10 Things I’ve Made This Week

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I think this list is pretty self-explanatory.  Most of it is food, but you never know what I’m going to throw in there!!!

1.  Zucchini Fritters – I’m actually cooking them now for breakfast in the morning.  Shredded zucchini, coconut flour, eggs and salt & pepper.  I have a feeling these are going to be pretty good.

2.  Chicken, Kale & Red Peppers – Had this for dinner last night.  I had all the ingredients except for chili powder, but it was pretty awesome without it.  I can only imagine it would be even better with it!!

3.  Money.  Yep.  I work.  I make money.  I spend it.  It’s a vicious cycle.

4.  Avocado Salsa – avocados, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, mango and some lime juice and salt.  Holy cow this was good.  Also, did you know if you cut up an avocado like that and leave the pits in the mixture, it will slow down the oxidation process and keep them from turning brown as quickly?  True story.  I tried it.

5.  PB&J Paleo Style – Just blended some fresh blueberries with some almond butter instead of peanut butter.  Not bad for an afternoon snack!!

6.  Paleo Candy Bars – Honey, coconut oil, coconut, almonds and cocoa powder.  This definitely satisfies my cravings for sugar and chocolate.

7.  No-Oat Oatmeal – This one was one that I wasn’t too sure about until I ate it, and it was fantastic.  Will definitely be a breakfast staple around here from now on.  Ground up almonds and walnuts or pecans, almond butter, mashed banana, almond milk eggs, I think.  I can’t remember all the ingredients, but if you really want to know them, I can find them!!

8.  Muscles – I totally worked out three times this week.  A lot of heavy weights.  A lot of sore muscles.  Although I love feeling sore muscles because it makes me feel like I’m doing something proactive for my health.

9.  Laundry detergent – Yep.  Still making my own.  My clothes feel clean, look clean and even smell clean to me.  If you don’t think so, please let me know, and I’ll see what I can do about it.

10.  Plans – I love making plans.  I’ve got a lot of them.  Some involve a new giveaway on my other blog.  Some involve a new logo for the other blog.  Some involve my vacation and packing.  Some involve ways trying to make money.  But I’d say most of them involve just hanging around and having fun!

So that’s what I’ve made this week.

Have you made anything interesting?

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  • Jamie P

    So I want to know what did you eat with the salsa? What did you eat the paleo pb&j on? I love sides and dips but my trouble is finding something to go with them that aren’t full of carbs. Also, I think I need the “candy bar” recipe 🙂

    • I ate the salsa with a fork. 🙂 Yes. Yes, it was a smart alec answer. Sorry about that. But I really just eat it plain. In this instance, at least, I made it in big chunks. But if you really craved the chip feeling, you could use some plantain chips if you can find them anywhere. I’ve done that before. I just at the pb&j plain, as well. I had the advantage when I started this, though, that I never kept bread at my house and don’t really like chips too well, so that really wasn’t an issue for me. I think the only time I ate chips was when I went to a Mexican restaurant, so, again, not a big issue. But I would try the plantain chips if that’s what you’re craving. Just watch the serving size, ’cause there are quite a few carbs in them, as well.

      The candy bar recipe is as follows:

      3 Tbs coconut oil
      1/4 cup carob powder or cocoa (optional)
      1/2 cup ground nuts (almonds, hazelnuts)(I’m going to try macadamia next)
      3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
      1 Tbs raw honey (optional, add more to taste)(I used 3 tbs)
      parchment paper
      Instructions
      Melt the honey and coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
      Once combined, add the carob, ground nuts and coconut and mix together.
      Pour mixture onto a small baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Form into a square when cool enough to touch.
      Refrigerate until hardened. Cut into 4 servings.

  • Jamie P

    Are you grounding the nuts to powder like in a coffee grinder or just chopping them really fine?

    • I have a Ninja, so I put them in there, but I don’t do it real fine. I like them chunkier. Gives them more texture.

  • rojopaul

    Your zucchini fritters look delicious and the salsa sounds DI-vine. What have I made this week? Not anything worth sharing, that’s for sure! ha I would be interested in that no-oat oatmeal recipe, though. That sounds great too!

    • They were pretty good!!! And you’re right. The salsa was wonderful!

      Here’s the oatmeal recipe:
      1/4 cup walnuts
      1/4 cup pecans
      2 Tbs ground flax seed
      1/2–1 tsp ground cinnamon
      dash of freshly ground nutmeg
      1/4 tsp ground ginger
      1 Tbs almond butter
      1 banana, mashed
      3 eggs
      1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (add more if desired)
      2 tsp pumpkin seeds
      1 handful of fresh berries (optional)
      Instructions
      Add walnuts, pecans, flax seed and spices to a food processor and pulse mixture to a course grain (make sure to stop before it is ground into a powder). Set aside.
      Whisk together eggs and almond milk until the consistency thickens and becomes a loose custard.
      Thoroughly blend the mashed banana and almond butter together and add it to the custard, mixing well.
      Stir in the course nut mixture.
      In a medium saucepan, warm the mixture on the stove until the “no-oatmeal” reaches the desired consistency; this should only take a few minutes. Stir frequently.
      Sprinkle pumpkin seeds and berries on top. Add more almond milk if desired.

      • rojopaul

        NICE! Thanks again for sharing!!

  • rojopaul

    P.S. I’m impressed you make your own laundry soap. Is that because of allergies or ???

    • No allergies. Just cheap!! I spent about $12-$15 and have enough detergent for almost a year!