Pregnancy Week 20: Halfway!

I officially just finished half of my pregnancy! So I figured I would take this post to do some rapid fire questions about what’s happening in this second trimester, how the baby is doing, and what my life typically looks like these days. Yay! Lets’ begin. Baby. How’s he doing? We had our anatomy ultrasound at 19…

Tomato and Roasted Fennel Soup

Originally posted on The Clean Plate:
The Original Urban Solace Version, complete with grilled cheese and sweet potato fries My husband used to work at a restaurant in San Diego. Not gonna lie, this restaurant makes some pretty delicious meals and my man is one of their biggest fans. He loves many a dish on…

The Clean Slate Day 8

Day 8 was another mellow workout day. I joined in a hot yoga class in the morning and then walked to Ellie’s Table for a latte and some sunshine (its 80 degrees in Orange County!) After finally getting some good rest and recovery, I finally feel good enough to get back to the kettle bells…

Links I Love 3.0

Here are some of my weekly findings from the interwebs. The first thing I’ll share is from a friend. She sent me a .pdf document chock-full of great quotes, reminders, and inspirations. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not…

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…

Sweet Potato Soup

It’s somewhat of a rainy day here in Los Angeles. Perfect soup weather, actually. I’ve never really been much of a soup maker. My personal preference is to chew my food (albeit, as little chews as possible… I tend to be quite a FAST eater). The soup related items that I do make are usually pretty…

Eating for Recovery

Did a little post for my CrossFit gym this past week. Thought I’d share it with the world. Or just the five people who read this. So you say you’re competing in the CrossFit games, eh? It’s no wonder you’re completely juiced and can no longer see straight, let alone make it into the kitchen…

Almond Beef Bites

Inspired by a work recipe, I decided to try my hand at some nut covered meat snacks… sounds appetizing, right? Well, they are. They’re called Almond Beef Bites and they are an AMAZING on-the-go snack, SOOPer easy to make, and quite tasty. Don’t be freaked out by the ingredients. Mayo and almond?! Sounds wierd, I…

Seattle Style Short Ribs

Coffee. Wine. Beef. Oh good, I’ve got your attention! To those of you who are Mark Sisson followers, aka “Primal”, you will most certainly be interested in this dish. It’s called Seattle Style Short Ribs.  Why Seattle-style you ask? My best guess is because it has coffee in it. But I don’t live in Seattle and…

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…

Sweet Potato Fudge

I’ve made this probably a billion times. It was my first really weird experimental paleo treat. It’s good at room temp, good chilled, good frozen. It’s just good. Period. Sweet Potato Fudge 2 cups sweet potato puree ½ c. coconut oil, melted ¾ c. cacao powder 1 tsp vanilla extract Sea salt to taste Blend…

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…