Hey! It’s Magda here blogging again for the first time since Mateo was born (8 months ago). Wow, time just zooms by with a tiny human being. Anyway, these past few months have been somewhat of a rollercoaster for me in terms of health. For the first real time, I actually have to try to lose weight, meaning really push myself to make a change. Unfortunately, being home all day kinda got me stuck on raiding the fridge for snacks all the time and sitting on my butt to entertain the little one. So I’m ready to take control of my body again.
M: A while back, a friend of mine from church shared with me that she regularly does juice cleanses. So later she brought two of her favorite juicing books. There are a ton of recipes but I am trying out the ones that I can make with the fruits and vegetables I usually have. One of them is this recipe with only three main ingredients. This recipe was pulled from the book Total Juicing by Jack LaLane published in 1992.
M: Hi guys! Last weekend Drew and I went over to my parent’s place to discuss our upcoming trip to Mexico, which we are super excited about. Drew and I will get to see what the lifestyle is like in such a small rural farm town. Drew is mostly excited about the food and I’m excited to see my dad’s land.
Anyway, while we were there we ate some of my mom’s tacos and home made salsa. They hit the spot that night and Drew loved the salsa. So this weekend I called mom to ask how she made it. She said it was super simple and that she had only made it with chile Serrano, garlic and guacamole. She said she made it again but added extra ingredients like onion and cilantro but that it turned brown very quickly so she suggested I only use garlic and seasoning.
M: Oh pancakes… I’ve tried so many different recipes and different flours but this adaptation seems to work best for me. For those not familiar with almond flour, its basically ground up almonds fine enough to make it a flour. It a healthier alternative to traditional flour but also pricier. This recipe is for pancakes that although healthier, are still an indulgence so be careful not to eat them too often. Anyway, this is an adaptation of several recipes I’ve found online. My ingredients usually change depending on what I have at the time but for the most part it stays the same.
M: So Drew and I have made these twice and both times we loved them. We took this recipe from one of my favorite books The Frugal Paleo Cookbook (slightly changed it according to what we had). This recipe is for the chicken but we paired with super easy veggie fry and / zoodles. The first time we made these we didn’t have capers but the second time around we made sure to add them to the dish. They are really good! At least the ones we got which were in vinegar. We weren’t very familiar with capers, in fact our first attempt at shopping for them failed. Apparently Vons doesn’t carry them. I still think they are there somewhere. Anyway, here is what you need:
yields: about 4 chicken thighs
Coconut Flour Waffles
yields: about 4 small waffles
M: Fridays are my days off and the perfect mornings to take the time to make a good breakfast and photograph it too! So this past Friday I woke up craving waffles but of course they could not be regular flour waffles. I scanned the internet for some recipes and I came across one that not only seemed fairly easy but used most ingredient I already had. I did add an extra ingredient and modify the recipe a bit so this is my modified version.