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Rx Girls Miami – 1.31.13

31 Jan

More Side Dishes and Delicious Ways to Cook Chicken!

I’m gonna start with the side dish, because chicken is so easy to do stuff with that you could really make it any way you want, with any seasonings and it will still be yummy. I made this tonight because I had bought a bunch of carrots to give my son for teething, but I needed to use the rest before they went bad. Came out freakin awesome. Carrots are a veggie that I usually only like to eat raw, so I upped the seasonings here to give it some oomph.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 Large Carrots
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Chili Powder
  • Raw Honey

Directions:

  1. Steam carrots in chicken broth about 20 minutes or until very soft.
  2. Drain pot and add in seasonings to your liking.
  3. Mash with potato masher or whip in food processor and serve next to your chicken!

Chicken recipe:

  1. Melt 2 TBSP raw, grassfed butter in pan (it has to be butter to be sticky).
  2. Add minced garlic and let saute until brown and soft
  3. Add seasoned chicken (sea salt and pepper) to pan and brown on each side.
  4. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook about 20 min.
  5. Enjoy the awesomeness
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Rx Girls Miami – 12.29.12

29 Dec

Coming to the end of the year… here’s a new recipe! I took a picture of it with my phone but then I got a new phone… so no picture. I will however show you what to pick to make this come out the best tasting. This is a Paleo dish, depending on how strict you are. Most people don’t realize that truly being Paleo means eating what YOUR ancestors ate. Where does your family of origin come from? Is it somewhere with a tropical climate? If it is, then this dish is 100% Paleo approved. If not, well then you are eating a “not so favorable” starchy, yet still clean dish. The mix of sweet and salty is just awesome here. If you look at the picture, the very green plantain will NOT be sweet and the texture will be hard. It tastes closer to a plain potato. The yellow/black one will be very sweet and softer. Pick whatever yam or sweet potato to go with it, or just use the plantains alone!

Mashed Plantains, Sweet Potato and Onion
plantains

Ingredients:

  • 1 Ripe Plaintain
  • 1 Not Ripe Plantain
  • 1/2 Sweet Potato
  • 1/2 Onion

Directions:

  1. Cut up everything into thin pieces, so they boil quickly.
    Set a pot of water to boil and season with sea salt.
  2. Add everything to the water an boil until very soft, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add coconut milk and coconut oil to make a creamy texture, as much or as little as you like.
  4. Enjoy on the side of whatever meat (or not) you choose! I chose lamb…yummy.

I also made this with ghee and heavy cream. I have not eaten Paleo for a while now, but still eat clean and primal. Ghee and heavy cream made this dish amazing, but the coconut milk and oil will be just as good and give it a very nice flavor accent. Enjoy!

RX Girls Miami – 10.20.12

20 Oct

This was another good recipe that I came up with while shopping at Publix for “veggies” like my husband requested. We usually go the easy sweet potato, asparagus, spinach route but I happened to come across some parsnips. On the bag it said, “perfect substitution for mashed potatoes” and I thought yum! They came out pretty freaking good!!

Ground Beef with Garlic Whipped Parsnips

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 Parsnips, Chopped
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • Ground Beef, seasoned to taste
  • Salt and Pepper for seasoning
  • 1/4 Cup or so of Coconut Milk

Directions:

  1. Saute seasoned beef in coconut oil until brown. In the meantime, boil water for the parsnips.
  2. Add cut up parsnips and peeled garlic to boiling water and let cook until VERY soft, about 20 min.
  3. Remove beef from heat and set aside.
  4. Using a potato masher, mash up parsnips adding a little coconut milk as you stir.
  5. Use a whisk and start to “whip” the mixture until smooth.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve along side beef and enjoy your “meat and potatoes”!

Rx Girls Miami – 10.10.12

10 Oct

New Recipe!

So since I’m getting back into eating clean, I’m of course thinking about food all the time and what good stuff I can make to keep me satisfied. This was a kind of last minute thing that I made one night with what I had in the house… that’s usually how it goes. FYI it would be awesome on top of spaghetti squash! I would have made it like that except I didn’t have any.

Creamy Tomato Chicken with Portabella

Ingredients:

  • 2 Chicken Breasts, seasoned to taste
  • 1 Package Asparagus
  • 1 Package Portabella Mushrooms
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Tomato Sauce (I used this kind from Whole Foods with very few ingredients, nothing creepy)

Directions:

  1. Brown Chicken in pan with coconut oil and lower heat to a simmer
  2. Add Tomato Sauce, Coconut Milk and Chopped Asparagus and stir into chicken. Continue to simmer until asparagus is soft.
  3. Add Mushrooms and simmer for a few more minutes on the lowest heat, just enough to soften mushrooms.

