Archives

Lemon Blueberry Popsicles

044-003

Popsicles are the PERFECT summer treat for me. I personally am not a huge baker, as you may have noticed from the distinct lack of baking recipes on my blog. I love treats, don’t get me wrong, but I just find everything so expensive here in Canada and I would much rather just mix a dab of honey with almond butter and cocoa powder and eat that with a spoon than actually put in the effort to turn on an oven. Especially on a hot summer day!

These popsicles came to me because a flavor I am constantly craving is lemon blueberry loaf. I don’t know why…but it has left an imprint on me! I think I had it once, and the thought of it has never left me. I should probably at least attempt muffins sometime soon. Fat Burning Chef has a lemon loaf I could add blueberries to as well, hmmm.

Back to popsicles though.

They’re greeeaaaat!

Easy to make, pretty healthy as far as treats go, and homemade popsicles are pretty much always better than store bought anyways. It’s basically a home run.

In case you want to know where I got my molds…I don’t know. I can’t remember!!! I went looking in a bunch of local shops recently and I couldn’t find any there, either. I found a few cool ones on amazon though! So check that out if you are in need.

031-002

Lemon Blueberry Popsicles

Makes 4
Ingredients
1 cup frozen blueberries
4 ice cubes
4 tbsp. coconut milk
3 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. honey

Instructions

1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender. If it is too thick to blend or there is not enough to fill the cups completely, you can use a bit of cold water to level it out.

2. Pour or scoop blended mixture into popsicles and freeze until fully frozen, minimum 2 hours.

3. To remove from popsicle molds, run under hot water until they loosen up.

036-002

There you have it! It’s easy and they are really delicious. Sweet and tart and cooling on a hot day. Don’t be fooled though…they are really good on a cold day, too!

PS. In case you missed it, the Fat Burning Chef e-cookbook is on sale for this week ONLY! You’ll have a chance to win an ipad and a 100 dollar gift card to amazon as well so go check it out!!

Follow Me On:
FACEBOOKTWITTERINSTAGRAMPINTEREST

Tangy & Sweet Mustard Chicken Legs

046-001

This chicken recipe…ooooh this chicken recipe! I’m sorry, but it is just so tasty I can’t help but get really really excited over it. Finding a new glaze that isn’t full of preservatives, sugar, soy, etc. makes me oh so happy inside! I can’t wait to slather some of this all over some chicken thighs, I think that would be wonderful as well! I think it would even taste good on pork chops…hmmm.

043-001

But really though.

It’s so good.

The reason it’s so good is a combination of tangy, peppery, creamy and sweet flavours coming together on top of delicious, tender meat. Oh yeah. The different flavour notes combine to make these chicken legs unforgettable!

036-001

Tangy & Sweet Mustard Chicken Legs

Makes 2 Chicken Legs (serves 2)

Ingredients
2 tbsp. Honey Mustard (I use a local, low sugar, sweetened with real honey variety, erabaille brand)
1 tbsp. coconut milk (canned)
1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. black pepper

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Mix together sauce ingredients. Smear on top of 2 chicken legs.

3. Place in oven for 45 minutes or until cooked through. Chicken should read at least 160 degrees on a cooking thermometer before being eaten.

030-001027-001

Enjoy!!

 

Follow Me On:

FACEBOOKTWITTERINSTAGRAMPINTEREST

Spicy Egg stuffed Tomatoes

021-001

This may sound obvious, but social media is a very wonderful thing. Between facebook, twitter, and instagram I have made a lot of online friends! I love interacting with likeminded people and being inspired by them. One of the awesome people I have ‘met’ is @ashatude on twitter! Shout out to Ashley :) She tweeted me a photo of this delicious breakfast and I had to take a crack at it myself! Of course I never bothered to actually read the recipe until after I was done cooking…I have an odd way of doing things. Mostly I was just to lazy to dig it up in my twitter, I won’t lie to you.

