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Dec 16, 2014
Way back in the day, when we lived on a houseboat in Sausalito, California, I had way more time than money, so I made gifts from my kitchen from this Williams-Sonoma book. I whipped up Spiced Nuts and Fancy Olives and buttery shortbread and pine nut brittle and chewy caramels. I wrapped everything in clear cellophane and tied it with curly ribbon. I stamped brown paper lunch bags with silver snowflakes...
Dec 14, 2014
This is a post Dave and I worked on together last year, and these are all still good ideas! There’s plenty of time before Santa arrives to make handmade gifts for your near and dear. Merry merry, happy happy to you!
My favorite part of the holidays is making festive food and joyously eating it with the people I love. And that hasn’t changed since I adopted this dino-chow lifestyle. If...
Dec 11, 2014
You know I’m a big-time “cook everything at home” kind of girl, but there are delicious things — like Organic Cinnamon Red Maca Almond Butter or Jackson’s Honest Potato Chips — that I cannot make myself. And that’s when I turn to Barefoot Provisions.
Barefoot Provisions is like a grocery store where the shelves are only stocked with the highest-quality, most delicious...
Dec 9, 2014
It’s snowing — like, really snowing — here in Vermont. I’ve kept my commitment to 10,000 steps per day, so I’ve been enthusiastically enjoying my Northface boots and parka as I stomp through snow, slush, ice, and puddles in varying degrees of frozen treachery. On a stroll to the other end of town, I saw this:
I try not to think of it just before bed. As someone on Instagram said,...
Dec 6, 2014
Here’s a little treat I whipped up one afternoon when Dave’s Cartoon School buddies were coming over for dinner and tabletop games. I’ve been feeding the students as often as I can and trying to lure them into the paleo club by showing them how tasty meat, vegetables, and quality fat can be. But even a stick-in-the-mud like me likes to indulge in a treat once in a while. These are...
Dec 1, 2014
This is another recipe from the beautiful new book The Frugal Paleo Cookbook by Ciarra Hanna of Popular Paleo. This is the second recipe Ciarra has kindly shared with us; check out Teriyaki Stackers if you missed that one!
Fact: I like this cookbook so much, I wrote the foreword for it.
Loving reminder: Today is the last day to pre-order The Frugal Paleo Cookbook and get the extra bonus goodies Ciarra is...
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 18, 2014
I’m not sure who started following whom first, but Ciarra Hannah (from the wonderful Popular Paleo site) and I have been Twitter pals for… I don’t know how long. Forever! (“Forever” in Twitter time.) Like Ciarra herself, the recipes on her site are friendly and fun — and delicious. (I can’t vouch for the deliciousness of Ciarra, but I can only assume that if one took...
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...