Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok was an amazing city.  I wish I had more time to explore it.  We were on the move all the time.

Hua Lamphong Rail Station.

Hua Lamphong Rail Station.

Hua Lamphong Rail Station used to be a dream.  It felt good to finally be there when I used to just read about it on travel blogs after travel blogs.  It was surreal!

Showing off our 15-Hour Train Ride tickets

Showing off our 15-Hour Train Ride tickets

While in Bangkok, we stayed around the Pratunam District where wholesale shopping is widespread and crazy!

Posing on the streets of the Pratunam District.  Just finished some eats!

Posing on the streets of the Pratunam District. Just finished some eats!

with my Cavemom's

with my Cavemoms

Traveling with amazing moms was a great plus.  It was so much fun to have traveled with you ladies!

I'm wishing that I have a bigger backpack while wholesale shopping.

I’m wishing that I have a bigger backpack while wholesale shopping.

getting ready to hop on our 15-hour train ride.

getting ready to hop on our 15-hour train ride.

 

These clothes came in these huge package!

These clothes came in these huge package!

Happy travelers!

Happy travelers!

 

 

 

 

 

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Meatless Muffin Scramble

Do you ever wonder how some people manage to make and eat breakfast when you’re too busy with kids and your profession?  Back in the days moms stayed home almost 99% of the time.  Modern moms are professionals with top level jobs.  I always try to squeeze it in my schedule by whipping them up and prep them over the weekend.  Yes, my weekend is full of prepping food!  It’s impossible to whip it up during the week.  It’s just not happening.

This recipe has saved me several times when the day is just not agreeing with me especially mornings.  This recipe is simple, easy to make and it stays well in the fridge for maybe about 3 days.

this is how it looks after baking

this is how it looks after baking

You can pretty much throw any veggies you want in there.  I usually use my staple veggies.

The most work is just cutting the veggies but if you're like me, I love chopping in the kitchen.

The most work is just cutting the veggies but if you’re like me, I love chopping in the kitchen.

So here’s the recipe:

1. Beat about 10 eggs.  I like to just do half and half when it comes to yolk.  I do 5 full eggs and 5 egg whites only.

2. Chop/diced/minced all your veggies…tomatoes, kale, spinach, garlic (love garlic – i always use it), onion, green onion, some herb (I use rosemary or cilantro).

3. Mix veggies into your beaten eggs.

4. Salt, pepper and a ton of spices! (my fave breakfast spices are paprika, cinnamon & cumin)

Mix it all up...

Mix it all up…

Use muffin cups and bake at 350 degrees for about 20-30 minutes.
Use muffin cups and bake at 350 degrees for about 20-30 minutes.

If you are not lactose intolerant a little bit of cheese on top won't hurt.

If you are not lactose intolerant a little bit of cheese on top won’t hurt.

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Simple T-Bone Salad

It’s just fitting to post this one next under this category.  My T-Bone Salad using my Organic Blueberry Ginger Dressing… click here http://wp.me/p3Dkld-4n to get the recipe.

Litehouse Salad Herb Blend

Litehouse Salad Herb Blend

– T-Bone Steak grilled & sliced
– Hard boiled eggs
– Organic Grape tomato
– Organic Red Lettuce
– Organic Avocado
– Sunflower seeds
– Optional Parmesan Cheese
– Add any veggie you have. I like to add Kale in mine but I ran out tonight.
– Litehouse Salad Herb Blend (this makes a huge difference in your salad flavor – my fave! Can find in produce section)

My dressing with my T-Bone Steak Salad

My dressing with my T-Bone Steak Salad

 
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Southeast Asian Route

I never really shared to you my friends the actual route we took when we backpacked Southeast Asia summer of 2013 so I’d like to at least give you a rough idea in case you’re planning on going anytime within the next 3 years.  So I’m based out of Portland, Oregon and you may want to obviously customize this based on your origin.

I loved this route and I would do it again except #6!  While #6 created a lot of crazy memories for this trip and I truly relive #6 over and over again with the million of photos we took, we could have seriously saved some time had we done this part very differently.

