Archives for June 2009

New macaroon topper

Hey guys! How’s your day going?? Things are bueno over here 😀

I started out the morning with a light green juice:


(1 pear, 1 apple, 1/2 cucumber. big handful of parsley)

and a walk with the puppen-havens (puppies) 🙂

When we got back to the casa, I had the standard bfast:


It fills me up perfectly and I feel like the day hasn’t properly started until I’ve had some almond butter. Speaking of almond butter, THIS is my new favorite:


Woodstock farms raw almond butter!! I picked it up at the health store last week, and fell in love instantly. It even beat out Trader Joe’s, which was my previous fave. It has a very similar taste to the TJs AB, but is much thicker and less watery.

Look how creamy this stuff is:


(That pic was for you, HEAB)

Perfect for topping a macaroon:


And then stuffing said ‘roon into my face 😀

I had a few training appointments this morning, which were a lot of fun because the people I’m training right now crack me up. We were doing dumbbell upright rows (for shoulders) and the lady this morning said “You’re lucky I don’t have big tatas, or I would be wacking them with these dumbbells”. HIGHlarious 😉

I came back to the casa and got dinner into the slow cooker for the pilot, since I wont be home until 9:45 or so tonight.


Spicy Chicken in Peanut Sauce

-Spray slow cooker with nonstick spray and add a large chopped onion, 2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles (undrained) and 1 can (14.5 oz) of crushed tomatoes; season with 1.5 ts of cumin, 1 ts cinnamon, salt, pepper, and 2 tbs of honey (I used agave)

-Brown 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (seasoned with S&P) on med-high heat for 4 minutes

-Add the chicken to the slow cooker and cover with sauce

-Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours

-Stir in 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter and serve over rice

Super easy, huh?? I put the chicken in the sauce and put the jar of peanut butter next to the slow cooker with the 1/2 measuring cup on top of the peanut butter jar, This way, when the pilot gets home, all he has to do is stir in the peanut butter, let it heat through, and feast out.

I went back to the gym to do Day 2 of this week’s shape up plan (those walk out push-ups were intense!) and then came back to the casa for lunch, which was super unique and way delicious.

Raw Sweet Potato and Beet Pesto pasta from this book


It’s just spiralized beet and 1/2 sweet potato, topped with an easy pesto sauce (EVOO, sea salt, garlic, pepper) and I added oregano and red chili flakes, grape tomatoes and raw goat cheddar for dessert.

Definitely an example of things you don’t think would go together AT ALL, but were perfect foodie harmony


Now I’m stuffed, and going to take a nap before teaching spin and training clients until later tonight. I hope you have a great day and I’ll see ya soon!



image  Shape Up girls: The spreadsheet has been updated- get those points in there! 😀 Keep up the amazing work!

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