Upside Down

This post is a re-write of a story about my first solo handstand against a wall. I’m at a new gym these days, challenging myself to keep an open heart and mind as I re-learn how to workout hard and try to shut out the nagging little demon that whispers to me about how I’m going to fail. This story is a reminder to me that I can do it — and you can, too. Whatever it is… we just have to... read more

You Did It! Quarterly Is A Go

Remember a few weeks ago when I asked you to support me in my quest to become a curator for a paleo box of goodies for Quarterly? Within a 2-week timeframe, I needed 1000 of you to tell Quarterly you wanted a paleo box. You guys are so awesome, there were 1100 of you in just one week that voted yes. You did it! And now I can send you presents in the mail. I’m working on putting together my first... read more

My Whole30 Story

It occurred to me that new readers might not be familiar with my long, loving track record with the Whole 30. It’s not a success story in the traditional sense — there’s no “after” photo of me with six-pack abs or a tale of massive, overnight weight loss — but it is a success story. Eating Whole30 style has kept me relatively fit, mostly happy, and committed to continuing to... read more

Spring Chopped Salad

I know it’s summer, but all of the ingredients needed to make the Spring Chopped Salad from Well Fed 2 were in abundance last week when we visited Sunrise Farm for our CSA pickup. So I thought I’d share this recipe, just in case you’re also up to your ears in cucumbers and snap peas where you live. This salad is SO green, and also light, lemony, and thoroughly satisfying. Plus, it’s... read more


I’ve talked about my deep affection for Lunchbots before. Anybody remember this little disaster? NOT A LUNCHBOT Yeah. That’s Silky Gingered Zucchini Soup all over the floor (and my shoes, and my jeans) because that was BEFORE I started using Lunchbots in my kitchen. Crap like that doesn’t happen anymore because I always use Lunchbots now. True story; not an advertisement. Anyway. If... read more

Sunrise Spice

In my Austin kitchen, I had my spices in two cabinets above my stove; I wrote about it in great detail. In my new kitchen, my spices now live in a wide, deep drawer. I slapped labels on the lids and arranged them in very, very rough alphabetical clusters. I’m slowly learning where things are so I can put my hands on them without thinking about it too much. Note that salt and garlic powder, which I... read more

Hike in Quechee Gorge: A Story in Photos

I’ll tell you what: Getting 10,000 steps every day is really fun in Vermont! It’s exciting to be in a new environment, and the possibilities for leisurely strolls and vigorous hikes in our new home are mind-boggling. So far, it looks like the Northern Rail Trail, starting in Lebanon near our gym, will be the go-to for weekday, “I gotta get outside right now” walks. But we’ve... read more

Quarterly: Paleo Fun in the Mail

You know how awesome it is when you check the mail, and you’re expecting the usual boring bills and catalogs, but then there’s a package just for you? And it’s loaded with goodies you love, plus a personal note signed by a person you like? How you’d like to get a package like that from me four times a year? If that sounds like a good idea to you, please head over here and tell... read more

Whole30 Resources Roundup

It’s almost August, which means it’s time for the annual “sort of official (but really, you can do it any time) Whole30 sponsored by the good folks at Since 2009, I’ve completed a handful of Whole30 months, usually when I was (a) trying to get a grip on what was happening with my health (see “thyroid removal complications“), or (b) trying to clean up my act... read more

Taylor Nichols: Paleo ChikFilA Nuggets

Since I’m still unpacking moving boxes,Taylor Nichols, the blogger behind Tayste of Paleo, is going to tell you a little bit about the mysteries of chicken labeling and why it’s important to know your local farmers. Then as a treat for doing your homework, you can take a bite of her recipe for Paleo ChikFilA Nuggets.  Take it away, Taylor… I grew up on a dairy farm in Southern Colorado... read more

Classic (Paleo) Potato Salad

Now that white potatoes have been deemed Whole30 compliant [insert cartwheels of joy here], I thought I’d celebrate by sharing some of the reasons to love white potatoes. Here’s my list. 1. They contain a potentially blood pressure-lowering compound called kukoamines. 2. They’re rich in B6 vitamins which are great for nervous system and cardiovascular health. 3. They’re a good... read more

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