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So. Ive been paleo for a good 3-4 years now. I seem to have lost track. But if there is one thing I can tell you is prep prep prep!! Get your recipes, grocery list and time set aside once a week to prep and prepare all your food for the week. I do it every week and Lindsay does it every week for her and her family. It makes life a lot easier! Just do it! Challenge yourself to try to things and find some awesome staple recipes that you love and make them all the time. Your skin, your health and your body will thank you for it! Get over the " I dont like leftovers" If you are an athlete and are training or are just busy and on the go this will make your nutrition and training a HEY of a lot easier! 

Xoxo
Sarah

 
 
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This is seriously divine. Robust and full of great flavor!
This is paleo, fat loss paleo, and autoimmune paleo friendly!
What you need:

1 lb grass fed beef
3 cups chopped cabbage
1 cup fresh green beans
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped zucchini 
1 cup chopped jicama
1 T sesame seed oil (toasted. You can get it a trader joes)
2 T Tamari, or Coconut aminos or gluten free soy sauce
salt
crushed garlic
top with chopped green onions
pepper (optional, omit for autoimmune paleo)
optional add ins
water chestnuts
shredded carrots
sesame seeds
 Sautee the beef and onion together until cooked. 
In a big skillet mix all veggies and beef and onion together, add sesame oil and soy sauce and salt and pepper cook on medium-low until veggies are cooked to your liking. I cooked it long enough for the cabbage to be soft but the beans still a little crunchy!

Perfect dinner with a side of fresh avocado with sea salt and pepper. This has great fats and protein and veggies to keep your body repairing and healing through the night!

Bon appétit 
Xoxo 
Sa-RAH ;)

 
 
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This whole "Body By Vi" movement/scam/health threat has really got my attention lately. Its driving me crazy that people actually think this is a healthy option. I would NEVER consume this product for the obvious reasons of soy protein isolate, soy lecithin, and maltodextrin.. Just to name a FEW. To me this estrogen mimicking, fat storing shake is not worth the hype. Soy mimics the hormone estrogen which slows thyroid or even destroys thyroid function, causes weight gain and acne. Maltodextrin spikes insulin higher than sugar, which leads to fat storage. They say its digestive resistant maltodextrin, which doesnt make sense to me. But its all in the marketing! 

This SUPER FOOD greens shake will HELP BALANCE hormones, promote fat loss, revive sore muscles and give you lots of nutrients!

Chocolate, Cinnamon greens shake. I will provide links below each ingredient to help you find the product I use.

1 scoop of high quality greens powder, preferably organic, without a lot of "grasses" some are okay, too many are just fillers. This is where you will get most of your superfoods and greens. Very good for after a hard work out or on an empty tummy for tired and sore body!
http://www.iherb.com/Greens-World-Inc-Delicious-Greens-8000-Mocha-Cafe-10-6-oz-300-g/44122

1 scoop Egg white protein powder, with energizing bee pollen. Non dairy, easy to digest protein with essential amino acids and bee pollen to get to back moving after a hard workout or a long day!
http://www.iherb.com/Vitol-100-Egg-White-Protein-Ice-Cream-Vanilla-Flavor-40-oz-1132-g-Powder/12914

2T RAW cacao powder, a mayan superfood filled with magnesium. This helps with hunger, cravings, muscle soreness and digestion.
http://www.iherb.com/Navitas-Naturals-Cacao-Powder-Raw-Chocolate-Powder-16-oz-454-g/8254

1 tsp Maca Root Powder. THIS IS ESSENTIAL! This supports your whole endocrine system, promotes energy, balances hormones, boosts libido, and helps combat fatigue. 
PLEASE look up the health benefits, especially you women suffering from PMS.
http://www.iherb.com/Navitas-Naturals-Organic-Maca-Powder-Raw-Maca-Powder-16-oz-454-g/8260

10 drops of vanilla stevia, because I like some sweetness 
http://www.iherb.com/NuNaturals-Vanilla-Stevia-Alcohol-Free-2-fl-oz-59-ml/15940

Dash of cinnamon. This has a lot of antioxidants and helps regulate blood sugar. Promotes fat loss and helps with hunger.

1-2 cups of unsweetened almond or coconut milk. Which ever you prefer. I use light coconut milk from the can because I dont like it super thick. Or unsweetened almond milk by Silk because it has the least ingredients. I haven't made my own lately, and I need to!

