chocolate chip macadamia nut oatmeal cookies

By | June 16th, 2017|A Little Sweet Tooth, Recipes|

COOKIES! Who doesn't love a good cookie? Especially when it's got ooey gooey chocolate chips and the goddess of all nuts - the macadamia. These cookies started from a deep craving for my mom's beloved oatmeal cookies. She has a recipe that's likely older than I am saved in her recipe rolodex that's tattered, worn, and [...]

paleo pineapple pulled pork

By | February 4th, 2017|Health, Marinades and Sauces, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

Cravings. Let's talk about them. ALL I WANT IS PORK (and salmon, always salmon). A couple weeks ago, my husband and I were in San Jose and stopped into the new Whole Foods. They had a whole glorious "paleo bar" and right smack in the middle was the most delicious smelling pork ever. Falling apart. [...]

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 [...]

cider apple cake and a celebration

By | October 10th, 2016|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Recipes|

This post is in honor of my favorite human on this planet. If you didn't know already, that's Rusty (my husband). I try to keep him out of the limelight, as he's a bit of an introvert, but this post (and this recipe) are for him. When we moved out of the rapidly growing, fast-paced [...]

dad’s wedge fries (you’ll never make them any other way again)

By | August 29th, 2016|Health, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Thank you, dad. Thanks for raising me to love and believe in myself. Thank you for picking on me just enough to give me thick skin, but for loving me so much that I know my worth. Thank you for having different political opinions and for giving me a strong opponent in friendly, eye-opening debates. Thanks for [...]

choco banana paleo protein cake

By | August 8th, 2016|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Recipes|

Hi friends. For those of you who have been following along for a while, you probably saw my recent post about why I love using Rootz Nutrition supplements for my training and for life. As a very selective supplement user, who believes in getting nutrition primarily from real food sources, I don't take this subject [...]

Vital Proteins Beauty Greens – inside and out

By | July 5th, 2016|Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, To Drink|

Hi friends! Today I come to you with another kick ass giveaway. I've partnered up with my friends at Vital Proteins to bring to you the opportunity to win their newest product, which is my most favorite yet. Before we get into the giveaway, let's talk about supplementation and why I love this new product shall we? Let's [...]

Taco (salad) Tuesday!

By | June 7th, 2016|Health, Marinades and Sauces, Pastured Meat, Recipes, Rice, Biscuits, Tortillas, and Mash, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Almost 3 years ago now, Rusty and I honeymooned in Kauai (see pre manbun Rusty?). It was an amazing trip filled with hiking, kayaking, adventuring, and of course, eating. When we travel, we always make a point of trying to experience the place as locals would. We avoid resorts at all costs, stay away from [...]

moonlight carnitas

By | 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 [...]

garlic balsamic aioli burgers

By | May 6th, 2016|Health, Marinades and Sauces, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and I am craving burgers. But first, a bit of somewhat sad news: Rusty and I have decided to take a little break from dairy - not because I think dairy is inherently bad (in fact, good quality, especially raw, dairy is incredibly nutrient dense) - [...]