Tuesday 10: Dress Up Your Broccoli

I feel like I need to apologize to broccoli. Whenever I do one of my presentations on Paleo (like this one in Estes Park), the example I use for my soul-sucking, pre-Paleo food is always “chicken breast with steamed broccoli.” When I was a “dieter,” I ate a lot of chicken breast and broccoli. I mean: a lot. Like, truckloads full. I distinctly remember asking a sales clerk once if a... read more

Spice-Rubbed Turkey

[photo] Confession time: I’m not terribly skilled at roasting whole birds. In my life, I’ve made one Thanksgiving turkey (successful), roasted duck (disastrous in process; delicious to eat), and one roasted chicken (Boring as Hell; I don’t think I actually roast chicken.) So much as I’d like to lay some major hard-won wisdom on you about how to roast  totally kickass Thanksgiving... read more

Laziest Cooking EVER

So it’s Sunday afternoon at 5:00. I’ve just finished watching the Giants get slammed by the Bengals while simultaneously testing two recipes for Well Fed 2. Tomorrow is “errands day” with trips to the post office and grocery store on the agenda. But then I remember: I need to cook chicken breasts and sweet potatoes for my breakfast tomorrow. My inner 8-year-old pouts, stomps her... read more

Today’s Gratitude List

October was a rough month, personally and professionally. I saw my recipes reprinted without my permission or attribution on other web sites… I wasn’t eating cumin or eggs or nightshades or many other delicious things… I had a head cold for about 10 days… a total stranger described me as “rather chubby” in the comments of my video on the Hilah Cooking YouTube... read more

Naturally Fit Magazine

So here’s a sentence I never thought I’d type: I’m on the cover of a magazine. I’d love for you to read my interview, written by the talented — and stylish — Jordan Snyder… Just hit this link and flip to page 44. But before you do, here are snaps from behind the scenes of our all-day cooking, talking, photography extravaganza. This is Jordan, chopping nuts for Velvety... read more

Strength Thursday 11/8/12 (w/ Bonus Letting Go)

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I’m following the Wendler 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. Letting Go After the emotional overhead of  “Document Every Single Thing You Do October,” I’m enjoying just kinda rolling with my good habits and taking a break from... read more

Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Potatoes are creamy, comforting, delicious… and can be a bullet train to CrankyTown, thanks to their direct route over the craggy heights of Insulin Spike Peak. But bow your head in gratitude to the cauliflower. (What a friend we have in cauliflower!) Mashed with some coconut milk, coconut oil, and chives, humble cauliflower provides all the texture and comfort of mashed spuds, without the... read more

Tuesday 10: Paleo Thanksgiving Sides

As I mentioned the other day, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. And although I love the exotic flavors (and taste bud travel) of international cuisine, I like my Thanksgiving dishes to be pretty straight-forward. We enjoy some long-standing traditions in my family (as a Taurus, I am steadfast in my devotion to them), and even though I eat sweet potatoes almost every day now, the flavors of Thanksgiving... read more

Strength Monday – 11/5/12

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I’m following the Wendler 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. Feeling Spicy Good! I’m sure my bursting energy and positive outlook today had more to do with the death of my head cold and a month of Whole30 eating, but I like pretending... read more

Silky Gingered Zucchini Soup

If someone asked me, “Do you like soup?” my answer would probably be a meh-ish, noncommittal shrug. (I don’t know why someone would ask me if I like soup. Just play along; I’m trying to make a point.) Generally speaking, I’m not a soup-a- holic. But then, if I think about it, there have been some memorably delicious bowls of soup in my life. Chicken soup with liver dumplings... read more

Smupdate! November 4, 2012

Sometimes, when I’m hard at work typing and thinking, or cooking, or just generally trying to get ahead in the world, I take a break to see what Smudge is up to. Sometimes, she comes to me. Sunday is meant to be our “Secular Sabbath,” a day to stay away from the computer and reconnect with ourselves and each other. Our intent is to read, relax, recharge. There is often a... read more

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