creamy apple fennel soup

By | February 24th, 2015|Autoimmune Paleo, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

It's winter in California, which means that delicious apples are everywhere. For that reason, it's also the only time of year that I crave them. It's pretty impressive how the body can be so in tune with the seasons, even so much so that cravings follow suit. That crisp bite, the sweet aroma and flavor. Apples [...]

super tender chuck roast with bacon and kale cauli-rice

By | December 9th, 2014|Autoimmune Paleo, Pastured Meat, Recipes, Rice, Biscuits, Tortillas, and Mash|

So, I got a new pressure cooker. It's beautiful. In fact, I sit and sing to it in the evenings.... not really, but I seriously love this thing. Big thanks to Danielle Walker of Against All Grain for posting a great deal for Cyber Monday last week. You can find the cooker HERE. It rocks. [...]

creamy carrot and fennel soup, plus the power of “why?”

By | December 5th, 2014|Autoimmune Paleo, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

How often do you ask "why?" "Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers." - Voltaire As a kid I was constantly asking why (probably to the point where it was annoying). I was never content with "because I said so" or "because that's what everyone else is doing." I'm happy to say [...]

halloween fruit snacks.. a guest post from Uber Fresh

By | October 31st, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Autoimmune Paleo, Recipes|

*This is a guest post from Alice Ger of Uber Fresh* Halloween is around the corner, and we started thinking to ourselves, what are we going to give the cute kiddos that are going to stop by?  We cringed at the thought of high fructose corn syrup, food colorings and preservatives parading in a pretty wrapper. [...]

paleo vanilla ice cream (no ice cream maker needed)

By | September 8th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Autoimmune Paleo, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

Because I refuse to admit that summer is coming to a close just yet (even though I LOVE everything about Fall), I decided to finally take the leap and try making my own homemade ice cream. I do not have an ice cream maker, so I knew it was going to be a challenge, but [...]

so what’s the deal with soy? Plus, Asian inspired cauli rice

By | September 1st, 2014|Autoimmune Paleo, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Seriously, what is the deal with soy? I feel like just a few years ago soy was a super food, and today, there are countless articles warning against it. I’ve decided to break it down for you, provide some facts, and hopefully dispel the confusion about this food that can be made into anything from [...]

the best parts of summer… and a delicious summer soup!

By | July 24th, 2014|Autoimmune Paleo, CrossFit, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Ahhhh summer. It's hard to beat this time of year; sunshine, tank tops, flip flops, cold brew, bright produce, and The CrossFit Games... What's not to love? First, let's talk about the CrossFit Games. 1 day is done, and what a day it was for my good friends, Jason Khalipa, who is holding his own [...]

bone broth benefits… better than botox

By | July 15th, 2014|Autoimmune Paleo, Health, Nutrition, Offal, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

So, I've been drinking A LOT of bone broth lately, and it's delicious! More (or maybe equally) important, though, is the fact that bone broth is loaded with nutrients and has innumerable health benefits - from healthier, firmer skin to healthy bones (more on this later). Just to clarify, this is NOT the bone stock [...]

game changing garlicky carrot rice and what to eat if you can’t train…

By | July 8th, 2014|Autoimmune Paleo, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Rice, Biscuits, Tortillas, and Mash|

Hey guys! First off, I have to tell you how excited I am about the launch of the new Certified CrossFit Trainer or L-3 coming out of CrossFit HQ (my real job, which I absolutely love). After a lot of hard work, today's CrossFit main site post finally announced this new certification with a beautifully [...]

easy crockpot chuck roast, and the importance of community…

By | June 30th, 2014|Autoimmune Paleo, Health, Pastured Meat|

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of seeing months of planning come together with the kick off of the Second Annual NorCal CrossFit Bro-Down! This is a yearly event I put on for all four NorCal locations that brings our community together for some friendly competition, bro bonding, and lots of fun. I left the gym with a [...]