We at Crossfit West Houston hope you had a wonderful holiday this past weekend. As 2012 (did I just say that?) approaches, we look forward to a new year. I LOVE the promise and hope that a new year brings. It is a fresh start, a new beginning. So even if you blew it over the holidays, and ate those 7 dozen cookies that grandma baked or ate that dairy & processed laden smorgasboard of temptations… don’t fret. It is a NEW day, AND a NEW year. Let’s start fresh!
So, as I thought about this post I was inspired by the fact that breakfast is an important start to the day. So, to start the new year off right, start Januray 01, 2012 off with a nice New Year’s Day brunch. All recipes below serves 8-12 people.
Grapefruit & Orange slices with Mint
3 Sprigs of Fresh Mint
With a knife slice off rind of both grapefruit and oranges. Slice the fruit. Place fruit slices nicely in a bowl. Snip 1-2 sprigs of fresh mint over the fruit slices. Garnish with one sprig of mint
Southwest Egg Bake Recipe
4 large Egg, whole, raw, fresh
6 large Egg White
1 1/2 cups homemade Salsa
1 cup Onions
1/2 cup Green Bell Pepper (sweet)
1/2 cup Red Bell Peppers
4 oz Raw Milk 4oz
2 tsp Ground Cumin
1 tbsp Chili Powder Generic
1 1/2 tsp Salt, Tsp.
1/2 cup Cilantro, chopped
5 oz ground sausage (remember to buy grass fed)
Prepare a small casserole(8×10)by spraying the bottom with coconut spray (or grease with coconut oil). Beat the eggs and milk together along with 1/4 cup of the fresh cilantro and 1/2 tsp. of salt,a pinch of cumin and chili powder; set aside.
In a large skillet sauté onion and peppers with coconut oil. Add ground sausage, 1 tsp. salt, cumin and chili powder and cook until meat cooked through. Add the salsa and cook into the meat, then spread this mixture into the prepared dish. Pour the meat mixture and pour the egg mixture on top.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour OR until done. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the fresh cilantro on top. Cut into 12 squares and serve each square with 1 TBS. fresh salsa and fresh chopped cilantro.
Blueberry Coconut Muffins
¼ cup sifted Organic Coconut Flour
3 tablespoons Organic Virgin Coconut Oil melted
3 tablespoons raw honey
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon vanilla
⅛ teaspoon almond extract
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup fresh blueberries
Blend together eggs, butter, honey, salt and vanilla. Combine coconut flour with baking powder and thoroughly mix into batter until there are no lumps. Fold blueberries into batter. Blueberries should be dry. If rinsed, dry them off before adding to batter. Pour batter into greased muffin cups. Bake at 400 degrees F for 16-18 minutes. Makes 6 muffins. Double recipe to make 12.
Crossfit West Houston wishes you a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year! May 2012 may be your best and strongest year yet!