Roasted Marinated Chicken

No. Not my Pecan Pie. This Paleo Genius' :)
I can't wait to try it. In 6 days.
I love roasting chicken. It's so easy. I mean, like seriously easy. This time I got a little fancy and marinated it a few hours before roasting, but the roasting itself is easy as pie. Well, maybe not that easy. Ever try making a pecan pie? It can get soupppyyy. (I feel like I should copyright that. Progressive, please don't sue me ;)


2 FOR 1!!! Parm-less Gluten Free Chicken "Parm" AND Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce Recipe

Yes, I understand that Chicken Parm should insinuate that there is Parmesan cheese smothered all over the top of this dish. And had I not been on the 21 Day Sugar Detox, there may have been. But I am, so I nixed the cheese. No big. Add it on it you want. But I think it's delish either way.


21 Day Sugar Detox

21 day sugar detox! 

So, I'm a day behind their little group thing starting, and I still have some watermelon in my fridge. And I just had some wine. And I still have to buy the book. So I'll be starting a few days, haha.

Basically, I've got a few things I'd like to manage.
#1 Sleep.
#2 Mood swings
#3 Definition.


Just Stay & Eat Veggie Dip!

Palos Verdes, CA

I'VE MISSED YOU!!! No, it's nothing you did that turned me away for so long. It's me, not you. But these things happen. Sometimes you just have to step back and recollect. Take a new look from a new angle.


CSA SEASON! And Simple Slow Cooker Chicken


CSA Season is upon us!! I had my first pick up this Tuesday. Have you signed on yet? If not, it may not be too late. If there are no CSA's around you, look for your local farmers market. They may only run a few days a week, so make sure you schedule them in when to your weekly routine. Oh, wait a minute, you don't know what a CSA is? Well, let me explain :)


Almond Crusted Pork Chops

I read a really good article today. Well, it wasn't really an article. More of a post about a guy who was "pissed". And I totally get it. I'm pissed to.

Read his spin here.

Read my spin here...


Country Style Pork Ribs

I've been on a pork kick lately. Pork loin, pulled pork, baby back ribs, bacon... Mmm mm delicious! Ironically enough I really don't care for pork chops, although if it's bone in and grilled, I might make an exception. Just so hard to keep it moist! And flavorful... ideas??


Half the Battle

Me @ the Primal Mud Run
photo by Sweat Shop
It's been some time since I've graced my blog with my presence. It's not that I haven't been cooking (although I haven't cooked much), it's just that I'm MAD busy! Between work, school, and CrossFit, I'm surprised I have time for Primal Mud Runs, unWINEding with friends, FB, CrossFit cert... (yes, going in June!!) And haven't cooked anything exciting. Well, that's a lie. I tend to think just about everything I cook is exciting. But I'm biased. Because I cook what I like. Duh.


For You && Mashed Celeriac

Friday conversation:
Me: I won't be there tomorrow, I'm headed down to the shore for the weekend.
Friend: It's gonna be nasty and raining, though
Me: I'd rather be down at the shore house when it's nasty and raining then sitting in my house when it's nasty and raining.
Friend: Good point.


Everything is Better Roasted (with Bacon)

Roasting is quite possibly my new favorite thing in the kitchen. Not awfully surprising, considering that I LOVE baking. It's just so easy, and tasty (especially wrapped in bacon :). If you know you are going to be home for 2 hours before dinner, or maybe in the morning before work, ROAST SOMETHING! Prep work is minimal, favor is outstanding, and generally produces enough leftovers for days. Most roasted meats freeze well, too.


Diet Needs

As I sit 25 days into a 30 day Paleo Challenge at N-Raged Crossfit, I am feeling like it's time to bring up the subject of diet once again. What does your diet consist of? Is it wholesome, nutritious, and satisfying? Do you have energy, stable weight maintenance, normal sleep patterns, and a stable mood pattern? How about allergies, sickness, and soreness? It's amazing how our diet stretches to all parts of our lives. And it is something that we can control.


I'm not cheap, I'm Frugal. Anddd Roasted Chicken

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I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of my money. And keeping it. Preferably in the bank, where it can be generating interest, or in an investment where it can be earning dividends, or in a retirement account, to cushion yourself for a nice post-working life in the CariBbean. But saving money isn't as easy as it sounds. It takes practice, fine tuning methods until you come up with a plan you are comfortable with. However, with a few easy steps, you can be well on your way to stronger financial management.



What is the number one thing people seem to hate about giving up grains? You might think bread, pasta, cereal, sandwiches..... NO! Pizza. Everyone wants pizza. Well, I'm here to tell you, you DON'T have to give up pizza. You just have to give up "conventional" pizza. And trade it in for something much much tastier.


Coconut Chicken Strips

Groundhog's Day. Another way of saying winter is well under way and spring, more importantly, summer, is on its way. Now here in the North east, and many parts of the country, winter has barely reared its ugly head! Which is perfectly fine with me. Our box is not heated, which is usually great at the end of the workout when you're all hot and sweaty, sometimes it really stinks if it's cold out and my toes/fingers get crazy cold! So personally, I'm all about the mild weather.


Okra with Tomatoes and Bacon

Achievement Poster

What is motivation?

Is it when a speaker gets up in front of a crowd and tells them that they great, amazing people that are capable of doing anything they set their mind to? Is it when your employer offers a good health plan? Does it come from posters on the wall touting a one word description of a person who climbed a mountain as an "achievement"?

After that speaker, did you set out to do whatever you set your mind to? Did you work harder because of your health plan? Did you set out to achieve more because someone climbed a mountain*?


Stuffed Chicken Thighs with Goat Cheese, Sun-dried Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts

Several weeks ago I was out helping my big brother with some stuff at his new house and I spotted a book titled "It's Called Work for a Reason" by Larry Winget. I chuckled a bit at the title and the bald, biker looking dude on the cover. My brother went on to tell me about how amazing this author is. He gave me a quick description of his writing style and recommended me reading it, but first I should read his first book titled "Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life". He grabbed me that book and I stood there and read the first few pages. Hilarious. Witty. And true. I am now about halfway through the book and I just can't wait any longer to get the word out: READ THIS BOOK.


Immune Health & London Broil

Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of people suffering from a head cold this season? Or how about allergies in the spring? Or summer? Or fall? Or indoor in the winter...? I'm betting somewhere in here you'll end up saying yes. If not, congrats, you are either following a paleo diet or Bruce Willis in "Unbreakable". Okay, maybe not that extreme, but how often to you think about how your diet is effect your immune health?