the joy of food, fourth fun, and a guest dessert recipe!

By | 2015-04-01T09:16:58+00:00 July 6th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, The Mind|

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! Holidays like yesterday are such a wonderful opportunity to spend time with the ones we love and to truly appreciate all of the blessings in our lives. In my opinion, one of the most important aspects of any holiday or celebration is sharing delicious food [...]

chocolate zucchini bread and being a locavore

By | 2015-04-16T14:07:47+00:00 June 25th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

There is all kinds of hype around the whole organic movement. Is it something to buy into, or is it just another marketing catchword like "gluten-free" that doesn't necessarily hold any merit in terms of nutrient density? Well, my goal with this post is to help clarify, answer your questions, and hopefully, help you understand [...]

paleo butter shortbread cookies and the benefits of ghee

By | 2015-04-01T09:21:18+00:00 June 21st, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

So I had the opportunity to try out a new clarified butter product called PALEO BUTTER, and oh boy was I impressed. As you guys know by now, I only post about products that I really believe in, and this is one of those products. This stuff tastes like the best butter you''ll ever try (the [...]

silver linings and cacao, coconut, cashew protein cups

By | 2015-04-01T09:18:04+00:00 June 13th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Recipes, The Mind|

The process of finally starting the journey of allowing myself to heal over the past month and a half has been really rough for me for a few reasons. One, I am addicted to exercise, and letting go, taking true 100% full time off has been a struggle (imagine a whole new kind of withdrawal). [...]

let’s unlearn the crap… plus a new paleo cacao energy bar recipe!

By | 2015-04-01T09:18:05+00:00 June 6th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

A special delivery came yesterday, which provided a much needed mood-boost. Chocolate (especially Love Bean Fudge) and a good book can heal most problems, after all... So now I finally get to crack into  Liz Wolfe's book Eat the Yolks. It's as awesome as I knew it would be. A fellow English major, the girl can write, and [...]

chocolate banana muffins and why sharing is caring

By | 2015-04-01T09:19:28+00:00 May 27th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Nutrition, Recipes|

I have a little extra time to cook, bake, and experiment in the kitchen right now since I can't train because of my neck.... This creates a bit of a conundrum, though, because eating baked goods all day when I'm not working out at all... Well, it goes without saying that that just won't do. [...]

paleo “peanut butter” cups

By | 2015-04-01T09:17:01+00:00 May 22nd, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

Again, I use quotes here because they aren't actually made with peanut butter, but boy do they taste like it. Before, I dive in, I have to let you know something. I have NEVER liked Reese's peanut butter cups. Since I was a kid, they made my stomach hurt so bad (probably because I had [...]

tortillas and crepes oh my

By | 2016-05-19T15:21:33+00:00 May 8th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Nutrition, Rice, Biscuits, Tortillas, and Mash|

  Hi friends! It's recipe time, and this ones a real versatile vessel of delicious. Feel like something savory? It's a tortilla or wrap. Need to feed that sweet tooth? You've got yourself a crepe. The texture is great. The options are endless. So, whip up a batch and take your pick. We've had these as [...]

6 ingredient “peanut butter” protein bars

By | 2017-03-30T17:09:00+00:00 May 6th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Nutrition|

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. I am having some struggles with REALLY bad back, neck, and head pain. The good news is that I still had a blast working the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar this past weekend in San Jose. The participants were just so awesome, and as always, I got to work [...]

cocoa chia pudding… it’s like childhood in a bowl

By | 2015-04-01T09:51:05+00:00 April 4th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

Nothing beats a morning at home with Rusty, our girls, and a cup of my coconutty protein coffee... or so I thought until I tried this new recipe and this particular morning got even better! I have been experimenting with chia seeds since we got a giant bag at Costco, and so far, I freaking [...]