Pregnancy Week 38: Hospital Bag!

As I get closer and closer to my “guess date”, I’ve become increasingly aware of the location of my hospital bag. This bag was dutifully packed many weeks ago thanks to the prodding of my mom who felt strongly that I should be prepared in case baby boy decided to show up (5 weeks) early. (Love…

Pregnancy Week 35: Nesting

Moving and Nesting. Nesting and Moving. There’s no better or worse time to nest than when moving. Moving is an upheaval. All my stuff goes into boxes and bags and out-of-order. As if pregnancy brain isn’t enough, I’ve now hidden all my items from their usual location, a sure way to feel like I’ve completely lost my mind….

Pregnancy Week 29: Childbirth Preparation

Preparing for Childbirth. HA! Is that even a thing? How the heck do you prepare for something that 1. You’ve never experienced or 2. You HAVE experienced but has very little track record of being predictable or consistent from one pregnancy to the next. The answer is, you try – or not. The more anal…

Pregnancy Week 27: Second Trimester Eats

Twas the last week of the second trimester. And it was EPIC. Seriously, this week was awesome. I had the most comfortable, productive, enjoyable week of this whole pregnancy. I felt healthy, active, and energized. I finished my usual work week and managed to accomplish a ton of things on my “to-do” list. I got to spend…

Pregnancy Week 16: Fitness

It’s that special time of week again. Pregnancy Talk Time. I just entered my 16th week and am feeling relatively good. Not amazing, not horrible. But a solid GOOD. Before pregnancy I was definitely an advocate for sleep. I struggled with insomnia for a good two years and have an in-depth knowledge of how destructive…

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream

Did you know that cocktails can be made with egg whites? I certainly didn’t. That is, until my husband began his bartender hobby and started adding egg whites into his boozy experiments. So thanks to him, I had a ton of egg yolks in my fridge. Egg yolks mean Ice Cream and the timing couldn’t have…

Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

NOT PALEO ALERT! This salad is probably closer to being PEGAN than Paleo. If you haven’t heard, Pegan is the new darling of the diet world. It’s a combination of our two favorite “extreme” diets out there; Paleo and Vegan. Um, what? I’ve always said that paleo and veganism are more alike than dissimilar. I guess…

Bitchin’ Bacon Beef with Smashed Plantain Chips

I love using local foods in my meals and I especially love supporting the other food makers and artisans in my city. From its humble beginnings at the local farmer’s markets, San Diego’s Bitchin’ Sauce has risen to new heights of success and is currently sold in Whole Foods grocers throughout the country.   What is Bitchin’…

Links I Love

First of all, I’ve been having fun with my t-shirts lately. Articles Death to the Chicken Finger Really interesting thoughts from National Post on the changing diets of our nation’s children and how we have turned out kitchens into made-to-order restaurants to accommodate the “bland” palates of children. “Regardless of the processed food industry’s role,…

What I Ate Wednesday

I thought I’d revive the ol’ “what I ate” post today. Whenever I talk to anyone about healthy eating, nutrition, nourishment, ancestral health, etc, I inevitably get the question, “So what do you eat?” Here’s an answer. I usually eat different stuff everyday. I’m not a food routine kind of person. I eat at different hours…