Off To Prague: A Story In Photos (Episode 1)

Last fall, Dave and I took a holiday to Prague and fell madly in love with everything about it. So we’re going back! And we’re leaving in five short days. I never got around to posting photos after our trip last year, so I thought I’d talk about what we’re planning to do this year by showing you some of our 2010 adventures. Today, I’m sharing some sightseeing and outdoor... read more

The Well Fed Cover

About a month ago, I announced the title of my upcoming cookbook… Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat I also shared some photos. Let’s take a look at them again, just for fun. (Click the images if you’re hungry for the expanded view.) In case you’re just joining our party… my upcoming cookbook Well Fed is packed with recipes for food you can eat... read more

Garlic Peeling Genius

A brilliant idea from Saveur… How to Peel a Head of Garlic in Less Than 10 Seconds from on Vimeo. UPDATE 09/29/11: I tried this trick last night, and I’m sad to say that it didn’t work. But that’s very likely a fault of equipment. First, I couldn’t smash the head of garlic hard enough with my hand, so I put it between to bamboo cutting boards and gave it a good... read more

(Un)Lucky 7s

Fun Fact: I like odd numbers more than even numbers, and my favorite odd number is 7. Dave and I were married on July 7, 2007 (7/7/7!), and a 7 on the comeout roll of a craps game is very lucky indeed. I should have enjoyed a lucky streak in today’s WOD! It’s so symmetrical and so filled with odd numbers: 7 rounds, 3 exercises, 7 reps. WOD 7 rounds: 200m row 7 burpees 200m run 7 wall ball,... read more

Chatting With Experience Life

Yesterday, I had an opportunity to talk with Jocelyn Stone from Experience Life magazine. This is the first of many mini interviews Jocelyn and I will be doing as I fulfill my role as an Experience Life Community Ambassador. It was really fun, and I love the way a simple computer camera and Skype can bring people together. Sometimes, technology is really OK. (Although… I kinda have crazy eyes in the... read more

Strength Tuesday – 09/27/11

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I tackle the Strength Training Workout posted by Coach Wes every Tuesday at CrossFit Austin. Today was my last Strength Tuesday before we depart for one month of relaxation and adventure in Prague and Paris. I will definitely lift some heavy stuff at CrossFit Praha, but I won’t have my training partners Machine Gun Jenny or Coach Walker nearby! A few weeks ago,... read more

That Workout? What A Jerk!

Oh, man! I remember the raw power of being in third grade and calling someone a jerk on the playground at recess (in response to them trying to rip the centerfold of Shaun Cassidy in the new issue of Tiger Beat!). “Jerk” was the most insulting insult I could muster up, and the hard K at the end just kinda hung in the air. I’m thinking of bringing jerk back to my vocabulary. It’s so... read more

Mike Ness – In The House

Damn it! Mike Ness was in my freakin’ neighborhood this weekend, and where was I? In my pajamas, writing Well Fed at my dining table with Smudge. How is it possible that my spidey-sense did not tingle and alert me that he was in the vicinity?! Anyway. Here’s Mike, browsing a badass antique store in Austin that’s, seriously, five minutes from my house. I’ve seen Social D live about... read more

Strength Tuesday – 09/20/11

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I tackle the Strength Training Workout posted by Coach Wes every Tuesday at CrossFit Austin. I’ve been doing a shit-ton of writing lately. And when I write for hours at a time, I disconnect from the real world in a way that’s hard to describe. When ti’s flowing, it’s among the best feelings ever and time disappears. But when I disengage from... read more

Primal Body, Primal Mind: Q&A #2

Welcome to the second virtual meeting of our book club and our discussion of Primal Body, Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudas! (If you don’t know what’s going on around here, read this post…or read the first Q&A.) If you’re new here, you’re welcome to join us! Just get a copy of Primal Body, Primal Mind and chime in on the discussion anytime! Book Club Meetings Chapters 1-9 –... read more

Free Range CrossFit & The Foodee Project

for me, the paleo food movement really arrived when two “food porn” sites dedicated to paleo/primal eating popped up. Both The Foodee Project and Chowstalker serve up photos and recipes from paleo foodies all over the web. They’re excellent resources if you need inspiration in the kitchen – and they’re both managed by Good People.™ (Hi, Patty!) In addition to its browsable... read more

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