Quick, Fast and Paleo Stew

I am sick….and I mean snotty, sneezy, coughing sick. But I still needed to make dinner for my boyfriend and me. But I needed something fast and easy. I looked in my cabinets and just threw together a stew

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Ingredients:
Ground beef
1 can green beans, drained
1 can corn, drained
2 cut up carrots,
Hot sauce

You just brown the beef and then throw all the other stuff in. Done and done.

For your non paleo family add cheese or garlic toast

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Fashion Haul

Hey ya’ll

Really quick I did a little last minute shopping for our trip today and wanted to share what I bought.

For me:

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High waisted pants (three buttons) in Olive $24.99
Tribal shirt with slash back $14.99
Both from Rainbow

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Earrings were half off and came to $2
Pocket mirror $1
All from Rainbow

For my man:

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American Flag Tee from DFYNT Clothing by way of Jimmy Jazz $31

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The Explosion Tee from KarmaLoop $32

Ok couple of things…
Rainbow: love them, love the style especially for plus size. They have a lot of options and they are usually my go to when I need something to go out in but don’t have a lot of time to look or a lot of money to spend. The thing is…don’t expect to much use out of the clothes. I’ve noticed after about three washes…I find a whole or a snag somewhere in the clothes so be careful

The other thing: MEN ARE FRIGGIN EXPENSIVE!!! His shirts were both 30ish dollars!! I can get a whole outfit for that!! But he’s worth it so I got them and they both look nice and seem high quality when it comes to the material.

I’ll def upload pics on the trip of us in our fits!!

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Weight loss journey: Check in #8

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Did I mention that the plank move is impossible for me LOL

Ughhhh!! Does not even sum ip my frustration. But it’s not a compete fail yet…hear me out

This past week I only lost 2 pounds…and to that I say WTF!!??

I’ve stuck to the rules of paleo. I’ve worked out more times this week than I ever have. I worked out at a pretty high intensity. So pretty much I’ve done everything I was supposed to do! All for what, 2 pounds?? As far as I was concerned this diet was OVER!

As you all know..my biggest motivation to keep going forward is results and being held accountable. So, after a few disapproving looks from my boyfriend and a conversation…I did not stop. Wtbs I’ve looked at pictures I’ve taken periodically and comparing them, and it’s apparent that I’m losing weight. I believe that I’m also putting on muscle though…which would explain the whole 2 pounds thing

Our concert is this weekend and I’m so excited! I don’t plan on strictly sticking to my diet…but don’t worry Ray (my bf) will be there to stop any crazy eating dead in it’s tracks LOL

Key Lime Parfait

Ingredients
  For the graham cracker crumble
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 

For the sweetened whipped cream

  • 2 cups chilled whipping cream 
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Use one cup for the Key Lime cream and one cup for the topping

For the Key Lime Cream

  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • One cup sweetened whipped cream
  • 1 drop of green food coloring (optional)
Directions
Melt butter in heavy small skillet over medium heat. Mix in brown sugar and stir until bubbling, about 1 minute or less. Mix in crumbs; stir until color deepens, about 3 minutes. Turn out onto plate and cool. 
For whipped cream topping, beat 2 cups whipping cream in bowl until stiff peaks start to form. Add 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Make sure the bowl and the beaters are cold. It helps if you put the bowl in the freezer and the beaters 10 minutes before you make the whipped cream. 
Using electric mixer, beat cream in medium bowl until firm peaks form; hold 1 cup of whipped cream for key lime cream mixture.  Save the remaining whipped cream for topping the parfaits. Set aside while you make key lime cream.
To make the Key lime cream, stir condensed milk, lime juice, green food coloring, and one cup of whipping cream topping in large bowl to blend (mixture will thicken).
Place 1/4 cup lime mousse in each of six 8- to 10-ounce wine goblets. Top each with 1 tablespoon crumb mixture, then 1/4 cup mousse. Top parfaits with remaining crumb mixture. Refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours. Just before serving, add a generous dollop of whipped cream.
 
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Precious Beauties Bowtique

If you have a cute little lady in your life, check out the Precious Beauties Bowtique site.

The business makes cute, high quality, and awesome priced bows, headbands and flip flops customized for your little cutie. I have seen several little girls with the bows and they are just adorable! Customize them so that you can have a bow for every outfit! The company also makes bow ties for little boys. Prices range from $3-$6.50 for bows and the flip flops are only 10 bucks!

Check her out!

Small Hair Bows

leopard zebra

 

Medium Bows

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Korker Bow

korker

 

Flip Flops

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On the site they have many bows to choose from, but you can also email her with your order to have your items customized.

 

Find them on Instagram for several other bow options: @preciousbeautiesbowtique

The website: Precious Beauties Bowtique

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Note: I was not asked to do this post for this company, therefore any opinions on this post are my complete honest opinions.

Skillet Chicken Divan (Dairy-Free)

I can’t wait to try this next week!!

Popular Paleo

Classic casserole material is coming your way. Ever heard of Chicken Divan? It’s a pretty straight forward casserole of chicken and broccoli that has made its fair share of appearances at potlucks everywhere. In addition to being a creamy, cheesy concoction, it is uniquely seasoned with curry powder (and sometimes sherry vinegar). Sounds kinda strange to add curry to this, but when it comes together in one creamy bite, you’ll understand why this casserole has been around so long. It was one of my pre-Paleo favorites.

We’re gonna mimic the cream-of-somethingrather soup and cheddar cheese by soaking and pureeing cashews. Vegans do this all the time, since they too avoid dairy. And instead of topping our casserole with buttered breadcrumbs, I’m using flaxseed meal. Who doesn’t love a little Omega-3’s slipped into their dinner? Well, I mean, unless you’re talking about a squeeze of fish oil… Let’s stick to flax!

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My Healthier Hot Wings/Mustard Wings

I wanted some wings but fried  greasy wings is not what I need right now while I’m trying to lose weight. So I’ve come up with a different recipe so you can eat wings guilt free. 5 wings is only about 270 calories versus 1 fried and floured wing which is about 100 calories per wing

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Ingredients:
Wings
Red Pepper
Cayenne Pepper
1 tbsp Butter
Sea Salt
1/2 cup Hot Sauce
Mustard (dijon)
Cooking Spray

Step 1:
Wash wings. Then put wings in pot with enough water to cover them. Add the cayenne pepper, red pepper and salt to the water. Let wings boil for 15 minutes.

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Step 2:
Put oven on broil (high). Put boiled wings on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. You don’t want the skin to stick to the foil. Broil wings for 10 minutes (or until crispy) on each side. If you want the wings crispier broil them longer…just be careful not to burn them.

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Step 3:
While waiting for wings, combine the Hot Sauce and butter (or margarine, which ever you want)
in a microwave safe container and cook in microwave for 2 minutes or until melted. In another container put you dijon mustard. You can try whatever sauce combination you want as long as you keep your caloric content low.

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Step 4:
When wings are done, shake em in whichever sauce you want and enjoy!

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I loved these!!! And my boyfriend liked them too. Tell me how they work out for you!

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Note: The hot sauce stained my bowl. So use a bowl you don’t really care about

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