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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5 On Friday: Pancakes & Pinterest

It’s Fridayyyyy!!

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1. Pancakes. No better way to start off a Friday morning than with a plate of pancakes.

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2. FitAID and a good workout. It’s like a mimosa in a can. One of my CrossFit coaches gave me one to try after our workout yesterday.

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Yesterday I was the only one in class! It was like a personal training session, luckily one of the coaches did the WOD with me. We worked on snatches which I have some mobility to work on. And the WOD was: AMRAP 10 min: 10 deadlifts, 5 shoulder to overhead, 10 front rack reverse lunges, 20 double unders. I used 55lbs and it was the perfect amount to really challenge me but not prevent me from going as hard as I could. Evidently I got a little sweaty from my gray shirt sweat stains.

3. I’m going up to Albuquerque for a weekend with my best girlfriends. Not living near them is hard, so I’m super excited to spend the weekend with them and catch up!

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4. Funny Tweets. I was reading through my favorited tweets the other night and was dying laughing. I’ll share a few.

I promise I will never do this when I become a parent, but that is a scary thought.

5. My pinning on Pinterest has been on point this week. Here’s a few of my faves.

I just love doing Friday blog posts. They’re so much fun and laidback! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

What are some of your favorite things for today?

WIAW #4 Mom’s Birthday

It’s a foggy morning here as I’m constructing this blog post and it’s Wednesday so that means I’m linking up with Peas and Crayons for:

Peas and Crayons

On a foggy morning I always crave something warm, so oatmeal was my breakfast of choice. And if you’re really curious you could probably zoom in and read my to-do list. It’ll blow your mind. Actually if you can even read my handwriting you’re doing pretty good.

WIAW jun 25 breakfast

Speaking of oatmeal I had it a few more times for breakfast this past week.

WIAW 1 jun 25On the left: Peaches aren’t something you normally see on my blog, but whenever we make a trip to Austin we always bring home peaches. These peaches are pretty tasty.

On the right: One of my more normal oatmeal combinations: strawberries, bananas, peanut butter, cinnamon, and honey.

Keeping with the breakfast theme we’ll move on to pancakes.

WIAW 2 jun 25On the left: I made these pancakes for my Mom on her birthday last Friday. I’ll have to share the recipe for these sometime on my blog because they were amazing! I had a hard time finishing those two on my plate which isn’t normal for me. They were dense with great flavor. Good pancakes just make my day.

On the right: Once again I made some protein pancakes that had came out in weird oblong shapes. At least they had more of a circular form to them than my continent pancakes.

WIAW #4 jun 25Top: For some odd reason I just felt weird about putting seafood right across from a chocolate cake in my collage, so I gave them some respectful distance. For my mom’s birthday we went to eat at Red Lobster. I’m not the most experienced see food eater, so I stuck with coconut shrimp. I got a little wild by ordering crab legs which I know are pretty tasty.

However, I always forget how much work crab legs are. I crunched and cracked trying to get a decent amount of meat out of the legs. Most of the time I just got a baby bite, but the few times I actually got a whole chunk of crab leg meat out was pretty exciting. And it probably only happened twice.

Bottom: My mom requested a Dr. Pepper cake for her birthday, so that’s what I made her. I was worried it wasn’t going to turn out very good, but it was thankfully a success. The cake part reminded us of a Texas sheet cake taste and texture (if you haven’t had Texas sheet cake you need to check your priorities). The frosting part was drizzled over the top and sank into the cake. If you really, really want the recipe for Dr. Pepper cake I can give it to you. Es pretty bueno.

CrossFit Interruption: At the box we’ve been going to they do something special when it’s your birthday. So last Friday they made a WOD just for my mom. You’re thinking “Awww how nice!” No. No it wasn’t nice at all.

WIAW jun 25 mom's wod

Here’s what went down:

Buy-in 19 Burpee Box Jumps: Those were fun until I got to around my 10th one.

4 rounds of:

6 Thrusters: I looked forward to these…

20 hand release push-ups: Because push-ups are rough and I hated the moment when I finished thrusters and had to start push-ups again.

Buy-Out: 67 Kettlebell swings. These were okay. If you look at the numbers for the buy-in and buy-out they form the year my mom was born. (Mom notice that I didn’t outright give away your birth year!)

My birthday is this Friday, so I’m a bit nervous to see what they have designed for us. I was born in 1992 so there will likely be 92 of something. What that 92 will be is the big question.

Let’s move on to happier things.

WIAW #5 jun 25Left: Ater dinner plate of strawberries and bananas with peanut butter and a few chocolate chips.

Right: Quest bars are still making an appearance when I need a snack and Cookies & Cream has remained as my favorite flavor. I had the one above yesterday afternoon while I was driving the tractor. I have to stay alert somehow.

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On the left: One night this week we had salmon with green beans, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. And I had a big crunchy carrot too.

On the right: We needed to do something with the peaches before they went bad, so my mom made a peach crisp. Basically a crisp is oatmeal and brown sugar covering whatever fruit you are using. And it was delicious. I may have had more than one bowl of it.

Though my actual birthday isn’t till Friday we’re having family over tonight to have my birthday dinner. You mean you still have birthday parties with your family. Yes, we sure do. I don’t care about presents anymore, it’s just a great reasons for us to all get together. That also means another chocolate cake will be making an appearance tonight.

That’s all I have for you today! If you feel up to it check out my first article on FitBodyHQ called 7 Things to Expect Your First Time Trying Crossfit.

Have a great Wednesday erry’body!!

Do you like peaches? What kind of birthday cake do you like?