Speaking of eating…

August 23, 2010

It’s Monday! That is either a great thing, or a why-the-hell-is-it-already-Monday-again thing. From my computer, it’s a great thing, since Monday means CrossFit! I’m truly addicted… can you tell?

Strength Workout today was trainer’s pick (miscellaneous day):

Weighted Box Pistols (add weight after completing 3 pistols each leg)

  • 2 sets of 3 each leg, unweighted
  • 3 sets of 3 each leg, (holding) 8kg kettlebell (about 17.6 lbs)

Plyo Box Series (16″ box jumps, 15 seconds sets, 15 seconds rest, repeated 4 times for each movement)

  • Lateral Power Step
  • Lateral Jumps
  • Forward Power steps
  • Forward Jumps

WOD: As many rounds as possible in 8 minutes

  • 5 burpees
  • 600 meter run (run only once)
  • THEN repeating the following for the remainder of 8 min:
    • 5 burpees (at top of each minute remaining)
    • Kettlebell snatch (as many as possible until start of burpees) 12kg (about 26 lbs)

Love myself some CrossFit… In fact, I did a few mention-worthy workouts, which I have posted to my other blog: Powered By Paleo. (like the plug? Work in progress site for now…)

So, speaking of eating… who doesn’t love those weekend eats recaps?

What's inside the boxes?

Yes, I am whole!

Cafe Gratitude's Macrobiotic Bowl of quinoa, shredded kale, sea vegetables, kimchi, sprouts, and garlic-tahini sauce. Mmmmm.

I am Rapture: Raw Chocolate Layer Cake

Homemade Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream (dairy free, gluten free, and good... even Paleo worthy!)

Turns out, my ice cream maker DOES make ice cream… but the freezer has to be set to a low enough temperature to actually freeze the core… recipe here.

And a Paleo breakfast? No problem. How about waffles?

Warm, toasty, fluffy, coconut butter covered Paleo waffles.

Remember these? I used the same recipe as before but threw in a smooshed (love that word) banana. Drizzled with a dash of maple syrup and enjoyed before an “at-home” CrossFit workout.

And that leads me to a quick and easy recipe; Great for entertaining, fast meal or appetizer plate, or just a snack.

Tomato Basil Bites

It starts with fresh, juicy, homegrown tomatoes…

…jazzed up with some fresh mozzarella cheese (yeah, not quite dairy free, but still delicious if this step is omitted.)

Top each slice of cheese with a fresh basil leaf, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, and fresh cracked pepper, and you’ve got yourself a nutrient packed, delicious dish.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh tomatoes, any amount, sliced
  • Mozzarella cheese, sliced thinly
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Assemble as shown and enjoy with fork, fingers, or as those who consume gluten, a cracker or bread.

So, that was my Monday Recap for you. I have a lot more foods and eats and recipes, oh and workouts, to share.

The Cookie Bar: Sneak preview of a Paleo, gluten and dairy free, recipes

QUESTION OF THE DAY: What is your favorite way to workout? Mine lately has definitely been lifting weights. I’m a bit addicted to increasing the weights and pushing myself. So hard in such a rewarding way! What about you?

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Laury @thefitnessdish August 25, 2010 at 4:36 AM

Great workouts!!!

I was ALWAYS partial the weight lifting, it’s what I do best…but lately I have been doing more yoga, even though I am not very good at it, I feel it’s an area I need to practice, and I always feel AMAZINLY revitalized after wards!!!

Those Paleo waffles look unreal, girl!!!

XO
.-= Laury @thefitnessdish´s last blog ..Grilled Polenta with White Beans &amp Tomatoes =-.

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Pure2raw twins August 24, 2010 at 4:03 PM

YUM!! Everything looks great…I really wish we had a waffle maker.

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nelly August 24, 2010 at 7:32 AM

that bowl sounds incredible…and everything i love is in it…kimchi, quinoa, sea veggies, sprouts and garlic tahini…need to make that for myself…

and those tomatoes with basil and balsamic…BEAUTIFUL!!!

be still my heart…hehe!!!

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Maggie(livingfoodjunkie) August 24, 2010 at 6:43 AM

hmm fav would be turbo jamming, and kick boxing! Sooo much fun 🙂 And I feel it in seconds. Can’t wait to see your recipes and more foods/eats! They always look delicious 😀
.-= Maggie(livingfoodjunkie)´s last blog ..Flowers &amp Granola =-.

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Christine August 24, 2010 at 4:59 AM

DUDE. The cake and cookie bar look fantastic. Cookie bar recipe? 😉

Oh, and I think you already know what exercise I’d vote as my favorite 😉
.-= Christine´s last blog ..Impulse Buying- A Virtue Disguised as a Vice =-.

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Sarah @Gluten-free tries Vegan August 24, 2010 at 3:06 AM

At the moment I am loving running. I swap and change my workouts all the time. I was recently just focussing on yoga but having re-joined the gym 2 months ago I am loving it! I’m SO tempted by strength training but have no idea where to start so we’ll see if that evolves. 🙂
.-= Sarah @Gluten-free tries Vegan´s last blog ..Goody Good Sweets! =-.

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Ela August 23, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Ah, I miss Cafe Gratitude… But your own food looks just as beautiful. So glad your ice cream worked out.

Speaking of workouts – these days I can’t do very much exercise, but I love doing things that are out in nature and using my own body. So lately, some hiking (not too long) and ‘the Five Tibetans’ – I blogged about them a few days ago. I used to do a lot of treeclimbing and hill/mountain hiking. We live on the edge of a bluff and my husband has a couple ropes going down at different points that he likes to go up and down – I love doing that too, when my energy’s up to it.

love to see your paleo-style baking!
love
Ela
.-= Ela´s last blog ..The View From Here-Up For This Week Confession 1 =-.

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Natalie @ cinnamonbums August 23, 2010 at 6:28 PM

i recognize those boxes and those meals….. yum!!!!!! love cafe gratitude. i just went last week! (and was in whole foods today… very typical) ahaha
.-= Natalie @ cinnamonbums´s last blog ..Summer Days- Drifting Away =-.

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Melissa August 23, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Wow…those workouts rock!! burpees are killer!
And the food, oh the food…yum!
That salad looks so amazing and strawberry coconut ice cream…oh so good!
I love to do resistence training ..kind of like cross fit but not as extreme lol! I love interval training too…sweating in mere minutes!
.-= Melissa´s last blog ..Almost wordless weekend! =-.

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christina August 23, 2010 at 5:14 PM

ohhhh my gosh i want all this food. first the cake, then the ice cream..gosh!! strawberry coconut sounds awesome!

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Katie August 23, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Weights…duh. I do like my cardio though. Those endorphins are like crack I tell you.

Those cookie bars….dare I hope?!?!?

Ice cream success!!! Isn’t it wonderful?
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Excuses- excuses =-.

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ericaunmasked.blogspot.com August 23, 2010 at 12:00 PM

You know – I love my runs. They are my favorite. But I haven’t tried crossfit yet…next weekend:) So – cheese? You still do cheese? I can do goat cheese – and some cottage cheese and yogurt – that’s about it. I can’t wait for your recipes:)
.-= ericaunmasked.blogspot.com´s last blog ..For the LOVE of Me =-.

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