Posts Tagged ‘PaleOMG’

Tonight’s video is not my favorite. Here’s why, yesterday family stuff ran far later than expected, so we didn’t cook anything. That meant today’s video felt more rushed. I just don’t think that the video does the meal itself justice.


Today’s meal, from the PaleOMG website, is a Chicken Bacon Alfredo.

One of my favorite meals as a kid used to be fettucini alfredo with chicken. Until Paleo came along for me, I didn’t know it was possible to have a “pasta” dish without actual pasta. Spaghetti squash has completely changed that view for me, and it is delicious!

For the recipe, I used an Acorn Squash as opposed to Delicata Squash (supermarket availability), and aside from that the recipe was done pretty much to specs.

In the video, I made some dumb choices (mashing spaghetti squash pasta down in the dish, bad explaining of steps, letting segments run too long), but I blame those on how tired I am today. The next video will be better, or at least I promise to try! 🙂

Bottom line, the kitchen smells amazing, I got to eat some bacon tonight, and I really enjoyed the few bites of this meal I had tonight!

Chicken Bacon Alfredo
Prep time: 25 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 4

1 spaghetti squash, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed
1 larger delicata squash, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed
½lb chicken tenders
4-6 slices bacon, diced
½ cup canned coconut milk
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
salt and pepper, to taste

In the final meal of my PaleOMG cookfest a few days ago, we decided to make Cilantro Chicken Nuggets!

I will not lie when I say that as we were making the nuggets, our thought was… this doesn’t look very appealing. But as the balls of ground chicken meat started cooking, they began to look more and more like chicken nuggets! Then, when it was time to try them, these PaleOMG creations did not disappoint!

Aside from my one piece of feedback, (that I would have used a bit less cilantro) these were probably the biggest hit of the day. If you try them, let me know what you think, please.

Basic ingredient list below, as usual.

Cilantro Chicken Nuggets

For the nuggets
1lb ground chicken or ground turkey
1 egg, whisked
1 bundle of cilantro, chopped (the more, the better!)
3 scallions, chopped
2 teaspoons sesame oil
½ cup Coconut Flour
¼ teaspoon ginger
salt and pepper, to taste
1-2 tablespoons Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

For the dipping sauce
¼ cup Coconut Aminos
⅛ cup white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon ground stone mustard (from the bottle/container-not powder)
1 teaspoon Raw Honey

The week of delicious PaleOMG recipes continues with a “Spaghetti and Meatball Casserole”!

The reason that those last 4 words are in quotations is because they are neither real spaghetti, nor do I think they make an actual casserole. But work with me, please.

Since I don’t have the silicone cupcake cups Juli uses for a few of her meals, I decided I didn’t want to risk having a dish where paper cups stick to the food and I have about as much success saving the meal as I do peeling a hard-boiled egg.

In today’s video you get to see my amazing style of threading/dethreading a spaghetti squash, and you also get to see me “back seat drive” my mom’s egg-pouring ability. I’d say it doesn’t get too much better than that.

For a snap shot of what I used to make this meal (pasted straight from the PaleOMG page for the Spaghetti and Meatball Bites recipe), check it out:

Spaghetti and Meatball Bites
Prep time: 25 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 45 mins
Serves: 12 (more like 4-6 people, with the way I made it)

1 medium spaghetti squash, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed
1lb Tropical Traditions Grass Fed Ground Beef
1 (14oz) can tomato sauce
3 egg whites, whisked (adjusted to 5 egg whites)
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried thyme
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon fat of choice (I used bacon fat)

The week of delicious PaleOMG recipes begins with a Breakfast Lasagna!

I wasn’t sure how this one was going to turn out, but was anxious to start 7 straight days of meal-cooking videos with a delicious breakfast!

Instead of focusing more time and effort on a high-quality video production (as if I even knew how to do that!), I am just going to throw all of the short segments together into one longer video.

My goal throughout this series is to show the prep phase of the meal, a few mid-cooking steps, and then the final product with honest feedback about how I think it tastes! Why my opinion… because you’re on my blog, dummies. When I remember, I’ll also try to guess-timate how much the whole meal costs.

I’ve only recorded three videos as of the posting of this first recipe, so if there is anything you need more or less of to make these videos more helpful, please let me know asap!

For a snap shot of what I used to make this meal (pasted straight from the PaleOMG page), check it out:

Breakfast Lasagna
Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 35 mins Total time: 55 mins
Serves: 3-5

1 yam or sweet potato, thinly sliced lengthwise
1lb chorizo or breakfast sausage (depending on the spice level you’d like)
1 container sliced mushrooms
1 yellow onion, sliced thin
⅓ cup canned coconut milk
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper, to taste
6 eggs, whisked
2 tablespoons fat (I used bacon fat)

Blog time again!!

I’m back on the East Coast for two full weeks, and had this idea tonight to accomplish two goals:

Goal #1- To promote my friend Juli’s PaleOMG cookbook which comes out next April!
(Click here to Pre-Order that mo-fo!)

Goal #2- To trick my mom into cooking me awesome meals at least once a day (meals that come from of course)!!

Here’s episode number one 🙂

(and here is the direct link to this Breakfast Lasagna recipe)

One of my closest friends is PaleOMG owner, founder, CEO, choreographer, and athlete, Juli Bauer. Homegirl can COOK. Therefore, many of my foodie inspirations will come from her. This first meal in the “Cooking with Smashby” segment is one of those meals.

