garlic balsamic aioli burgers

By | 2016-05-07T17:01:31+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Health, Marinades and Sauces, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and I am craving burgers. But first, a bit of somewhat sad news: Rusty and I have decided to take a little break from dairy - not because I think dairy is inherently bad (in fact, good quality, especially raw, dairy is incredibly nutrient dense) - [...]

super simplest post roast

By | 2016-05-16T08:54:23+00:00 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 [...]

for the love of lasagna

By | 2016-02-26T15:53:24+00:00 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 [...]

beef and bacon chunky pumpkin chili

By | 2016-09-30T14:40:44+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Pastured Meat, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

The joys of preparing food go deeper than a hobby or the taste testing. This recipe is a perfect example of that. Making a meal at home for yourself and/or the ones you love goes beyond saving money or eating clean; it allows the opportunity to nourish on a deeper level, no matter how fancy [...]

classic chicken pot pie

By | 2016-01-07T18:36:15+00:00 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 [...]

delicata soup with buttery crab

By | 2015-11-01T16:14:09+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Health, Pastured Meat, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

A good friend of ours is also a commercial fisherman, and he is very good at what he does. He's also an awesome human and member at our CrossFit gym. He surprised Rusty and me this past week with a shoebox filled with fresh-caught Dungeness crab. Have I mentioned one of my love languages is food? Anyways, [...]

any season stew on a budget

By | 2017-10-17T06:44:49+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|Health, Pastured Meat, Recipes, Rice, Biscuits, Tortillas, and Mash, Soups, Salads, Sides|

The reality (and one of the intentions) of our big move out of the Bay Area and to the Pacific Northwest is that we really need to be conscious of the money we spend. For this reason, among others, we are working to be homemakers in every aspect of life that we can. When I [...]

finger lickin’ good crispy roasted chicken

By | 2015-09-02T14:22:08+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Autoimmune Paleo, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

What a Sunday we had yesterday! Nothing makes me happier than getting outside to play and explore in nature with my friends, family, and pups. And yesterday was the best combination of all 3. Hours of exploring with my husband, brother, his girlfriend, and our pups in Santa Cruz's Nisine Marks State Park, followed by [...]

bone broth jigglers

By | 2016-01-07T16:31:21+00:00 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 | 2015-04-14T14:29:02+00:00 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 [...]