paleof(x) remix

By | May 1st, 2015|CrossFit, Health, Nutrition, The Mind|

Wow! What a weekend. I met some amazing new friends, caught up with old friends, ate some spectacular food, learned a lot, and played to my heart's content. The photo below (taken by the talented Paleo Fat Kid) pretty much sums up my feelings about the weekend. Paleof(x) was a spectacular weekend, and now that [...]

an electrolyte elixir and the guile of Gatorade

By | April 28th, 2015|Autoimmune Paleo, CrossFit, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, To Drink|

As an active part of the CrossFit community and a life-long athlete of pretty much every team sport available to me as a kid, I have seen my fair share of sugary sports drinks, advertised, purchased, and handed out for their electrolytes and performance enhancement. The reality, though? It's all hogwash. Look no further than THIS [...]

savory bacon and gruyere scones and a GIVEAWAY!

By | March 30th, 2015|Breakfast, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Rice, Biscuits, Tortillas, and Mash|

Welcome to Radical Roots! This is officially my first post under this new name, and I couldn't be happier. To celebrate the new face and new name, I have teamed up with Otto's Naturals to bring you guys a GIVEAWAY! If you enter before 12:00 pm tomorrow (3/31), you can win a bag of my new [...]

bone broth jigglers

By | March 12th, 2015|Autoimmune Paleo, Grab and Go, Nutrition, Offal, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

It should come as no surprise by now that I am a huge advocate of homemade bone broth. Look no further than THIS post to see why. The cool thing about this healing bone juice is that you don't need much to reap some benefits (although the more, the healthier, of course). The  not so cool [...]

inflammation busting turmeric bacon chili

By | March 4th, 2015|Autoimmune Paleo, Health, Nutrition, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

How many of you have tried my chunky chili recipe? Of all my recipes, I have gotten the best feedback from this one. People seem to LOVE it, and I have to admit, I don't blame them; we do too. It's been a staple at our house every week (the ones we've been home, at [...]

how about a quick clean up? #rrquickcleanup

By | February 27th, 2015|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, The Mind|

So we're here. The year is in full swing, we're moving into Spring, and reality is hitting. The gung-ho resolutions of January 1st might be faltering a bit, might be seeming a whole lot less doable now that we're back at work, time is precious, and dammit, those cravings are calling. So what do you [...]

fermented farmers market chutney

By | January 18th, 2015|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

This recipe is not only delicious, it just so happens to be beautiful too! What makes this chutney even more awesome is the story that inspired it. My husband and I love New Years Eve, but we don't love to celebrate like most. Instead, we make a point every year of getting "off the grid" [...]

so how do I make this real food thing work?

By | January 13th, 2015|Health, Nutrition|

People often have every excuse in the book for not making a change in their lives that, though perhaps will take a bit of work, will improve health, energy levels, relationships, mental state, and quality of life (to name a few). With that in mind, I thought I would put together some ideas to help make [...]

battle of the fat camps and beef bacon bolognese

By | October 11th, 2014|Health, Nutrition, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

A couple weeks back, I had a client of mine send me the link to THIS article titled Embracing Fat for a Healthy Heart Is a Notion Based on Flawed Science. The writer, Dean Ornish, MD, is also one of the docs behind Forks Over Knives, a film that sets out to prove that many of [...]

morning glory muffins

By | September 15th, 2014|Breakfast, Nutrition, Recipes|

Next weekend, my husband and I will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary, which means I have been having flashbacks to our beautiful wedding and the Kauai honeymoon that followed. I will never forget the mornings when we woke up at 5:30 am, walked along the beach to watch the sunrise, and ended up at the most [...]