Vote in The Homies

I know I’ve been asking for a lot of support from you guys lately. Can I test your patience and be all me-me-me one more time? The Kitchn, one of my favorite food-related blogs, is sponsoring The Homies, a blog awards competition specifically for home-related blogs that cover subjects like home decor, family, recipes, and (ahem) healthy cooking. I’m in the Best Healthy Cooking Blog category,... read more

Live at Milestone CrossFit

Hey, local friends! Milestone CrossFit in Hutto is hosting a free CrossFit workout this Saturday — along with a presentation/book signing with me as the guest speaker. Fun, right? And while you’re doing something good for yourself, you can help others, too. Milestone is collecting non-perishable food donations for the Hutto Community Food Pantry. What: Paleo presentation & book signing Where:... read more

Strength Monday 02/27/12

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I’m following the 5/3/1 strength training program. Twice a week, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy and crank through a mini-metcon. I’m working on a separate post to come clean about what’s going on with my attitude, body image, body comp, and body weight; there’s a lot to talk about there. But it feels... read more

Errata Sheet, Or Oops! I Made a Few Typos

This may make me sound kinda dumb, but until December 10 when Dave said the fateful words, I’d never heard the term “errata sheet.” I was holding a proof copy of Well Fed in my hands. We’d already enjoyed the joyous flip through its pages with my parents, and I was up to my elbows in chopped spinach because I was making Meat & Spinach Muffins for our book release party. You... read more

72 Burpees. 2 Major Complaints.

I almost didn’t do it, so comfortable was I in my leopard pajamas and furry slippers, reading the thoroughly delightful cookbook Bought, Borrowed, Stolen, with Smudge in my lap and a cup of Honeybush Hazelnut tea in my hand. But then I thought of all of you. Bugger! The first 20 burpees felt just fine, thank you very much. I actually felt-thought, Wheeee! This is fun. I’m flying. The... read more

Yay, Burpees!

I (box) jumped back into the fray this week, after taking a break from intense workouts as part of my Healing Experiment. In addition to my yoga classes, I hit the craptastic gym twice for strength training and two mini metcons that involved box jumps, kettlebell swings, cleans, lunges with a plate overhead, and jump rope. It was exhilarating to work up a serious sweat. My new Saturday morning plan... read more

5-Spice Slow-Cooker Pork Ribs

I don’t know what’s gotten into me this week, but I’ve been on a serious Asian food kick. My poor cumin has been languishing in the spice cabinet as I reach for the Chinese five-spice powder and ginger. We recently got a new delivery of grass-fed beef that just about filled our freezer, so I’ve been working my way through back inventory of frozen meat. Tucked into far left corner of... read more

Well Fed on the Kindle

We are right now working on a Kindle version of Well Fed! It’s true — I am up to my eyeballs in cleaning up text files so the recipes look good on that little sucker. We expect it to be available in 2-3 weeks. But… I’m firmly committed to print books, and Dave uses his Kindle for novels and non-fiction, but not cookbooks. We took a look at a few Kindle cookbooks and were aggressively... read more

The Paleo Diet Without Dieting

On Sunday, I participated in a pretty awesome discussion group lead by Stephanie Vincent of Radical Hateloss. The subject was The Paleo Diet Without Dieting, and I was the guest speaker. If you’re not familiar with Stephanie’s work, she’s a crusader for helping women re-shape our relationships with our bodies. Her blog archive is chockful of insightful writing and big ideas. In our... read more

Win a Subscription to Experience Life

UPDATE 2/227/12: We have two winners: Congratulations to Linda and Mona H.! Here’s what they had to say in their drawing entries: Linda: “I think I will always be working on my best self.  When is a work of beauty (inside and out) ever “DONE”? This is a journey, which I’ve learned to appreciate by living within each moment and being kind, gentle and loving with myself.... read more

The Gifts of Imperfection: Q&A #2

UPDATE: Here are links to the first and third discussions of The Gifts of Imperfection: Discussion #1 Discussion #3 Welcome to the second virtual meeting of our book club to discuss The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown! (If you don’t know what’s going on around here, read this post and visit Brené’s web site.) The discussion in the comments of Q&A #1 from last Monday is... read more

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