Rosemary & Red-Wine Slow-Cooker Pot Roast
- 3-5 lbs Pot Roast – I bought mine from Pyma Love Farm
- 1/2 cup-1 cup red wine
- 1 cup beef/chicken broth (I used homemade bone broth)
- 2-3 Rosemary sprigs or 2 TBSP dried rosemary herbs
- 3-4 cloves garlic or 2 TBSP garlic powder
- Raw veggies – I added 1 bag of baby carrots
- Salt & pepper to taste
Trim fat off of pot roast and put in crockpot. Add rest of the ingredients on top of roast and set to cook on low for 10 hours. When ready, serve with rice & top with the roast & leftover juices. Enjoy!
Paleo Spicy Buffalo Veggie Casserole (Whole 30 approved!)
- 1 lb ground bison/buffalo
- veggies (I used a whole bag of frozen broccoli, but you can add more like carrots, squash, etc)
- 1/2 cup sweet potatoes (puréed or cubed)
- 2 eggs
- salt & pepper
- garlic powder
- coconut/almond/tapioca flour – use as a binder, about 1/4 cup
- 1/3-1/2 cup franks hot sauce
- ghee/coconut/olive/avocado oil
Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Grease a pan (I used 11×9) with ghee/coconut/olive/avocado oil. Press mixture into pan. Top with ghee & more hot sauce. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until meat is fully cooked. Enjoy with more hot sauce and a side of veggies!
Since I am traveling, I decided to make a “Cheat Sheet” for the most needed essential oils when traveling. I don’t want to bring a ton, as I will only be gone a week, but I also wanted a cheat sheet to take with me so I know what my go-to oil is when traveling. I have only included the few oils that I feel will come in handy when traveling. However, I am open to taking another oil or 2 if anyone recommends more! I will be in Costa Rica, near the jungle, with lots of sun. Because of those factors, I have chosen the below oils.
Lavender – The “Swiss Army Knife of oils”
Anxiety, Sun burn, calming, helps with sleep, insect bites/bee stings, bruising, stress, poison ivy, Typhoid Fever, fights infection, relaxes muscles, headaches
Sunburn, alertness, ANY type of stomach issue, headaches, sinuses, congestion, bruises, bug bites… also great to apply as a “finisher” after applying other oils, as peppermint drives deep into the skin
Solely bringing this for food poisoning & digestive issues! Oregano is also good.
Supports immune system & protects from bacterial infections, colds, overall sickness
Cuts, Scrapes, Infections, Sun burn… any type of skin issue
Any type of muscle pain or ache, restless legs, bruises, headaches, burns (mainly using for inflammation/sore knee)
Other oils to consider taking when traveling for specific symptoms:
Anxiety (flying, traveling)
Onset of any sickness/immune system
Stomach issues – pepperment, digestzen
Frankincense – overall healing, coughing, bug bites, stress, immune system, arthritis
Other items to consider when traveling:
Earl grey tea – for sunburns!!!
baby wipes – for all those times you can’t get a shower in or have immediate access to clean water
coconut oil – great for hair, moisturizing, mixing with your oils, etc.
This is just a basic list – I could probably expand, but I will only be gone for a week. I will update after my trip as well as when I go on my longer trips. Does anyone else have recommendations on essentials to bring while traveling? Any other travel tips?
I decided I haven’t been eating enough green things lately. I find it very hard to choke down dark leafy veggies like kale & spinach, so smoothies are the easiest way to get my veggies in… not just because smoothies are good, but because it hides the taste of the stuff that is good for you. Which a lot of people do not enjoy. I just gave you a reason to eat healthy foods, you are welcome.
Elvis (Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana) & Kale Smoothie
- 2 loosely packed cups of organic kale/baby kale
- 2 cup of almond milk
- 2 Tbsp cacao powder
- 1-2 Tbsp nut butter of your choice
- 1 frozen banana
- pinch of salt
- stevia/honey/sweetener to taste (optional)
- optional: added vitamins (I added a few trace mineral drops & powdered buffered vitamin C)
Blend all in your blender until smooth. Add a few ice cubes if you want a thicker smoothie. Enjoy!