Ice

Blender

Optional, Frozen banana, frozen berries for some post work out carb!

Wizzzz, Boom, Drink. You are done! 
Relaxed, Recovered, and you aren't harming your body!

Xoxoxo
Sarah


 
 
Im going to take a moment to re-cap what paleo/primal eating really looks like. Some people ask " Is this paleo because it is gluten free?" The answer is, no. If God didn't make it gluten free, then its not paleo. If it isn't in a package that GOD put it in, its not paleo. If it has an ingredient list, its probably not paleo. With the exception of a great dark chocolate. Mmmmmm. Side note--I just scored a RAW dark chocolate bar at a local health food store, and when this challenge is over, you best believe Im going to have a little indulgence! Paleo is all about eating real, whole foods. Unprocessed, Unrefined. Simple.
  • Protein... Grass fed beef, Pastured chicken, eggs, fish.
  • Veggies... All of them. Any veggie you can think of is paleo. Except corn,peas,beans. These aren't even veggies, but sometimes get put in the same category.
  • Fruit.. Low sugar fruits such as raspberries,blueberries,blackberries,strawberries. I also eat apples, pears and grapefruit for the enzymes, fiber, and carbs pre or post work out, or early in the day with breakfast.
  • Starchy Tubers.. Sweet potato, yams, root vegetables.
  • Nuts & seeds... Almonds, macadamia nuts, cashews and flax seeds are a few of my favs. Also, PEANUTS are not nuts, they are legumes, and toxic. Not paleo. I'll indulge with a dollop of organic peanut butter on my dark chocolate once in a while, Depending on how my gut is feeling. Peanuts can be very irritating to the gut.
  • Good fats.. Yes saturated fat is good for you! Grass fed butter, coconut oil, coconut milk, avocados, almond butter, lard, tallow, macadamia nut oil, avocado oil, olive oil. Remember, you need to eat fat to loose fat. Your hormones and metabolism need fat!
Be Blessed.
Xo
S



 
 
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Speaking of stress. Sometimes I get stressed because I literally make, bake, prepare 90% of what I eat. So when I got a call from a friend last week to go to her house for a completely PALEO dinner, I almost cried I was so happy. Its so nice to have someone else cook for you. Who knows exactly what you can, can't or choose not to eat. For those of you reading this for maybe the first time. Us paleo folks dont eat gluten,grains,sugar or dairy. For a variety of reasons including curing disease like hashimotos, curing IBS, treating adrenal fatigue and just all around feeling great even if you have no health issues what so ever. I feel that everyone should be on a paleo "diet" to remove toxins, have amazing energy and prevent health issues and loosing lots of fat is a nice side effect too. It consists of Meats, veggies, nuts, seeds, some fruits and little starch. She made a dinner of slow cooked, grass fed short ribs, baked butternut squash (which I didn't eat because Im not eating starch right now, which she totally understood and I felt so comfortable telling her that I wasn't eating that right now. I wasn't judged not one bit. But it looked amazing) a big salad with EVOO and an aged balsamic vinegar that was perfection. One of our other friends brought fresh chopped peppers and homemade guac that was so good. I didn't have to bring ANYTHING! WIN! I brought the host some pastured eggs. Only us paleo's would be happy to receive eggs as a host gift! We started the night by coming up with a plan for me to loose fat, gain muscle, tone up, and rev up my metabolism while keeping my adrenal glands and thyroid perfectly functioning. She is a personal trainer who's whole family lives a paleo lifestyle. She was the perfect person to help me with my plan! Ill blog about it soon. They had wine, I made a fire in her fireplace. We ate, relaxed and I was in bed by 930p. It was perfection. 

  • Paleo Guac!
  •  4 avocados
  • 1 jalapeno ( I like some spice)
  • 1/2 limes juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped tomato 
  •  1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 cup diced red onion ( I love onion)
  • 1 tsp celtic sea salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Smash and mix all together!
  • You can add whatever you want! Dip any veggies in it!
  • Put in on top a grass fed burger wrapped in lettuce. 
  • Eat with a spoon!
Enjoy!
Xoxo
S


***Follow my friend, Karina (Who made dinner) On Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/eatplaylive 

 
 
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This was a good hearty meal that I lived on for about a week! 
It has great flavor and as it sits it gets even better!