This was delish! Hope you enjoy as much as we did!!

Rx Girls Miami – 08.07.12

7 Aug

Hi Everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve updated… I have no excuse, except for I’m pregnant and haven’t been cooking many new things or doing much researching online for stuff  :/
Today though, I got real hungry and looked to see what was in the fridge. It’s always these days that I come up with some awesome idea for something new! Here’s what I found:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package of Ground Turkey seasoned to taste (I use this awesome citrus/garlic seasoning)
  • 1 Cup of Sundried Tomatoes in oil
  • 2 Haas Avocados
  • 2 Tsp of Chopped Garlic
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Squirt of Lemon Juice
  • Spinach

 

What I Did:

  1. Mix tomatoes, garlic, lemon juice, and salt in blender or food processor until it makes a smooth paste.
  2. Add Avocado and blend in using pulse function, so avocado stays somewhat chunky.
  3. In the meantime, sautee turkey on medium/high heat until brown.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in avocado/tomato paste until all meat is covered.
  5. Serve on top of Spinach and try to breathe while you chew!

Rx Girls Miami – 05.18.12

18 May

My Husband’s New Favorite Meal

This came from an old recipe my mom used to make when I was younger. I asked her about those “sticky garlic chicken wings” and what the secret was to getting them so gooey and tender. The answer: butter.

SO, Danny and I have recently re-introduced grassfed butter, milk (low-heat pasteurized), and heavy cream into our diets. I started doing it when I wanted to put on weight/muscle right before I got pregnant. Now it’s just become part of the diet again, and I haven’t had any of the ordinary “side effects” you get from plain old dairy in the store because it’s super clean and as close to raw as you can get. Because of the low-heat pasteurization of the milk, you get all the good bacteria and enzymes that help with digestion and intestinal health.

ANYWAY, here is the recipe for Sticky Garlic Chicken thighs and Broccoli

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pack Boneless, Skinless, Organic Chicken Thighs
  • 2 Tbsp Grassfed Butter
  • 3 Scoops Minced Garlic (or however much you like)
  • 1 Bag Frozen Organic Broccoli or Brussel Sprouts (or both!)

Directions:

  1. Heat butter in large pan with garlic. Allow garlic to brown, about 5 min.
  2. Turn up heat and add Chicken Thighs. Brown on each side, about 3-4 min.
  3. Lower heat and stir in broccoli (make sure you get all the garlic and juices mixed up). Simmer for 10 min, covered.
  4. Remove cover and reduce heat even more, about 5 more min.
  5. Serve and top with extra buttery garlic sauce.

Awesome! Enjoy  🙂

Rx Girls Miami – 01.11.12

11 Jan

Hey Ladies!! Happy New Year! It’s been a while and I have A LOT going on… I will update you all about that someday soon. For now, I wanna just catch up and say hi to all the new followers I have since we started our nutrition challenge at CrossFit Soul. I have had this blog for a couple years now so even though I don’t update as much as I used to, there is plenty of stuff to read in the meantime!

First things first, we have an AWESOME seminar coming up for WOMEN ONLY next month at CrossFit Soul. Carey Kepler from CrossFit Central and Aly from Rx Stars will be coming over to give a weekend retreat full of confidence building, skill work, motivation, and tips and advice to be the best YOU can be! I highly encourage all of you to attend!! It’s gonna be a really fun weekend with the girls, which I know most of us can always use. This is the first event of this kind in Florida so make sure you don’t miss out!!

The deadline to sign up is coming very soon so please register ASAP! You can find more information on how to register at www.rxstarchampion.eventbrite.com. You can also check the Facebook page HERE to find out more about the event.

Until my next post, I’ll leave you all with a recipe for some paleo “chunky munky ice cream”, created by me! No sugar, no sweeteners, just four simple ingredients:

stolen picture of paleo ice cream, since i ate mine so fast i counldn't take a pic!

  1. 1 Frozen Banana
  2. 1 TBSP Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  3. 1 TBSP Coconut Milk
  4. 1 TBSP of either almonds, walnut, pecans or macadamias
  • Add all ingredients to the food processor or blender.
  • Pulse several times until banana creates a smooth “ice cream” consistency. I
  • If you need to, stir it up some and keep blending till smooth. Enjoy!!!