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Saturday, January 28, 2012

we scream for icecream! - featured recipe

Found a paleo Ice Cream online...that's right, I said Ice Cream. So looking forward to trying this one out...not sure how I feel about it yet (we'll know once we eat it up) but she has a few different versions available and swears that even non-paleoians will love 'em.

1 c. Coconut Milk
1 c. Water
6 small Medjool Dates (refrigerated)
               or 4 large
1 tbl. Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp. Salt
1.  Put all ingredients into a blender.
2. Blend the ingredients until only small flecks of the dates remain.
3. Pour the mixture in your ice cream maker, following their directions.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Plus Sized

What numbers do you care about?
Is it the number on the scale - the numbers on the tape measure - the numbers on the board?

honestly...who do you want to be?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thai Turkey Wrap - fetured recipe

Another one from my new food crush Nick Massie. Looks pretty yummy, after his amazing Tokyo Slaw I can't wait to try another recipe... Thai Turkey Wraps...mmmm


 2 lbs. ground turkey,
            1 lb. white meat and 1 lb. dark meat
2 tbs. olive oil
Salt, pepper and ground chili to taste
12 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups small mushrooms, diced
3 ½ cups carrots, shredded
½ cup cilantro, chopped
6 tbs. coconut soup or coconut milk
1 tbs. sambal
2 ½ tbs. tamari
13 drops fish sauce
25 cashews, chopped or smashed in Ziploc bag
½ cup scallions, chopped
1 head lettuce, rinsed and separated into leaves

1. Heat olive oil in large sauté pan over high heat. Season turkey with salt, pepper and chili while pan is heating.
2. Add turkey to pan and allow to brown for 3-4 minutes, then, begin to chop turkey.
3. Add garlic. Continue chopping turkey with wooden spoon or high heat rubber spatula, incorporating garlic well. After 3-4 minutes, add mushrooms.
4. Continue stirring and chopping for 2-3 minutes longer, then add carrots.
5. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes then add cilantro, coconut milk/soup, sambal, tamari and fish sauce.
6. While meat/vegetable mixture continues to cook, place several leaves of lettuce on a large plate.
7. When meat/vegetable mixture is cooked through, remove from heat and transfer to a pile in the center of the lettuce leaves.
8. Top with cashews, scallions and a dollop of sambal and serve.

So in true Natalie fashion, I have made my own version of this one, I'll have the details for you later on. But sufficeth to say, both my mom, my son and the hubby all loved it!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

DIRTY DASH!!!!!!!!

ok Ladies...looks like our Dirty Dash is going to be Saturday, August 25th in Boise ID...we need to register by April's $40 for the Dash and I'm guessing around $200 - $250 for the whole trip (gas/food/hotel etc.)

More info to come.. Check out the site for more info, prep your hubby's that we're going to be making it a weekend trip.

The current plan is to:
Leave Friday morning @ 10. PLAY!!! - Sleep over.
Dirty Dash Saturday. Shower. MORE PLAYING -Sleep over.
Church (somewhere..) and drive home after lunch.

Looking forward to an amazing trip with my very best buddies, getting dirty and making some life long memories!!!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Simple Cinaberry Muffins

So a few weeks ago I introduced you to these first attempt at Paleo baking. They were good, but not for everyone. I think this recipe will be more to your liking and a lot more like what you're used to.

you can seed the old recipe on the right and this one on the left
1/2 cup    Coconut Flour
1/2 tsp     Baking Soda
1/2 tsp     Cinnamon
1/2 cup    Oil (canola or grapeseed)
1/2 cup    Raw Honey
6             Eggs
                (yes I know it's a me)
1 tsp.       Vanilla
1 cup       berries (frozen or fresh) - optional

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients in one bowl and wet into another. Leave berries for last.

2. Mix the two togther. Gently fold in your berries.

3. Prep your mini muffin tim with a little oil. Then using a small scoop (around 1 tbls.) spoon batter into cups. fill about 3/4 of the way...only will rise a bit.

4. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Or until a knife comes out clean.

These are much lighter and fluffier, and taste great! Even my kids liked these ones, so were getting there, my friends. I found a few recipes online to blend together for this version, I'm sure I'll keep tweaking it until it's just right. All you bakers out there can let me know any suggestions you might have. It's no secret that baking is not really my thing :)