Easy Clean Eating Ideas


Seared Diver Sea Scallops.

Simply wash your scallops well in cold water, remove the small piece I'd cartilage on the side of the scallop(it's quite obvious; some won't have it) and sprinkle with kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Heat cocnut oil or ghee in a non stick pan over medium/medium high heat. Place the scallops in the pan and seat until golden brown. You want your scallops to be fresh. Do not over cook them. If they are a little medium rare that is ok; totally safe to eat! 
Serve with a delicious salad! 


Quick lemon shrimp.

Take fresh or frozen peeled shrimp that have been thawed wash in cold water, sprinkle with salt and pepper and sautée in a non stick pan until just pink. Remove and squeeze fresh lemon juice on top! Serve with anything!!! I chose avocado for this dinner! 

Easy fried chicken wings.

Wash your chicken wings in cold water. Pat dry. Season with kosher salt and frsh cracked pepper. Heat about 1 cup of coconut oil in a deep crying pan. I used cast iron. Heat the oil on medium/high until hot and place wings in with thongs! Fry on each side a couple minutes or until golden. Serve with anything!!  Again, I chose a fun salad! 


 
Leftover grilled veggies and a hard boiled egg.

I have found that I have the most success in my busy life by making sure I meal prep. At all times I have a few prepared meats, always a dozen hard boiled eggs and  grilled veggies or some sort of prepared vegetable. 

Just try to think outside of the box. I find if I have quite a few options I can just mix and match everything! 

Clean eating doesn't have to be so diffcuilt. You just need to prepare yourself and get creative!

 

 

 

Tosh


My last baby is 6 months old today! He's handsome and charming and loves his brother and sister so much! God gave me exactly what I prayed for, the perfect little man to fit Into our family! 
And today I am externally grateful! 
 

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Simple Tomato Sauce



 


 This is and has been my "go to" tomato sauce FOREVER! And it just so happens t fit into my Paleo lifestyle so I'm double happy! 

I'm Italian. I grew up eating my grandmothers authentic Italian Cuisine and I've always had a deep love Real Italian food! 

The reason I love this sauce so very much is because it tastes fresh, zesty, and light. Secondly it's sweetened ever so slightly with carrots which is divine!!! Did you know almost every store bought to ago sauce is loaded with sugar? Yup! Read a label or two next time in your in the grocery store. 

You will need:
2 large cans of whole peeled tomatoes
1 onion (white, yellow or red) diced small
4 cloves of garlic through the garlic press or minced
2 medium sized carrots finely grated 
A few sprigs is fresh thyme, basil and oregano (you can substitute dried if need be)
1/4 cup of extra Virginia olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Method: 
In a medium/large saucepan heat the olive oil on medium. Add in your onions and let sautée for about 5 minuets, now add in your carrot, garlic, and your herbs and let sautée about 10 minuets. While all your ingredients are marrying you can open your cans of whole peeled tomatoes, pour the juice into the pot with the other Ingredients and either smash the to Arles with your bare hands over a large bowl or dice on a large cutting board and add to a toes to the pot. Now add your salt and pepper and let simmer for about a 1/2 an hour. Serve hot over pasta, zuchini noodles, meatballs or anything else you can imagine! 
Enjoy, simple, beautiful food!!! 

 

God's Day



 I just wanted to pop in and say Happy God's Day. That's what my littles call Sundays and they are constantly asking, "is it God's day today mama?" The cutest! 

This past week was full of highs and lows for me. I made some really, really exciting decisions but ones that are not totally free from that "good stress" that change brings! 

Our sink and washing machine both had a small meltdown on the same day which always is pretty much a disaster when you've got 3 little kiddlets but We survived and there has been indeed a calm after our little stormy week.

To start things out I woke up to some really good news. Nothing monumental but pretty huge for me and being in line with my goals! 

Then the kids and I went to my moms and she cut my hair! It's short!!!! Don't worry I, planning a vlog later this week to fill you in on EVERYTHING since I've been gone which is a lot and you can tell me what you think of my new "do"! 

Then I went to the grocery with only one baby in tow.........heaven for us moms to many littles. Am I right? And when I returned home I found a glorious bunch of fresh picked flowers, the biggest chives I've ever seen, some oregano and cucumbers all picked fresh this morning from a friends garden! So as I am more inspired to cook and eat real, organic, clean food  than ever before I am planning some diver sea scallops tonight will lemon cucumber and fresh chive vinaigrette. 

