WIAW: Baking from The Paleo Kitchen

***I haven’t been blogging as much because I’d rather be posting on my blog in the making. It should be ready this weekend for sure!

Hello everyone! I’m linking up today for What I Ate Wednesday!

Peas and Crayons

This past week on Thursday I got my wisdom teeth out. That meant I was out of commission for working for my Dad. I got The Paleo Kitchen for my birthday and had yet to try out any recipes so this week was the time to whip up some recipes. I tried the Fluffly Blueberry Pancakes & the Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread.

 

 

 

 

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Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

I made these pancakes one morning for breakfast for my family. We fell in love! I do have to admit that they were not 100% Paleo because I had to use whole wheat flour since we didn’t have tapioca flour.

Regardless, these “almost” Paleo pancakes tasted just like a fluffy batch of whole wheat pancakes. These have coconut flour in them and y’all know my battles with coconut flour and honestly I still loved them. Y’all definitely have to try this recipe out!

WIAW Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

Later that afternoon I got a little bored and decided to try the next recipe on my “to-try” list. Once again coconut flour was a starring ingredient. I had all the other ingredients on hand at home so this is a true Paleo treat!

WIAW Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

I love this Banana Bread. I think it may take some slight getting used to, but I’ve been eating it all week and enjoy it even more every time. It’s dense and moist and full of banana flavor with some chocolate swirled in. My mom and sister also loved this bread so I’ll be making it again!

I’ve been enjoying a slice topped with some cookie butter. It may not be the healthiest way to eat it, but it sure as heck tastes good.WIAW slice Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

For my last meal before heading back to college on Sunday my mom made me some enchiladas for lunch. Evidently these are in no way Paleo. My mom found the recipe off Pinterest. Enchiladas is one of my favorite meals and I always request some while I’m at home.

My Mom used some Green Chile sauce that was evidently quite chunky and made the enchiladas pretty hot. She made flat enchiladas instead of rolled so there was another stack of tortillas that we got into before I remembered to take a picture.WIAW Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

While eating these I was wishing my wisdom teeth were already healed because I would have eaten a lot more than I did! I think this is a recipe that we’ll be coming back to!

That’s all I’m going to include for today. I’m starting student teaching this week so lunch has been pretty boring as in peanut butter and honey sandwiches and carrots. Which is delicious if you ask me.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

What is something you baked lately? Any recipes you’re wanting to try?

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Thinking Out Loud: Cake for Breakfast

Good morning everyone! Today I’m linking up with Running With Spoons for Thinking Out Loud.

Birthday cake is always acceptable for breakfast. Always.

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My cousins look older than me, but I’m actually the oldest one. (My sister is in the middle.)

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Sometimes buying the wrong socks ends up being a life saver when you don’t want to shave your legs. (I know my thighs are exposed, but its really the lower half of my legs that get a little jungle-ish).

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The land has been greening up at home and looks beautiful right now. Say hi to the steers. I usually go with “Hey boys!” They always lift a hoof and wave at me or nod their head in recognition or turn and run the other way.

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When working for my Dad on our farm my hairstyle of choice is a cap. I just pull my hair through the back and voila! hair is done for the day.

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I didn’t work out yesterday. Tuesday’s workout at Crossfit was a tough one anyways.

WOD: 20 min of AMRAP

400m Run

10 Snatch-grip Deadlifts

20 Abmat Sit-Ups

30 Double Unders or 90 single unders

Once 4 rds were completed you got on a rower. I rowed for about 1 minute.

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Some of the kitties wanted to get into a staring contest the other day. They won. They beat me with their cuteness.

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My Mom made my favorite enchiladas for my early birthday dinner last night and they were super delicious and a little spicy with all the green chile! By the way don’t you just love our orange counter tops! I bet you’re going to pin orange counter tops on pinterest right now. Kidding.

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As I get older, I’ve realized that the gifts I get for my birthday really don’t matter. It’s just a nice reason to gather with family. It’s a nice reason to get together with your friends. Plus the gifts you get as a young adult aren’t as cool anyways. I’m incredibly blessed to have the family that I do.

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Have a great Thursday! Be sure to come back tomorrow for 21 Things I’ve Learned My 21st Year! Trust me I’ve learned a lot!

No questions. Just share your thoughts!

WIAW #3: Coconut Flour is Weird

It’s Wed. Nes. Day. So what does that mean? I’m linking up with Peas & Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday!

I woke up this morning craving a bowl of oatmeal and couldn’t convince my mind that something else might sound better. So right now I’m currently eating a bowl of oatmeal with peanut butter, strawberries, bananas, topped with cinnamon and honey.

WIAW jun 18 oatmeal

Now let’s see what else has graced my plate these last few days. Let’s start with more breakfast food.

WIAW 2 Jun 18Left: Tuesday morning I made protein pancakes for my breakfast. Once again I had some issues with the shape not looking like a normal pancake. They weren’t as bad as my continental pancakes, but still they weren’t pretty. This one is alright, but the second one…well there’s a reason it’s not pictured.

Right: I made some Paleo Pancakes with coconut flour. I wish I could say they were the best pancakes ever, but that coconut flour is a bit weird. My pancakes kind of tasted like those powdered donuts you get at a convenience store and I’m not a fan of those. They were also kind of dry. Next time I may try to use less coconut flour and add something in to moisten them up more like a banana.

WIAW 4 Jun 18Left: My Mom cooked dinner for my family, my grandpa, and my sister’s boyfriend the other night. We had smoked pork chops, baked potato, and a lettuce wedge. Those smoked porch chops were sooo good! I didn’t even have to break out the Heinz 57!

Right: After church on Father’s Day we went to a local favorite Mexican food restaurant. After devouring some chips and salsa, my enchiladas arrived. I ordered chicken enchiladas with green sauce and no cheese. I didn’t even miss the cheese. They were just as delicious without it! I’m still trying not to eat dairy for the sake of my complexion, but I’m honestly doing an awful job at avoiding it.

WIAW 1 Jun 18 Bowls of fruit have been an after lunch or dinner favorite lately. Lately I’ve been adding a spoonful of cool whip to sweeten things up. Most of the time it’s unnecessary, but when you have some really bitter blackberries it’s a lifesaver. And notice in the red bowl on the right there is a tiny slice of pound cake. Don’t ever take your first bite of pound cake. It’s pretty hard to resist.

WIAW 5 Jun 18Left: I had oatmeal for breakfast with a side of coffee. My coffee consumption is either off or on. I usually have a cup, but sometimes I can’t even drink half of it before it makes my stomach feel not-so-pleasant. I’m not sure if it’s the creamer or the coffee, but I need to start drinking some form of a replacement.

Right: Yesterday for lunch I had a almond butter and jelly sandwich on wheat bread. You really can never go wrong with a sandwich like that. I also had some of the chopped salad my mom made the night before. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the chopped salad. It was a lot easier for me to eat this salad than normal ones.

WIAW 5 Jun 17Right: Sunday afternoon my mom and I were craving something chocolatey with a milkshake taste. I made us some coffee shakes that were semi-healthy. Until I put whip cream on top and some chocolate syrup. We both concluded that they tasted better when the ice had melted a bit.

Left: Quest bars have been making an appearance every now and then as a snack. I had this cookie dough bar while I was driving the tractor the other afternoon. I love Quest bars. I need more of those in my life. Pronto.

Have you used coconut flour before? What is one of your favorite things you’ve eaten lately?