Thursday, January 31, 2013

Primal Snacks for the Super Bowl

A few Super Bowl paleo/primal friendly snacks

It's Super Bowl time again!  This year we decided to deep fry pretty much everything... even guacamole, while still keeping it "Paleo", hah.

Check it out.  A ton of time was put into developing these recipes!  Enjoy.

Deep Fried Guacamole | Spicy Buffalo Wings + Blue Cheese SauceSweet Potato Fries | Stuffed Mushrooms | Mozzarella-Basil-Tomato Bites

and from last year:
Guacamole | Plantain Chips | Bacon and Guacamole Sammies | Deviled Eggs | Kale Chips | Cran-Ginger Cookies | Marvelous Meatballs 

Friday, January 25, 2013


My day.

A post on sitting?  Yup.  Not all injuries are from working out.

I'm relatively fine now, but the past few months have been tough for me, since I've been battling a series of injuries.  No, not from CrossFit, lifting, or other physical activities, but instead from too much SITTING with poor posture.  Yup, sitting.

Warning: this is a longggg post.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Indian Chicken Curry

Indian Chicken Curry + Indian Cauliflower Rice

The problem with most Paleo/Primal/clean recipes out on the Internet these days is that they're all the same damn thing.  Almost all try too hard to "Paleo-ize" the dish.  This goes from adding that extra cup of veggies to make the carb/protein/fat ratios in the Zone Diet to going to trying very hard to make it look like the real deal for that one food porn shot.  With all that energy and focus devoted to aesthetics and Paleo-izing, so many of these recipes fail to incorporate the essential flavors and methods crucial to what makes the dish, the dish.

Alright, I'm done ranting.  Please don't take offense.  Anyway, here's a unique Indian curry recipe that actually taste like it could be from India.  I was hooked on it for awhile!  Though not a quick dish to make, we took the time to properly create the paste, revisit, and enhance.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Indian Cauliflower "Rice"

Indian Curry + Indian-style cauliflower "rice"

I used to LOVE Indian food.  In college and for awhile afterwards, I ate Indian food at least three times a week!  I even went to India to pig out.  When I started the whole Primal/Paleo thing, one of the first recipes I tried to make was Paleo butter chicken.  It didn't quite taste like the real deal... especially when served with a side of veggies instead of naan and Indian rice.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!

"Fran-tastic" New Year WOD @ MV.

First off, HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone!!!!  Sorry for the lack of posts during the holiday season.  I was sick for most of it and not feeling too great.  But that was last year, and now I'm back in full swing, baby.

So with a few days already into 2013, I wanted to reflect on my fitness goals from last year and make new ones for this year.  Here we go (warning this is a long self-reflecting post)...