Egg-Topped Garlic Cumin Pork Plantain Burgers


I have a secret to share.  Something I've been ashamed of for years.  As much as I love food and cooking, I know NOTHING of international cuisine.  I cook things I like, experiment with spices, but often have no idea if anything I'm making is regularly consumed in combinations similar to what I'm doing by people around the world.  It's like that thing I've been meaning to learn about that I just ... [ Read More ]

Paleo Mom Problem: Let the Picky Eaters Eat…Nothing?


  For the past 6 years or so picky eating has been my nemesis.  Before becoming a parent I had every intention of feeding my kids healthy foods, on demand, not using food as a reward, and not making a big deal out of any of it.  BWHAAAAHA!  I laugh in that woman's face.  Dumbass.  In reality, I have not fulfilled any of those intentions.  I have been guilty of feeding my kids toaster ... [ Read More ]

WIAW: Just Another Day of Paleo + Easy Parsnip Recipe


Although I've done a couple of food diary posts so far, I decided this week to get myself in on the What I Ate Wednesday party and let my food do the writing for me.   I call this WIAW just another day of paleo because that's exactly what it is - nothing fancy, nothing unusual - just me and all the food I ate in one day. I'll also go through what I did in my day and a general overview of ... [ Read More ]

5 Things I Want to Change About Myself as a Runner

Yes this was the best feeling.  But signing up for races blindly won't get me back there.

Apparently lists help me organize my thoughts.  Even just writing the title of this post makes me feel comforted by what's to come - thoughts organized into categories that will help me identify things I want to work on and problems I have as a runner.  Ready to see where this might go?  So am I so let's get started. Although I don't believe (anymore) that criticizing myself just for the sake of ... [ Read More ]

Veggie Packed Paleo “Meatza” Plus Getting Yourself Back Together


If you're new to paleo lingo you might not yet know what a "meatza" is.  Or you might be able to figure it out - it's a meat-crusted pizza!  And I'm a fan, I really, really am.  More pizza burger-ish than pizza-ish in my opinion, but you get the flavors in there and it's way more satisfying and filling than typical pizza. Meatza is one of the very first paleo-esque recipes that I tried, and it ... [ Read More ]

You Can Do This: Easy Chicken Apple Sausage Patties


Sometimes I feel like I spend half my husband's paycheck on sausage. You guys know how much I love spiced-up meat right? And if you follow me on instagram you see that's no joke - almost all my breakfasts involve some sort of sausage - chicken apple, chicken chorizo, garlic pork, breakfast pork, andouille - if it has earned the name sausage, you will find it on my plate. So why it has taken me so ... [ Read More ]

Blogging Behind the Scenes @ The Paleo Running Momma


As you guys probably picked up on I'm a "behind the scenes" kind of girl - I love thinking, talking, and writing about people's motivations for just about anything. So when Mike @ Runningaroundthebend asked if I wanted to link up for a Blog Writing Process Tour I thought why the heck not? I mean these are things I need to think about for myself anyway, since, recently, blogging has seemed to take ... [ Read More ]

Want to Create Your Own Favorite Recipes? 5 Tips to Delicious Real Food!

Someone has to figure out how to make baked fries crispy right?

I do not come from a family who cooks (hahahaha!) even a little bit. I grew up on takeout, TV dinners, and frozen pizza. My parents have "interesting" ways of eating, and none of their peculiar practices ever included eating actual food. Busy parents + no clue how to cook in the first place + not prioritizing food = I ate crap my whole childhood (don't feel bad you're forgiven guys.) At ... [ Read More ]

Running Update and My Googlescapades


I am not feeling funny today at all. Or creative. I sucked all my funny juice out and I need to refuel I think. See none of what I'm saying is amusing. I'll stop now. Or not. It's my blog and I'll make it suck if I want to. Please don't stop reading. I'm about to tell you all about how much fun I'm having running through pure hot liquid air (?) every morning. It's great. I feel like superman. Like ... [ Read More ]

5 Excuse-Proof Reasons To Quit Calorie-Free Sweeteners Right Now


It ain't no big news that "artificial sweeteners" or "calorie free" or "low calorie" sweeteners aren't good for you.  You already knew that but yet you feel that the benefits somehow outweigh the costs.  I know, because not too long ago I was drinking 6 cans of diet soda a day and putting 2 splenda or stevia packets in my coffee every morning  (yes I'm talking about stevia extract too, though ... [ Read More ]