thanksgiving recipe round up

By | 2017-11-17T19:14:59+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Pastured Meat, Recipes|

Thank you!! Thanksgiving is upon us, and I would like to take some time to THANK YOU. Thank you for reading. Thank you for caring, sharing, and for exploring new ideas, new recipes, and new ways to nourish yourself, the earth, and the ones you love. This has been one hell of a year so far, [...]

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 [...]

cranberry lemon swirl pancakes

By | 2015-03-31T13:40:09+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Breakfast, Recipes|

Pancakes... oh how I love pancakes. There was a time, after realizing how severe my intolerance was to certain foods, when I thought I would never get to enjoy pancakes again. I tried all kinds of "paleo" pancakes and would always end up feeling bloated, heavy, and uncomfortable from loads of almond flour and a tummy [...]

anti-can cranberry sauce

By | 2015-04-01T08:26:50+00:00 November 17th, 2014|Marinades and Sauces, Recipes|

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to the sweet and tart flavor of cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving dinner. In my littlest years, before I could even reach the counter, we would always go to my great aunt's house. While the turkey tended to be a bit dry, the cranberry sauce always seemed to be [...]

bacon and mushroom thanksgiving stuffing… keeping it wild

By | 2015-04-01T10:28:29+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Health, Recipes, Rice, Biscuits, Tortillas, and Mash, Soups, Salads, Sides|

It's that time of year again. Cold weather, changing leaves, family gatherings, appreciation for all that life has given us, and of course delicious food. Since starting this blog, my family has kind of handed over the reigns in most everything involving food. First, because I am a little particular about what I put in [...]

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

By | 2015-03-31T13:40:23+00:00 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 [...]

not your typical potato salad… keeping it pure

By | 2016-09-02T20:46:34+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

I will be the first to admit that I used to HATE potato salad (with a passion). This most likely stemmed from my detestation for all things mayonnaise. The texture, the color, the taste.... it all just grossed me out. Looking at a typical ingredient label now, I am STOKED that I hated the stuff. If [...]

so what’s the deal with soy? Plus, Asian inspired cauli rice

By | 2015-04-14T14:38:00+00:00 September 1st, 2014|Autoimmune Paleo, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Seriously, what is the deal with soy? I feel like just a few years ago soy was a super food, and today, there are countless articles warning against it. I’ve decided to break it down for you, provide some facts, and hopefully dispel the confusion about this food that can be made into anything from [...]

the best parts of summer… and a delicious summer soup!

By | 2016-09-03T11:13:58+00:00 July 24th, 2014|Autoimmune Paleo, CrossFit, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Ahhhh summer. It's hard to beat this time of year; sunshine, tank tops, flip flops, cold brew, bright produce, and The CrossFit Games... What's not to love? First, let's talk about the CrossFit Games. 1 day is done, and what a day it was for my good friends, Jason Khalipa, who is holding his own [...]

chocolate banana BROtein cakes

By | 2017-01-12T14:44:47+00:00 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 [...]