Friday, October 21, 2011

i have started to realize that i do have a lot more energy since finding wellness mama, primal toad and a few lots others. eat fat, get fit had just posted about having energy. and i'm realizing that i am getting more energy. even amongst all of my daily major stresses.
i've been up today (got today off of work) about 6:30 am. ate bacon for breakfast about 10 or so. drank water til then. walked my little k to school and back. worked on the cake (not for me, but that cheesecake part sure is tempting), cleaned, blogged, shopped, cleaned a little bit more, went on another walk and i could still be active. this is a big accomplishment for me. whereas i would love to have a nap, i haven't really been tired for a nap. 
i have been sleeping pretty well at night because i can remember my dreams. 
last night i dreamt about the mayans (if you are a SOA fan, you know what i'm talking about)
energy is great. less stress would be great too, but i'm working on that slowly but surely. 
eat lots of fat. 
i can tell when i need fat. 
for breakfast on the go, i will scramble up one or two fresh eggs with coconut oil, maybe some prosciutto and then i typically top it with avocado. 
that makes my day at work so much smoother. i might even have the raw protein powder, just to make sure i have enough protein and fat. 
i have been basically sugar free since august 1. i have had refined carbs i think 3 times and every time, i felt sick.
so instead of feeling sick, i feel good.
i am feeling better, thinking better and perhaps even looking better!

i made the cake. i want to try it so bad
i made the cake part like i said
with the fresh strawberry cake
and cheesecake
but then i changed the icing to this
1 lbs cream cheese
1/2 lb butter
2 cups powdered sugar
whatever flavoriing you want

make sure your cream cheese and butter are softened. 
mix butter and cream cheese til well blended. 
add powdered sugar. 
this came from a professional or semi pro cake maker
and it worked great for my cake
even spread on the regular cake and the cheese cake filling

oh yeah
i frosted the bottom layer
put on the cheesecake layer (almost broke it, so be gentle)
since there was a little lip/edge thing from the cheesecake, 
i mixed strawberry puree with some frosting and poured it in there
i forgot to take a picture, but here ya go, an afterthought
it was perfect
and i think is going to make this super delectable 
then i put the top layer on
 and i tried a new method of using straws to strengthen the cake.
i'm not sure if this needed it, but it would hold all of the pieces in place.
and it was easy, so why not

and iced that sucker with the cream cheese icing.
and smoothed everything out with dipping my spatula in a bit of water

i wish i could dig in. because i think this will be one of the tastiest cakes ever
who cares what it looks now

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

a friend requested a cake for her 16 year old.
decorated like a golf green.
but she wants a cheesecake. 
maybe even strawberry cheesecake.
so this is my idea that i will try out
fresh strawberry cake (which i've made and was perfect, not too sweet or anything)

and then color the cream cheese green and conquer the most unique request for a cake in my short history of making cakes.

next request is a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for a smurfs birthday. 
and cupcakes. 
ideas anyone?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

one more recipe.
that was a total hit. 
but first off...
breakfast was fried eggs and bacon. yumm. and a plumcot.
throughout the day, i finished the rest of the bacon. 
and then i didn't have any bacon left. 
during the day, my hubby said he had been craving fish.
and i had some flounder in the freezer.
with a recipe that needed a lot of improvement.

so here goes.

1 lb or more of flounder
1 onion
bacon grease
carrots, peas, potatoes (i was lazy and used a mixture of frozen and canned)

put flounder in a baking dish. saute onions in butter from the fried eggs. add in the carrots to the onions sauteing. add in all of the bacon grease. saute that sucker like crazy. put the potatoes and peas in with the flounder. add salt, pepper, celery salt, and whatever other spice sounds good.
dump on the bacon greased/sauteed onions.

bake in oven for 30 minutes at 350

eat up and enjoy!

let me know what you think
a completely paleo friendly recipe that i made up all by myself. 
i'm quite proud of this feat. 
but even more amazing, is that it is ridiculously easy. 
and anyone can have skills like this

1 lb ground beef
1 onion
some mushrooms
1 clove garlic

1 bag frozen cauliflower
4 T butter
4 T sour cream or yogurt
garlic powder
salt pepper

brown up ground beef. throw diced onion. toss in mushroom and garlic. salt & pepper.

in a pot, cook the cauliflower with some water, until it is very soft.
i blended it up in my blender with some butter and sour cream and garlic powder

spoon on the mashed cauliflower to a plate. then add on the ground beef yumminess. 

oh, and i top just about everything with parmesian, which i did here too!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Milk, Minus the Cow

as i'm bored and not really focusing on much, i start flipping through the "yahoo news" (still not sure who decides what makes the news, but anyways) i see this article about alternative milks. coconut milk is my fav... and the con they put for it should be a pro... the saturated fat is good for your brain, development and just about everything else. i was pretty amazed to see that they did list that soy milk has been linked to breast cancer. i wonder how many people actually will listen. i've noticed that soy is the most popular in the stores, next to cow's milk. and that everyone thinks they are being super ultra healthy when they eat soy milk, soy butter, and all those other soy things... alas, my rant for the day

i made a yummy breakfast that i wanted to share.

and a new recipe i found for coconut flour pancakes

Recipe Notes: Both cow and coconut milk work well in this recipe. You can also add cinnamon or fruit as desired. Just keep the pancakes small and watch them so they don’t burn.
·         4 eggs, room temperature
·         1 cup milk (raw cow’s or coconut both work)
·         2 teaspoons vanilla extract
·         1 tablespoon honey or a pinch of stevia
·         1/2 cup coconut flour
·         1 teaspoon baking soda
·         1/2 teaspoon sea salt
·         coconut oil or butter for frying
1.       Preheat griddle over medium-low heat. In a small bowl beat eggs until frothy, about two minutes. Mix in milk, vanilla, and honey or stevia.
2.      In a medium-sized bowl combine coconut flour, baking soda, and sea salt and whisk together. Stir wet mixture into dry until coconut flour is incorporated.
3.      Grease pan with butter or coconut oil. Ladle a few tablespoons of batter into pan for each pancake. Spread out slightly with the back of a spoon. The pancakes should be 2-3 inches in diameter and fairly thick. Cook for a few minutes on each side, until the tops dry out slightly and the bottoms start to brown. Flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
4.      Serve hot with butter, coconut oil, honey, syrup, or fruit.

i burned mine. well, they were black. but they tasted good nonetheless!
add that with some sausage, onions, potatoes and a bit of cheese toasted in the broiler. 
even all the kids ate, without a fuss!