FIRST, let me give you my number, 149 baby – woohoo!
This was the beginning to my perfect day!
I made great paleo pancakes this morning. I used my original coconut pancake recipe but I reduced the eggs to 5 and they were much thicker and fluffier. I add choc chips to some, left the others plain and made an awesome fruit salad.
Actually forgot to have lunch. We went for coffee at Victor’s and I tried an almond milk Almond Joy and found it way to sweet for my liking. I sipped it politely and drank maybe a quarter, if that. I now know to stick with my usual Americano
Having received a very generous grift card during Teacher Appreciation Week from a student at school, the family and I headed to PF Changs for dinner.
We had a great meal, the company was fantastic and my Mother’s Day… PERFECT!
I’ve had a wonderful day celebrating being a mom I’m a lucky lady!
Yesterday was a blur, I have to say. Today has been busy but fun. BBQ for dinner, margarita making and after dinner family badminton.
Here are my meals…
Almond and raisin scone, pineapple with a prune on top, strawberries, coconut milk chilled. Coffee.
I love it when food looks pretty!
Left over taco meat, 3 eggs, 2 rashers of bacon scrambled.
Pork steaks, BBQ baby back ribs and salad. OH, and a Paleo Frozen Tropical Margarita
You see, I had this itch!
After a day of cleaning, sorting and being outdoors, I needed a cold beverage and then with it being Saturday, with no place to go, I felt the added need for alcohol. Hubby was enjoying a beer, because he’s not paleo OCD like me, and I have to say I was rather envious. SO I put it out there on Facebook and our great follows came back with many ideas that inspired me – THANK YOU!
Here’s how I made it…
- A wonderful hubby to run to the store to buy ingredients
- Frozen mixed fruit, you could use your favorite (OR fresh fruit and crushed ice)
- Organic pure apple juice or other 100% fruit juice.
- 100% Agave Tequila
- Thank wonderful hubby!
- Blitz fruit
- Add juice to break up frozen fruit
- Add tequila to taste. (I was a little zealous and added a generous shot and thought it too strong so I added more apple juice to dilute)
- Add a squirt of lime juice
- Blend and serve
I’ve been on a mission to get more protein in my kids in the morning before school. They don’t eat paleo exclusively and breakfast is where they really want to have their grains and carbs. For the most part I don’t push, but offer food I think is better for them. Sometimes they go for it and sometimes they don’t. Last week I had a little extra weekend time and decided to make egg cups to keep in the fridge for the week’s breakfasts. The boy wanted bacon and cheese in his and the girl wanted pizza flavored. I wasn’t sure exactly how to go about that, but I gave it a shot and she seemed to like them. Each morning, she would get out one of her egg cups, put it in the microwave for a few seconds to knock off the chill and gobbled it down. Give them a try!
Pizza Egg Cups
6 slices of bacon cut in half
6 Tbs pizza or pasta sauce (I like classic or newman’s own)
optional : olives, peppers, mushrooms, or other pizza toppings.
Beat 6 eggs in a bowl with a fork. In a muffin tin, lay half of a slice of bacon across the bottom then lay the other half on top of it making an X in the bottom of your pan. Spoon in egg until it reaches almost to the top of the muffin cup. Place 1 Tbs of sauce in the middle of the egg then top with pepperoni slice. Add any optional ingredients you would like. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until eggs are set. Cool then eat!
I’m not nearly as good as Cavegirl Kate about photographing my meals, but here are a few I managed to remember to document. I hope they give you some ideas!
Salmon Fillet with roasted beets and carrots and salad
Spinach salad with steak and caramelized onions
Brunch out at a restaurant: California omelet (eggs, bacon, tomatoes, peppers) topped with avacado, salsa, sour cream (I do some dairy.) and green onions.
Three Fried sunny side up eggs (I have a great recipe for making the best fried eggs. I’ll post that another day.), olives and guacamole
Pizza egg cups (eggs bacon, pizza sauce and pepperoni) Recipe to follow!
Leftover lunch: hamburger patty, roasted asparagus and olives
Sunday dinner on the grill: Pork chops and fruit skewers (apple and pineapple chunks)