Friday, August 30, 2013

Coconut Amino Marinated Salmon from the Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

While shopping this past week, I came across some wild caught Sockeye Salmon on special at $9.99/pound.  I remembered that The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook had a few salmon recipes.  I decided to give Mickey's Coconut Amino Marinated Salmon a try as it had ingredients that I usually have in my pantry. It's always nice when I don't have to make trips to the grocery store to prepare a recipe.  

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Paleo Movement: Efficient Exercise Week 10

When I came into the gym for my one on one workout this week, the new Project Transformation Class was finishing up their workout with Matthew.  It was exciting to see the energy of the new group experiencing the ARx and the 360 for the first time.  I could see how much Matthew enjoys teaching.  

Matthew had some new and challenging body weight exercises to teach me this week.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Paleo Mom Lemon Dill Poached Salmon

Poaching fish has always been a cooking method that has intrigued me but at the same time seemed scary.  While looking for autoimmune paleo recipes, I came across The Paleo Mom's Lemon Dill Poached Salmon.  After having great success with her Pad Thai, I decided it was time to tackle poaching.  

I gathered my ingredients.  This recipe appealed to me as it required minimal preparation and it only used one pot.  

Friday, August 23, 2013

Slow Cooker Italian Pork Roast from The Clothes Make the Girl

It's hotter than heck here in Austin, Texas and I'm not liking the idea of turning the oven on at all. I had a pork roast to cook and decided that my slow cooker was the way to go.  After a little searching, I settled on this Slow Cooker Italian Pork Roast from Melissa Joulwan's The Clothes Make the Girl.  I don't know about you but I am super excited about Well Fed 2!  

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Paleo Movement: Efficient Exercise Week 9

By this time, I had found out that despite my doctor’s complete freak out, I was not in fact dying. There is a minor issue, that I can’t say isn’t a little worrisome, but not the worst case scenario that I had been distracting me from my workouts, and well, most everything. I was ready to HIIRT!

One on One Recap:

This one on one workout was a quick and dirty straightforward workout.  We were done before I knew it.  There weren’t any exercises that were new to me.  

We started with a mini circuit of kettlebell swings, ARx Leg Press, and the ab roller.  I went through those exercises two times.  

One of my favorites.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sage-Braised Chicken Legs from The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

I'm always on the look out for dishes that I think could be a weeknight dinner.  What's a weeknight dinner for me?  One that doesn't keep me in the kitchen for longer than an hour and has minimal clean up.  While looking through Mickey Trescott's Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, her Sage-Braised Chicken Legs looked like a contender for weeknight dinner status.   

I gathered my ingredients and preheated my oven.  

Friday, August 16, 2013

Chicken Meatloaf Muffins from Mammoth Kitchen

Before getting a copy of Mickey Trescott's Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, I did what I typically do and looked for recipes on the internet that looked appealing to me but were within the parameters of my current Autoimmune Protocol N=1 experiment.    I came across this recipe for Chicken Meatloaf Muffins from Mammoth Kitchen.  They appealed to me because the recipe calls for grinding your own chicken.

It looks like the Mammoth Kitchen site is down as of the morning that I'm posting this.  If its changed URLs I couldn't find an alternate.  Regardless, the recipe was out there, I cooked it, and here it is.  

I gathered my ingredients.  Because I'm making this AIP, I omitted the eggs which the recipe encourages.  

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Paleo Movement: Efficient Exercise Week 8

And now for something entirely different.

One on One Recap: It's All About Scale and Intensity

When I came into the gym for my one on one workout this week, Matthew announces that we are going to do something different.  He had written out a circuit on the board and says that we are going to do the circuit together.  We’d go one minute on/ one minute off.  

After giving me instructions on how to run the clock for him, he threw on the Muse channel,my favorite band, and we got to work.  Matthew, the trainer, really has it figured out that I'll do anything so long as Matthew Bellamy is singing in the background.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Pressure Braised Beef Necks with Mushroom Gravy

While at the grocery store, I saw some meaty beef neck bones and I could not leave them at the store. Beef necks?  Yes.  Don't be afraid.  The beef neck, is a cut that is very similar to beef shanks and oxtail. It has a high cartilage content and typically needs to be cooked for a long period of time for it to be tender.  After my success with the Tangy Country Style Ribs in the pressure cooker, I wanted to use these beefy bones in my pressure cooker.  I came across this recipe for Braised Oxtails with Mushrooms and decided to modify it for my pressure cooker. Evidently, the recipe is from The Complete Meat Cookbook by Bruce Aidells and Denis Kelly.  I don't have this book but it sure looks like a good one.  I might add it to my cookbook wish list. Yes, I have a cookbook wish list.

Before gathering my ingredients, I divided all of the recipe ingredients so that I'd only be making a 1/3 of the recipe as written because I was going to be using my pressure cooker and the full recipe would overfill the cooker.  I'll provide the measurements I used if anyone is interested and doesn't want to do the math for themselves.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Sautéed Market Greens from The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

When I decided to try the Chicken Liver with Raw Garlic and Thyme from Mickey Trescott's Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, I decided to take her suggestion and make the Sautéed Market Greens as well.  As I was just cooking for myself, I made a half recipe. 

I gathered my ingredients. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Paleo Movement: Efficient Exercise Week 7

Matthew had warned me last week that this week would be focused on legs.  We had a great twitter exchange with Amy Kubal and Corbin Thomas after last week's workout and I already knew that something called J-Reps were in my future.

One on One Recap

When I came into the gym on Tuesday night, I was ready to workout.  I have an office job. Though I have a stand up desk, I know at the end of a day often I feel physically tired but only because I've been mostly immobile for the day.  I was really to get moving and wake up physically and Matthew was ready to facilitate that.   I was a bit sore from the ab circuit and the suspension lunges in the last group workout.  

We started off with kettlebell swings and walking lunges.  He had me do kettlebell swings (35 pounds) for 30 seconds followed by walking lunges, 20 each leg.  My legs were already on fire from the lunges. My heart rate also got way up and I was a bit light headed.  I had the feeling I get when I've just sprinted 100 meters free in the pool.  We did these two exercises two times through. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Chicken Liver with Raw Garlic and Thyme form the Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Me and chicken livers do not have a good past together.  Every once and a while I like to try a recipe with them just to see if either my palate has changed.  While looking through Mickey Trescott's Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, her recipe for Chicken Liver with Raw Garlic and Thyme looked like a recipe I should try.  I gathered my ingredients and got to work.  

Friday, August 2, 2013

Mustard Glazed Chicken Thighs from Practical Paleo

Since having to clean my freezer out of all of my emergency protein, I needed to get some AIP compliant meat ready to go.  I hadn't received my copy of the Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook yet, but I knew that Diane Sanfilippo's Practical Paleo had many recipes for an AIP protocol.   

I came across her recipe for Mustard Glazed Chicken Thighs.