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Thai Nut Dipping Sauce

21 Mar

Today I tried the crossfit open workout 13.3 and the wall balls killed me.

I thought I was going to get to double unders no problem, but I didn’t even make it. So, while having a pity party for myself, I’m trying to focus on the positive, and how far I’ve come since starting crossfit last June.

I have been mostly Paleo since January. I would say I have two cheat meals a week, and they aren’t eating a whole pizza, but eating out at a place that probably uses vegetable oil in stir frying my fajitas.

I feel great, have increased energy. Finally feeling comfortable in the kitchen, I’ve been going through old recipes and attempting to make them Paleo. A while ago, I posted a Thai Peanut dipping sauce. I switched out some of the ingredients, and this is what I came up with. It was delicious! Perfect for dipping reheated chicken and drizzling on some salad. I really had to contain myself to not just eat spoonfuls of it.

Thai Nut Dipping Sauce

Thai Nut Dipping Sauce
1/4 cup coconut milk
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/4 cup sunflower seed butter
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon coconut aminos

Wisk all the ingredients together then put on top of everything. Protein, veggies, whatever you can think of. I had it with leftover grilled chicken.

 

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Meat Pizza

21 Mar

I was pleasantly surprised by this for “Meatza Pizza” recipe from Melissa on theclothesmakethegirl.com. Frankly, while I was making it I was a bit skeptical if this would be good, let alone hold up in the freezer for a week. But it came out great and was a lifesaver on a busy night. Here is my adapted version:

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Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 25 minutes. Makes one individual Pizza.

Ingredients:
1/2 lb. ground beef
3 tbl. tomato paste
1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
assorted toppings: suggestions of bacon, garlic, olives, tomato, spinach. The possibilities are endless!

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400F.

2. Mix ground beef and seasoning until well-combined.

3. Press the meat into a 8- or 9-inch round pie pan or into a rectangular roasting pan. Try to make it an even thickness. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the meat is cooked through and the edges are starting to brown.

4. While the meat is baking, chop the toppings.

5. When the meat is ready, spread with the tomato paste and top with your veggies.

*At this point you can wrap the whole thing in tin foil and freeze. This was great for a Sunday prep, so during the week when I come home exhausted I just popped it in the oven!

6. Pop it back in preheated to 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes if fresh, 25-30 minutes if frozen, or until it looks delicious and is warm in the middle.

Cut and serve!