Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mini Meat-loafs!

I ended up going with mini-meatloafs last night. Here is the recipe. I made some asparagus with some olive oil and some salt & pepper. Quickly made some Against the Grain garlic bread and we ate ALL of the meatloaf and it hit the spot.
Today I had a banana for breakfast and a couple of fried eggs for lunch. Tonight we are going to dinner with our friend Claire to a new Mexican place downtown and I am excited! My goal this week is to buy some protein so I can have an easier snack that will fill me up.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

21 Day Challenge- Bison Burgers

Last night we had some pretty delicious bison burgers. I took the night off of CrossFit because my shoulder has been really bothering me lately so I had time to cook. I grabbed two bison patties from Whole Foods and on each side I sprinkled some Lawry's Seasoning Salt with salt, pepper and garlic powder as well. I caramelized an onion in some coconut oil, cut up a tomato and avocado. Then I made sweet potato fries for the very first time! They were really easy. I got a large sweet potato and cut it into fries. I coated them with some coconut oil, sprinkled some seasoning salt and cooked them on 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. We also threw together some homemade honey mustard. I wish we would have measured but honestly we kept mixing some fresh local honey with mustard until it tasted good. I added about a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to it and a dash of milk to thicken it. We plopped on a piece of provolone and devoured this dinner. It was one of our favorites and I will be making this again with some regular beef and turkey patties.
As for today I woke up and had a banana and a glass of milk (we drink whole milk from a local farm). For lunch we went to Panera and ate cobb salads with bacon, tomatoes, eggs and avocado. For dinner tonight I am thinking mini meat loafs again or maybe some turkey cabbage...haven't decided! Tomorrow I will try to use my crock pot again and I plan on making some more egg cups with a different twist this time. Happy eating! 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Bacon-Wrapped, Sausage-Stuffed, Pimento Cheese Jalepeno Poppers

Hmm...I think I should probably shorten that name...I will think about a new one that does not involve all of the ingredients, but each ingredient is so delicious how do you pick out which one to leave out!? So these things are not healthy so let's go ahead and get that out of the way. They are pretty freakin' awesome though and super easy to make. The reason I made these was for an amazing post 13.5 BBQ we had at our box- we called it 13.6. It was such a blast and it made me love our CrossFit that much more. By the way if you are in the Nashville area and want to go to a great box come try out CrossFit Coolsprings. We played games, ate, drank and had a lot of laughs.

Here is what you need for these Jalepeno Poppers..
-10 Jalepenos 
-Pimento cheese 
-10 Pieces of Bacon 
-Italian ground sausage
-some spices (salt, pepper, chipotle seasoning) 

This is what you do- first cut each jalepeno in half and clean out the seeds and membranes (unless you like them really, really spicy).
 You clean out the peppers, put some pimento cheese in it, roll up some sausage (add some spices if you want to the sausage) add it on top, cut the bacon in half and wrap it on up!!!
I placed them on a wire rack on top of a cookie sheet (so the juices drip off of the peppers and they will not get soggy). Bake on 400 for 15-20 minutes- until the bacon is cooked.
I porn. They taste even better than they look. Hard to believe but believe me. Everyone should make these once in their life.

After a weekend of fun and eating whatever and everything in sight we have both decided we need to stop. Especially after looking over my online banking statement and seeing that froyo (frozen yogurt) is becoming almost as expensive as our cable bill this month. I admit I have a froyo (which really just means sugar) problem and it is time to get back on the wagon. We are on day one of a mini 21 day challenge we are doing (thanks to my friend Brittany from Whole Self Health Britt who decided to do a 21 day challenge so I copied her).

So here we go- DAY 1. We had a big brunch- I made eggs, sausage, shaved brussel sprouts and an avocado. For a snack I had some plantain chips with salsa and some strawberry rhubarb Noosa. Tonight I made this chicken I found somewhere online...I know this is vague but I randomly threw it together. I put in two frozen chicken breasts, some coconut milk, chicken stock, seasoning and an onion. Put it all in the crock pot and it has been cooking ever since. I have not tasted it yet but will share it if it is any good. As for tomorrow- I need to go to the store and restock. I plan on using my crock pot a lot this week so I can post some easy, fast recipes that anyone in a time crunch can cook.
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