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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

pumpkin pie bites

By | November 23rd, 2015|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

Pumpkin pie easily makes my top ten favorite desserts list. It's so good, in fact, that I've decided to make a whole new dessert inspired by this favorite. This past month we had a group of friends over to hangout. We provided a variety of nibbles but no sit down meal. I wanted to make [...]

EPIC bar

By | November 1st, 2015|Health, Nutrition|

In case you haven't heard, I am proud to announce that I am now an affiliate for EPIC bar. Haven't heard about EPIC? Well, let me give you a quick run down. EPIC bars and bites have become a real life saver for me. Finally, a bar that isn't loaded with sugars or makeshift protein sources. A bar that's [...]

your shortcut to a serious superfood

By | September 22nd, 2015|Autoimmune Paleo, Health, Nutrition|

*Scroll to the bottom for a crazy good deal! Yep, a shortcut... That's right; I said it. And this is coming from a girl who has never been an advocate for any sort of quick fix pill or supplement, and who has always said (and will keep on saying) that a real food approach is [...]

food is medicine

By | August 18th, 2015|CrossFit, Health, Nutrition, The Mind|

A little bit ago I was introduced to Tyler Anson from Everyday Warrior and was immediately inspired to put together this post and to help support the cause however I could. If you haven't heard about Everyday Warrior, I am glad you are here; please keep reading. The folks from Everyday Warrior believe in the warrior spirit. [...]