super simple strawberry compote

By | 2017-04-30T11:19:55+00:00 April 30th, 2017|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Health, Marinades and Sauces, Recipes|

It's berry season!! I am clearly about as excited as it gets when it comes to berries. I so look forward to Saturday morning beach walks followed by farmers market coffee and shopping. Fresh, bold, delicious berries are always at the top of my list. This past weekend, we bought a whole bunch of strawberries [...]

easy banana oat pancakes

By | 2017-05-05T10:58:42+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Breakfast, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

Can you tell I am on an oat kick? Gluten free oats have been working really well for me this pregnancy, and I love the energy boost they provide without a bunch of sugar. Sustained energy, delicious flavor, gluten free goodness. I'm in. These pancakes are a product of the inspiration from my good friend Taz. [...]

no-bake protein & oat energy balls

By | 2017-04-26T06:30:30+00:00 April 26th, 2017|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Recipes|

Considering I'm just 8(ish) weeks out from being a mom (woah), I'm starting to wrap my mind around the craziness that will ensure, especially in the first few weeks of breastfeeding, changing diapers, holding baby girl, and likely sleeping very little. Somewhere in there, it will be imperative that I eat. You know, food is fuel [...]

paleo pineapple pulled pork

By | 2017-02-04T07:20:53+00:00 February 4th, 2017|Health, Marinades and Sauces, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

Cravings. Let's talk about them. ALL I WANT IS PORK (and salmon, always salmon). A couple weeks ago, my husband and I were in San Jose and stopped into the new Whole Foods. They had a whole glorious "paleo bar" and right smack in the middle was the most delicious smelling pork ever. Falling apart. [...]

quiche for all seasons

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:48+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Breakfast, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

This year is off to a crazy, albeit awesome, start, and I am taking my clean eating with me. Busy days are no excuse to let food quality go to the wayside. In fact, the busier life gets, the more important it is to eat nutrient dense foods because they keep energy levels high, mood [...]

pesto spaghetti squash bake

By | 2017-04-24T15:25:52+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Health, Marinades and Sauces, Pastured Meat|

So, the word is out. I am pregnant. And we are THRILLED! Read more on how cool this is here. I have to admit, though, that the first 4 months of this pregnancy were some of the toughest of my life. I was very sick... All. The. Time. The fact that morning sickness starts with [...]

cider apple cake and a celebration

By | 2016-10-11T15:11:46+00:00 October 10th, 2016|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Recipes|

This post is in honor of my favorite human on this planet. If you didn't know already, that's Rusty (my husband). I try to keep him out of the limelight, as he's a bit of an introvert, but this post (and this recipe) are for him. When we moved out of the rapidly growing, fast-paced [...]

Living Cultures Superfood: the best yogurt you’ll ever taste

By | 2017-08-28T14:12:05+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Health, Nutrition|

One of the perks of moving back to California and settling in Santa Cruz is that we've gotten a chance to reconnect with our good friends here. Two such friends include Arne and Constanze Heissel, the brains and passionate hearts behind Living Cultures Superfoods yogurt, which is without a doubt the most delicious yogurt you'll ever [...]

choosing happy

By | 2017-01-28T13:10:23+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Health, Nutrition, reflections, The Mind|

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the lovely Kristin (The Girl with the Butter) and Everett (Paleo Fat Kid) for episode #42 of their podcast: Is this Podcast Paleo? We talked about choosing to be happy (I'm going to talk more about this in a bit), counting calories, why I went paleo after being [...]