Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Check out Rubies and Radishes

Check out http://www.rubiesandradishes.com/ and click on "Paleo Diet Basics" for a great site with a lot of collected information on the Paleo diet and information to get you started.

Monday, March 26, 2012

I Heart Real Food

Okay, so I'm hungry.  Here's a link to some yummy goodness that I haven't tried yet, but I'm hungry, and I can't wait to make it!  Check out the link to Paleo Omg @ http://paleomg.com/pumpkin-cashew-coconut-curry-coconut-rice/

Pumpkin Cashew Coconut Curry over Coconut Rice

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         Photo from www.paleoomg.com

Pumpkin Cashew Coconut Curry over Coconut Rice
Recipe from  www.paleoomg.com

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 4-5
  • For the curry
  • 1lb chicken, cut into cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2/3 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 2-3 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cilantro, to garnish
  • For the coconut rice
  • 1 head cauliflower, stem removed, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetended Shredded Coconut
  • 1 tablespoon Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • pinch of salt
  1. First add your chopped cauliflower to your food processor with the shredding attachment to “rice” the cauliflower.
  2. Pull a large pot, place over medium heat, and add a tablespoon of coconut oil then add your cauliflower. Add a pinch of salt, then cover to help steam, mixing occasionally.
  3. Now pull out a large skillet and place under medium heat. Then add your coconut oil.
  4. Add minced garlic then chicken as soon as the garlic becomes fragrant.
  5. Once the chicken begins to become white on all sides, add your 2/3 cup coconut milk and pureed pumpkin to your chicken and mix until the pumpkin breaks down.
  6. Now add your sliced onions and spices to cook down.
  7. Then add your other ingredients for your coconut rice and cover to cook down. Stir occasionally to make sure it doesn’t burn!
  8. Let the rice cook for about 5-8 minutes until coconut milk has evaporated and you have sticky rice.
  9. When chicken is done cooking and your curry has thickened a bit, remove from heat and add your cashews to the curry mixture.
  10. Now place sticky rice in a bowl along with curry over top and cilantro to garnish!

Friday, March 23, 2012

One of My Favorite Athletes, Jenny Labaw and All Time Inspiring Video

Paleo Diet Flow Chart

My Friends are Awesome

Lately, I've been pondering the importance of surrounding myself with friends who inspire me!  The beauty of friends is that they inspire us to be better than we are and to achieve our dreams through their examples.  I love my friends!  My friends are unstoppable; therefore, I must be pretty awesome too.  As the saying goes, "You are the company you keep." 

I thought  about the importance to state that these girls transcend beauty and success.  Success and hard work were captured in these images, but their individual successes translate into every area of their lives.  I believe that success is the constant which is demonstrated time and time again in work ethic, dedication, attitude, perseverance, mental fortitude, the drive and inner desire to be better than you were yesterday, and learning to fulfil your capacity for living and dreaming.

Photo swiped from CrossFit Costa Mesa's site.
Keeta Being Awesome!  I love her! 
~The Legend Lives On~

Photo swiped from Mel's fb page courtesy of OCCF
Beautiful Mel
I Owe it All to Her

Swiped from Max's Muscle Santa Cruz
One of My Best Friend's, Chelsea
~Fearlessness in Strength and Beauty~

Photo swiped from Joc's fb page
5th in the Nation at the Arnold this Year (2012)
No Big Deal
Heart of a Champion