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Paleo Books for Kindle are $.99 TODAY

November 25, 2014

The day is here! If you have a kindle app or use a Kindle and you are interested in the Paleo lifestyle, today is your chance to get your hands on bestselling books from the best in the business. I have most of these books and use a Paleo book often for recipe ideas, info, substitutions, etc. In fact, my kitchen, living room, and office are scattered with Paleo books. Here is the link. It’s is offered by Buck Books and all you do is scroll down and choose your books for 99 cents. 99 CENTS each. You can also click on the picture below or click the sidebar banner. My personal favorites: The Paleo Diet Solution. This is the beginner’s manual. It explains the how and why this lifestyle works for so many people. It reads “Diet” in the […]

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It’s a Paleo Thanksgiving-Sausage Stuffing

November 25, 2014

Paleo and Gluten-Free means no cornbread and without cornbread, how can I have stuffing?? By using vegetables and protein. I mixed all the ingredients and put it in the oven without the use of Cream of Crap. And Stephen agrees that it would be perfect next to a ham or turkey on the table. So, let’s get this done! 3 Tablespoons butter 1 lb bulk pork sausage 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, sliced 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 apple, unpeeled, chopped 2 cups of bella mushrooms, cleaned and chopped 2 cups of cubed butternut sqush (found pre-cut in produce or frozen) 1 cup of pecans, coarsely chopped 7-8 fresh sage leaves or 1 Tablespoon dried sage 2 teaspoons dried thyme or 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme salt and pepper 1 cup chicken broth 1. Preheat oven to 350. 2. In a […]

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Workout Review

November 24, 2014
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Who is winning? EAST coast or west coast? Check the Leaderboard! This was the first week of the’s Fitness Fitbit Blogger Challenge and I definitely learned a few things by using my Fitbit Charge all week. My sleep is terrible. My energy during the day is deplorable. I think there is connection between the first 2 findings. I move a lot on my job, but after work, I turn into a homebound hermit I’m very thankful for the treadmill. So I wasn’t very pleased with my results. I am in last place on the EAST coast team. There are some people on my team killing it every day and I need to catch up FAST. But I need to really focus on sleep as well. I think if I can sleep better, I can feel better. If you want […]

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It’s a Paleo Thanksgiving-Kale and Carrots with Balsamic Brown Butter Reduction

November 22, 2014

This was a super easy and very elegant side dish that would look beautiful on any thanksgiving table. I used my Instant Pot to quickly steam the Kale without making a boiled mess. While it was cooking, I made the brown butter reduction. The whole thing came together in 10 minutes. If you have a very large family, I would suggest doubling this recipe and doing this in 2 batches, especially if you have a smaller Instant Pot. If you do not have a pressure cooker, you could use a large stock pot with a lid to saute/steam the kale. The carrots will need to be cooked separately since they take longer to cook. The total cook time will take longer. Kale + Carrots with Balsamic Brown Butter 1 bag of washed and stemmed kale or 8 cups of chopped […]

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Shape and Men’s Fitness Fitbit Blogger Challenge Team EAST coast

November 20, 2014

I have some exciting news! I am working with and Fitbit on an East Coast v. West Coast Blogger Challenge. If you already know you need, want, and love Fitbit, check out this link to the score board and enter to win a Fitbit Charge. New winners every week! The challenge: Log as many steps and miles as my legs can handle. The Reason: To help my teammates on the EAST COAST win Most Active Coast. How: Using the Fitbit Charge to count all those steps and miles each week using the Blogger Challenge of the Week. The Result: Ultimate bragging rights after the West Coast goes down with fizzle and the East Coast wins the Most Active Coast. As most of you know, I’m basically starting over with running. This challenge is exactly what I needed to give […]

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X-Train Tuesday-Yoga

November 18, 2014

The next few weeks are going to be equally exhilarating and exhausting with a whole bunch of hectic thrown in. The mad rush, the long lists, the loads of rich food, the workouts thrown to the side to make way for more rushes, lists, and food. It’s a time of year I look forward to, however, I know how much stress the holidays can cause. That’s where yoga comes to the rescue. And I’m talking to those who have never tried it or who have tried it once and said “never again”. This time of year is PERFECT for learning a few key yoga sequences for at least 2 reasons: It’s an easy way to de-stress It’s a workout all on its own For beginners, think of yoga as a new way to say “stretching with a focus” and that […]

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Make it Real Monday-Reductions

November 17, 2014

One of the things I missed after Celiac disease diagnosis was gravy. I thought all “sauce” was a flour-based gravy. All gravy involved using white flour so I knew my gravy days were over. Then I bought a stainless steel pan and the wide world of reductions was opened to me. I learned that brown food IS good food. Those brown bits left from searing meat are little flavorful goldmines just begging for broth, wine, or vinegar to make them into something fabulous. What about a sauce that does not have seared meat bits to lean upon? What about lonely vegetables that need a big kick of flavor to make them sing? This is where a reduction happens. Here is the wiki definition. In cooking, reduction is the process of thickening and intensifying the flavor of a liquid mixture such […]

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