I’ve contacted and consulted several travel bloggers about this route and after telling them I only have 25 days to make it happen I could tell their reluctance just by reading their e-mail. They all told me I couldn’t do it all in that short window but I’m one that loves proving people wrong and I sure did!  The only thing I would probably do next time I repeat the route is have about 6 months to enjoy and delve into the local culture.

Here’s the route…

1. PDX>YVR>GuangZou,China>BKK by Plane

2. Bangkok, Thailand to Chiang Mai, Thailand on a 15-Hour sleeper bus ride (amazing experience I must say!)

3. Chiang Mai>Chiang Khong, Thailand>Cross the Mekong River to the Laos Side on quick boat ride

4. Houayxiay, Laos>Pakbeng Village, Laos>Luang Prabang, Laos on an epic 2-day slow boat ride (everyone doing this route should most def experience the 2-day slow boat ride!  You haven’t done SEAsia unless you’ve done this!)

5. Luang Prabang>Vientiane, Laos (Sleeper bus ride – 8 Hours)

6. Vientiane>DaLat, Vietnam>Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (on a 40-Hour Sleeper bus ride – I wouldn’t recommend this particular route.  I would go head to Cambodia first then Vietnam).  Our situation was different that we had to do this route to get to Vietnam.

7. Ho Chi Minh>Pnom Penh, Cambodia>Siem Reap, Cambodia (by 7 hour bus ride)

8. Siem Reap>Bangkok (by bus)

9. BKK>CEB, Philippines (by Plane)

10. CEB>BKK

11. Our flight wasn’t until the next day.  We slept uncomfortably at the BKK airport.  BKK>GuangZou,China>YVR>PDX (and we’re home!!!)

This journey was amazing!  The food were especially great and the people/locals were super friendly!

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Organic Blueberry Ginger Balsamic Salad Dressing w/ Coconut Cream

My dressing with my T-Bone Steak Salad

My dressing with my T-Bone Steak Salad

– 1tbsp Org Agave
– 1tbsp Balsamic
– 3tbsp Coconut Cream
– 20 Org Blueberries
– 1/2 Org Lime (Peeled)
– half inch thick Org Ginger
– 1cup Organic EVOO
– Salt & Pepper
– Blend away!!
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Cavemom Kitchen

I grew up with a bunch of cooks in the family.  The males in my family are especially great cooks; better than the females.  After becoming a mother I surprised myself that I somewhat have a little of them in me and I can actually cook.

After embracing the Paleo Lifestyle I had to re-learn and retool in the Kitchen.  I do 100% Paleo 80% of the time.  I still have a cheat day but I love Paleo!  It’s easy to follow and it makes my grocery trip a lot more enjoyable since it saves me time by not going through the aisles as much as I used to.

These are the Paleo recipes I have whipped up in my own kitchen and I hope it helps you enjoy making Paleo meals as much as I do.

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CrossFit

So my quest to health and fitness after becoming a mother started in 2009.  I did 3 cycles of P90X, many cycles of Jillian Michael’s videos and several other attempts on other videos.  Doing those were a huge sacrifice for me because it didn’t fit my personality.  It worked for me at that time because I had to do something to zap the pounds I gained in both pregnancies while getting busy at being a mom and a small business owner.  It’s just way too boring to do your own workout at home.  It worked and they were effective but after a long time they were just another boring routine.

In 2011 I started joining challenges like Warrior Dash, Hybrid Adventure Games, etc.  Training for these challenges allows you to do variety of things you’ve never done before when it comes to health and fitness. These challenges have their way of contributing to your health and fitness addiction.  They are great fuel to do even more and more to challenge yourself.

In early 2012, I read a book called the 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris then Tim’s 2nd book 4-Hour Body.  I took it upon myself to embrace 4-Hour Body and did everything the book did and it worked!  Shed pounds and the lifestyle/diet change seemed to be sustainable.  After reading about Paleolithic and how it’s worked for many people around the world, I made the transition to practice Paleolithic and I love it!  It’s so easy and very sustainable!

Come April 2013, I finally got enough courage to join CrossFit and I will never look back! I found my fitness home at CrossFit.  I love and enjoy it!  It’s so different than a lot of fitness regimen I’ve ever done and I’m so in love!  It’s portable when you travel and it’s never boring!

It’s simply amazing!

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