Sweet Potato Chia Pudding Parfaits, Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Shrimp N’ Cauliflower “Grits”: Whole30 Day Nine

DAY NINE
Coffee first. 20 minute morning workout and a run! Also, I’m REALLY excited about today’s breakfast.

BREAKFAST: Want to know the GREATEST thing since sliced bread? Sweet potatoes with almond butter. Sounds gross? Try it! Try it! This breakfast parfait will change your life… or at least your thoughts on sweet potatoes mixed with almond butter.
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Asparagus & Poached Egg on Greens

As temps inch their way up and sunny days outnumber the grey ones, asparagus begins to bare their tender shoots – a sure sign of spring. …!

Creamy Polenta and Mushrooms

We made it to my favorite season, yet I’m getting the feeling that Mother Nature has skipped over the best parts and headed straight to the cold weather! I’ve armed myself with my warmest hoodie sweatshirt, Smartwool socks and one of my favorite meals – polenta with mushrooms to break that chill! Keep Reading!

H2O: Do You Drink Enough?

You hear it all the time from, “you should drink more water,” to “eight glasses a day!” but do you actually drink enough water?
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A dish with no name

This is one of my go to meals for colder weather months or when I’m short of time….it doesn’t have a name but it’s really, really good!  Not too posh yet not lacking in taste, this dish dazzles by being bright, colorful, crunchy and filling.  I actually borrowed upon the idea from a restaurant down my street called, Gaia Cafe.  It’s a lovely little brunch spot with mismatched tables and chairs, you serve your own coffee and can watch your food being made.  They serve up vegetarian-fare subsisting mostly of stir-frys, scrambles and overall yummy hodgepodges.
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Oxtail

Classified as offal oxtail is exactly just that– a tail from an ox.  Nowadays oxtail comes from regular beef cattle and has a resplendent culinary history.  Not an uber-popular piece of meat but it can be found at specialty butchers, ethnic meat counters and gourmet restaurants particularly in European nature.  I was fortunate to have gotten mine from my family’s locally raised grass-fed highland cattle.

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Mixed Fruit Rasayana

Yesterday was a wintry wonderland with white frosted trees and brisk air that marked my cheeks a rosy hue. Today, however was filled with slush and intermittent raindrops. A day that left me in a shade of grey. I left work in the rain and came home to a mug of tea, mail and more emails. I discarded my work clothes for some yoga ones and headed out the door in hopes of some restoration!  Great news…yoga was very relevant today taking on the form of back-bending and twisting. These asanas help open the chest and release any negative emotions which perked me up enough to head home to the kitchen!
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