
This week I had some fun making new recipe’s. Before I went to Paleo, I was addicted to cereal. I would eat cereal for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack! I loved cinnamon toast crunch and raisin bran. Since oats, sugar, wheat and all things cereal […]
For all you Bar food lovers…Pizza pocket craving? Brandon came home today excited to cook…WHAT is wrong with him? I don’t mind but really? I never would have pegged him as someone who sits around and comes up with recipe’s. Before he told me his […]
Brazilian Cheese Bread
- 1 Egg (room temperature)
- 1/3 C Coconut Oil
- 2/3 C Almond Milk
- 1 1/2 C Tapioca Flour
- 1/2 C Grated cheese, I used Raw Milk Cheddar
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- ¼ tsp Garlic for a soup bread or 1/4 cinnamon + 1 tsp Honey for a dessert bread
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Grease a mini-muffin pan with coconut oil
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and pulse on medium/high until all is well blended. Scrape blender if needed.
- Pour batter into mini muffin pan. Fill it all the way up without over flow. I got about 22 mini muffins out of this batter.
- Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Do not over cook bread should be chewy and light.
- Serve warm! I tried them alone (delicious), with butter and honey (amazing). They would also be outstanding with some fresh jam or with a bowl of chicken soup.
|Tastes like a warm roll! YUM|
On a hot summer/ oh it’s only Spring? On a hot Spring day like today, sometimes I get really bored just drinking water. I read around on a few blogs and cookbooks and created this light refreshing beverage. It is kind of a NOjito since […]
Brandon’s loved cold Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups for Easter and in order to keep us from Cheating over another junk food filled holiday, I had to come up with a treat for us. Over the break I made these and created one to be similar to […]
Today started out with a depressing doctors appointment that now requires me to go to physical therapy 2 times a week for 6 weeks! woohoooo! I guess it is a running injury but I’ve been having some stiffness and pain in my right leg and it is actually waking my up at night now.
After that my day got better. I went for a picnic at the park across the street with a good friend and her kids. We ate tuna fish, veggies, fruit and even a little dark chocolate. While the kids played we sat in the sun and had some great conversations about God, life, work, friends and even some Philadelphia sports. We went on a walk on the trails and saw some wildlife, a mini waterfall and some beautiful flowers.
I cam home, tutored one of the kids in the neighborhood and then completed my evening with some gardening with Brandon and dinner on the grill.
Even though I was bummed about my leg, God gave me a fabulous day to take my mind off of that issue.
My garden box is complete and ready for planting tomorrow. I have the rest of the yard just about completed or at least some good ideas. So thankful for the time I have had this week to do some work, enjoy the outdoors and the company of good friends, family and most importantly my husband.
For lunch I made this tuna recipe and added some fresh spinich and some diced green peppers. I packed a bag of celery and carrots. A
container of blueberries and blackberries and a little dark chocolate for snack (since I was walking it off any way!).
Herbed Balsamic Chicken
- 4 TBS olive oil
- 2 tsp Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1 Tbs McCormick Chicken rub
- 1 tsp Garlic
- 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and brush on the chicken. Save extras to brush on the chicken throughout the grilling process.
Brandon cooked them on a wood fired grill for at 300 degrees for about 10 minutes on each side.
Pineapple and Papaya Skewers
- 1/2 Papaya, cut into chunks
- 1/4 Pineapple, cut into chunks
Place fruit alternately onto a wooden skewer. Place on the wood fired grill at 300 degrees for about 1 minute on each side.
|Brandon ready to chow down after all of that landscaping work I made him do.|
Enjoy it on a warm sunny deck with someone you love!