I'm really inspired and excited again about my life and how many great things I can accomplish. There are so many opportunities on the horizon for me right now.  
Seize the day my friends!!! God is good! 

Bulletproof


I wanted I share of the things I've been trying since my adventure with clean eating (Paleo) began! I have learned a lot about how this way of eating will not only shed pounds but completely restore your health from the inside out! 
Doctors and scientists used to believe that fat was bad for you! Hence the "fat free" epidemic of the 90's that is probably single handedly responsible for the obesity epidemic along with refined sugar and starch! 
It turns out fat, good fat is not only a huge part of a healthy diet. It is necessary for optimal health. Your blood pressure will drop, your blood sugar will lower, you will feel full longer and it will do amazing things for your skin! It will also help with your mental state. It helps metal clarity and memory just to name a few.
After doing a lot of research about Paleo. I came across numerous sources that suggested drinking fat in your morning coffee to aid in your fat ingestion. I thought it was a very strange idea at first but was willing to give it a try! 
Turns out it is one of the most delicious things I've ever drank and it does keep me full longer! 
I decided to try the actual bulletproof coffee beans but that is totally not necessary!!!! Any organic whole bean coffee freshly ground works fine. I've tried both! 

You will need:
*2 cups fresh brewed organic coffee (HOT)
*2-6 tablespoons of Ghee or organic grass fed butter
*2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil

Method: 
Simply place all the ingredients into a blender or vitamix (high powered blender) for a minuet. And voila you will have the creamiest, dreamiest coffee you ever had. 

Note: 
Do not attempt to make this with cold coffee. The fats will solidify and it will be less than desirable to say the least! Tis coffee must be drank hot! 
Also you must put it in e blender is you want good results. Of you try to stir in the ghee or coconut oil with a spoon it will separate and again be less than desirable! 



I like to make my coffee in a French press but this totally not necessary! As long as it's fresh coffee you'll be fine! 


Here is some information from the man who came up with this magic stuff! I was not paid or compensated in any way for this post. I just wanted to share some of the things I've been betting into lately!!! 


"Good coffee is magic. It’s no secret that Bulletproof® Coffee is one of the best ways you can supercharge your brain function and turbo charge fat loss. Every day, more and more people are improving their cognitive performance and shrinking their waistlines thanks to Bulletproof Coffee.

It can promote brain function, memory, and energy levels.  It can serve as a massive source of antioxidants and is associated with all sorts of positive health outcomes.  Coffee can even effect your body and mind like Chi Gong exercises.  It can even help you build muscle without exercising. You never feel hungry, get low energy, and as evidenced by our conversation with Chris Masterjohn, the saturated fat is good for you.

Bulletproof Coffee is becoming popular for a reason. Aside from tasting awesome, it makes you feel lean, focused, and energized. It allows you to transform your diet without resorting to chewing on sticks of butter (though that’s not a bad idea…)."



Let me know if you try it! I'd love to hear why your thoughts were! 
Have a nice weekend!

 

Our Summer




I just want you all to. Ow how excited I am to be back here blogging again. This was the longest break I've ever taken from the blog and it was nice because I was really and truly able to completely let it go, no expectation, no guilt, no pressure. 
It was really nice and really needed! 



I also learned quiet a few things. I learned that I shared one things here maybe I shouldn't have. I will never regret what I shared and it will always be archived but at the same time I learned some important lessons that hadn't occured to me before. 


I have always been very true to myself and I an always and I mean a,ways shared my truth here no matter how beautiful or ugly it may be. However, there are certain things that are maybe left private. I learned a thing or two about that and I'm grateful! So I will most definitely still be sharing my triumphs and my struggles but maybe in a bit of a different way! I'm excited to be back and feel a new vigor to share my life as it is now more full and exciting than ever! So thank you for reading.


The summer has been wonderful for the most part. The kids are growing so big everyday I can't believe my eyes! Ginger and Milton have formed an unbelievable relationship. No, it's not all sunshine and rainbows. It I catch them telling each other "I love you" at least 4 times a week. For the most part they are best friends. 
 


 Tosh is 5 months old if you can believe that!  I expected both the older kids to have a bit of resentment.  When he showed up naturally. Well it turns out since day one Milton has been in love with him. The whole time I was pregnant he prayed and prayed for a brother and boy has his dream come true. I now couldn't even imagine a better big brother!  Two peas in a pod.

I even took the kids all by myself to my best girlfriends house to spend one night in another city and we had a ball! We've been friends 22 years. Boy that dates me! 
 

