Chicago Style Italian Beef with a Primal Flare

      For someone whose familial roots are firmly embedded in the Windy City, I can tell you that the culinary repercussions of a Paleo/Primal lifestyle are sometimes more than I can Bear (pun intended).  This Chicago style Italian Beef with a Primal flare can help mitigate that. Traditional Chicago Style fare usually includes a big portion of bread…

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Pumpkin Spiced Butter Coffee

Pumpkin Spiced Butter Coffee

  I heard this joke the other day and had to giggle: If you say “Pumpkin Spice” three times in front of the mirror, a suburban white girl in boots will show up and tell you everything she loves about fall.   I’M THAT GIRL!  I love fall.  I love boots.  And I love Pumpkin Spice. I love Pumpkin Spice,…

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Food Friday: Brussels Sprouts

Food Friday is my weekly homage to my favorite thing on Earth- FOOD!  I haven’t always felt this way.  I used to view food as the enemy.  But no longer!  I love food- it helps me meet my performance goals, nourishes my body, and most importantly keeps me healthy so I can make a difference in this crazy world.  So…

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What’s Wrong with Processed Sports Drinks (and Recipe for a Real Food Alternative!)

As we’re approaching the height of the summer heat and humidity, over-exertion and dehydration tend to appear.  If you have performance goals, work outside, or have kids that are constantly on the go, maintaining that intensity without the risk of injury or overheating can be tricky. For this, the food industry tells us that sports drinks are they way to…

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Real Food Burger Bun Recipe (and Updates)

    It has been a crazy few weeks!  In an awesome way, of course, but a lot has happened!  So I wanted to give you a ‘Kelsey’s life’ update and then share an AWESOME recipe just in time for your 4th of July Backyard BBQ.   So here we go: I became a Quitter.  At the beginning of this month, I…

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10 Nourishing Snack Ideas for Road Trips

Fact: Summer.  Is.  Awesome. Backyard BBQs, swimming, fireworks, vacations, longer nights, and waking up to the sunrise instead of the alarm! And what’s summer without a road trip or two (or three or four)?  It’s fun to drive through small towns, stop at antique stores, explore new cities, pull over to take pictures of beautiful scenery, etc, etc, etc. Heading…

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Food Friday: Bone Broth

Food Friday is my weekly homage to my favorite thing on Earth- FOOD!  I haven’t always felt this way.  I used to view food as the enemy.  But no longer!  I love food- it helps me meet my performance goals, nourishes my body, and most importantly keeps me healthy so I can make a difference in this crazy world.  So…

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Food Friday: Kale

Food Friday is my weekly homage to my favorite thing on Earth- FOOD!  I haven’t always felt this way.  I used to view food as the enemy.  But no longer!  I love food- it helps me meet my performance goals, nourishes my body, and most importantly keeps me healthy so I can make a difference in this crazy world.  So…

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Stuffed Miniature Pumpkins and the Evolution of Cooking

  Cooking is a therapeutic activity for me.  After a long and stressful day, I look forward to cooking a nourishing meal for my family.  There is something about taking whole food and turning it into a complete meal.  Often times, I’ll catch myself smiling while adding spices or sauteing some meat and veggies.  Cooking is not only the best…

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