Living Cultures Superfood: the best yogurt you’ll ever taste

By | October 4th, 2016|Health, Nutrition|

One of the perks of moving back to California and settling in Santa Cruz is that we've gotten a chance to reconnect with our good friends here. Two such friends include Arne and Constanze Heissel, the brains and passionate hearts behind Living Cultures Superfood yogurt, which is without a doubt the most delicious yogurt you'll ever [...]

lemony garlic grilled chicken breast

By | August 5th, 2016|Health, Marinades and Sauces, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

Summer is in full swing (I cannot believe we are in August. When did that happen?), and somehow I magically learned how to grill. It's always been something I just left to Rusty (no, not because he's a guy, but just because I had never done it and he had), but I got the urge [...]

chocolate chip chewies

By | February 22nd, 2016|A Little Sweet Tooth, Recipes|

Hi! It's been a while, and I am sorry. I still love all of you, and I hope you love me. In case you've gotten a little perturbed by my recent scantness of postings, I decided to bring to you the simplest, and perhaps most uniquely delicious, cookie recipe ever to win back your hearts. [...]

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 [...]

coco-butter tea… modern day take on a Tibetan tradition

By | January 19th, 2016|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, To Drink|

While I absolutely LOVE my locally roasted organic coffee, I also think that there is something to be said for keeping things varied, and for not loading the body with tons of caffeine every morning. Variety is the spice of life, you know. Plus, studies have shown that consuming high amounts of caffeine can negatively impact cortisol.  Caffeine acts [...]

coconut tahini stir fry

By | October 14th, 2015|Health, Marinades and Sauces, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

I've been getting some requests for quick and simple healthy weeknight meals. This is one of my favorites. It's super quick and easy to make, and it will leave everyone filled up with nutritious ingredients and none of the crap. This is especially good when you've got an asian food craving but don't want the [...]

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 [...]

raw probiotic lemon berry “cheese” cakes

By | June 29th, 2015|A Little Sweet Tooth, Recipes|

I am clearly on a summer dessert kick right now. Maybe it's because the weather has been absolutely gorgeous for the past two weeks. Because of the weather and the season and my general proclivity for being outdoors, we've been spending most days outside. I've even got a work station set up on our back porch. [...]

why I love collagen and a Vital Proteins giveaway!

By | May 27th, 2015|Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, To Drink|

I am giving away TWO large canisters of Vital Proteins (read on for more details and a COUPON CODE for everyone)! There's been a lot of talk about collagen from grass ged cows and its myriad benefits as of late. And if you've been following my blog or Instagram, it should come as no surprise [...]