We had a beautiful pool date courtesy of my wonderful mama at the Hyatt resort! The kids had a BALL!!!!!
 

Our days have mainly been filled with parks, picnics, bike rides, walks, stroller pushing Nd as many outings as I can find. If I tire them out they sleep!!!! Which means I sleep too! Yahoo! 
 

I was telling a friend on the phone tonight that I finally, finally found my groove over this summer. When Tosh was about 4 moths old I finally was able to run the household efficiently as it should be! I am grocery shopping, cooking all meals at home, cleaning, paying bills and even tackling some projects! It feels so good. Somehow when you first have a newborn it seems like your never going to find that "normal" again but you do and it's glorious when it happens!!! 


And we'll just end with a picture of queen Ginger!!!! I can see I'm going to have my hands full with this one later on in life! 

So as I've mentioned I am on a quest to get back to myself. I want to be looking and feeling fabulous!!!! I'm working on it in so many ways, from the inside to the outside I've got all kinds of tricks up my sleeve which I will co to he to fill you in on!!!! There Are so many exciting things happen ending in my life that I can't wait to share with you! 

Thank you for reading and sticking with me! I've always had the most special place in my heart for you! 

Tomorrow morning I'm heading off on a picnic with some girlfriends!!! Iced coffee and girl talk; doesn't get any better than that!!!! 
 
Ciao!!!! 
 
 

Paleo Coconut Shrimp



Hi y'all!!!! 

I made these last night! Huge success would be the understatement of the year! My entire house smelled like a tropical paradise while making these! They honestly were not hard. I managed to feed Tosh and the toddlers while making these! 

And my husband who does not follow a Paleo lifestyle ate the ENTIRE plate. I ate about 4 and found them quiet filling actually. They would be great served with anything on the side or alone. I had some sliced avocado but a salad or any other steamed or grilled vegetable would be fantastic. 

You will need:
*1 pound of jumbo shrimp (I buy them with the shells on and peel them myself because its waaaay cheaper but that's not necessary)
*about 1 cup of coconut flour
*about 2 cups of unsweetened coconut shreds
*4 eggs beaten
*about 6-8 tablespoons of coconut oil for pan frying 
*salt and pepper to taste

Method:
1. Peel and clean shrimp. Pat dry and season with salt and pepper
2. Set up your dredging station( picture tutorial below)
3. Take a shrimp and coat it in egg, then dredge it in coconut flour, then BACK in the egg and finally dredge it in the unsweetened coconut shreds. The double dredge in the egg will make an out of this world crust! Trust me! 
4. Fry the shrimp in a non stick pan with about 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil over MEDIUM heat! You don't want to burn these so make sure your pan isn't too too hot. They will need to cook about 2 minuets on each side for jumbo shrimp. You may cook for less time if using smaller shrimp. Once cooked and browned on each side simply remove and set on a paper towel plate to cool. I cooked about 5 or 6 shrimp at a time and wiped the pan clean after each batch adding new coconut oil for each batch! I made 3 batches. This ensures your oil won't burn and each batch comes out very fresh but I am sure you could simply use one batch of oil for all the shrimp if you didn't want use fresh oil each time. 
5. Serve immediately! Enjoy! 





 

This Paleo lifestyle has completely changed my life. The food is so delicious and so nutritious! I feel amazing and I am so happy to share my new cooking adventures with you! 
And I'm just warming up! Expect many more to come! 

Have a wonderful day friends! 

 
 
 
 

Little Dreams


For about a year or so little Milton has been in that super hero phase that I think all boys go through and most recently it has morphed into more of a reality. 
He knows that mommy is a nurse and that I help sick people when I go to work. He has started to have an amazing admiration for fire fighters, medical workers and doctors. I believe he thinks of them as real superheroes. 

On Friday I got my little piece of heaven for the week. I met 2 fellow nurse girlfriends at the park for a picnic with all my kids. We had salad and girl talk and iced coffee. The kids had PB&J, raspberries and sweet potato chips. Perfection!!!! 

One of my gal pal's boyfriend is a paramedic and a firefighter! He just happened to be on duty and knew we'd be at the rose park! So he made a surprise visit! 
LIttle Milton's eyes lit up and I let him go with Nate by himself. He got to go inside the ambulance and see where the patient's ride and then Nate even let him try on all his fire gear! It was priceless!!! 

The kids also were gifted special jr. Fire fighter jars and eat a little stuffed animal. 

Ginger was a tiny bit more timid and didn't want to get Into the ambulance but every night when we pray we say what we are grateful for in that day and Ginger said, "Dear God, Today I am so grateful for this special panda  bear that the brave fire fighter gave to me" clutching it tightly! 


