Quick Paleo Fajitas and Counting My Blessings

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Paleo quick fajitas

Do You Count Your Blessings?

A terrific friend gave me this amazing book: The Magic by Rhonda Byrne. The magic of the book is practicing being grateful for what you have and for the people in your life.

Most of us say “Thank You” when we receive something, but feeling true gratitude doesn’t always come naturally (I know it doesn’t for me!). And feeling true gratitude is what will allow us to open our hearts and minds to other great things.

And so, here I am on Day 1 of my Magic Practice:

Count Your Blessings.

Here are 10 blessings I am grateful for:

  1. I am truly blessed to have both my parents with me, because they have always loved me no matter what.
  2. I am so happy and grateful for my fiance, Jeremy, because he has made my life so much more fulfilling and exciting than I could have ever imagined!
  3. I am truly grateful for all my amazing friends, many of whom are flying thousands of miles over to my wedding later this month, because they always bring me laughter and joy.
  4. I am so thankful for my good health, because it allows me to travel and see/experience everything I’ve always dreamed of seeing/experiencing.
  5. I am so thankful for all the amazing farmers who raise their animals in a humane and conscientious manner, because they make my food healthier and tastier.
  6. I am so grateful for all the fruits and vegetables growing in the back yard, because they provide nourishment to my family.
  7. I am truly thankful for the clean water that flows out of my taps (faucets), because it allows me to stay healthy.
  8. I am grateful to the Paleo community, because their work has helped improve my own health and well-being.
  9. Thank you Internet (not joking), because it has enabled me to keep learning and discovering more ideas and to become connected with so many amazing people across the globe.
  10. And lastly, I am so thankful for life itself, because it affords me the chance to see the beauty in this world and to experience love and happiness.

What Are You Grateful For Today?

Let me know in the comments below everything that you’re grateful for.

And now, here’s that super quick paleo fajita recipe I made today (you can eat it plain or you can use some lettuce as a wrap).

Paleo quick fajitas recipe

Quick Paleo Fajitas and Counting My Blessings


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Quick Paleo Fajitas and Counting My Blessings


  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 lb beef (roast, steak, or boneless short rib meat)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • coconut oil to cook in


  1. Best to cook your beef in a slow cooker overnight so it's ready to use whenever. But, if you haven't cooked the beef, then slice it into thin 1-inch strips and cook in a skillet with some coconut oil until done.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to a different skillet and heat on medium high heat.
  3. Add in the onions and cook (stirring frequently) until translucent.
  4. Add in the peppers and tomatoes and cook until the peppers and tomatoes are soft.
  5. Add in the beef.
  6. Add the garlic, powder, cumin, powder, chili powder (optional), salt and pepper.
  7. Serve by itself or with some lettuce wraps.

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  • Denise September 9, 2013, 10:14 pm

    I am grateful for my job. In today’s world I am blessed to have one.
    I am grateful both my parents are living and relatively healthy.
    I am grateful for my brothers they are very nice and good men.
    I am grateful for my friends they always seem to know when I need them to reach out to me.
    I am grateful for silence some times it is nice to take time out and listen to silence and regain prospective.

  • Josi September 9, 2013, 10:44 pm

    I am thankful for my twin boys. They are such a blessing to my life and I enjoy every minute with them. I am grateful for my husband, he is such a wonderful man I could hardly ask for anything more. I am also glad my parents are still with me, and are able to enjoy my children too. I am thankful for my pursuit of knowledge, I have many friends who think, “You only have 1 life, don’t waste it worrying about what food to eat or not eat” I want me and my family to feel, look, and perform our best and I think that we can do that with proper food. I am also thankful for those friends and all my other friends because they are what keeps me sane when my twins, husband, mother, and “lifestyle” are driving me nuts!

    • Louise September 10, 2013, 2:56 am

      Yes – my friends definitely keep me sane too!!

  • Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations September 11, 2013, 12:50 am

    I am in love with that concept of gratitude and counting my blessings!
    Whenever I do that and compile a list it helps me so much to get over a depressive mood and grumpiness.
    Congrats on your upcoming wedding! What an exciting time this is for you :)

    • Louise September 11, 2013, 1:56 am

      Thanks so much Regina!

  • Tstar September 24, 2013, 1:31 am

    Louise, thank you for sharing this! The Magic is amazing!!! More, so proud of you sharing and the ripple that has had with all the lives your life and blog touches! Stick to it – 30 days – as it’s designed. It is truly transformation and life altering down to your cells!! Excited to hear about all the Amazingness that manifests. I’m so thankful for you both and the Blessings of life! And let the Magic begin….

    • Louise September 24, 2013, 1:49 am

      Thank you so much for everything you stand for and for all the people (like me) you inspire :)

  • jo@jocooks.com March 17, 2014, 6:39 pm

    This is my first time to your blog and what a wonderful post. Just reading this made me feel so much better on a day when I’ve been feeling sorry for myself all day.
    I’m grateful for my wonderful husband who (at the risk of sounding cliche) completes me. I am grateful for so many things which I will not list here but thank you so much for making me realize this today. :)

    • Louise March 17, 2014, 7:51 pm

      That’s fantastic Jo!! Thanks for making my day wonderful too :)


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