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Coconut Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry

I haven’t made stir-fry in ages!  I don’t even know how that’s possible but when my roommate made it last week for dinner it’s been on my mind ever since.  I was excited to saute the chicken in coconut oil too.  I’ve really only used coconut oil in some paleo / gluten – free treats so was interested to see how it would come out using it in place of olive oil, etc.  Well it came out delicious!  And now I have lunch for the rest of the week.

Coconut Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry

  • 3 Organic Chicken Breasts
  • 1lb Fresh Mixed Stir Fry Veggies (Whole Foods has a great bin of them in their produce section)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper

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  • Cut the chicken into cubes (or strips) and turn the stove on medium heat.
  • Put the coconut oil in the pan once it gets hot and then throw in the chicken.
  • Throw in the onions from the veggie mix at this point.
  • Saute the chicken until there is no more pink, approximately for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the chicken and mix.
  • Add the teriyaki sauce and let simmer on medium heat for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the stir fry vegetables and cover the pan.
  • Turn the burner on low and let cook for about 10 – 15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.

I put my stir-fry over some quinoa.  It made a great dinner and lunches for the rest of the week!

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Monday’s Workout

Tonight’s workout felt great but it definitely winded me!  I swear every time I look at a Crossfit work out and think “oh that might be a little bit easier” it ends up being such a tough one.  Those tricky Crossfit WOD creators I tell ya!

This is how I chose my workout today.  I went to Crossfit.com.  After not seeing any recent ones that I was feeling I decided to go back a bit further into the archives.  I went to November, 2012 and decided to look at November 3rd because that’s the day that me and Andy went on our first date. Yes, this is how my weird brain works.  I wrote that work-out down along with two others.

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I then texted this exact picture to Andy and asked him which workout I should do.  He really helps with my indecisiveness a lot!  He also knows what my body can and can’t handle and what will challenge me.  It’s nice having a sort-of personal trainer for free! He suggested the first or last one.  I went for the last one:

Three Rounds for Time: I did mine in about 23 minutes

  • Row 500 meters
  • 21 Burpees (I just realized I did 25 for all 3 rounds!)
  • Run 400 meters

Weekend Round-Up – Picnics, Poses, & Paleo Muffins

I can’t believe Labor Day weekend is already here and gone!  I swear summer goes by faster and faster every year but lucky for me Fall is my absolute favorite season!  Even though I love fall I tried to soak up as much little bits of summer that are left.

I started off Friday with a nice cold Sam Adams beer on my deck.  I love that my new apartment has a deck – so nice just to be able to sit out there and get some fresh air.

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PICNICS

 

Saturday, we took a trip to Long Island for a family party.  We took the ferry over, which I haven’t done in a really long time.  It was fun – a little windy – but fun!  We played a few games of corn hole, drank lots of coronas, and tried not to over eat all the great picnic food. The key: don’t sit next to the food!

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POSES

 

One of the Yoga teachers I follow on Instagram, Rachel Brathen (@yoga_girl), had announced a 10 – Day yoga challenge that started on September 1st.  I’ve never done one of these so thought it would be fun to try.  I’ve probably even in the past made comments about people who post all of these types of pictures – but I’ve realized some times you just have to say f*c* it and do what makes you happy!  Focusing on a different yoga pose each day really makes you take a look at your practice and realize what you like, don’t like, are good at or need to work on.  This challenge is called #AimTrueChallenge.  Day 1 was for a pose that empowers you and Day 2 one that challenges you.  I had fun playing around with this and I’m sure Andy loved being my photographer 🙂 Here were my poses:

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PALEO MUFFINS

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We played around with a paleo bread recipe this weekend and came out with some delicious mini paleo muffins!  They’re a great treat to have on the weekends with my go-to omelet.

1 ½ cups blanched almond flour
2 tablespoons coconut flour
¼ cup golden flaxseed meal
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
5 eggs
¼ cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Combine all ingredients and spend a few minutes mixing together, making sure to get out any chunks that the coconut oil forms.  It would probably be better to use a food processor if you have one.

Pour batter into a greased (we used some coconut oil) muffin pan.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes