finger lickin’ good crispy roasted chicken

By | 2018-11-07T14:02:49+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Autoimmune Paleo, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

*old post, but updated recipe - it was fun reading this back from 3+ years ago, pre-babe, pre-huge life changes, but still pretty dang happy and enjoying the outdoors* 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 [...]

Evie’s lemony garlic and rosemary lamb chops

By | 2018-06-22T11:21:43+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Health, Marinades and Sauces, Pastured Meat, Recipes, reflections|

These chops are V E R Y special. They were the centerpiece we made for our sweet Evie's first birthday. this year has been one that I will never ever forget. I know people say that a lot, but I mean it. I really do. It didn't flash by like a blink of an eye. [...]

golden cauliflower rice

By | 2018-02-26T16:23:12+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Recipes, Rice, Biscuits, Tortillas, and Mash, Soups, Salads, Sides|

This is the first time in a LONG time that I've made a recipe and then posted said recipe in the same day. I am giving myself major props here, especially because I am coming off of 5 days of solo parenting that also included flying solo with the babe. Life ebbs and flows, my [...]

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

By | 2017-08-28T14:12:05+00:00 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 Superfoods yogurt, which is without a doubt the most delicious yogurt you'll ever [...]

choosing happy

By | 2017-01-28T13:10:23+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Health, Nutrition, reflections, The Mind|

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the lovely Kristin (The Girl with the Butter) and Everett (Paleo Fat Kid) for episode #42 of their podcast: Is this Podcast Paleo? We talked about choosing to be happy (I'm going to talk more about this in a bit), counting calories, why I went paleo after being [...]

moonlight carnitas

By | 2016-05-19T13:05:13+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Pastured Meat, Recipes|

So, some of you might recall from a recent Instagram/Facebook post, I made some incredibly drool worthy carnitas a couple weeks ago. I would like to first apologize for taking so long to get them to to you, but hey, life's been NUTS and these are worth the wait. One of the coolest (among many) things about [...]

creamy carrot ginger soup

By | 2016-04-04T15:34:49+00:00 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 | 2017-01-08T14:03:17+00:00 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 | 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 [...]