Kristin + Corey Paleo Log Blog

March 23, Day 23
March 24, 2010, 3:58 am
Filed under: Daily Not Bread, Effect on Workout, Emotions, Food Log

We were going to do a 7am Crossfit workout this morning but my back was still a bit sore and sleep felt too delicious and we decided to do a night class instead.  After having company for a week, I didn’t feel like making a complex breakfast, so I did up an easy one – still tasted fab.

8:30 AM, Breakfast Mixed Berry Banana Smoothie + Almond Raspberry Muffins

I’ve finally mastered the muffins so they come out fluffy and delicious.  Cinnamon sprinkles are key, as is one tbsp coconut flour added to the almond flour.  I use 3 eggs instead of four for a batch of 12.

Lunch, noon Homemade Chicken Soup

I was all proud of my mad domestic roasted chicken making skills last night (I won’t tell you about how I made Corey carve it when it was still pink in the middle, crap) — and I decided to push my boundaries and transform the carcass into soup.

Holy shit, you guys.  This was wicked.

I’d give you the recipe because man it was awesome but I don’t know what I did.  I just hucked in all the vegetables in the fridge, plus some sundried tomatoes and corn, a bunch of leftover chicken and a whackload of fresh herbs (thyme, basil, rosemary, sage, etc.)  Then I simmered it for 3+ hours. Bonus: the house smelled divine.

We did a 5:30 Crossfit after a quick visit to the chiropractor at 4 (my first time, and he popped my rib back in about 5 seconds flat).  Then came home and Corey through steaks on the barbie:

Last night while I was roasting the chicken I made a whack load of the tomato pesto stuff.  We eat it on salad, on top of meat, as a dip for snacks like steamed broccoli and raw carrots.  We still have some left to last us the rest of the challenge.

I bought a bunch of seeds and nuts and dried fruit at a store I discovered on Lonsdale today.  For the last part of the challenge, we’re going to try to eat meat and seeds for breakfast – apparently this gives extra fat and strength for the day. I am dubious, but we should probably go out with a bang for our last week, right.  Wouldn’t be us if we didn’t.

Have a sweet tooth right this minute and am going to knaw on a few dried bananas.  After nearly a month of eating like this, I’m finding that fruit is mostly conquering my mad sweet tooth. But I can tell you that for sure, this time next week, I will be scarfing mad brownies.


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Kristin – my husband is doing the paleo challenge too and we made chocolate pecan turtles for dessert tonight. 1/2 cup almond butter, 1/2 powdered unsweetened cocoa, 1/2 cup honey or agave nectar (we used honey because that’s what we had in the house). Mix the three ingredients in a bowl, drop in 1″ balls onto parchment paper, stick a pecan on top, chill for 4 hours in the fridge. Easy as heck and completely curbed my chocolate cravings (I gave up sugar for Lent). He’s thrilled to have something sweet to eat along with Lara bars!

Comment by becky

Oh my GOD Becky those sound awesome.

For this challenge, we haven’t been eating any sugar, including agave nectar or honey though sometimes I wish for it. I’m going to make these once the “strict” part of the challenge is over.

Comment by kristincorey

Hi Kristin, I’ve enjoyed your blog as I’m trying to eat more this way myself, not strict paleo, but focusing on the fruits/veggies/meat, eschewing the sodium (bye bye cheese and milk) and grains. Anyway, I was wondering if you use sesame tahini? If not, I would suggest it. It makes a great sauce with no salt, just mix with lemon and black pepper if you are using it. I drizzle it on salads or over grilled chicken to add some substance. It’s a lifesaver for me. Also, do you guys use buckwheat (in flour form)? Oddly, it’s a fruit, but it behaves like a grain. We love flax seeds here, too. If you are trying to get seeds into breakfast, you cam make milled flax into a gel and use in place or in addition to eggs in recipes or throw in smoothies. Your dedication to this is very inspirational!

Comment by caroline

Good for you roasting a chicken. It’s not so tough is it? And to me, the best part is making soup the next day. Tasty, filling and a good way to clean out the crisper!

Comment by Kathy

Yeah Kathy! Thanks for the soup inspiration. 🙂

Comment by kristincorey

I think I would curl up in the fetal position if I couldn’t have something sweet….but sorry for tempting you before you can eat honey again! Definitely worth a try, dead easy and you get the benefits of the nuts and cocoa without all the crap that comes with processed food.

Comment by becky

Dude, you rock.

Comment by trinity67

Your new improved muffin recipe would be much appreciated. Always in the market for nutritious carry-around snacks for my 2-year-old son. These look like something he may enjoy.

Comment by Heather

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