I used to go to the gym with a mission. A mission to fall on the ground in a heap, to crawl out of there with every muscle twitching, every fiber burning, every breath feeling like my last one, but it was a victorious feeling because I DID IT. Then, I hit a big fat ugly wall and my entire life changed. I will not
Apparently my kitchen gets so hot that my coconut oil gets, “liquid-y”…. Along with having a lot of fun with our cooking demos, I am also inventing new words, and if anything, giving my family yet another reason to laugh at me!! In this demo we make Savory Cauliflower Fried Rice, Pork Chops, and my Walnut Pesto Sauce.
Yes, name is a bit corny, but I swear the tomatoes in Northern California are so freaking huge right now they remind me of flying saucers after I slice them!! So, hence the name. I made this for lunch the other day and Rowan (the 2 year old) ate about half of it, no joke. Actually, as I type this, I wish I had some
Paleo Woman One of our rock-star clients at Norcal and a dedicated Everyday Paleo reader recently shared with me her 3 month before and after photos. Michele L. is a living testament to what hard work and dedication looks like. We live in a quick fix society and most folks want results now; which is why our TV commercials are littered with “Lose 10 lbs
Yes, this meal was Disney inspired… Ratatouille was playing on TV a few weeks ago and my 6 year old asked me if WE could ever make Ratatouille. Now to get off track a bit, I must mention that I recently signed up with a local farmers cooperative here in Chico called GRUB. Every Wednesday we go to the GRUB farm and for only $75
Our ancestors ate what was available based upon the seasons and in my part of the world the summer season is the most bountiful and wonderful time to take advantage of what’s growing near you. I made a yummy breakfast this week with organic seasonal vegetables, all purchased from our local farmers market (except the mushrooms which I purchased from Trader Joe’s).
I will admit that I live in a paleo bubble of sorts. As a trainer for Norcal I am surrounded by a huge community of friends who generally all eat paleo too. When Robb Wolf and Nicki Violetti happen to be the folks you work for, that’s just kind of how it is… Which by the way, if you haven’t yet pre-ordered Robb’s book– I strongly suggest you
If you haven’t noticed, I LOVE to cook – but sometimes I get stuck in the same old chicken salad rut because it’s easy, and I know we all like it. But today I needed an excuse to be in the kitchen, rather then venturing out into the 105 degree weather so the boys and I got a bit creative in the kitchen and the results were blog
When life gets tough, I often think about those few epic CrossFit WODS that have been permanently burned into my memory banks, and I think, “Well, if I can get through THAT, I can get through anything.” I also think about the resiliance of children and how they often tackle challenges with the bravery and optimism of warriors. For example, back in September we had our annual Fight Gone Bad
If you haven’t noticed, I have a crock pot obsession. I work 4 evenings a week, two of these evenings we have our awesome, amazing, CrossFitter babysitter Joye over to watch the boys while John and I are working/training. Most of these evenings I have dinner waiting for the boys and Joye, thanks to my beloved crock pot. Last night I made a whole frickin’