gluten free persimmon loaf

By | 2017-12-10T11:13:01+00:00 December 10th, 2017|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Recipes|

I LOVE persimmons - persimmons with nut butter, persimmons in salads, persimmon muffins, persminis, and now, in what is potentially my new favorite persimmon thing: my gluten free persimmon loaf. This loaf is somewhere between a bread loaf and a blondie, with the perfect amount of sweet and a heartiness that leaves you feeling satiated [...]

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, [...]

Episode #4 of the Modern Mamas Podcast – Megan Blacksmith

By | 2017-07-07T18:11:54+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Podcast|

"Guest Interview - Megan Blacksmith of Zesty Ginger "  In this episode of The Modern Mamas Podcast we are talking all about balancing hormones and gut health and the immense impact each has on pregnancy, labor, and postpartum.  It's a GREAT one. Download in iTunes HERE & on Stitcher HERE! Megan Blacksmith is a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® practitioner and [...]

Women’s Strength Summit 2017

By | 2017-05-11T09:57:31+00:00 May 11th, 2017|CrossFit, Health, Movement Tips, Nutrition, The Mind|

It's here! And you can get your front row ticket (front and center right at home thanks to your own personal screen) ticket for FREE. In the 2017 Women’s Strength Summit, 24+ world-class female experts share their biggest strategies to help you get outside your comfort zone by building a strong body, mind, and spirit. Get the 2017 Playbook & your [...]

quiche for all seasons

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:48+00:00 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 | 2017-04-24T15:25:52+00:00 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 | 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 [...]

making it work on the road

By | 2016-09-06T15:39:08+00:00 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 | 2016-08-18T10:12:28+00:00 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 [...]