Friday, October 5, 2012

Guest Post from Michelle at Push.Pump.Progress

Good afternoon Beautiful,

TGIF! Today I worked from home and thank gosh I did. I was so exhausted after my sleep, I hate being sleeply when I wake up... I feel like I need MORE sleep, which makes me more tired. It's a vicious cycle, don't you think? I'm only going to chat for a little bit because I have a super exciting guest post from my bloggy bff, Michelle! I went for a run on my lunch today, and pumped out a 6km run in about 34 minutes. It was a great run! I felt good, which I haven't been for my past few runs, so this was refreshing! My friend Rochelle is coming and spending the night here tonight, so I wanted to workout before she gets here! Anywho - I hope you enjoy Michelle's post! Here it is!

Hi I am Michelle! I am a health & fitness blogger at Push.Pump.Progress. Sarah was nice enough to let me do a guest post on her blog so I thought I would start by telling you a little bit about myself.

I am a nutrition teacher, marathoner, Tough Mudder coach, avid concert goer and baseball fanatic! I am also and Girls Gone Sporty and Sweat Pink Ambassador.  I love to indulge in a nice glass of Pinot Grigio after a long work week (ok, maybe 3 or 4 glasses) and have a serious addiction to Gummy Bears! These 2 vices aside, I strive to live a very healthy life style!

When I am not busy running or rolling around in the mud, I also enjoy combining my love of cooking with my “Almost” Paleolithic Diet by coming up with quick, easy and very yummy recipes which I post on my blog! My goal is to find balance in my life, not to focus on counting calories and to not be scared to take a day off from the gym or cheat on my Paleo Diet once in a while. I hope to use my passion for eating clean and staying active to inspire others to do the same!

 
Since I try my best to eat Paleo I am always on the hunt for tasty new recipes, particularly ones that are relatively quick and easy to make during the weekend, so I thought I would share one of my favourite paleo recipes with you.

Red Curry Chicken & Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients
2 - 3 tbsp of Red Curry Paste (depending on how hot you want it) I use AROY-D
4 tbsp of coconut oil
1 can of Coconut Milk
250 grams of your favourite meat
3 tbsp of fish sauce
2 tbsp of sugar
60 grams of your choice of veggies (eggplant is a great option with this recipe)


 
 Directions
- using a large skillet heat 4 tbsp of coconut oil (or preferred oil) and the curry paste on low heat.

- pour in half a can of coconut milk and stir on medium heat

- add your meat of choice

- add the rest of the coconut milk, sugar and fish sauce and continue to stir



  - while meat is cooking you can begin to prep your veggies. They recommend putting eggplant and fresh basil leaves with red curry. I generally throw in whatever veggies are in my fridge. Today it was sugar snaps and orange pepper. I also tossed in a few almonds and cashews for some crunch!

- once the veggies are tossed into the skillet I make my cauliflower rice! This is super easy. I simply chop up plain cauliflower in my food processor. I believe some people steam or boil theirs first, but I prefer raw veggies. I usually put it in the microwave for about 30 seconds to warm it up.

- simply put the desired amount of cauliflower into the food processor until it resembles rice.


- now that your Red Chicken Curry is ready you can enjoy! Put the cauliflower rice on your plate and pour the curry on top!

- the good news is you will likely have LEFTOVERS! This dish served myself and my bf dinner AND I had enough to take to work for lunch for 2 days!



I hope you enjoy the recipe! 

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Stay sweet.
xoxo

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