Tomato Basil Meatloaf

Today marks a very special anniversary. It’s been 6 YEARS since I began my journey down the “paleo” road. In the spring of 2009 I stumbled upon Mark’s Daily Apple and began reading his daily articles. I found the logic of ancestral eating very intriguing and proceeded to pre-order his new book, The Primal Blueprint. Once…

The Weight Series – The Struggle

In my first post, I wanted to shed light on the unfortunate mindset that plagues so many of us, especially around the new year. The idea that we should be different. That who we are right now is not good enough, pretty enough, successful enough, or thin enough. The last conversation was centered around weight…

Butternut Arugula Salad with Cranberry Dijon Dressing

I’ve been on a salad kick lately. If you have been part of the paleo movement for over a year or so, you are probably familiar with the Big Ass Salad (BAS). I was introduced to the paleo lifestyle through Mark’s Daily Apple and eventually his book, The Primal Blueprint. I’ve never been a huge fan of…

The Clean Slate Day 14 and a Story

I can always tell when I burn myself at work because when I get into a hot yoga studio, the burn will sting. Don’t ask me why I don’t notice while I’m cooking. I don’t know. Update on my digestion (aren’t you excited?!?!) It’s been doing okay… not perfect. I’m pretty convinced that apples and…

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…

Links I Love 2.0

Here I go again… with my internet discoveries and inspirations. This time, I’m not only including some tasty links from my web wanderings but also a delicious quote for feeding the soul. “It’s easy to get diverted by all the variables outside your control, to let them eat away at your vision and self-confidence. But…

Salted Macadamia Nut Bark

Another great inspiration from Mark’s Daily Apple. My father LOVES mac nuts and dark chocolate. So when I saw this recipe, I knew I had to make it for him. Actually, I brought a batch to a Christmas party cause I knew he would be there. Needless to say, I’m glad I set aside a…

Butter Chicken over Acorn Squash

This one is from the hallowed Paleo grounds of Mark’s Daily Apple. In fact, it’s one of the recipes from the Primal Blueprint Reader Cookbook. I’ve made this dish a couple times. It’s so lovely and aromatic as welll as FILLING. This last time I only dished it over a 1/4 of the acorn squash….

Plantain Chips

Last week we aquired a big wooden work table through an ad on craigslist. While at the owner’s house to pick up the table, I noticed a wall of trees full of banana bunches! As a kid, my dad grew all kinds of tropical plants and I loved eating the tiny sweet bananas that would pop…