Vote For Me? Austin Blogger Awards

Woot! I’ve been nominated in the “Best Specialty Food Blog” category for the Austin Blogger Awards, sponsored by the Republic of Austin. You can see all the nominees here – they’re based in Austin, but publish stuff that’s good no matter where you find yourself. (And I’m delighted to see one of my favorite punk rock foodies in my nomination category… hell, yeah,... read more

But Dirty Can Be So Much Fun

Melissa and Dallas over at Whole9 Life have a brilliant post today about how to allow “treats” in our lives for optimal health and happiness. After all, even a superhero-in-training wants/needs a tortilla chip once a while. Help yourself to two heaping servings of good advice from the giant brains behind the Whole30 (which are so awesome, I desperately wish I’d written them myself): The... read more

Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps

I la-la-love the flavor palette of this time of year: lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, cranberries, sweet potatoes… everything is earthy and warm and makes me want to curl up under a blankie with a cup of tea. But we superheroes-in-training can only afford to do that on rare occasions. The rest of the time, we need foods with bright colors and bright flavors that get us fired up to lift heavy things,... read more

Modern Paleo: Paleo Bloggers Rodeo

I recently found another great resource for clean eating and smart thinking: Modern Paleo. Modern Paleo offers writings and other resources by Objectivists on the principles and practices of nutrition, fitness, and health most conducive to human flourishing. We advocate a “paleo” perspective on these subjects. We use the evolutionary history of mankind, plus the best of modern science,... read more

Turkey Day Tabata or Feast Gone Bad

photo from Flickr Here’s something you probably don’t know about me: Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I’m sure you’re thinking it’s because of the food. And yes, it’s partially because of the food. But it’s mostly because I associate T-Giving with a laid-back attitude that’s all about togetherness and love. (And food. Which is love. If you do it... read more

Talk Derby To Me

Hot off the presses keyboard… you can read me blah-blah-blah-ing about my Roller Derby days over at Sunnie’ Flowers. Want the CliffsNotes version? Check it: We ALL have a figurative Rollergirl inside of us. To be a Roller Derby athlete, you need to wear skates — but to embody the spirit of Roller Derby, you don’t need wheels… you just need to challenge yourself, develop the... read more

The Dinner Diaries

Through the years, I’ve used a food log on and off. At Weight Watchers in 2004, I bought their branded journals and dutifully tracked my “points.” It was illuminating to get a handle on what I consumed each day, and I loved the ritual of ticking off boxes and scribbling down each meal. When I switched to the Zone, I bought a notebook specifically to track my blocks and my training. This... read more

Social D Day!

My throat is under the corporate overlords’ jackboot this morning. (OK, really, I’m writing copy for design comps for our client meeting tomorrow, but it’s so much more dramatic the other way.) Social D‘s in my headphones. You’re listening to them, too,... read more

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: Social Distortion

Also a favorite? Acting like a 17-year-old… which I will be doing for the next four days, minus a 2-hour chunk of time on Friday morning when I have to wear grown-up clothes and do a presentation at a client meeting. Can you even? A client meeting! In the middle of Social Distortion Weekend! But I’m getting ahead of myself. First, listen to this while you read my rant below: So… Social... read more

A Lot Can Happen In 30 Days

I’ve been eating paleo since July 2009, and I’m about 97% compliant which means I pack lunch and snacks every day for work, eat out in restaurants only about once or twice a week, and on rare, indulgent occasions, indulge in a cocktail, chips and salsa, popcorn, or a few bites of a dessert (usually shared with my handsome husband so it’s twice-delicious). As I’ve already... read more

Shut Up & Put Up?

We dino-chow, CrossFit, highly-motivated, big-dreaming, free-thinking types are serious goal setters. Nothing gets us fired up like a goal to complete a Whole30 or to push through every workout dictated by a challenge at our local CrossFit box. And we live to talk about it. Boy, oh boy! do we love to bend our friends’ and families’ ears about our mission: the rules we’ll follow and the... read more

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