• RECIPE: Freddy’s BBQ Joint Ribs (House Of Cards)

    By now most of you should have binged your way through watching House Of Cards. Are you feeling a little dirty too? I think I need therapy to process it all. That ONE scene towards the last couple of episodes that threw us ALL for a loop. You know which one I’m talking about! You were probably thinking, WHAT? No! Really? I don’t understand! But hey, Frank slept well that night.…

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  • Play, Anxiety & The Princess Bride – A Book Review

    I was going to write an email about hustle (goal attaining) this week, but when I woke up yesterday I was hit with a wave of anxiety. After about an hour of forcing it and exasperating that false sense of urgency, I decided to walk away for the day. Instead of squeezing blood out of a turnip, I went to the beach and spent the day at my local watering hole…

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  • RECIPE: Morning Maca Sausage Muffins

    Described as “Bizarrely Delicious”, all of my clients have these on their weekly must have list. My Breakfast Sausage Muffins are so popular that I chose to make them as part of my Real Food Con Video Segment that comes out in just 2 short weeks! They are also wicked easy to make and perfect for planning ahead as you can make a full tin on Sunday for a quick…

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  • Monday Perspective

    Happy Monday! Was that annoying? It used to annoy the crap out of me too, until one day I decided to flip the script one Monday back in my corporate hustle days. The previous week was the absolute WORST and it carried over into my weekend. I’m talking lost contracts, asshole managers, “gunna leave a turd in my cube-mate’s desk” kind of worst. And then there was my personal life.…

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  • Moderation Is The Bane Of Your Awesome

    Client: Moderation is key! Me: Right, because you are working towards becoming ‘moderately happy and healthy’. Makes sense. Client: No, that’s not what I meant. Me: Right. Moderation is circumstantial, and frankly, abused as a an excuse before you even begin. Why would you do that, allow for an ounce of ‘fall off the wagon’ before you even start? C’mon, commit. No, I am not abolishing your cheat day or…

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  • Eggplant Lasagna Stack

    This is one of my favorite dishes to make (and eat) – generally I prepare it as a large casserole but I was inspired by Nom Nom Paleo’s presentation in her book Food For Humans by stacking it when I prepared it last week for a client. After posting it to Instagram, a ton of you asked for my recipe, including one of my Olympic crushes so naturally I had to write this recipe out.…

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  • RECIPE: Cashew Chicken Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Peppers

    You can thank Tonja (Flame to Fork) for my quick write up of this recipe. I now understand my Mother & Grandmother’s shorthand process of sharing their “recipes”. Touchdown Jalapeño Poppers! Ingredients:      20 jalapeños 1 cup soaked cashews 8 oz boneless skinless chicken thighs 1 to 2 pounds of bacon s&p to taste Instructions:  Preheat oven to 375 degrees In a pot, boil chicken thighs until cooked While…

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  • RECIPE: Just Another Paleo Pumpkin Pie Recipe

    How many pumpkin pie recipes does this world need? Roughly 400 of you asked for my version last week, so here it is, sort of. There are a couple of ‘secret’ ingredients I left out because a magician cannot reveal all his or her tricks.  Maybe next year. Or maybe just next month as a Christmas present. Or maybe NEVER – I wonder when my Grandmother started hoarding her best…

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  • 5 Ways To Stay Paleo At Work

    Unless you’re truly a caveman who makes their paycheck by starring in Geico commercials, chances are you work in an office.  As you read this post you are likely hunched over your desk, shoulders forward, and eyes squinting at the computer screen. Am I right?  Yeah, figured as much. *wink* Let me venture further, and guess that the company sponsored team lunch today was full of gluten, soy, dairy and…

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  • Vulnerability, You’re Doing It Wrong

    You might be familiar with Brené Brown’s: The power of vulnerability TEDx Talk. Her talk was accurate, honest and vulnerable. She applied action and utility to her own version of vulnerability and made something extraordinary out of it. The issue I take up with people I engage in conversation about her presentation is that they get to the state of being vulnerable and stop there, somewhere between being almost completely honest with themselves and…

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