Wednesday Bullets

Oh the important things we have to discuss! :) Well, that may be setting the bar a little high. How about just some fun things?

First, food. Obviously.

*I have been eating a really AWESOME frittata for breakfast and I have to tell you about it. If I was a good little food blogger I would blog about it, but aaaaah, as I’ve mentioned I’m sort of running around like a chicken with my head cut off as far as the day job goes, so. But this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know about this act of deliciousness. It’s a little kitchen-sink-ish and it involves a vegetable I don’t even really like (mushrooms!) and I’m still LOVING IT. Here’s the un-recipe, recipe: Brown a pound of ground beef, season the hell out of it with salt, pepper, garlic powder (yeah, garlic for breakfast. Get started early!) and if you are really super cool add some dehydrated onion flakes. I don’t know why I’m into these right now but I am. You could also use FRESH onion, I’m sure, but hey. Then throw in a metric ton of kale and let it wilt. In another pan sautee some white mushrooms in ghee (OMG, or should I say OMGHEEEEEEE…see what I did there? :)) until they are browned and really crisp (this is key) then throw them into the meat/kale mixture, add some sliced olives, and if you have like cheese or happen to have a little bit leftover, add just a few sprinkles of parmesan (see, I told you it was kitchen sink.) Pour it all into a casserole dish, add 12 eggs, bake at 350 for 30 minutes and BAM! Morning bliss. God, it is good. So good I may just go back for a second piece. Now let’s pretend there is an artsy photo attached to that recipe, ok? Great.

*Because my cooking time has been sort of limited (BOO, not into that) I’ve been making my crockpot do some of the heavy lifting lately. I made an Italian Pot Roast the other night that was basically life-changing. It was a beef chuck roast and I used this method and you all, I will never go back to browning my meat before I put it into a slow cooker! It gets THE BEST crusty outside. From a crockpot! And the meat was fall apart tender but still moist. Anyway: DO THAT.

*Oh, one last note about cooking: If you are local I am teaching a Paleo Cooking Class over at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op on April 18th. I’ll mention it again because it appears you can’t register for spring classes yet, but I’m super excited about it! Come down, hang out, and eat some delicious food. It will definitely be a good time.

*Do you know what is NOT a good time? The fact that my knee is still not 100%. I have been seeing a chiropractor who does active release and it has been so helpful (I will eventually write a whole post about that because it has been FANTASTIC) but I have a ways to go until I will be able to do all of my favorite things. I find this to be the most frustrating thing in the world! I’m back to CrossFit (I took most of last week off) but doing a lot of scaled things and I HATE THAT. HATE HATE HATE.

*This knee business is not only bad timing for The Relay but also, The CrossFit Games Open start TOMORROW. Now listen, I’m not a super competitive athlete with dreams of “making it to the games” and all that…UM, NO. But it is a fun time at the gym and I’m hoping that I am able to at least participate in a few of the workouts before I have to start scaling. So what I need from you is to cross your fingers that box jumps aren’t in the first workout ok? :) Yeah, box jumps right now are just not my friend but they always show up in the Open. I’m hoping it’s later and paired with some other crazy stuff I won’t be able to do anyway (hi, muscle ups.) So…your fingers are crossed right? Awesome, thanks!

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So…what is going on in your neck of the woods? I feel like it’s been so long since we chatted! So tell me…any new recipes you are loving? Any good advice for dealing with injuries aside from just feeling REALLY sad? Are you competing in the Open? Anything else you feel like sharing? Let loooooooooooooose! TALK TO ME.

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18 comments to Wednesday Bullets

  • K
    March 6, 2013 at 6:29 am

    I love a good frittata!

  • Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan
    March 6, 2013 at 6:42 am

    You’ve been on my mind this morning — so happy to see your updates! And super glad that crockpot roasting trick worked for you. HOW AWESOME IS THAT?! Recipes that require almost nothing from us are the bomb, am I right?!

    Sending good vibes for your knee. And hugs. Lots of hugs.

  • Moi Contre La Vie
    March 6, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Nice to get a Holly update! Sorry about your knee :( But I’m really excited about everything fun & amazing you have going on.

    I’ve been LIVING for my crockpot lately – It’s a lifesaver when you not only have no time to cook but are so busy you don’t think to cook/eat until you’re dying of starvation.

    I’m going to be in Sacramento basically every weekend for the next two months so we neeeeed to get together. If you have time. Haha. Time! :)

  • AndreAnna
    March 6, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Miss you. That is all. :)

  • M
    March 6, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Awesome! I’m super excited for your cooking class! Made it a goal this year to take some classes at the Co-Op. I was also excited to see they are having a Kombucha class! How cool is that?

  • missysoupy
    March 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Um, active release? = heaven. Have you had Graston yet? Hurts so good. I love my chiropractor.

    • Holly
      March 7, 2013 at 8:51 am

      What on earth is Graston…tell me about it!

      • missysoupy
        March 7, 2013 at 11:52 am

        They use a rounded metal tool (picture a metal shoe horn of sorts) to scrape across the “belly” of the muscle. This releases adhesions, scar tissue, and other fancy words for “tight muscles”. It can be a tad uncomfortable during the process (sort of like they are trying to remove the top 3 layers of skin), but afterwards it feels great (some people get nasty bruises from it, though). I love it on my shoulders/traps, but I recently had it done on my quad/knee area and it HURT. I consider my chiropractor’s office a day spa that only charges a $25 co-pay. *laugh*

  • ONEWEIRDWORD
    March 6, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    The frittata sounds delish!
    I like your blog a lot; you’ve given me several good pep talks over the past few days, as I read back along your journey.

  • Maxmill
    March 7, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Just your taco salad, with TJ’s salsa and homemade mayo for the dressing. The Best!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
    March 7, 2013 at 6:08 am

    That pork roast looks yummy, still don’t use my crockpot enough!

    In my neck of the woods, my friend just finished her Whole30! http://busyboldblessed.blogspot.com/2013/03/guest-post-sarahs-whole30-results.html Aaaand I’m thinking about doing another one in April, and my boyfriend even said he would do it! I have a few people that have told me they’re interested so I think I’m going to try and rally the troops! So excited, also wondering if I’m crazy :)

    Good luck at CrossFit, hope your knee cooperates!

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