watch out weight watchers

A few of my co-workers just joined Weight Watchers. From what I hear, it’s a fairly successful program. I was astounded, and proud, of the weight they dropped their first week. So to celebrate their success, I offered to give them a break by cooking them a Weight Watchers breakfast (ranging from 4 to 6 […]

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crockpot paleo apple butter

Ever tasted real apple butter? Not the kind you buy in grocery stores, but the homemade kind, crafted with sweat, blood and tears. Or more likely, time, patience and an overstock of apples. Well, if you haven’t, it’s to die for. So what, you might ask, would a paleo-er eat with apple butter, considering we […]

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asian sensations…la cucaracha

At 5:15 a.m. this morning, I sauntered to the bathroom, ready to take a shower, when I was met by a large cucaracha, scurrying across the floor. In my bleary state, I gasped, as I was still unable to form words at such an hour. Much like a fencing match, we dueled it out. I […]

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dear crossfit…

Dear CrossFit,I know I’ve neglected you a bit this summer. I promised you several vacations, but left you at home as I cruised around the Caribbean and traveled to the beach. In your place, I opted for Eli the Elliptical or Matt the Machine, but they were boring, unchallenging and nothing like you. Each time […]

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sautéed fish with veggie salsa

I have my friend Lindsey to thank for introducing me to The Illustrated Kitchen Bible. As foodies, her and her husband blog about their experiences cooking and dining out in Atlanta. Need a restaurant recommendation? A Tasty Experiment is the place to go. Lindsey turned me on to one recipe from this cookbook that was […]

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paleo-ish carrot cupcakes with cream cheese icing

Happy Birthday Gretchen! Turning 30 is a big deal, that’s why I’ve chosen to make you carrot cupcakes, sans gluten and sans white sugar. This way, you can continue on your CrossFit journey without a major setback if you happen to gobble down eight of these. Paleo-ish Carrot Cupcakes Cupcake Ingredients: 3 cups almond flour […]

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sizzling spaghetti squash

My mom has always been against eating hot food in the summer. She avoids making casseroles or soup while the temperature is above 90. But me? I have no bias. So Thursday night, I made one of my favorite meals, and in the pictures at the end of this post, you can even see the […]

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my next fixer-upper

New Year’s Eve 2008 marked my first day working at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (great anniversary, right?!) In my tenure here, I’ve managed to decorate my cube with only one personal item–a UGA cup that I use daily, so I’m thinking it might be more functional than decorative. Across the cube street, I admit I’m a […]

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