perfect pumpkin pancakes

By | September 28th, 2014|Breakfast, Recipes|

Happy Friday everyone! This week sure did fly. I feel like I was just making these pancakes for Rusty yesterday, when in fact, it was last Sunday. We are going to be busy for pretty much the next 6 weekends straight, so I decided to make Rusty pancakes. They are one of his all-time favorite meals [...]

fall is here, so let’s celebrate with pumpkin scones!

By | September 27th, 2014|Breakfast, Recipes|

I love Fall. Fall means crisp air, warm sweaters, changing leaves, and pumpkin everything. Plus, everyone knows it's baking season. So when I woke up on Friday morning after coming home from a trip to San Diego (where the seasons don't actually change) to the smell of Fall, my soul was happy. I've been in [...]

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 [...]

chocolate banana BROtein cakes

By | July 19th, 2014|Breakfast, CrossFit, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

The CrossFit Games are upon us, and this year is going to be extra exciting and anxiety-provoking. We've got good friend, Jason Khalipa, going for gold as an individual, and our NorCal team competing for their spot too. On top of that, I'll be pulling hard for my friends Margaux Alvarez and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet (among [...]

chia-colate chip protein muffins!

By | July 3rd, 2014|Breakfast, CrossFit, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

I have spent this week so far doctor and hospital hoping, trying to figure out what the heck is going on with the herniated discs and all of the pain in my neck and head. I saw an awesome Neurologist yesterday, who was open to discussion, listened to my questions, and gave me some answers. NO [...]

chocolate zucchini bread and being a locavore

By | 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 [...]

silver linings and cacao, coconut, cashew protein cups

By | 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 | 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 | 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. [...]

caveman breakfast tacos

By | May 17th, 2014|Breakfast, Health, Nutrition, The Mind|

As some of you may know, I am currently dealing with two herniated disks in my cervical spine. I finally went and got an MRI and EMG after about a year and half of back, neck, and now head pain, and got some answers from Dr. Millar with SOAR. I am not going to sit [...]