smoked salmon avocado toast

By | 2017-08-11T07:23:29+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Breakfast, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

A few weeks ago, we met my cousin and his family for brunch at this adorable kiddo friendly farm to table restaurant in Los Altos. In fact, the woman who started the restaurant is Mary from Five Mary's Farm. If you haven't checked her and her amazing family out, you should. She's one of my [...]

no cook carrot cake protein balls

By | 2017-08-06T12:24:11+00:00 August 6th, 2017|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Recipes|

If having a newborn has taught me anything (it's taught me a lot actually), it's that having easy to grab, nutrient and energy dense, balanced foods on hand is IMPERATIVE. I've had a few wonderful friends bring me date balls of varying sorts that I can store in the fridge and grab as needed. Those [...]

grilled watermelon salad

By | 2017-08-03T09:36:17+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Last weekend my wonderful mother-in-law came to visit and brought us a gorgeous watermelon grown old world style by an 80-year-old man in Paso Robles, California where she lives. I knew I had to do something special with it, so I put this mama brain to use brainstorming ideas. Then, as I was scrolling through [...]

simple summer berry cobbler

By | 2017-07-04T14:10:13+00:00 July 1st, 2017|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Recipes|

It's berry season, my most favorite season of all! I love summer. I love farmers markets, I love berries, and I LOVE cobblers, especially when they're so simple to make that I can do it with a baby in one hand. Oh ya, if you didn't know yet, we had a baby! Evie Wilder Bruner [...]

chocolate chip macadamia nut oatmeal cookies

By | 2017-06-16T17:30:04+00:00 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 | 2017-02-04T07:20:53+00:00 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 | 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 [...]

cider apple cake and a celebration

By | 2016-10-11T15:11:46+00:00 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 | 2016-09-28T19:53:51+00:00 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 | 2016-08-22T11:20:48+00:00 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 [...]