Monday, October 10, 2011

Pumpkin Muffins

I love fall and I love pumpkin. And I love these muffins. I originally got the recipe from a friend of mine at the Primal Kitchen, but after I moved, I lost my copy of the recipe, so I had to improvise. Here's what I did, and they came out delicious. Mmmm. Seriously, they are so yummy. I could eat these muffins every day.

Measure and mix the dry ingredients:

  • 300g almond flour (2.5 cups)
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/2t baking powder
  • 1t cinnamon
  • 1/2t nutmeg
  • 1/2t cloves
  • 1/2t ginger

Add the wet ingredients and mix until everying is combined:
  • 3 eggs
  • 84g honey (1/4c)
  • 200g pumpkin puree (about half a can of the smaller can size, 1 3/4 c)

Pour batter into greased muffin tins. I don't use paper liners because they tend to stick to the muffin too much and then I lose half of the delicious tastiness... or I look like fool scraping the muffin bits off of the paper with my teeth...). Bake the muffins at 325F for 23-25minutes.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Food 4/5/11

Whole milk latte (x2)
Leftover asian-style braised chicken thigh with mushrooms and napa cabbage.
Fajita-style steak with cauliflower rice, salsa, and Greek yogurt.
Dried cranberries, nuts, and beef jerky
Sesame honey almonds.

Food Journal in Pictures

It's been such a long time since I've blogged! So many thing have changed, but the good stuff is that I have been doing Crossfit for about 6 months as my only form of exercise and I've been eating a paleo/primal-ish diet as well. I still eat dairy products like whole milk in my coffee and cheese, but I haven't had much yogurt lately.
My husband and I also read The 4 Hour Body, by Tim Feriss, recently. That man is crazed! If you think you are obsessed with working out, nutrition, and body composition, you should definitely read his book. It will either make you seem sane by comparison or give you some new ideas to try!
One of the things Feriss recommends is photo-logging your foods. I thought it sounded fun, so I'm going to give it a shot, at least for a bit. So, without further ado, here is my breakfast this morning: 2 omega-3 eggs baked with broccoli and a side of pastured pork bacon. Mmm.