The Clean Slate Day 1

As I recap Day 1 of The Clean Slate I would like to make something known: My butt hurts. So good (bad). Thanks to yesterday’s kettlebell workout by Neghar. That stuff is no joke. I can definitely appreciate the importance of mixing up your workout “routine” with new and interesting methods and movements. I do…

The Clean Plate’s Clean Slate

Doesn’t everyone love a Clean Slate now and then? A time of renewal, motivation, and possibility does wonders for the psyche. That’s why I love the New Year. I am a planner at heart, so new year’s has always been a favorite time of mine. I relish the promise of new beginnings and re-committing to healthier…

Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie

I had the pleasure of sharing some Clean Plate treats with the masses during a private event in Orange County. check out my cute little booth: I made some Chocolate Minty Bites, Chocolate “PB” Bites, Apple Pie Bites, and some Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. It was so fun sharing my recipes with others 🙂 I love…

Chocolate-Coated Almond Butter Dates

Fall is in full swing around here. I had a pretty gorgeous (albeit FREEZING) walk the other morning… I’m also still fully committed to my new workout/diet regimen. Here’s a little taste of my tuesday workout. My week looks something like this: 2-3 days of weight training 5-7 days of yoga (30 min – 60…

Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Dip

I’ve been a bad, bad blogger. This month has been a bit intense for me so I’ve neglected the website in order to focus on more pressing matters. And even though only a couple people read this, I do miss sharing and posting things here in my lovely corner of the inter-webs. So I’m back…

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…

Meal Planning 101

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…

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…

Maple Pecan Scones

I made these over my rainy Southern California weekend. They were inspired by a recipe at my work, but I tweaked it a bit. I also brought them to the Team workout at the gym. What can I say? I’m a generous person who loves to share delicious items. Ok, that’s only half true. I…

Morning Gloomy Muffins

Living in the LA Basin, it is not often that I wake up to clouds and fog. But this weekend (my days off) it has been super gloomy out and it makes me: want to sleep want to bake want to be lazy want to pray for sun So, yesterday in my gloomy mood, I…