super simplest post roast

By | April 28th, 2016|Autoimmune Paleo, Health, Nutrition, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

Have I mentioned that I love my Instant Pot? Of course I have, but in case you missed it: I love my Instant Pot. This thing has made life so much easier, and because we are in the midsts of big change, busy schedules, and a remodel... well easy is pretty necessary. This recipe time [...]

harder to kill

By | April 21st, 2016|CrossFit, Health, Movement and Play, Nutrition, reflections, The Mind|

Last month, I had the pleasure of being a guest on Harder to Kill Radio, a podcast created by the fabulous Steph Gaudreau of Stupid Easy Paleo. I've always been a talker, so podcast interviews are my favorite. They offer a chance for some seriously uninhibited real talk, and with Steph as the host, things [...]

real food supplementation and a Vital Proteins giveaway

By | April 17th, 2016|Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, To Drink|

Hi friends! I have another kick ass giveaway, and as usual, it's for products that I am insanely jazzed about. If you follow me on Facebook (Radical Roots), Snapchat (laura.bruner) or Instagram (@radical.roots), you've probably seen a number of posts on the newest products to come from the geniuses over at Vital Proteins. Let's talk [...]

creamy carrot ginger soup

By | April 4th, 2016|Health, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

I think there's time for one last soup for the season.... And this one is my favorite yet, It's so good I couldn't wait until winter rolled around again to share it with you guys. Nor could I wait till winter to make it in our own house two weeks in a row.Something about the [...]

bread, and oats, and rice… oh my!

By | March 30th, 2016|CrossFit, Health, Nutrition|

If you've been following me on Instagram (@radical.roots), Facebook, or Snapchat (laura.bruner), you've probably seen a surprising number of posts with some sort of bread, oat, or rice featured in one of my sometimes beautiful, sometimes haphazard photos. And for the most part, my followers seem to dig these pictures, often referred to as droolworthy [...]

nut buffer protein muffins

By | March 16th, 2016|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Recipes|

Earlier this week, after a grueling CrossFit workout, I had a serious hankering for muffins after a friend mentioned making some for her kiddo. I am big believer in listening to cravings. And I knew that I needed some extra protein to refuel and to prep for the busy day ahead. After a quick perusal of [...]

for the love of lasagna

By | February 26th, 2016|Health, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

This recipe has a significant amount of sentimental value to me. It's made up of 1 part inspirational blogger/farmer/lifestyle role model and 1 part best friend/kick ass/new mama role model. The final product is as odd a matchup as the inspiration behind it, but I can tell you this much: each of these ladies plays [...]

healing benefits of liver

By | January 25th, 2016|Health, Nutrition|

This past year was by far the most life changing of any of my 20 something before it, which is why it is so fitting that in the final months of 2015, a health struggle I've been battling for the past 6 years finally came to a close. And believe it or not, I have [...]

coco-butter tea… modern day take on a Tibetan tradition

By | January 19th, 2016|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, To Drink|

While I absolutely LOVE my locally roasted organic coffee, I also think that there is something to be said for keeping things varied, and for not loading the body with tons of caffeine every morning. Variety is the spice of life, you know. Plus, studies have shown that consuming high amounts of caffeine can negatively impact cortisol.  Caffeine acts [...]

classic chicken pot pie

By | January 7th, 2016|Health, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

It's that time of year. Nights are long. Temperatures are low. And comfort food is on the mind. I've got memories of homemade chicken pot pie that make my mouth water. And this time of year, nothing sounds better. So, I've gone to work to create a delicious grain-free classic chicken pot pie that will fulfill [...]