Salmon Salad Deviled Eggs

What’s up guys? You know what kinda sucks? Summer is almost over. August is always such a bittersweet month: ending the fun you’ve had yet getting to start fresh with new beginnings. Continue reading “Salmon Salad Deviled Eggs”

chicken spring rolls + “peanut” sauce {gf, df, vegan option}

Guys guess what. Seriously guess. I bet you’ll never guess. Okay I’ll tell you. The Vietnamese restaurant in my town went out of business. Pretty much the saddest thing to happen since 2012. (not sure what happened in 2012, but I’m sure it was very sad) Continue reading “chicken spring rolls + “peanut” sauce {gf, df, vegan option}”

Bacon Mushrooms

Bacon Mushrooms by PamperedPaleoAnybody else trying to incorporate a greater variety of vegetables in your diet? I’m going to be completely honest with you guys. I hate mushrooms…until now at least. Like I’ve said so many times before: bacon makes everything better. Something gross? Add bacon, it’ll be okay. Eat something really delicious? Add bacon and you’ll be amazed by how it got even better. Crazy, I know. Therefore, I knew that to make myself like mushrooms a bit more, I better add some bacon. And thus this recipe was created. What I didn’t know was how totally OBSESSED I would be with it. I could eat an entire batch of these at once. It’s bad. Hope y’all like them as much as I do. 🙂

So besides food, what has everyone else been up to?! How’s the open going? OMG, 15.2 KICKED MY BUTT. I’m still sore…3 days later. It was bad. I’m doing the teens scaled workout, and it was still SUPER tough. I made it to the 4th round and got 141 total reps. (kinda glad I was done there though, I was dead!!)

15.1, however, wasn’t nearly as hard. Unfortunately, I couldn’t stick my clean and jerk PR at 105 after failing twice, so I ended up with 95. I’m not taking this too seriously, though, because I’ve only been in crossfit for a little over a month. What I do want to do is fuel my workouts better with food, and it’s been tough for me to figure out the best way to do that since I go to crossfit from 7:30-8:30 and hate eating that late! If anyone has suggestions PLEASE let me know. If I do eat after crossfit it’s usually 4 oz chicken breast and 1/2 cup of sweet potato. Something light, but enough to refuel.

Other than crossfit I’m still working at the local bakery, and HOLY TEMPTATIONS. The carrot cake scent and espresso cake scent get me every freakin’ time. I’m drooling just thinking about it.

Track season has also begun again, and I just love track so much and all of the people I compete with. And the weather gets nice again, so that’s that best part of all!!

I guess that’s about it in a short paraphrase. I wish I could say my life was more entertaining than that, but, umm…haha it’s not. In other news: s/o to this amazing beautiful wonderful awesome weather we’ve been having (in the midwest at least). SUNSHINE I LOVE YOU!

Bacon Mushrooms by PamperedPaleo

Bacon Mushrooms

serve: 3-5       prep time: 5 minutes      cook time: 5-10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 slices thick bacon, sliced into cubes
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 12 oz. baby portobello mushrooms, sliced

Procedure:

  1. Preheat a large skillet pan on medium heat.
  2. Add the bacon slices and cook a little over half way. Do not remove the excess fat.
  3. Add the minced shallot and stir until translucent.
  4. Add the mushrooms to the pan and stir until cooked as desired.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole by PamperedPaleo

I’ve waited all year to recreate this recipe. It’s my favorite side dish of all time. Why I needed to wait until Thanksgiving to recreate it? I don’t know, just seemed right. I hope you love sweet potato casserole as much as I do because if you don’t…I mean, I guess you’re missing out. I could eat like this whole recipe in one sitting with just the slightest amount of guilt. Continue reading “Sweet Potato Casserole”

Garlic Butter Noodles with Grilled Chicken

Garlic Butter Noodles with Grilled Chicken by PamperedPaleoI mentioned how I randomly create recipes in my head all the time in my last post, and this is another one of those recipes. One day I was making PaleOMG’s Pizza Spaghetti Pie (aka my go-to meal that’s made at least once a week during the school year), and I was eating some of the spaghetti squash Continue reading “Garlic Butter Noodles with Grilled Chicken”

The Perfect Fried Plantains

The Perfect Fried Plantains by PamperedPaleoNot really sure exactly when I fell in love with plantains, but it definitely happened. It might have been when I went to Miami and ate at a BUNCH of Cuban and Caribbean restaurants, Continue reading “The Perfect Fried Plantains”

The Perfect Parsnip Fries

The Perfect Parsnip Fries by PamperedPaleoIf you guys follow me on instagram, you probably know by now that I have a bit of an obsession with the whole #sundaynightguacburger trend. So much of an obsession that I insist on grilling burgers like three times a week Continue reading “The Perfect Parsnip Fries”

Maple Bacon Roasted Butternut Squash

Maple Bacon Roasted Butternut Squash by PamperedPaleoIf you eat a paleo diet and don’t have the slightest obsession with bacon, you’re lying. Everything is better with bacon. EVERYTHING. I could go on all day about how good bacon is and everything you can add it to, but I’ll save you from that time and just advise you to experiment for yourself. Continue reading “Maple Bacon Roasted Butternut Squash”

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Vegetables

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Vegetables by PamperedPaleoI’m always searching for new ways to make vegetables super delicious, because to be honest, sometimes I find it hard to eat my veggies. Continue reading “Sweet & Spicy Roasted Vegetables”

Bacon Roasted Broccoli

Bacon Roasted BroccoliA lot of people think I’m crazy for liking vegetables as much as I do. I never understand why though. Like, I honestly look forward to eating carrots and celery with Justin’s maple almond butter and raisins Continue reading “Bacon Roasted Broccoli”