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Living Road Recipes

BAL’er Stew

Serves 4-6, 30 min prep time, 1 hour to cook

Slightly modified from our good friends James and Sara’s original family recipe, first experienced at our annual ski trip among friends, GST.

1 green cabbage
1 Onion diced
5 Celery sticks chopped
4-5 Carrots chopped
1 green bell pepper diced
1 bunch kale torn
1 12oz Bacon cut into small pieces
1lb Ground beef
1/4c amino acids
16 oz of beef bone broth
2tbsp Worcestershire
Salt & pepper
Red pepper flakes

Serve with Garlic bread + fresh horseradish

– Cook chopped bacon, drain grease
– Add diced onions and ground beef. Cook until the meat is browned. S&P and red pepper flakes to taste.
– Add 16 oz of bone broth, chopped carrots, celery, bell pepper and sauté for 5-10ish minutes
–  Add amino acids and Worcestershire. Add cabbage. Cover and increase heat to high for 1min. Then reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 45min. Stir occasionally.

Breakfast Hash 

Serves 2, 15 min prep time, 20 min to cook

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, finely diced
1 large zucchini, quartered in cubes
I large red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and diced in 1/2 inch pieces
3-4 leafy green* leaves, stems removed & chopped (we like rainbow chard, but could do any Swiss chard, kale, dandelion greens)
2 tablespoons filtered water
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 large eggs

In a large sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat. Add onion and zucchini and toss gently to combine. Let cook for 5 min, then add red bell pepper.
Stir to combine and cook for an additional 4 minutes.

Add greens on top of the mixture with water. Immediately cover the pan and let greens steam for 1-2 min. Turn off heat, remove cover, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

While the hash rests, warm the other tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Gently crack eggs into pan and cook until egg whites are fully set but yolks are still runny, 3-4 minutes.

Divide hash between 2 plates and top each with 2 eggs to serve.

Chia Seed Porridge

Serves 2, 5 min prep time, chill overnight or for 8-12 hours

2.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup chia seeds (can do more if want thicker)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Fruit of choice
1 tablespoon coconut flakes
2 tablespoon unsweetened coconut milk

Combine almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon into a glass container with a lid. Cover & shake!

Place in fridge overnight to allow mixture to thicken (or at least a couple of hours)

Serve with coconut milk, coconut flakes and fruit of choice!

Lemon Chicken Soup 

Serves 6-8, 20 min prep, 6-8 hrs cook time in crockpot

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 cups chicken bone broth (We’ve occasionally mixed 1/2 mushroom or vegetable on the road)
1-2 onions chopped
3 handfuls of chopped kale
2-3 carrots, sliced
1/2 fresh lemon juice (I usually add extra)
Sea salt and pepper
Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
Optional: Usually, we will throw in additional veggies like broccoli, or cauliflower if we have some. Can’t really go wrong 🙂

Pour bone broth in a slow cooker/ crockpot, add in full chicken breasts, chopped veggies (excluding parsley), let cook on low heat for 4-6 hours. Once chicken is cooked, remove with tongs and shred chicken with 2 forks. Add back into the soup mixture and continue to cook on low until ready to eat! Add parsley for garnish.

Avocado Egg Bowl

Serves 2, 10 min prep

2 whole Avocados
2-4 Fried or Scrambled Eggs
1/2 yellow onion or 4 stalks green onion
Season to taste (Our Faves: curry & garlic powder, everything but the bagel seasoning, Italian)
Olive oil

Goat Cheese
Additional grilled veggies*

**Often, we add whatever leftover veggies we have already cooked up**

Slice up Avocado, place 1 sliced Avocado in each bowl, drizzle 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil, add seasoning.

Fry or scramble eggs in olive oil, if desired, top with goat cheese. Add 1/2 of eggs to each Avocado mixture. If included prosciutto, we typically slightly grill in the same pan used for egg prior to adding atop eggs.

BAL’er Marg 

The recipe below works for glass or pitcher 🙂

2 parts tequila
1 part lime juice
1 part organic agave syrup
Fresh ice
Lime slice for garnish

Mix the tequila, lime juice and agave syrup in a shaker with ice and shake. Optional: Take lime wedge around the edge of the glass and dip in a plate sprinkled with salt). Pour mixture in cocktail glass over fresh ice , garnish with lime wedge.

BAL'er Quick

And Easy Workout

  • 50 push ups
  • 50 squats
  • 1 min plank

*this comprises 1 workout, which we aim to do daily; if we miss a day, we try to catch up by doing 2 workouts the following day to stay in integrity