In the end, it turned out I did tweak it a bit by separating the yolks and adding hot sauce to the egg whites. You gotta have hot sauce! I just plopped the yolk right back on top after and voila. Delicious spicy eggs stuffed inside of tomatoes and cooked to perfection. It really doesn’t get much better, except for when you eat is alongside rose hip kombucha and snow peas! Snow peas are my favorite thing. They are so delicious it’s crazy!

023-001

Ingredients
1 Large Tomato
2 eggs
1/2 tsp hot sauce (I use frank’s original…no creepy ingredients!)
sprinkle of organic garlic powder

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut the tomato in half and scoop out the middle. You can throw it out or be cool like me and eat it. Place the tomato cups in a greased muffin tin for stability.

2. Crack the eggs into a small dish and separate the yolks out into another. whisk the hot sauce into the whites, and pour them into the tomato cups.

3. Slide the yolks back on top of the tomato and egg white cup. I use my hands, just be careful! Sprinkle with garlic powder and bake for 25 minutes.

4. Remove from oven and serve with whatever you fancy!

030-001

PRO TIP: Ever bake eggs and have them cake onto the container in which you baked them? When washing, sprinkle and scrub with baking soda and then pour a bit of water into it and let it soak. The baking soda does an awesome job of de-sticking the egg, much more than soap can accomplish! Don’t ruin your pans any longer!

#Walk365 Week 1 Recap

Woot! Week 1 is done and I am super happy! I have really gotten my walk on this past week, and I captured some pretty great photos while I was at it, too! No one has joined me YET, but I’ve been getting a lot of love for my #walk365 photos on instagram so that makes me happy. Tag me in your next walking pic and I will shout you out on my page1 @canadagirleatspaleo on instagram. You can also post photos to my wall on facebook here, tweet at me, or just leave me comment here!

So here are my stats for the week:

WALKS: 7 / 7
Total Time: 310 mins aka 5.16 hours! HOLY.
Distance: roughly 15 miles :D

IMG_20130501_163921
Day 1: 6 am Dew
IMG_20130502_122838
Day 2: Mileage and flowers I found
IMG_20130502_201325
Day 3: Grounding walk in the grass
IMG_20130503_125126
Day 4: Taking the stairs in my new shoes
IMG_20130505_145335
Day 5: View from the trail
IMG_20130505_185651
Day 6: Emergency Helicopter at the hospital
IMG_20130506_171820
Day 7: Me in the sunshine!

Time to continue! I will be walking to the bookstore today to buy Gather, I can’t freaking wait!!! It’s going to be a great addition to my collection. Bill and Haley are geniuses.

Paleo Simple Sweet Potato Soup

This is something I came up with out of desperation. Everyone says drink your bone broth but I just don’t really enjoy the flavour all by itself. Not enough to drink it straight up at least! I was feeling under the weather though and needed to get it in me, plus I was hungry too. This is what I concocted!

paleo soup-001

Simple Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients
1 c Bone Broth (I used chicken)

1 sweet potato

salt, pepper, nutmeg

Instructions
1. Bake a sweet potato, I microwaved mine to get it done quickly.

2. Using a blender or immersion blender, combine the baked sweet potato with 1 cup hot bone broth. Blend until Smooth.

3. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

paleo bone broth1-001

Yeah, I know, it’s the most basic thing EVER! But it did hit the spot and it was super fast to make too. I already had the broth hot in the crockpot so it made it even more simple. When you are sick and you just don’t feel like cooking, try this!

Sweet Potatoes are full of vitamins and minerals that will help you heal. Apparently ‘1’ (I say that because they vary in size so much!) sweet potato has: 769% of your daily vitamin A, 65% of your daily vitamin C, and a ton of other vitamins and minerals including potassium, manganese, and magnesium. Hmm…I’m deficient in magnesium and manganese, maybe THAT’s why I love sweet potatoes so much. I doubt it though! I just think they taste amazing.

paleo sweet potato soup1-001