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Paleo Recipes and Real Life Adventures

Month: April 2012

Sunday Night Work Out

Sunday Night Work Out

        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 […]

Brandon’s First Race

Brandon’s First Race

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 […]

Tuna Salad with Avocado

Tuna Salad with Avocado

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.  

Sunday Brunch
Ingredients:
1 Can Tuna Fish
1/2 Avocado
1/4 tsp Salt
Pepper to taste
*Red Onion, diced (optional)


Process:
 
Avocado mashing
  1. Mash half avocado in separate bowl until it is nice and creamy. This will make it easier to mix into the tuna.
  2. Mix Tuna, salt, pepper and avocado together in a bowl. 
  3. Add onion and mix well.
  4. Serve with your favorite veggies  
 
Add a little sea salt and mix tuna and avocado.
Enjoy!
True Honey Nut Cereal

True Honey Nut Cereal

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 […]

Primal Pizza Bites

Primal Pizza Bites

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

Brazilian Cheese Bread

Brazilian Cheese Bread

Ingredients:
  • 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
Process: 
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Grease a mini-muffin pan with coconut oil
  3. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and pulse on medium/high until all is well blended. Scrape blender if needed.
  4. 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. 
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Do not over cook bread should be chewy and light. 
  6. 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.
So what do they taste like? They are chewy and light. They are not overwhelmingly cheesy (could be the choice of cheese or the fact that I added just barely a half cup) but I am not a cheese fan. 

These reheat and if you want them for a dinner, you can save the batter in the fridge for about a week. 




Tastes like a warm roll! YUM
Tired of Drinking Water

Tired of Drinking Water

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 […]

Nut Butter Candies

Nut Butter Candies

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 […]

Chicken Skewers and Grilled Papaya and Pineapple

Chicken Skewers and Grilled Papaya and Pineapple

            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!).

Dinner was  Herbed Balsamic chicken and papaya/pineapple skewers on the grill!

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!

Organic Compost Garden

Organic Compost Garden

After months of teaching a nice week at home with little plans is so appreciated! I took my time today to begin planning out my vegetable, herb and flower gardens. Brandon and I have re-done (at least touched) every room in our house and now […]


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