Cooking the Day Away

I love to cook and bake. It’s relaxing and relaxing does a body good. Yesterday, I spent the entire morning/noon time in the kitchen. I was looking forward to get some cooking done and have some awesome leftovers. I started the morning with breaking out my awesome new ice cream maker that my mom got me for Christmas. I can already tell this contraption is going to be my best friend in the kitchen especially once the hot summer months come!! It just so happened that the Paleo Parents just released an amazing recipe for Slightly Sweet & Salty Frozen Custard. One of the best things about it is that it has NO sugar in it…SWEET!! 😉 Well I had to try it out and it is amazing!!! I made mine with pumpkin instead of the butternut squash and it came out perfect. I can’t wait to try some other “ice cream” recipes. Next, I moved on to making chicken stock. I made a batch a couple months ago and just ran out. The stock recipe that I use is in The Makers Diet book. The recipe says to cook the stock for up to twenty-four hours and that is what I do. Talk about easy…I love throwing together a bunch of ingredients and letting it sit. It does all the work for me. This stock is so rich and full of wonderful flavor. Talk about healthy too!! Another bonus, I no longer buy boxed stock which is a big money saver.  Once the stock was simmering, I moved onto making Paleo Nutri-Grain Bars. These little bars were so delicious and super healthy compared to the Kelloggs brand. I loved having them as an afternoon snack with a cup of tea. Yum! For lunch, I made Zesty Shrimp Creole with rice. This dish was awesome…spicy and full of flavor. I did cheat and added canned tomatoes. Tisk tisk!! This dish is time consuming because of the raw shrimp. I dislike peeling and deveining shrimp. Not a fun task for sure but in the end it was totally worth it. Delish! The best part is that I have oodles of leftovers. No cooking for me for the next couple days. Love when that happens.

Here is a picture of my Kombucha I have brewing. My sister in law brought me a scoby all the way from Kentucky!!! I’ve tried brewing it before but it never worked. I also tried with a dehydrated scoby and it did nothing. I’ll admit it…I’m a scoby murderer…until now!! Finally…this scoby is working and I’m growing a new one!! WOOHOO VICTORY!!!

Next week, I’m starting a Kettlebell Challenge with my sister in law (the same one who grew the scoby for me). I’m really excited about it. I was watching some youtube videos on it and it looks like a great workout but also a lot of fun at the same time. Cheeseslave is hosting a Kettlebell Challenge right now so we are going to join the masses and try to get in shape. The challenge is currently closed but it’s never to late to get in shape and healthy.

Until next time…

3 thoughts on “Cooking the Day Away

  1. I love everything about this post!! Seems like a wicked productive day. I just filled my freezer with broth, too! Do you use a whole chicken or just the bones? anyway, can’t wait to get in shape with ya! woohoo! the party starts monday!!

    1. I actually use a whole chicken. I add onions, celery, carrots, zucchinis, garlic, fresh ginger, sea salt, peppercorns and coconut oil. Throw in a stockpot and cook for 24 hours. YUM!

  2. I do the same thing, but I have only been cooking it for about ten hours. I’ll have to up it to 24! And I’ll add coconut oil next time too!

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