I was craving something bready and muffiny today… And I had some pumpkin puree in the fridge.
So, I threw these together. I only nominally measured, so this ‘recipe’ is approximate.
Primal Pumpkin Muffins
(this made 12 muffins)
4 organic/pastured eggs (room temp)
1/4 cup local honey
1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
1/3 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup sprouted organic pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup minced organic pecans
Mix all the top ingredients together with a mixer. Add the almond & coconut flour, mix well. Mix in the seeds & nuts.
Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
Bake in silicone muffin liners for 40-50 minutes.
Let cool for at least 10 minutes.
Nom down with pats of butter!!
This isn’t Whole30 – but, I’m processing the shit-ton of plums that my tree has thrown in the past few days & this is one of the things I made:
Plum BBQ Sauce
In food processor:
- 3 cups fresh tomatoes
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 jalapeno (seeded)
Add puree to cook pot with:
- 6 cups plum slurry
- 1 can tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup chicken (or vegetable) broth
- 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp (heaping) ground cardamom
- dash of Red Boat fish sauce
- dash of coconut aminos
Cook over medium heat (low bubble) for 30-40 minutes. Run an immersion blender through to break up any larger pieces. (I like my sauce smooth.)
This made approx 6 cups of sauce. (12 half-pint jars)
(Note- measurement amounts are approximate. I don’t tend to measure when I’m cooking, so…)
Look VERY close… you can see bicyclists!
Whoops! Didn’t post at all yesterday! Well, I hope you’ll forgive me, since I was just WIPED OUT from riding the Edible Pedal 50! Four and a half hours of bicycling – 54 miles with 3,000 feet of climb. Yeah, whew. Here’s a picture at about the ‘halfway’ point for one of the canyons we climbed. This was the brutal one. It’s the longest (not the steepest). ->>
There ended up not being anything we could eat at the event (well, anything that we were willing to wait in line for, anyway). Most of the stuff was marinaded, etc. The servers couldn’t tell me what was in it, so we skipped it in favor of keeping our Whole30 clean (and not having to start over!). We chose to come home and just eat the roast I had put in the crock pot that morning. 🙂
Day 6 (Saturday) –
Breakfast – Breakfast Patties and coffee whipped with coconut oil & egg.
Snack – plums, raspberries, coconut cream. (Note to self, don’t eat raspberries before a bike ride… ACID!)
Dinner – Green curry pork & veggies
Yeah, I missed lunch… But, breakfast was late & we ate dinner early, so it sort of all worked out.
Day 7 (Sunday) –
Breakfast – Eggy coffee & a Breakfast Patty. (pre-ride)
Snack – Banana & half an apple, raw cashews, goji berries. (on ride)
Lunch – Hard boiled egg, coconut water. (on ride)
Dinner – Pot roast with cauliflower and carrots.
Then, bed early.
This morning… I’m doing okay, but my butt is sore and my muscles are a little achy. 😀
So, I seem to be not managing to post before bed… Ah, well. It’s probably better that I’m not on the computer right before bed anyway, right?
I woke up this morning (day 5) still tired. Meh. Guess I might be skipping the “kill all the things” stage and going straight into “need a nap”? Ah well. I’ll just keep plugging along, and hopefully go to bed early. (What a wild Friday night for me!)
Breakfast – Poached eggs, beets, warm strawberries with coconut cream and hemp hearts. Black coffee.
Snack – Apple and almond butter.
Lunch – Chicken bone broth with veggies and diced chicken heart.
Dinner – Mushroom Chili and a peach,
Dessert – fresh plums from my tree.
- Today’s weight: 182.6
today’s change: -1.2
net change: -8.4
Sunset in Port Campbell, Australia
(taken November 2012)
I updated my Progress Pictures today! Yay!
This year, my fitness goals are working on my abs & arms. Our annual lobby bar take-over theme will be “Bollywood” next January, so I’m thinking that those two areas are going to be QUITE on display. That gives me a year to get’er’done. 🙂
I busted out the WiiFit Plus this evening. You know, I always forget what a +jerk+ it is! LOL It always makes the horrid “oof” sound when I step on the balance board… or gets pissy that I ‘missed my goal’ (when I’m actually 25 lbs UNDER it’s last goal). *sigh* Oh well. I’m =this= close to being a normal BMI, so that’s nice. I did 40 minutes of exercises: a run, step aerobics, hula hoop, and some strength stuff.
Breakfast was coffee & egg whites.
Snack was baked apple slices.
Lunch was beef & whipped cauliflower (recipe below!).
Dinner was chicken and shredded cabbage – a la sushi (meaning I cooked it with Braggs, fresh ginger, & wasabi!).
Water count: 110 oz
Today: 207.2 / LIW: 206.2 / Net: +1.0
You know… I’ve been complaining about the slow scale creep that I had/have been having… But, I’m not so sure that it’s as bad as I was thinking. Or, at least, I seem to have (hopefully) arrested it. I was comparing this P3 to previous P3’s… where I pretty much stabilized below my LIW. This time, I was pretty much freaking out, I think, because I’m above LIW. However, looking at my last 9 days – I’ve been rock solid between 206.6 and 207.6 – that is only a one pound window! Looking at it from that perspective, it’s not nearly so scary as thinking “oh my gosh, I’m blah-blah-blah above LIW.” It’s all about perspective, isn’t it? 🙂
So, today I made myself a chocolate mug cake – OMG! So much yummy in just a couple of minutes! No flour, no sugar, no problem!
