Nick

Kara

8.30.2009

Last week's foods

I didn't do THAT great this week.. while most of my eating is clean, sometimes I'm just hoarding food and eating way too much. I felt overall like I had no control almost like I was experiencing that great feeling of p-m-sing when you just have to eat this and that and are hungry all the time (at least for me). Ugh. Abby and I ran yesterday - the humidity was high and it was hard to breathe. But for sure, it was nice to meet up for a run and catch up! I'm still just sitting here struggling with the start to school on Tuesday. Ugh... again.

Some recipes/foods from last week, most adapted from eat-clean except for the first one.

Granola bars

I didn't follow the recipe exactly as posted above,
but anytime I make granola bars they turn into granola.



This happened here too - it is good with yogurt!
I'm sticking with my tempo bars!



EAT CLEAN PIZZA
Bill said this was the best pizza dough I've made yet. Wooo! I agreed.
It was a great consistency, relatively easy to make, and yummy!
Recipe adapted from eat-clean cookbook

2 c whole wheat flour
1 package rapid rise yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tbs rosemary
1 tbs parsley
1/2 tsp agave nectar
3/4 c warm water
1 tbs olive oil

Put flour in the food processor and process. Change the blade the kneading blade. In a measuring cup combine hot water, oil, yeast and agave. Let stand for 5 min or till foamy. Add this to the food processor while it is running. After a few minutes, it should turn into a soft looking ball. If it seems crumbly add more water. If it appears sticky, take it out, cover hands with flour and knead it until smooth. With lightly oiled hands, remove the ball from the food processor and place it in a bowl covered with cooking oil. Place a wet kitchen towel over the dough and let it rise for an hour.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness. Add toppings and Bake at 450 for 15 minutes



Stir Fry w/ Tofu



Recipe for Cottage Cheese Pancakes adapted from the eat-clean diet - awesome for post long run!
1 1/4 c whole wheat flour and or spelt flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp to 1 tbs cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp flaxseed
1 tsp pure vanilla
8 egg whites, room temp if possible
2 tsp agave nectar
1 cup fat free cottage cheese
1 cup fat free yogurt or skim milk

Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Make a well in the center.
Combine the wet ingredients in a small bowl. Pour into the well. Cook away!
Makes 12 pancakes of approximately 85 calories per cake and 7 g protein.

Then some not clean eating. I made a birthday cake for my sister. It was supposed to be a checkerboard and was 3 layers. It was a big flop. I must have overcooked it. It didn't stay together. That sucked because I spent a whole lot of time making it. I want to try it again, because it looks really cool on the box. Don't know what I did wrong!




8 comments:

  1. I'm sucking at eating...still. I do so well during the week and then the wknd kills me. Maybe I need to work 7 days a week just to keep me on track.

    Pizza looks pretty good!

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  2. I love homemade pizza dough. Matt is the dough guy at our house. I'll have to show him your recipe.

    Hang in there with the start of school. You'll find the balance you are looking for soon.

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  3. I love all the homemade, clean & healthy foods you make. Thanks for the recipes!

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  4. I love home made pizza. I'll to try your recipe.

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  5. i somehow bet the cake got eaten anways! Love the pizza dough recipe, thanks for sharing...I might just be able to do that one even without a food processor

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  6. i think the cake still looks neat! I can't make a level layer cake for the life of me.

    that pizza looks great.

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  7. that is a funky looking cake! :) i'm sure it was delicious though, and that's all that matters. yum.

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  8. I have been wanting to try making my own granola bars, those look yummy!

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