Monday, January 14, 2013

Insane In the Membrane

Oh Ma Gosh!  This morning was my first day of Insanity.  Let me tell you that it is no joke and day one is the fit test.  I haven't even gotten to the nitty gritty but I can't wait.  It was a nice change from P90x yet I'm glad that I did the X first because you really need to be somewhat fit to survive.  As for Tony I will miss his corny jokes for the next couple of months but I'll see him soon enough.

This is how I made out for my first fit test.  I would say it is not too bad but I can't wait to see my improvements!

These are just for fun :)  He cracks me up!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Chocolate Cake in 2 Minutes

This truly is way too easy!  I am so glad that I did not know how to do this before because I would have really had my work cut out for me in the workout department.  So, procede with caution :)
3  tbsp All purpose flour
1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened coco powder
3 tbsp powdered sugar
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
3tbsp cooking oil
3tbsp milk
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
1tsp chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Add all your ingredients into a microwave safe mug and mix.
  2. Put into the microwave for 1 minute.
  3. When it stops start it for another minute and voila cake!!!!!
I was so glad that my sister came over yesterday and I was able to make her a mug cake.  It was my last 3 tbsp of flour which means no sinning for me for a while.  Not to mention it is always nice to talk to another adult for a change.  Speaking of my sister she also has an awesome blog! You got to check her out!!!  She is way hipper than I will ever be :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Coconut Shrimp

Yeah I've been going a little coconutty as of late.  I just can't help it!  I tripled the recipe and hoped to have leftovers for another day but these are so darn good that only 5 were left. The day just got away from me and my little guy didn't want to take his nap.  My theme song of the day was Aint No Rest For the Wicked.  I've been super tired with all this jogging. But the truth is that Levi and I were dancing to PSY Gangnam Style.

1/4 Cup Coconut flour
1 large egg
garlic powder
onion powder
1 pound of shrimp cleaned, with/without tail

  1. Preheat oven to 390F
  2. Mix in salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and onion powder with coconut flour and create 3 bowls for coconut flour mix, beaten egg and shredded coconut.
  3. Dredge shrimps one by one in coconut flour mixture, followed my egg and then coat them in shredded coconut.
  4. Lay out on a lightly greased piece of parchment paper or aluminum foil on a baking tray and place in the oven for 10-12 minutes

Bora Bora Fireballs

These meatballs are from a cookbook called Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love To Eat.  The only way to explain is Yummy to the infinity power!  For those of you that are not familiar with paleo its pretty much eating like a caveman.  Doesn't that sound like fun?  Watch out and don't get hit in the head ladies!  I made a little brown rice with this which is a paleo no-no but it was a tummy yes-yes.  I also made a sauce with just soy sauce, sriracha, half a lime, garlic powder, powdered ginger.  To that you could probably add a little peanut butter. To be Sunshine Sauce you have to find sunflower seed butter.  I haven't gone to the Gluten-free store near me to see if they had any so I had to go without any butters.  It was still super tasty. 
Bora Bora Fireballs
Makes 6 servings
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
3 cloves of garlic
3 to 4 scallions
1/2 fresh jalapeno
1 cups canned crushed pineapple, packed in its own juice
1/2 teaspoons coconut aminos or soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons of dried ginger
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 large eggs
2 pounds of ground pork

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil; set aside.  Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, then add thre coconut.  Toast, stirring often with a wooden spoon, until golden brown,about 3 minutes.  Remove and set aside to cool.
  2. Peel and crush garlic cloves and cut the scallions into very thin slices.  Remove, the ribs and seeds from the jalapeno, then finely mince. set aside.
  3. Drain the can of pineapplein a sieve with a wooden spoon to extract excess moisture.  Place the pineapple in a large mixing bowl and save the juice for later.
  4. To the pineapple, add salt, coconut aminos, ginger, cayenne, garlic, scallions, jalapeno, and eggs.  Beat with a wooden spoon until combined.  Crumble the pork into the bowl and knead until combined.
  5. Arrange bowls of pineapple juice, toasted coconut, and pork for easy access. Measure a level tablesppon of pork to make a meatball, lightly douse in pineapple juice, then roll in the coconut, gently pressing te coconut shreds into the meat.  Line up the meatballs on the prepared bakin sheet, about 1/2 inch apart.
  6. slide the meatballs into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, until sizzling and golden brown.

Once you say" I'm making caveman food" the boys want to help.  Here's a picture of my caveman and his meatball making skills!  I love him!!

New Year and New Goals

In July, when I started getting serious about my health, I never thought I would see this number on the scale.  Yet it seems like I am a different 125 than I was the day I married my prince charming. Six years ago I was eating hot cheetoos daily and washing those down with Dr. Pepper.  Ah yes the good ol days when we rely on our metabolism to take care of the garbage we put into our body.  Lesson learned!  I have had to workout like a maniac to get rid of 61pounds since Levi was born.  I also can't say that the only reason I gained weight was because I got pregnant.  I had been struggling with my weight for some time.  Once I got married I had a lot more pizza nights and the jogging that I used to do with my sister everyday was deleted from my plans.  Then there are the potlucks at work, the drive thrus for lunch, and the take out for dinner.  Needless to say, those calories add up quickly.  Lesson of the day:  You can't out-exercise a poor diet!

My new goal for 2013 is my high school weight which was 119lbs.  I am hoping to reach this by March.  I want to maintain that weight until the end of the year, if not surpass that weightloss to get ready for our next baby. 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Got Frozen Chicken?

This morning I realized that the chicken was still frozen.  Like a good American I googled myself out of my dilema.  I loaded a crockpot with cooked 4 frozen chicken breasts, peruano beans, canned green chilis, enchilada sauce ( I made my own), half an onion chopped, a few sprigs of mint, powdered onion, powdered garlic, dried oregano, salt and one can of tomato paste.  I set my crockpot to high for 5 hours and this was delicious with fresh salsa and garnished with radishes. Today I learned that frozen chicken had a remedy.