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 [...]

egg-free, nut-free cocoa fudge brownies and the power of movement

By | 2016-04-10T10:09:12+00:00 March 20th, 2015|A Little Sweet Tooth, Autoimmune Paleo, CrossFit, Health, Movement Tips, Recipes|

Brownies, oh brownies, how I love brownies. You know what else I love (something that I haven't written much about recently, but practice every single day)? CrossFit and movement in general, really. Nutrition is the basis of health, yes, but movement, well that's what makes us human. It's something we all share a need for, [...]

grain-free pumpkin granola

By | 2015-03-31T13:40:21+00:00 October 20th, 2014|Breakfast, Recipes|

I don't know about you guys, but sometimes, I Just. Want. Cereal. Especially crunchy, delicious granola. This is coming from a girl who literally lived off of granola in college. I had it in yogurt with fresh berries in the warm months (and because I went to Cal Poly, that means about 10 months of [...]

paleo vanilla ice cream (no ice cream maker needed)

By | 2016-06-27T11:19:20+00:00 September 8th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Autoimmune Paleo, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

Because I refuse to admit that summer is coming to a close just yet (even though I LOVE everything about Fall), I decided to finally take the leap and try making my own homemade ice cream. I do not have an ice cream maker, so I knew it was going to be a challenge, but [...]

banana sweetened cocoa-nut truffles

By | 2015-04-01T08:41:29+00:00 August 31st, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Recipes|

Ask and you shall receive! After posting my chocolate chip chewies (which are sweetened with coconut sugar), many of you who are currently doing a sugar detox or the NorCal CrossFit Summer Challenge asked for a "treat" that you could enjoy without going off plan. I'll tell you what, treats without sweetener are hard to [...]

banana nut “bread” pudding…. and keeping things fun

By | 2015-04-01T08:41:31+00:00 August 11th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, The Mind|

This past week, Rusty and I took a trip down to Southern California to catch up with great friends at Deuce Gym in Venice, stay with my amazing cousin in the Cactus Casa, and have a blast celebrating our wonderful friends’ wedding. It was a treat to say the least! This trip reminded me of [...]