Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Beginning Again (Rosemary Almond Chicken)

I admit, I didn't start this challenge quite as well prepared as last time.  I've been out of town for a few weeks, and my fridge was not stocked.  Still, I didn't eat anything non-Paleo...I just didn't eat terribly well today.  Nuts, raisins, celery and almond butter, grape tomatoes.  It was a nosh day, simply because I was running around like mad trying to put things in order and balance.  I didn't even get a workout in.    But I did manage to make dinner.

Rosemary Almond Chicken
 Honestly, it could have used something...perhaps salt.  Perhaps more spices.  Perhaps some dried red peppers.  I ground up almonds and fresh rosemary, coated chicken breasts with the mixture, and cooked them in coconut oil.  Tasty.

Green Beans Angie
Now, some Paleo purists will tell you that green beans are technically a legume, and not actually Paleo.  But when you have very little food in the house, and your neighbors bring you some of the bounty from their gardens, you happily cook it up for dinner.  Thanks to Angie for this recipe.

Green Beans Angie
fresh green beans
salt to taste
oil of your choice

Cut or snap the ends off the beans, set aside.  Saute the onion in the oil.  Salt the onion, then add the green beans and garlic.  Continue cooking until beans are no longer fuzzy (fresh green beans have fuzz, did you know that?), and the onions are carmelized.

We served this up with grape tomatoes from a generous neighbor.  Delicious and easy.


  1. Only two days in and I am doing well with the diet. That might be due to a certain Super Woman. Leaving my fridge well packed.
    B: Ham/apple sausage and V8
    L: Spicy Chicken W/yellow squash fruit juice (see I saved it for lunch)
    D: Spicy Pork, veggies lots of water.

    Heavy Push Press @155#
    3 mins
    400m Run
    20# Wallballs with time remaining
    Rest 1 min
    Repeat 4x
    Run & Wallball count each round:
    1:10 - 47
    1:23 - 27
    1:25 - 22
    1:28 - 25

    feel good, a little sluggish. going to prep a better and more complete meals for tomorrow. Just went out and got more cabbage, cauliflower, and a variety of other veggies! I am excited to make some Super Woman food.
    2 day no sugar no caffeine!

  2. Wow, Superman! Impressive times (and that's a wagonload of wallballs!). Interesting, too...because this is similar to the wod I was considering doing today, but decided to bag it and go for a mindless run instead.

    Your food looks great! Yay!

  3. I think the beans should be called "Green Beans à la Angie" :)