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Simple Green Smoothie

Simple Green Smoothie

October is going to be a bit of a cleanse for me. I’m letting go of all sorts of indulgences. It’s not “detoxing” or because I want to take the joy out of life. Quite the opposite actually. This change is mostly out of a desire to simplify. Bring my meals back down to the … Continue reading

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Big news everyone. I have officially began surfing lessons! My husband is my teacher. I will soon be shredding the waves with my awesome moves….or maybe I’ll just get to the point where I can turn. That would be good too. I’ve attempted surfing about 4-5 times in my life. Why so many tries and not … Continue reading

Baked Chicken with Peaches and Plums

Baked Chicken with Peaches and Plums

 One of the things I had to give up when I left LA was my membership to the local Crossfit gym. I’ve enjoyed a break from the intensity of daily WODs while finding strength and flexibility in my yoga practice and inspiration while exploring the great outdoors. Now that I’m here in sunny San Clemente I’ve got … Continue reading

The Modern Hunt and Gather

The Modern Hunt and Gather

Cooking is time-consuming. Especially Paleo-cooking. Which is fine when you’re getting paid for it but if you’re not… well, then you’re probably interested in how to use your time in the kitchen efficiently while also getting the benefits (health, financial, and otherwise) of home cooked meals for yourself and your family. Some people hire out … Continue reading

Supplementing for Recovery

Supplementing for Recovery

Last time, we talked about eating whole, natural foods to help the body recover after illness, exercise, or chronic inflammation. This week I’m going to introduce some supplements that you should think about incorporating into you daily routine. Chances are, you could use more of all the things I am about to mention. No, not … Continue reading

Blueberry Coconut Pancakes

Blueberry Coconut Pancakes

Summertime is upon us. Well, technically it’s not. Los Angeles doesn’t really know the difference between late spring, summer, and early fall. Sometimes there are even sunny days in January. I’ve had many a Christmas at 75 degrees. This is all totally fine with me, by the way. I crave sun. More than I crave … Continue reading

Purpose of a Meal

Purpose of a Meal

Food is a tricky thing. It’s most basic function is to fuel and nourish our bodies. We eat because we need to live. And in order to live well, we must eat things that are good for our bodies. A secondary function is taste. We eat things that taste good. Food is used as fuel, … Continue reading

My Morning Routine

My Morning Routine

Good Morning readers! Just wanting to share a little bit about how I do mornings. I am an absolute crazy morning loving person! I live for the early hours of the day and I feel like I get more done before noon than I could ever accomplish after noon. Kind of sad, but true. I … Continue reading

Useless Knowledge

Useless Knowledge

Knowledge is useless without obedience. I’ve been meditating on this sentence all day. It’s so incredibly true that I’ve felt compelled to apply it to all areas of my life. What good is knowledge, that is, acquiring information and understanding on a topic, if you do not transfer it into action? I spend a lot of … Continue reading

Oil Cleansing

Today we are going to wander a bit off the culinary path. I want to talk about something more related to the natural living side of Paleo. If you’re the type of person who’s interested in healthy eating, chances are, you’ve probably been introducing a more natural approach to other aspects of your life. Maybe … Continue reading