It even LOOKS like cake! —–>>
(Actually, I think it really looks like a Hostess cupcake – without the frosting… but, maybe that’s just me.) I’ll post the recipe below.
Hubby & still haven’t managed to go out on a ride with his new wheels yet… He got stuck at work late. Meh. Hopefully we’ll get at least one ride in before this weekend – since we won’t be able to then… gonna be traveling out of state.
Breakfast was beef & eggs with coffee/cream.
Snack was Just The Cheese & coffee/cream.
Lunch was lamb & spinach.
Snack was the chocolate mug cake.
Dinner was beef & asparagus.
Water count: 110 oz
Today: 206.6 / LIW: 206.2 / Net: +0.4
Yay! Down a pound.
I had a bit of a cheat today… hopefully it doesn’t cause too much trouble tomorrow… I’m not supposed to reintroduce ‘good carbs’ back in for another week and a half. And, today I had a Flax Mug Muffin with my breakfast. I was sooper yummy… but not exactly on plan. It was pretty low-carb, though… so maybe I’ll be okay.
Breakfast was the muffin, beef, eggs, and coffee/cream.
Lunch was a cobb salad with blue cheese dressing.
Snack was a Just The Cheese packet.
Dinner was bbq hot link, bbq chicken, & cole slaw.
Water count: 90 oz
Today: 206.8 / LIW: 206.2 / Net: +0.6
Today was a ‘travel’ day for work. That means my food choices were a little odd – but hopefully it’ll all work out on the scale tomorrow.
I had to go out and buy all new undergarments today… I’ve shrunk out of yet another bra size – and I hadn’t bought new underpants in about 50 pounds, so I was running around with uber-saggy-bottom! LOL Dropped 3 sizes there. *grin*
I’m going to keep this really short tonight. I still need to go do my nightly hooping. Especially since the only other exercise I did today was a mile walk. Of course, maybe taking it easy today on the exercise is a good thing, after all of the yard work this weekend.
Breakfast was left over chile verde & cauliflower with two eggs and coffee/almond milk.
Snack was macadamia nuts & Just The Cheese.
Lunch was Fage 0% and blackberries and an Atkins Coconut bar.
Snack was an Atkins Chocolate Peanut Nougat bar.
Dinner was Turkey Spinach Loaf (recipe below).
Water count: 90 oz
Today’s weight: 209.8
today’s change: -1.0
net change: -5.8
Well, yesterday’s small loss was probably just a ‘slow day’. Today’s loss was just fine. Guess we’ll see what tomorrow brings!
So, the wonderful MizzM has begun her hCG journey! I’m very excited for her! She did her first injection yesterday & began loading. (Ahhh… loading…) I can’t wait to see how she does!
I have a feeling this is going to be a week of short posts… I have a ton of stuff to get done (if it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would ever get done around here) before Bestie, her hubby, & I head off to the San Jose Fantasy Faire on Friday. I want to knock out some more mushrooms, I need to find the blouses for my costumes, I need to pack my clothes, and prep my food & injections for the days I’ll be gone… Oy! I need to find my little red cooler, so I have a place to keep my food & injections as well…
I’ll post photos of our booth & us in our costumes when we get back. (Probably Monday – as I have a feeling we won’t be home until pretty late on Sunday night.)
I had thought of something I wanted to talk about… and by the time I finished that last part of the above paragraph, it was gone. I hate hate hate Fibro Fog! I’m fairly certain that’s what the problem is lately… I’ve been a bit depressed & foggy & exhausted. I don’t think it’s the hCG, as I was feeling like this while I was still in P3… Meh.
Breakfast was coffee/milk & a cocoa crack.
Snack was 1/2 an apple.
Lunch was beef, radishes, & garlic melba.
Dinner was cubed chicken breast baked in a mix of ‘green sauce’ and a tablespoon of Fage & asparagus. (recipe for green sauce below)
Dessert was more cocoa crack.
Water count: 90 oz
Today’s weight: 211.2
today’s change: -1.4
net change: -4.4
OMG! I’M NOT OBESE!!!!!!!!
I’m now in the “overweight” category. WAHHOO!!!
Bestie & her hubby came over & we sprayed the massive amount of canvas down with fire proofer stuff. So, now we’ll be in compliance with the CA Fire Marshal rules. That’s a good thing. 🙂
Of course… I didn’t get anything else accomplished today. My motivation has been shot lately.
I did make a really awesome recipe for dinner though. Swiss steak! It was REALLY nommy! Recipe is below.
Breakfast was coffee/milk.
Snack was an apple.
Lunch was shredded chicken/salsa over lettuce.
Dinner was Swiss steak & melba.
I did break down and have a small piece of cocoa-crack. Hopefully it won’t cause any issues tomorrow. 🙂
Water count: 100 oz