Friday, January 31, 2014

5 Ingredient Paleo Fudge (Primal Fudge)


I love rich chocolate, love, love love it! It could be a real problem, if it were not for healthy recipes like this. 
Primal Fudge! Gah I love it! Also, I am no chef, so the easier the better!  I found this recipe here. As you'll see in the end mine did not turn out as pretty as hers did, but I'm sure they taste just as yummm! 
Alright here is what you need. 


1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup high quality cocoa powder
1/2 cup smooth almond or peanut butter
1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Melt coconut oil. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender. If coconut oil is warm enough you can just stir ingredients with a fork until smooth.  Pour into paper-lined muffin tin cups or silicon muffin cups and fill half-inch full. Chill for 30 minutes or freeze for 10 minutes. When firm, remove. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. I recommend freezing them, just because they taste so good frozen.





I mean it's pretty hard to go wrong with coco and honey.


Like I said, not the prettiest (I might have to invest in some silicone muffin tins) but man were they good! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wellness Tea


It's that time of year...still. Between breathing in Utah's nasty inversion air and the dry dusty air pumped out of heaters my sinus passage takes a beating over these cold months. I drink lots of herbal tea, lots , but sometimes I need something a little stronger.
I tried this "sick tea" at a local coffee shop and loved it. The spice from the pepper clears out my sinuses while the local honey coats my dry scratchy throat, and the lemon, can we talk about lemons?
I decided I could probably throw some together at home, after all I have all the ingredients, and I know how to boil water. 
Here is my home brewed recipe for the sick tea that I prefer to call wellness tea (after all I never get sick, I stay well...) 

 Few cups hot water (I boil mine, so hot I can't drink it for a while)
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Teaspoon of local honey (more or less to taste)
A few sprinkles of ground red pepper (more or less depending on your spice tolerance, mine is low, very low)
Pour all these into a large mug stir a bit and drink deeply. 



Lemon

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Lemon Basil Garlic Chicken

A client recommended this recipe to me. I thought it sounded pretty great. I decided to make a couple of changes to it. Here is my amended version of this amazing dish.

Ingredients
4 Boneless, Skinless chicken breasts
1/2 C chicken broth
2-3 T Coconut oil
3-4 cloves of garlic, diced (I used the stuff in a jar...)
Zest of 1 1/2 Lemons (zest makes everything better)
Juice of 1 1/2 Lemons
1/4 Sweet onion (or dried onion flakes) Use to taste
Dried Basil
Dried Parsley
Fresh Ground Pepper
Garlic Powder

I did as little prep as possible (see also: I hate cooking) I sort of just threw everything in the crock pot, here are some more specific directions.

Place chicken breasts in crock pot
Wash lemons, then zest them onto the chicken in the crock pot.
Sprinkle in the dry spices and onion, I just put in a couple of shakes of everything.
Juice lemons and pour into crock pot, add chicken broth and coconut oil.
Put lid on crock pot and cook on low for about 6 hours. 
If your chicken breasts are frozen, or larger you may need to cook it a bit longer, or hotter. 

Soak in the yummy lemon garlic heaven that will be your home for the next several hours.

I like to shred the chicken with a large fork while it's still in the crock pot, but you can dish it out however you'd like. 

Enjoy! 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

How To Be Successful

Success is a funny little thing that seems to elude some and be given abundantly to others. Unfortunately there is not one trait that differentiates those who are wildly successful and those who wind up quitting/failing every project they take one.
I love this info graphic showing some of the habits that can help you be more successful! 

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