you can drink your wine and eat it too!

Another batch of burgundy red wine flank steak was made and I was in heaven eating every bite of this meal.  Please refer back to my first post for the initial recipe: wine infused steak… my husband added coconut sugar to this batch and wow the flavor is so much richer!  We also made other steaks, which weren’t finished for dinner the night before – I used some pieces in this salad:

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photographed: coconut water (home-made, check out the “hydration” tab above to see which brand I mix into water); bulletproof coffee remix (i use Nespresso vanilla pods with 1 tbsp of coconut oil mixed in a Nutribullet); green juice (apple + spinach juice made in the Juiceman appliance); beet & steak chopped salad (seasoned with herbs de provence, avocado oil & balsamic vinegar) and Terra sweet potato chips (MY NEW OBSESSION!!!).

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The next morning I got to enjoy this green juice again with breakfast made by my wonderful husband…

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Now it is time to burn off these calories!!!

I did part 1 & 2 only yesterday – I am working my way up to a 60 min video, currently just feeling satisfied with 40 minutes (a jump from 20 minutes).  And today I engaged in this activity:

Fab workouts!!!

Hope everyone is staying warm and having a pleasant friday night!

NOMaste y’all!!


Polished off the asparagus from last night to jump start the body with some morning veggies!

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Plated: asparagus + eggs with a side of asparagus (thanks honey for the extra dose of asparagus!) and sweet potato hash

I attempted this new hype that everyone is posting about “Bulletproof Coffee!”  I don’t have this bulletproof coffee that apparently should be used, so we made a drip coffee using Cafe Du Monde Coffee and Chicory.


I used 20 ounces of water to make one cup – I am still adjusting to caffeine, just the slightest bit of stimulant is enough to get me going.  I placed this liquid in the large Nutribullet cup and let it cool.  I used the blending attachment and quickly mixed the coffee plus 2 tbsp of coconut oil [the bullet proof craze uses butter – I do not believe in butter being paleo if milk products are not “allowed,” because guess what BUTTER IS A MILK PRODUCT so none of my recipes use butter or ghee].  I prefer to use Nature’s Way EfaGold Coconut Oil as it has a richer coconut flavor when I want this taste.  If you want less coconut taste then I would recommend using Spectrum Coconut Oil.

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Go easy on the caffeine and coconut oil though – this is not for the individual who drinks multiple cups of coffee a day as you will easily rack up the calories!

enjoy this sunny fall day… and hopefully there will be an evening like this again today,

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my happy place:  NOMaste.

casual saturday.

After a recent move I have been finishing up some tasks, I wanted to post before going to bed or else i would have to do a double-day tomorrow – not sure how I feel about that yet.  This evening we made it to the store by 8pm… thrilling to be shopping at Wegman’s for your saturday night activity.  My husband made Mahi-Mahi with lemon juice and sage with a side of potato hash and a simple salad (home-made mustard vinaigrette a top).

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I followed with an energy ball creation – I have been seeing many posts for these little treats.  I thought I would give it a try – I was pleasantly delighted with the end product.  I threw some things together, bare with me while I perfect the exact amounts to share with you – all I have right now are approximates.  Recipe below —

Raw Sugar Cookie Dough Bites

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1 heaping cup of dates

1 cup walnuts

1/2 cup shredded reduced fat unsweetened coconut

2 tbsp chia seeds

2 tbsp flax seeds

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp maca powder

1 tbsp vanilla extract

*depending on the consistency you can add more dates if your mixture is not sticking together enough or some coconut oil and honey.  After blending all ingredients in a food processor roll dough into mini balls and place in the refrigerator until they move from a soft texture to a firmer one.  When you bite into these treats you will swear you are eating raw sugar cookie dough!

Seriously is time for bed, hopefully.  I will dream about:

peace. love. paleo.