dad’s wedge fries (you’ll never make them any other way again)

By | August 29th, 2016|Health, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Thank you, dad. Thanks for raising me to love and believe in myself. Thank you for picking on me just enough to give me thick skin, but for loving me so much that I know my worth. Thank you for having different political opinions and for giving me a strong opponent in friendly, eye-opening debates. Thanks for [...]

Taco (salad) Tuesday!

By | June 7th, 2016|Health, Marinades and Sauces, Pastured Meat, Recipes, Rice, Biscuits, Tortillas, and Mash, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Almost 3 years ago now, Rusty and I honeymooned in Kauai (see pre manbun Rusty?). It was an amazing trip filled with hiking, kayaking, adventuring, and of course, eating. When we travel, we always make a point of trying to experience the place as locals would. We avoid resorts at all costs, stay away from [...]

creamy carrot ginger soup

By | April 4th, 2016|Health, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

I think there's time for one last soup for the season.... And this one is my favorite yet, It's so good I couldn't wait until winter rolled around again to share it with you guys. Nor could I wait till winter to make it in our own house two weeks in a row.Something about the [...]

super easy squash and kale soup

By | February 7th, 2016|Autoimmune Paleo, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

I frequently discuss the importance of real/whole food as the source for all of the nutrients we need to heal, perform, and thrive. But one of the issues many people seem to face when it comes to getting all the needed nutrients is that it can be daunting to eat a giant bowl of greens or [...]

beef and bacon chunky pumpkin chili

By | 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 [...]

delicata soup with buttery crab

By | 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 | 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 [...]

arugula, sweet potato, and wild rice salad

By | May 19th, 2015|Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Wait for it.... I used to be a vegetarian. Breath. Hard to believe right? Now that I am the one nibbling on beef liver, adding bacon to everything, and loving myself some rare grass fed steak, it's hard to imagine there was a time when I wouldn't touch meat. I thought I was being as [...]

the perfect sweet potato fries

By | April 2nd, 2015|Autoimmune Paleo, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Almost every person who has switched over to a paleo diet has attempted homemade sweet potato "fries" with the anticipation of recreating the crispy, oily, salty goodness that so many restaurants have recently started offering on their menus. After valuable time spent in the kitchen, these folks will open the oven, grab a fry, and take [...]

creamy apple fennel soup

By | February 24th, 2015|Autoimmune Paleo, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

It's winter in California, which means that delicious apples are everywhere. For that reason, it's also the only time of year that I crave them. It's pretty impressive how the body can be so in tune with the seasons, even so much so that cravings follow suit. That crisp bite, the sweet aroma and flavor. Apples [...]