  • 1 Lb Organic Italian Sausage. I couldn't find any so I used "Smart Chicken" Italian chicken Sausage
  • 1/2 lb left over meat, I used grass fed beef. You can use ham, turkey, chicken, whatever you want! 
  • Chicken Broth  6 cups. Or more if you want a less dense soup.
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cups cauliflower 
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 cups chopped kale. I used green and purple kale. Purple kale is beautiful! I love pretty food!
  • 1 cup cabbage chopped
  • 3 basil leaves Chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • a couple shakes paprika
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • sea salt 
  • pepper
  • Any seasoning you see fit. It melts together perfectly!
Simmer the broth with onion, garlic, seasonings and left over meat.
Pan sear the italian sausage, when finished, add to broth.
simmer for 10 mins then add the rest of the veggies and let cook all the way through on low, about a half hour or longer, it doesn't matter too much!
This is easy and simple and makes a BIG pot! 
You can add goat cheese or feta cheese on top! 

Im not a measurer when it comes to seasonings, I-get-it-from-my-mama!
Add whatever you want! Get creative!

Xo
S

 
 
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Ghee? Whats Ghee? Ghee is clarified butter. This means the milk fat has been removed. It has no lactose or casein. You can buy this at the store but it has a unique flavor. I prefer to make it at home so its a little more fresh.  This is a much healthier approach to soy butter or "I can't believe its all chemicals" ;) I recently removed all forms of casein from my diet and my skin is SO CLEAR! Im loving it more then cheese, butter and yogurt!

What you need
  • Grass Fed (Pastured) butter
  • a bowl
  • coffee filter
  • strainer
  • spoon
  • cheese cloth
 Heat the butter in a small sauce pan. Place the coffee filter in the strainer and place the strainer on top of the bowl. Most of the butter wont drip through, but once it comes to room temperature the mil solids will be at the top and you can scrape them off.  Once you scrape off the milk solids, reheat it  and then strain the same way but with a cheese cloth. This will remove and milk that was missed. Put in a jar in the fridge and smear it on paleo bread, put herbs in it and smear it on your chicken before you bake it or cook your pastured eggs in it! Heres to clear skin and real buttah! 

Xoxo

 
 
My meals and food have changed! I can't wait to share it with all of you. Im still paleo/primal but with a new twist! Stay tuned! 

XOXO
S
 
 
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I stole this and modified it from Lauren over at healthy indulgences! Love Her!
I think I am going to make a BIG batch of this to thanksgiving and serve with berries and homemade whipped cream! 

Dairy-Free Chocolate mousse

1/4 Cup Organic Hot Decaf Coffee
1/4 cup coconut milk
3 1/2 squares bakers chocolate (unsweetened)
3 T erythritol Or Just like sugar (natural sweetener(s))
1/8 tsp pure stevia extract
2 pastured eggs-room temp
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 T coconut milk + 2 T coconut oil

Chop chocolate very finely
Heat coffee and 1/4 cup coconut milk in a small pan until bubbly
add heated coffee mixture, sweeteners, chocolate and vanilla to a hight speed blender and blend until chocolate is melted.

add eggs, coconut oil/ coconut milk and blend for 1 min

pour into small serving dishes or one larger dish and refrigerate for atleast 4 hours. The mousse with get very thick after its chilled!
Serve with whipped coconut milk or cream and nuts or use as a fresh or dried fruit dip! 

 
 
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Caesar Dressing- Two Ways
(One with anchovy. One without!)
My Fav is the one with anchovies!
1 Egg
2 T lemon juice
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, pressed.
1/2 t sea salt
1/4 t pepper
3/4 cup oil ( I use avocado oil for the mild flavor. You could use macadamia nut oil or olive oil as well, flavor may be a tad different) 
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
2 T anchovy paste, or 3-4 anchovy filets
blend everything EXCEPT oil, then slowly add until combined and thickened a little. The rest will thicken in the fridge!

No fish recipe
2-3 cloves of garlic, pressed.
1/3 cup oil of choice (avocado or mac nut oil )
1 T red wine vinegar
1 t worcestershire sauce
1/4 t grey poupon mustard
juice of one lemon
salt & pepper to taste
1/4 cup parm cheese
Blend and chill!

You can use this in salad, coleslaws, chicken toppings.

Be Blessed!
Xxoxoxo
S