Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Delicious Paleo Pad Thai...one of the best recipes I have ever tried! #paleo

 Hello Dear Readers:
   It has been pretty quiet here on the blog, and for that I apologize. I have been busy at the gym and running around enjoying our "almost spring" with Ana. And I really mean that, brrr its cold again.  Anywho, today I have a pretty amazing recipe to share with you. I found it on a Paleo blog, and made it late this afternoon.  It is a Paleo Pad Thai made with spaghetti squash and it is just yum. Here are some photos and the recipe, enjoy!!

 First I made the Sunshine Sauce (found HERE)  credit to The Clothes Make the Girl for this!! And the delicious Pad Thai Recipe found HERE!!

2 tablespoons lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon coconut aminos
1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger (I used jar, but you could use fresh too! )
1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
1/4 cup sunflower seed butter (I used almond butter, no sugar added)
dash ground cayenne pepper 
1/4 cup coconut milk


1. Place all the ingredients except the coconut milk in the bowl of a food processor and whirl until well blended. ( I blended with a fork, and made it pretty creamy)
2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber scraper, then add the coconut milk. Process until it’s blended and smooth. Store covered in the fridge.

I set the sauce aside and then I made the spaghetti squash. I split it down the middle, scraped out the seeds , put it in a dish and baked in the oven @375 for about 45 minutes.  Then, I cooked all of the chicken, let it cool and cut it into small bite sized pieces. THEN, I made the eggs and followed the recipe.   Ok..Here is the Pad Thai Recipe for 2 (I doubled it):
1 batch Sunshine Sauce (see above)
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons coconut aminos
2 teaspoons plus 1 teaspoon coconut oil
1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)
1 cup snap peas, thinly sliced lengthwise
2 cups cooked spaghetti squash
6-8 ounces grilled chicken thighs, diced
(I added fresh green beans, scallions, and stir fry veggies (little corns, mushrooms, and sprouts) to add more veggies)

1. Crack the eggs into a small bowl, and use a fork to scramble them with the coconut aminos. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, about 3 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons coconut oil  to the skillet, and when it’s melted, pour in the eggs and let them spread like a pancake. Reduce the heat to medium and cover with a lid, letting the eggs cook until they’re set and beginning to brown on the bottom, about 3-4 minutes. Flip and lightly brown the other side. Remove the eggs from the pan and cut into strips with a sharp knife.
2. Using the same pan, increase heat to medium-high and add 1 teaspoon coconut oil to the pan. Sauté the onion and snap peas, stirring with a wooden spoon, until they’re crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Add the spaghetti squash, chicken, and cooked egg to the pan and, stirring with a wooden spoon, cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.


3. Add the Sunshine Sauce to the pan and stir-fry until everything is well-blended and hot. Divide among two plates, sprinkle with garnishes, and dig in.
Top your Paleo Pad Thai with any or all of these:
  • chopped cashews, almonds, or sunflower seeds
  • chopped scallions
  • chopped cilantro
  • a squeeze of lime juice
I put some fresh scallions and almonds. Ana loved it too (except for the onions), especially the squash!! 

Enjoy! Let me know if you make this!!   

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Review: Tools4Wisdom Mommy Planner 2014

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Hello Dear Readers:
 I admit it, I am not the most organized of people. I do make lists, I check them twice, but I am definitely more naughty than nice. And I lose things. I forget dates. So I have been using my wall calendar to mark off appointments, classes, playdates and other important dates.And well, it just isn't good enough. So I was super excited to try out a very organized and lovely Mommy Planner from Tools4Wisdom. (photos coming tomorrow).  It is so wonderful and I can feel myself becoming  more organized by the minute as I use it.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sponsored: Get ready for Cinco de Mayo! Privateislandparty.com Makes it Easy and Fun!

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

 I love parties. Making decorations. Picking out fun food to make and eat and of course party favors!!  I was so excited to review some fun Cinco De Mayo Items from Privateislandparty.com . When Duncan and I lived in the city, we would find a delicious and fun Mexican restaurant to celebrate in, but now that we live out in the country and include Ana in all of our celebrations, the party comes to us. Ana and D were more than happy to show you our new fun toys, and boy did they have some silly fun during this recent photo shoot. Here is what was in our packet: 

  • Two-Pack Fiesta Glitter Maracas Mix Colors 1886

Shake it!! These glittery maraca noise makers are a perfect for parties, party favors on birthdays, theme parties or even just for dress up! Ana loved shaking these around and dancing to her dance music with them. They are a great inclusion for our instrument box.


Finger lights, flag and cute glasses! 

  • 4-Pack Finger Lights 1855

Strap on these finger lights and have a blast! The four pack comes with one light each in green, white, red and blue. Ana had fun putting lights on all of her fingers and making colored lights on the walls and ceiling. We have extras to give out to friends too! 

  • Incognito Mustaches Glasses S1 Black - Clear Lens 7096

Incognito ™ Mustaches Glasses S1 Black - Clear Lens 7096 - Do your dirt in perfect anonymity - with Incognito Glasses! The plastic mustache is attached to the frames by a thin metal chain. Clear lenses won't obscure your vision. One size fits most. These did NOT fit Ana's tiny face,but they fit Daddy perfectly and provided many giggle for Miss Ana. She loved them. 

  • Mexican Flag 12in 

Show your Mexican pride with this great flag. Each Mexican flag is attached to a post for waving or decorative purposes. Perfect for party favors, giveaways on Cinco De Mayo or other Mexican Holidays. Each sold separately. Pretty self explanatory. When we celebrate Cinco De Mayo, we will hang this up over the food table, or buffet. 

We had a great time testing out and playing with these fun Mexican toys and accessories. They are inexpensive, and fun and can be given out as great party favors too.

 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Checking in...and at Goal!!! 30 lbs gone forever. #revoltnowfit

Hello Dear Readers:

   Well, spring has sprung  in the beautiful Hudson Valley, and here in the Lee household we have a bit of spring fever. So we have been out and about and haven't had too much time to blog. But I am still here , have a few reviews coming up and lots of fun 40 before 40 experiences. In the meantime, I wanted to let you know that at almost a year of following the Revolt food plan and lots of fun exercise later, I am at my lifetime goal. I have lost 30 lbs. 30 lbs of baby weight. I am back to my prebaby weight and am resting at a 4-6 clothing wise.  My 40 year old goal of 40 lbs lost and a true size 4 would be grand, but if I am stuck here , I will take it.

  Next week, I am stepping things up a bit and trying a 3-5 day juice cleanse (depending on how long I can hack it)...and will blog along with photos and let you know how it feels. In the meantime. I plan on watching Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (full movie HERE)  for inspiration.

We have been super busy with our holiday celebrations and outside activities..but have lot of cute instagram photos to share too. In the meantime, Happy Passover and Happy Easter . Back to the grind on Monday...I plan on starting double workout week this week too. We are getting down to the nitty gritty for this bikini season :)