NYC Marathon Training Recap Week 7


I went into this post with 100% certainty that I'd just completed week 8 of NYC Marathon training.  My left eye is still twitching because 7 turns out to be a world away from 8.  Good thing I don't trust myself that much and double checked dates. Because why would I want to deprive myself of a whole 7 days of setback and the taste of defeat as I begin writing a training recap?  These things build ... [ Read More ]

Chorizo and Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes {Paleo}

Chorizo and chicken stuffed sweet potatoes

These chorizo and chicken stuffed sweet potatoes are easy to prepare ahead of time for a healthy, quick and delicious weeknight meal.  Paleo, Whole30, and sugar detox friendly plus packed with protein, veggies, and savory, sweet, and spicy flavors!I'm the worst.  Here I am trying to tell you all these wonderful things about my stuffed sweet potatoes while my brain has already fast forwarded to ... [ Read More ]

Expert Kids and Mourning Kitchen Appliances – TOL


Normal picture of my kids, right?  Sort of, except they are actually making a tutorial video using the iPad all about kinetic sand.  Drew is obsessed with watching tutorials of all kinds on Youtube Kids and now makes his own videos about anything and everything.  A few of the topics he's a certified expert in are "how to eat rice", anything involving glitter putty, and the intricacies of styling ... [ Read More ]

WIAW – Hi Ho Back to the Stove I Go


When I go on vacation I don't love doing the stuff that I normally love highly tolerate doing.  Like cooking, running, stretching, blow drying my hair, and staring at my phone.  I don't even love eating chocolate on vacation - is that weird or what?  I eagerly choose wine over dessert and if I have dessert, it's always something I don't eat at home, ever.  My brain operates on structure and ... [ Read More ]

Maple Balsamic Salmon Over Strawberry Avocado Salad

Maple balsamic salmon over strawberry avocado salad

This maple balsamic salmon salad is simple to make, delicious, and good for you!  Salmon is pan fried in coconut oil and drizzled with an easy maple balsamic reduction along with fresh greens, sweet strawberries, avocado, and optional goat cheese.  This sweet and savory salad is gluten free, grain free, soy free, and packed with protein and healthy fats!  Remember when I rambling on about drinking ... [ Read More ]

NYC Marathon Training Week 6 Plus Vacation Highlights


  Well, hello! Excuse me while I finish drinking the maple balsamic reduction I just drowned my lunch in.   And then please remind me why I don't pour balsamic reduction on all my meals like this because right now it doesn't make sense to me why anyone should deprive themselves of that.  Maple balsamic reduction = liquid ecstasy.  But not really because I think that actually sounds like ... [ Read More ]

Bacon Egg Breakfast Bites with Chives {Paleo}

Paleo Bacon Egg Chive Bites

A perfect on the go breakfast or snack, these Paleo Bacon Egg Breakfast Bites will become a go-to recipe for when life gets busy.  With crisp savory bacon, wholesome protein rich pasture raised eggs, the perfect seasonings, and fresh chives, you might want more than a bite, and that's more than fine!  Whole30 and sugar detox friendly, grain free, dairy free, soy free, sugar free. Hey all!  I hope ... [ Read More ]

Pan Seared Scallops over Spinach Cobb Salad

Pan seared scallops over spinach cobb salad - paleo

Savory pan seared scallops over spinach cobb salad with crispy bacon, creamy avocado, cherry tomatoes all in a fresh and simple lemon chive vinaigrette.  Grain free, paleo, and Whole30 friendly! Is there a better present to receive in the mail than high quality, delicious seafood?  I think not.  Unless you also want to gift all my groceries every week and present them to me on my doorstep.  Just ... [ Read More ]

NYC Marathon Training Week 5 Recap


Why am I writing this intro before I do my long run?  This is not smart!  I want to say things like, "well I think I survived week 5 of NYC Marathon training, but who knows, I might be lying in a ditch at mile 10" but I want to be positive and not morbid.  So, I'll assume I DID get through my 17 miles, and, by now, it's out of sight and out of mind. The week has gone well, running wise at least.  ... [ Read More ]

Creamy Paleo Honey Mustard

Creamy paleo honey mustard

Creamy Paleo Honey Mustard that can be used as a dip or dressing for anything your heart desires!  With just 6 simple ingredients and an immersion blender, this sweet and tangy honey mustard will be ready in under 5 minutes.  It's gluten free, soy free, dairy free, and contains no refined sugar.One thing that makes my nerves crawl is the idea of not delivering on a promise. Subsequently, I do not ... [ Read More ]