Steak Tabbouleh 

Green Chef is killing it with their Paleo menu this week. 


I whipped this up in about 20 minutes after my one mile evening run. I loved the cauliflower rice mixture with tomatoes, cucumber, fresh mint, fresh parsley and a lemony vinaigrette. But I think it could have been better with chicken.  

Tonight’s one mile put the hurt on me. 

I’ve not been watching my pace. Just seeing what feels comfortable to my lungs and legs. 

I was much faster today without intending to be. And I felt every step. My calves hurt. My legs cramped up. I had multiple side stitches. I chalk it up to not drinking enough water (and the three very small cookies I ate before leaving work). 

Three days. Three miles. Things are on the up. I love these long summer days. 

Curry Shrimp Salad and One Mile a Day

This dinner was on point. 


Green Chef wins again. I’ve figured out I really like curry. I like to use the spice in my own recipes. I like to eat traditional curry made by this Indian guy at my office. But I don’t love a curry dish at a restaurant. 

 A little curry powder goes a long way. But this shrimp salad is on point. So on point that I plan on recreating in my own way. 

One Mile a Day

In other news, I’ve started running again. My sweet mom gave me a great idea for running inspiration. 

I’ve been hung up on running like my old self. You know…the one who ran 13 miles for fun on the weekends. 

Now the thought of running that far doesn’t even sound appealing. But work has been pretty stressful, and I’ve been craving some kind of mental release. So back to my running roots I go. 

So here’s how it works (in case you want to do it, too):

  • Run one mile each day

That’s it. 

It doesn’t matter if you walk most of it. If it hurts (cause it will). If you kinda hate it (cause you might). If you run the entire mile without stopping (go you). 

What matters is you made the effort. That you did it. Each step works towards a healthier you RIGHT NOW. Not the old you. But the present you. 


This is day two for me. First day was 13 minutes and some change. Today was 12:27. Each day I hope to get a little better, a little stronger. And each day I will honor what my body can do. 

Anyone want to take the One Mile a Day challenge? 

Mexican Salmon Salad

The grill ran out of juice so my Grilled Mexican Salmon Salad had to become a Seared Mexican Salmon Salad. 

Not to worry. It was full of flavor. And searing the salmon made it juicy on the inside with a delicious crust on the outside. 


I loved how pretty the dinosaur kale looked before I turned it into a salad. And my version looks a lot like the Green Chef photo. 

I’m serious. You need to try it. Get a week free here. You’ll like it. I promise. 

Green Chef: Try It

Ok. You are going to need this link by the time I’m done sharing about tonight’s dinner. 


Dinner was phenomenal. Harissa Glazed Pork Chops with Braised Green Beans and Carrots and a side salad from Green Chef. 


I didn’t have to think. Didn’t have to plan. Just pulled out the color-coded ingredients and made dinner. 

It was full of flavor. It was all Paleo, which is important to me even though I don’t always eat Paleo. 

If you haven’t tried a subscription box, I urge you to try it at least once. It is amazing. And I love it. It will be something we do off and on for a while. Because hello convenience. 

I’ll give it to you again. The link to try it for a week. See if you like it. Tell me what you think. 

Boxes of Goodness

So I did something. I joined two subscription boxes. One for books. And one for food. I’m pretty pumped about both of them. 

I chose Green Chef because it has a Paleo option. Three meals delivered to my door each week. 


Our first box will arrive May 3. This is a huge relief for me. Since our move to the country, grocery shopping has been difficult. Mainly because the nearest grocery store is 20 minutes away. So I’m hoping our Paleo Green Chef boxes will help us maintain our Whole30 lifestyle. 

If you want in on trying Green Chef, here is a fancy link that will give you four meals free on the plan of your choice. 

Second Box is Book of the Month Club. Yes, I’m a nerd. But I don’t care. I love to read a book. Especially a hardback book. But those are expensive. And BOTM gives you a nice deal on hardback books each month. 


I chose this historical thriller mystery by David Grann out of the five books offered for April. It hasn’t arrived yet, but I’m pumped to start reading for fun again. 

Each month you chose out of five books. You can get two additional books for $10. That’s a pretty good deal if you like reading and want to expand your genres. You can try it out here. 

What do you think about subscription boxes? Cool or lame? Which ones do you subscribe to?