Breakfast was probably my most often neglected meal, and as most of you semi-intelligent people know, it is also considered by many to be one of the most important meals of the day (if not THE most important). I only say “semi-intelligent” because I consider myself to be at least semi-intelligent. And I had heard that fact about breakfast many times. Yet, as someone who trains hard every day to try and get in good physical shape, I STILL chose to ignore this fact. Day after day, year after year, I would just skip breakfast. That’s just dumb.

When I went crying to Juli (probably saying, “Wahhh, Juli, I’m a big baby and don’t have time to make myself breakfast.. Wahhh”), she likely responded with something like this, “Are you kidding me? Stop being an idiot, of course you do.”

And with that, the BREAKFAST SCRAMBLE was introduced to me!

It’s a super-simple recipe that usually makes enough food to last me at least half-way through the week! That means I went from not eating breakfast at all, to eating almost everyday, with only 30-ish minutes of work. Win.

6 eggs
1 to 1.5 pounds breakfast sausage
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
1 poblano pepper
1 jalapeño pepper
1 sweet potato
1/2 red onion
Olive Oil

There you have it, less than 10 ingredients. My kind of recipe.

Step 1-
Cut up the peppers into small enough pieces for you to enjoy them. I, am a baby, so I cut them into small pieces so I don’t have to say “yucky, that was a big piece of pepper.” Also cut up the sweet potato to your preference of size. I’d recommend cutting them smaller since they’ll cook faster that way.

Step 2-
Toss a little olive oil (nope, don’t care about measuring) in a pan, add ground sausage at a medium temperature. Let the meat begin to brown. Here where you’d add salt and pepper “to taste”.

Step 3-
Throw the veggies and sweet potato in another pan and let those start to cook (also at a medium heat).

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The calm before the storm! Veggies and meat cooking separately.

Step 4-
Stir both meat and veggies separately (using a different spoon since one pan has raw meat in it, bro… Not trying to make you sick here). The goal is to get the veggies to the softness of your liking, and the meat to almost fully cooked.

Step 5-
Once the meat is about done (meaning there is barely any pink visible), add your eggs to that pan! Yep.. Just crack whole eggs in there and start stirring away!

Step 6-
When your meat and egg magic is just about done, dump allll of the veggies into the protein pan. Toss in some crushed red pepper flakes to add a little zing to it if you’d like. Combine those bad boys and stir away!

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This is the storm. A bit aggressive in the pan, but it worked!

Step 7-
When it all looks nice mixed, let sit for a few minutes, separate out into your tupperwares, store in fridge for easy morning microwaving.

That’s it!! And this meal is DELICIOUS.

With the ingredients listed here, that would probably make about 3 big portions, or 4 slightly smaller ones.

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Breakfast is served. BOOM!

Not bad at all for less than 30 minutes of work. So, there you have it, Recipe #1 is in the proverbial books.

What’d you think?! Let me hear it, friends!

In my opinion, proper nutrition and adequate rest (aka, sleep) are probably the two areas where our bodies will reap the most benefit, (in terms of maintaining and reaching our physical fitness goals) so paying attention to them is key.
That said, those are two areas of my life where I lack the most discipline…. Nice.

Not getting enough sleep has been an issue for me for at least the last 10 years of my life (likely more than that), and I have never really enjoyed cooking enough to get really good at it. Good start to the “Cooking with Smashby” segment so far, huh?

The purpose of this series will NOT, I repeat… NOT be to provide a replacement page to the wonderful PaleOMG site of my good friend, Juli Bauer (only partly because I will probably never film a dance sequence and be willing to share it with the Internetz). I merely wanted to share stories of how I make some of my meals, given my (self-imposed) time constraints, and hope that it helps some of you guys and gals.

Hopefully you all can not only benefit from some of my quick meals, but also share some of your own ideas (and suggestions on how to improve mine) so we can all learn ways to make delicious and healthy meals TOGETHER. Yayyyy.

My influences and inspirations will come from all over the place, and will likely each have my own little twist to them. That will likely be for two reasons:
1- I can be a picky eater (read: big baby) so I may switch out ingredients that I find “yucky”. Yep, I just said yucky.
2- I may not have the product or device or cooking implement to make a part of the meal properly. In that case, it’s time to “audible” and make do with what I have!

As always with me and my blog, I’m only posting stuff in the interest of trying to help you guys. I don’t really think you’re dying to know what I had for breakfast! So please let me know what you like or don’t like about this, and what you’d like to see more or less of in this series.

Alright, here goes nothing!

Well, it finally happened….

Renegade Fitness has teamed with the greatest Paleo blog in the entire universe!!! My very good friend, Juli Bauer (or julibauer as I call her), runs the site PaleOMG and the site is good. I mean… as Nacho Libre would say, “it’s reallllly guuu”.

Check out the shirts below, and buy them directly on our site!

If Juli didn’t look so good in these shirts, people would STILL probably buy them. I mean, the shirts are comfy!

There’s the White Tank Top:

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White Tank Front

CrossFit, Smashby Training, PaleOMG, PaleOMG White Tank Back

White Tank Top Back

Then the Black T-Shirt:

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Black T-Shirt Front

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Black T-Shirt Back