Monday, February 11, 2013

Promised recipe+ Weekend Recaps+ WO

Another Monday is coming to a close.. It went just as fast as the rest of the weekend
(The rest of) FRIDAY
I got some mail!
 Thats a whole lot of amazing coconut oil- I’m so pumped about this!
 (Sent for Review)
Broccoli, Mushrooms and potato sautéed in coconut oil- topped with two eggs, half an avocado and Franks Hot Sauce- perfectly delicious! 
And as promised….
 My master idea/plan for gelatin?

Vanilla Coconut milk Jello
2 Tbsp Gelatin (I used Bernard-Jenson brand)
1/2 Hot Water
1 Can Full Fat coconut milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 Tbsp Honey

How to: Mix the hot water and gelatin and stir until completely dissolved- Add in all the other ingredients and stir until well mixed. Pour into silicone muffin liners or into shallow dish. Place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours before eating. 
Healthy fats, Coconut and Gelatin for the WIN! What more could you ask for?!
(You can eat it as is, or trying putting it into your coffee or hot chocolate for an extra creamy treat!) 

We shoveled twice over the course of the night (trying to be on top of the storm- which didn’t work.. ) All that shoveling makes you hungry 
James and I had decided on Cauliflower Pizza for our night indoors from the Storm
 It was topped with Spinach, artichokes, sun dried tomato, mushrooms, garlic and more cheese of course!
We really enjoy the Cauliflower pizza crust- but it definitely gets stuck to the pan.. Good thing good food doesn’t have to be pretty ;)
Not too long after our pizza- we decided to brave the blizzard and walk to our friends house to hang out (They live about a mile away)
I made sure to bundle up like crazy- it was crazy out there!
 The snow was coming down-HARD but the wind was the kicker.. It felt like little razors sticking in your eyeballs.. 
It was good fun! Cold fun.. but fun none the less!

Work got canceled for the day- hurray! 
We woke up to 2 1/2 Feet of snow.. I’m not exaggerating.. We couldn’t get out of the doors. After coffee and breakfast we headed out to clear the driveway.. We shoveled the driveway like a couple of BEASTS for 2 solid hours- nothing like a functional workout for the weekend, hah. We headed inside for a little break, more coffee and a snack before heading back outside for more shoveling- with a little bit of sledding/tubing down our street. The neighbors grandkids came out to play too.. I have to admit that it was probably the most fun I’ve had in the snow since the before I busted my chin sledding when I was 10 (I ended up with 4 stitches and damned the snow forever) 

In 24 hours we shoveled for 6 hours.. 

After spending most of the day outdoors- I knew a veggie soup was the perfect way to warm up
(Topped with Kerrygold cheddar)

The rest of the afternoon called for a Harry Potter Marathon!
Dinner came- and we tried out a recipe for Salmon Cakes which we rolled in shredded coconut… because why not?
Pretty good stuff

I didn’t sleep well the night before- but that didn’t stop me from making some Paleo pancakes- I woke up absolutely FAMISHED and didn’t take a picture… All that shoveling burns some calories for sure!
Most of the morning was lost- because honestly I was so exhausted that I didn’t do anything but lay around.. I wanted to get some stuff done.. but it was slow going. We did start a closet renovation project- adding some shelves and moving some stuff around 
Now my yoga/workout space looks like this mess
 We were supposed to paint it.. but instead I took a much needed nap. 
It was just what I needed to kick myself in the pants.. I had a training run on the calendar and I’m pretty proud of myself for getting it done. 

I started this morning with some coffee and a little breakfast (banana with almond butter and a scoop of yogurt) before heading to the gym.
I didn’t want to do anything to crazy- but Paula asked me to go- so we walked on the Treadmill for 30 minutes before doing a little strength stuff:

DB Snatches- Set #1 @ 25lbs- 12 reps per arm
Set #2 @ 30lbs- 10 reps per arm
1 minute Plank Core Push ups
1 Minute Barbell Row
2 minutes squats
1 minute Plank Core push ups
1 minute KB swing
1 minute Standing Russian Twists
2 minutes Squats

The rest of my morning included some mandatory training for work
LAME… and I had to pay $40.

Afterwards I got some work done while warming up with some Tea
Workouts made, blogs written and read, and lots of good web surfing :) 

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