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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

South of the Border

Tonight we decided to add some spice and flavor into our dinner. The season has made a big turn to hot ... no more cold spells. Therefore our menu planning has to switch too. During Spring and Summer we tend to grill more and have mexican several times a week. So I decided to try some new recipes ...


Carne Asada
Spanish Cauli-Rice
Guacamole with radishes and oranges

Carne Asada

1.5 to 2 lb Top Sirlion (grass fed from New Dawn Farms)
2 T. oil (coconut)
1 t. cumin
1 t. smoked paprika
1/2 t. oregano
1/2 t. garlic powder
1 T lime juice

Sliced meat into strips and set aside. Mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl and add meat. Let marinate in the refrigerator for several hours.

Heat skillet to medium high heat and add 2 T oil. Saute meat in batches.

Serve with Cauli- Rice ...

Spanish Cauli- Rice

1 med. head of cauliflower, grated
2T oil
1 c. fresh style salsa
1 t. salt
1/2 t. garlic powder
1 t. cumin
1 t. chili powder
1/2 t. smoked paprika

Heat large skillet and add oil. Then add all spices and salsa. Very carefully add you riced cauliflower and stir to coat with spices and salsa. Cook for about 15 min on med low heat.

Enjoy! We sure did!

Monday, May 20, 2013

20 Weeks Pregnant and Feeling Fine!

So sorry it has been awhile. We are pregnant (20 weeks) with another boy ... so excited for a house of boys! During the first trimester it was hard/impossible for me to stick with Paleo eating. Ofcourse my body wanted bread/gluten and cheese ... which I have been staying away from. Now that my tummy has calmed down I am getting back on the bandwagon of Paleo ... I feel better and it help me lose/manage my weight. My plan make ahead as much as I can. So everything underlined I have made on Monday ...

So here is my menu for this week :

Breakfasts: Blueberry/Banana Muffins (from Eat Like a Dinosaur) and Spinach Tomato Basil and Feta Frittata Bake

Lunches: Poppyseed Chicken Salad with homemade mayo, Salmon Patties and Leftover Dinner


Monday: Cobb Salad (Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Eggs, Avocado, Tomato, Cucumber, Romaine and Dressing)

Tuesday: Spaghetti Squash with Beef and Marinara

Wednesday: Grilled Steaks and Broccoli Salad

Thursday: Mandarin Chicken (From Paleo Indulgences), Steamed Brocc over Cauli Rice

Friday: Make your own pizza night (Cauliflower crust for me, pepperoni, mushrooms, olives, onion..)
* We just had the boys birthday last weekend ... and one of their gifts from my sweet friend Gretchen was chef hats, aprons (both with their names on them), spatulas, cutting board and measuring spoons ... so this night we will break it all in!

Issac is ready to cook with Mama! 

Happy Birthday Boys we love you and can't wait for our other little boy to join the fun!