Nov 25, 2014
Our Thanksgiving traditions including watching Thanksgiving movies — specifically Home For The Holidays and Planes, Trains and Automobiles — that make me laugh ’til my face hurts, then hit me with the big, emotional wrap-up that makes me cry. I cannot get enough.
Here, in case you need to get in the mood…
The trailer for Home For The Holidays which includes hints of some of my favorite...
Nov 23, 2014
This Thanksgiving, I’ll be rambling the streets of Prague, getting well more than my 10,000 steps and, possibly, dining on an American Thanksgiving dinner at a Czech restaurant, surrounded my other tourists and ex-patriots. I will also, definitely, get in at least a 20-minute meditation on gratitude.
If you’re hanging around your house or visiting family, why not work up a sweat together? Here...
Nov 17, 2014
When we woke up this morning and looked out the window, we saw this:
Smudge had this reaction. (If I’m being honest, that’s pretty much her reaction to everything.):
Dave and I suited up in our cold weather gear and boots. We were like:
Then I shoveled the driveway, and I was like:
Now it’s raining, and I’m...
Nov 17, 2014
Although Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, I don’t have a hard and fast menu for what I think makes the perfect celebration. I mean, there was the year we ate Elvis sandwiches, and the year we just got take-out from a local restaurant, and the year we marked the occasion by having my thyroid removed. This year, I’ll be in Prague!
Here are some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes, pulled...
Nov 16, 2014
I’ve been having a love affair with the city of Prague for decades, and I’ve visited three times since 2010. (You can read about all my Prague adventures, in reverse chronological order, right here.) It was an indescribable thrill when we were contacted by Jan Melvil Publishing to have our book translated and published in Czech. They’ve already published It Starts With Food in the Czech...
Nov 15, 2014
It’s officially the last call for my November Quarterly box! There are less than 50 boxes left and Wednesday is the deadline to subscribe. Don’t miss out on this one! The theme is “Good Morning,” and I carefully selected a mix of objects and edibles I think will make your mornings a little more kickass. Here’s a sneak preview…
Plus, once again, Dave and I collaborated...
Nov 12, 2014
The healthy lifestyle site Well+Good has a sweet little Q&A with me today, plus a peek inside my fridge. You can read it here!
If you’re visiting my blog for the first time because you read my Q&A… Welcome! Here are some posts you might want to read:
My Whole30 Story
Why I Lift Heavy Things
And if you’re interested in giving paleo a shot, here’s a 1-week meal plan...
Nov 10, 2014
One of the things that pretty nice about the world of paleo cooks is that we all know and support each other, so even though I work at home with only Smudge for company, I feel like I have colleagues I can rely on for support and fun conversation… It’s just that our “office” is spread out all over the world.
Bill and Hayley of Primal Palate organized a bunch of us paleo cooks —...
Nov 10, 2014
I’ve been a naughty girl. I know that to manage my blood pressure I need to meditate every day, drink hibiscus tea, eat cold-water fish and potassium-rich foods, and pay attention to my stress level. I know these things! But over the last few months, I’ve been feeling so good, I thought I could get away with skimping on those good habits. You can probably guess what happened: My blood pressure...
Nov 6, 2014
UPDATE November 9, 2014: We have a winner!
If you’ve been reading my blog for at least a year, then you probably already know this about me: Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. You might assume it’s because I love to eat. And you’re right: I do love to eat. But I don’t need a holiday as an excuse! I’m a pro-leve eater every day of the year.
Thanksgiving is my favorite...
Nov 1, 2014
Next week is a Big Work Week around our house. Dave has deadlines every week for school, but my schedule is usually really flexible, so I can keep us stocked up with good food, clean laundry, and tea breaks. I have a deadline next week, too! It’s “batten down the hatches” time — which translates into a big cookup on Monday so we’re prepared for the week.
The Jerk Seasoning from...