It amazes me how such small simple acts of kindness really make such huge impacts on our children. I think ill be framing that top picture for sure! 

That was just a really special experience I wanted to share! 




And then on Saturday I took Ginger to the dance shop and got her fitted in her very first real ballet leotard, tights and tiny shoes. I have signed her up for a dance class that starts next week.  She was also BEAMING. She was so proud as she looked in their for and twirled and twirled! Being a parent is the greatest gift! I get to see their little worlds fill with magic. 


Oh.......these tiny precious moments are so monumental in our children's lives. Im sure a day that she will remember for a long, long time. I can still remember my first ballet shoes and tutu. 

"The days are long but the years are short" Danielle Burleo posted that and I have loved it ever since
 
 

A Glorious Morning


Good morning! It's Monday! 

The kids decided to get up a little early today, 5:55am and at first I staggered out of bed grumbling down the hall to get them out of bed. I wandered into the living room with one eye open and noticed a curious pink hue coming from outside.
I opened all the curtains and look what I saw!!!! A double rainbow in the glorious sunrise sky! And it reminded me how grateful I am for this life. It's not always easy or pretty but once and a while it really takes your breath away! 

“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey . . . delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.”   – Jenkins Lloyd Jones via Gordon B Hinckley 




 

Weekend Fun


One of my best girl friends growing up got married over the weekend and we actually got to go with only one child!!! 

I tell you what....it was pretty much heaven! 


The wedding was small, intimate, gorgeous and perfect. It was fun and so romantic. Ever since our own wedding I suppose I am a but in love with weddings!!! 

This one was breathtaking!!! 
It was held about a half hour out of town. There were wild buffalo roaming the fields behind us! 

And just look at this gorgeous couple!!! 


Emily was a bride's maid in my wedding! 
 

Probably the most gorgeous bride I've ever seen. Oh and this dress! Wow!!!!! The detail was astounding ame designer that made my wedding gown in fact! Melissa Sweet! Great minds think alike! 
 
 

My husband getting his Brooks's Brother tie eaten by our baby! Good times! 
 

The tables! It really was a gorgeous set up! So happy have had a little date night with my husband. 
 

Other than that I managed to get in a run which went well. No pain in my back yet. I went to 3 different stores this morning with all the kids in tow and cooked a few meals Inbetween cleaning. I'm all tuckered out! Busy, busy weekend for me. 

How was your weekend? 
 

 

Paleo Cauliflower Mash

This recipe is so easy and simple. It's inexpensive and has very few ingredients. It's my new "go to" Paleo favorite.

You will need:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 3-6 tablespoons of Ghee or butter
  • a few pinches of kosher salt
  • a food processor (Cuisinart) or high powered blender (I use a vitamix)


Recipe:

  • Place a large pot with a strainer insert on the stove on high. 
  • While it comes to a boil cut and clean your cauliflower.
  • Once it's boiling place the cut and cleaned cauliflower into the strainer above the boiling water, place the air tight lid on and steam for 12-16 min. It takes me exactly 14. If you overcook it the consistency with not be right. The cauliflower should be just tender when pricked with a fork. If you overcook this the puree will be watery.
  • Once the cauliflower of cooked place it hot right into the food processor or high powered blender. Add 4-6 tablespoons of ghee or butter and 2 pinches of kosher salt. Puree and serve! 

Really it's that easy!!!!! Here's a step by step photo guide of what I did and some recipe Ideas that I have been using this for!!!!






Sauteed grass fed beef served over cauliflower mash!
One of the best comfort foods I've ever eaten. I'll share the recipe for the beef next week.


Sauteed spinach and cherry tomatoes over a bed of cauliflower mash topped with a fried egg. The flavor profile on this was out of this world!!!
 

Here served as a side dish to organic grass fed burger with no bun. always a great way to serve this/ On the side of anything and everything!
 

Here I used left over grilled vegetables and placed them on a bed of cauliflower mash also topped with 2 fried eggs! DELICIOUS!!!!


I really hope you all will try this! It is the perfect mashed potato substitute and I am going to be making Shepard's pie next with this little creation but honestly every single dish I have tried this with has been just amazing!!! It's warm and smooth and comforting! This is indulgent! trust me! You will not feel deprived for one second. Please let me know if you make it and how it comes out!

I have a whole new vigor for cooking beautiful organic, clean food; real food! You can expect many more recipes to come!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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