Saturday, June 9, 2012

How do we start this thing up again?

Some habits die hard....some habits die for sure.  Someone told me I should keep writing in this..  So I'll give it another whirl.  Truth is I get easily distracted when I sit at the computer.  Someday someone will invent some form of scripting through osmosis..that way whatever I think of in my head magically gets transferred to my computer.  Human Bluetooth.  Totally.

Lot has been happening up here over the past few months!  It's only the beginning...  I am moving! At the end of this month I'm heading a few towns over to Stamford - the "big city"..yah.  Their town motto.. "The City that Works".   GREAT transition from "The Natural State" with a city that likes to say "Keep Fayetteville Funky".   Well I'll be living with someone who comes up from Fayetteville so hopefully we'll be keeping it funky in Stamford in our penthouse townhouse apartment.  Yeehaw! Yeah, pictures to come.  Who wants to help me pack? ha..

I'm getting teased by Summer - Spring and Fall keep trying to make a come back.  And this Summer has been off to a rocky start.  Some health issues have forced me to make some changes to my habits and diet.  For a period of 60-90 days I can't eat any grains, flour, dairy or beer essentially.  I'm essentially on the Paleo diet because that's all the food left to eat!  But, it has actually been a blessing in disguise (minus a Summer without Beer..)  I've been forced to come up with more creative meals which are actually a lot healthier.  Not that I don't still dabble in some fried food, wine and way too many nuts..
My nut obsession has gone so far that I ordered this on Amazon
...seriously the greatest invention ever.  How can I eat more nuts?  Nut Powder!! Amazing... I recommend regular over Chocolate personally, but they came in a two pack so I went for it.

I've really been digging on some Raw food recipes lately - and trying to mimic some of the things I love with the limited ingredients I can eat.   So tomorrow I have a HUGE 53 mile bike ride up in Bethel.  I say HUGE because it is really hilly and I haven't been riding near enough and I've got a massive pain in my back.  So it should be fun right!? ha..  I'll feel better afterwards?  I'll let you know..

So I made my own fuel for tomorrow - lots of combinations of nuts and fruits and honey basically.
I made these muffins for breakfast tomorrow! They are chock full of nutty pumpkin goodness! (At least they made my house smell good. They use almond flour instead of regular - so they aren't exactly low fat but it will give my body something to work off of!
Pumpkin Honey Almond Walnut Muffins
Dates, dried cherries, nuts, nut butter and honey
And I made my own energy bites to eat along the way.  They
took a little molding, hopefully they stay in their ball shapes in my back pocket.  I kinda used a modified version of this recipe.   I added cocoa powder to half of them..

Okay now I realize why I never write blogs.  It takes forever!
Finally this evening I experimented with making cauliflower "mashed potatoes".  Cauliflower is pretty amazing.  I steamed half a head of it with tumeric and rosemary and it came out really good!
Processor Power!
Well time to go get some shut eye so I can wake up at 5:30am to go torture myself.
Night all!


  1. Hellooo! I'm glad you're back. Looking forward to seeing pics of your new place and yummm...those honey walnut pumpkin (etc, etc.) muffins sound good. I hope your bike ride went well. I wish the energy bites all the best in your pocket. xo, sus

  2. Yum! I want to try those muffins. Glad to know what you're up to. Hope the ride went well.