About Laura Bruner

I am a Certified Nutrition Consultant and a Certified CrossFit Trainer. I have a passion for educating, and I absolutely love teaching others about nutrition, functional movement, and the power each has to set the foundation for health, wellness, and true quality of life. I LOVE to eat and fuel my body to live life to the utmost, and I wholeheartedly believe that sustainably sourced, nutrient dense foods can be the greatest form of medicine as well as the ingredients to create the most delicious, palate pleasing meals (it’s a win-win!)

layers, empathy, and boundaries: some thoughts

By | 2021-01-14T15:51:25-08:00 January 14th, 2021|Health, reflections|

Sitting here on a Sunday morning with coffee in hand and inspiration in my heart. Evie and I spent the morning yesterday with wonderful friends, playing, sipping coffee, running, exploring, and having important conversations face to face, heart to heart. There's so much power and vulnerability in conversations had off social media. Anyone else feeling [...]

crispy cranberry brussels

By | 2021-01-12T11:17:34-08:00 January 12th, 2021|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

This was an unexpected creation on New Years day when we wanted to pair our fig and sausage stuffed pork loin with a delicious warm veggie side. I am on a real honey fermented cranberry kick, and when I opened the fridge to see what to throw together and saw my jar of flavor packed [...]

honey fermented cranberries

By | 2021-01-10T15:26:31-08:00 January 10th, 2021|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

I first made this recipe in the fall of 2019, after being inspired by my wonderful friend Erica of Mother Farmer Maker. I saw her make these over on Instagram, and had to give it a try. Of course, I used my favorite Beekeepers Naturals B-Powered Honey for even more of nourishing boost (use code: [...]

fig and sausage stuffed pork loin

By | 2021-01-05T15:27:53-08:00 January 5th, 2021|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

The began as a wish to create some food traditions around the New Year. I did some reading and research (with much more to do to truly understand the cultural root of these traditions and celebrations), and discovered that in many cultures, pork is a traditional centerpiece on New Years day to promote luck and [...]

cornbread sausage stuffing bake

By | 2020-12-29T13:32:10-08:00 December 29th, 2020|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

We're going on two years of enjoying this bake as a very special Christmas Eve brunch. That said, it's great all season long, and we've had it many times as a new family favorite dinner too. Moist sourdough starter cornbread, local sausage, and best flavors of the season all in one, this stuffing is sure [...]

creamy hot cocoa

By | 2020-12-23T17:15:33-08:00 December 22nd, 2020|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

This recipe was born from this year's magical snowy Winter Solstice. We got an unexpected snow, leading us to drop everything and head out to the mouth of the Olympic National park for an afternoon of snow play under the trees with no one else in sight. We came home happily exhausted and chilly with [...]

balsamic roasted brussels

By | 2020-12-22T07:30:17-08:00 December 15th, 2020|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Anyone else out there not convert to a brussels lover until adulthood? I was not into them as a kid. Maybe it was the way my mom hated them because of the way her mom boiled them (sorry, Grandy, but ew). Once I discovered the magic of a good quality fat, salt, flavor, and a [...]

moist & delicious sourdough starter cornbread

By | 2020-11-10T08:45:01-08:00 November 10th, 2020|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Rice, Biscuits, Tortillas, and Mash|

You know what goes best with chili? You likely guessed it, CORNBREAD. You know what makes cornbread extra delicious? Yep, sourdough starter. This new recipe is our current family favorite, born from an easy button dinner night of my chunky pumpkin chili and last minute cornbread. I needed to discard to start a fresh loaf [...]

easy any night taco bowls

By | 2020-04-16T12:16:13-08:00 April 11th, 2020|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Anyone else feeling the need to spice up dinners lately? Sheltering at home means a lot of meals in and a lot family feeding that needs to happen. We've been having fun getting creative, turning the same staples into unique meals throughout the week. Take for instance, grass fed ground beef; shift up the spices, [...]