quiche for all seasons

By | January 22nd, 2017|Breakfast, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

This year is off to a crazy, albeit awesome, start, and I am taking my clean eating with me. Busy days are no excuse to let food quality go to the wayside. In fact, the busier life gets, the more important it is to eat nutrient dense foods because they keep energy levels high, mood [...]

pesto spaghetti squash bake

By | January 14th, 2017|Health, Marinades and Sauces, Pastured Meat|

So, the word is out. I am pregnant. And we are THRILLED! Read more on how cool this is here. I have to admit, though, that the first 4 months of this pregnancy were some of the toughest of my life. I was very sick... All. The. Time. The fact that morning sickness starts with [...]

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 [...]

making it work on the road

By | September 6th, 2016|Grab and Go, Nutrition|

Let's talk about eating on the road (or in the air, or on a boat). I have spent A LOT of time on the road. Whether it was the years spent on the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff, the period that I worked with schools around the country to implement fitness programs, the two moves up and down [...]

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 [...]

Rootz for Radical Roots

By | May 14th, 2016|Health, Nutrition|

As I mentioned a few posts ago, I am not a huge supplement person. In my opinion, we can get most, if not all, of the nourishment we need from real, organic, properly raised food. There are, however, some key exceptions to this, and with that being said only a few key supplements that fit the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

thanksgiving recipe round up

By | November 20th, 2015|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, [...]

your shortcut to a serious superfood

By | September 22nd, 2015|Autoimmune Paleo, Health, Nutrition|

*Scroll to the bottom for a crazy good deal! Yep, a shortcut... That's right; I said it. And this is coming from a girl who has never been an advocate for any sort of quick fix pill or supplement, and who has always said (and will keep on saying) that a real food approach is [...]