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Simple Broth Bowls aka Fast Soup

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Hey hey .... you know it's September and guess what that means?

I wasdoing a September Whole30!
Yup. It's true!

And that meant I had to be a little more mindful of what I'm eating, how I'm eating and WHY I'm eating ;-)


Not a big deal, said no one ever! A slight understatement, just for the record!

Anyway.

This idea came from Made It Love It Paleo ... and of course, because the concept was so simple, I hopped right to the kitchen and made one just for kicks.

Yes, it was Day Two and a Tuesday morning. Cloudy, but still, already 85 degrees outside.  At 7:30am.

BUT
I had leftover stuff from the holiday weekend.  And because I was kind of on a No Spend Week, I was trying to use what I had on hand, yeah, even in the beginning stages of a Whole30 ...  and what the hell, leftover chicken was in the house and only 18 eggs left ... so let's do it!

Uhm, hello? It's a keeper due to the simplicity of the whole thing!  Again, it's just the concept of the whole thing ..…

Slow Cooker Low Carb Pizza

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Ok, ok, let's make ONE thing clear ... I am NOT a low carb girl by any means. I AM aware of my grain and dairy intake and well, traditional pizza just totally blows that right out the door.


I'm also really into the crock pot cooking stuff, which is WHY you get another version of a pizza, MY way ;-)


Yup, I LOVE pizza ... the sauce, the gooey cheese, the pepperoni, the seasonings ... they all just sing to me!  I just don't particularly care to ingest the dough (don't get me wrong, I LOVE THE CRUST!!!) as I always seem to have major digestive issue after eating pizza ... so I'm always looking for another way to get those yummy flavors and make my tummy somewhat happier as well!

Look at that 'crust'!
This recipe came through Pinterest, of course, and a site called Recipes That Crock ... I spent a lot of time browsing once I got there so make sure you have a few minutes of spare time when you link over!

This is also great the next day! I took some to work with me…

DIY Blue Cheese Dressing

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*Another repost but I was making a batch for a our steak and wedge salad dinner on Saturday so I figured, what the heck, let's share this awesome recipe, yet again! Enjoy!

We love blue cheese dressing in this house ... nothing better than a bacon blue cheese burger ... oh yum! But of course, if you take a peek at that label on the back of that Kraft Salad Dressing label, you will find quite a few things that you have no clue what they are! As I'm getting older, I'm a little more concerned about what I'm putting into my body ...

It's funny how people react to blue cheese! Some people love it, the bluer the better ... others, like me, prefer not to see so many blue veins running through ... and then you have "those" people who will up and leave the table if you even mention blue cheese ;-) If you are one of the latter, just hit next page to skip right over this recipe, I understand!

The first time I went to make this recipe, I had to make a quick batch of my m…

Chicken and Broccoli - Whole30/Paleo

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Uhm, are you seeing a little bit of a trend around here lately?


Paleo?

Whole30?

What the ???

Nah, it's not that I've converted Hubby, thereby making MY life any easier, trust me, it's not like THAT at all ...

BUT
I have convinced him that I really need to be more focused on what I eat and that if he participates, even just a bit, it's a lot easier for me to stay focused ...


Yeah. It's kind of working ... until the weekend rolls around and then the beer tops pop, the tequila and wine flows like a river and all those other cheesy little cliches ... (the mountains are blue in this house, just for the record) ... but if I can stay focused Sunday Funday through Thursday then I'm about 75% there, right? It's work in progress, that's all I'm saying ... work in progress ...

Right.

And, that, my friends, is how we got this dish happening ...

2 pounds of chicken thighs, cut in to bite size pieces (ALDI)
1 large head of broccoli, cut in to bite size pieces (ALD…

Island Shrimp

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*It's another repost from the past but it's what I made this week!  Instead of the radishes though, I just served this over a bed of shredded lettuce and it was spot on with the saucy/dressing! And yes, it's Whole30 Approved!

This recipe comes from a book I got a while ago, Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals. which prompted me to get back in to the actual cookbook mode ... even though I have tons of them, I need more that are on track with this new way of eating!
By the way, in case you didn't know, 450 Swagbucks will  give you $5 in Amazon cash ... and that's how I've been buying the cookbooks ...
Another side note ... I do NOT like to have them on my Kindle. I mean, yeah, it's sort of cool to just open up the Kindle BUT I don't like the layout/format whatever. It's not the same as looking at the 2 pages, side by side ... so I've decided no more cookbooks on the Kindle.
Anyways ... 

It's Whole30 Compliant! Sweet! Perfect for January 2016 wh…

Bangin Good Shrimp

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*This is another recipe that I shared quite a while ago and figured I'd share since it's on the menu for Hubby this week (I'm doing a Whole30 so I'll have another shrimp based meal!) Enjoy!

I posted this recipe quite a while back and I've made it a time or two since, even though it's been on the menu quite a few times (hey, I'm honest, the menu is not set in stone!) ... so the last time I made it, I followed the directions a little more carefully and will have to say ...



YUM  ... YUM ... YUM ...

The cornstarch made ALL the difference in the world ... who would have thought? :-)

So this is the NEW and IMPROVED, rather, than revised Bangin Shrimp recipe ... hop to and go make it!

1lb shrimp (I had to peel and devein ... I do both the top and the underside deveining). Avoid the salad shrimp at all costs, otherwise you will be flipping them in seconds and they will overcook
2 to 3 tbs cornstarch with a sprinkle of black pepper
5 tbs of mayo ... are you making your own…

Cilantro Lime Rice

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*I'm joining in on the #SeptemberWhole30 Challenge which officially started on Monday, September 5th (thankfully AFTER the holiday weekend was almost over!!*

Did you see my excitement a few weeks ago when I finally found the bags of riced cauliflower at Trader Joe's? I made a bag of that stuff that very night without any thought ... that's how excited I really was ;-)

It was really easy too since the cauliflower was already riced ... all I had to do was zest a lime, chop some cilantro, juice the lime and cook the "rice".


I have turned so many people on to this stuff in the past few weeks
that I may never find it again at the Trader Joe's by my house!

*Type 1 Diabetics should be stockpiling this stuff with only 3 grams of carbs per serving!
This isn't really a recipe, so to speak, but more of a process. And I'm looking forward to making it again!


Here's what you need:

1 12 oz bag of riced cauliflower (or you can certainly rice your own, it's jus…