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Mind. Body. Green.

I was so excited to be featured on one of my all time favorite blogs,  Mind. Body. Green.  last month! Take a look if you’re interested in ONE MORE pot of chili this month before moving on from what was stored up for the winter to what is ALIVE and ABUNDANT in spring. (fruits and veggies, duh!)

Also stealing this moment to introduce our newest family member and one BIG reason for my absence during the 2015 Snowpocalypse:


Talk about bundle of joy.



My 2 week absence on the blog is due to our rejuvenating holiday in Ireland the last two weeks. It’s funny. I thought that visiting would be so satiating and life giving–and it was–but now that we are back, I miss it more than ever.

the rain. the blue-gray skies and impossibly green hills. the simplicity. the time-warp of communing with the ancients. the rugged landscape. the rugged people. their fierce kindness and love of americans. dublin’s dirty streets, the strong city smells, the way the wet cobble stones glisten. and the ease of winding around the old side streets. heartache!

cliffs of moher

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland, January 2, 2015


But on the other hand, I’m SO glad to be back to my puppy and to the world of cooking that awaits! 2015 here we come!


human design


I can’t encourage you guys enough to go to to calculate your human design. Of course, it’s best to have an expert go through it with you afterward, but you can also make use of the many resources at the website.

You can also use this Directory of Experts to find someone to talk to over the phone like my boyfriend did!

Ra Uru Hu and Human design depict a holistic view of the world and you in it. you can read more about the elements that contribute to your design: uniqueness, neutrinos, and the synthesis

This is an unbelievably freeing and accurate way to see yourself, your relationships, and the way in which you interact with the world. It leaves open all possibilities..

The Centers and Authorities (like in the photo above) remind me a lot of chakras. My authority is sacral, which denotes fertility, desire, and strong instincts. so true.

UPDATE: There is some great guidance inthe comments below about how to get started on your own human design!


So happy to share my Thanksgiving Paleo/SCD recipes that will be perfect for your upcoming December holiday meals. People are OBSESSED with my easy Roasted  Vegetables.  But first, a bit on why it’s so important to get fresh, antibiotic/hormone free turkey, and then my Paleo/SCD recipes for the two STAR dishes of my family’s Thanksgiving potluck: acorn squash/sweet potato puree and roasted root vegetables. 

An estimated 30,000,000 (that’s MILLION) pounds of antibiotics are sold yearly for use in industrial farming. That is FOUR TIMES the amount used in human healthcare annually. The antibiotics are issued to perfectly healthy animals because of the disgusting and potentially harmful conditions that they live in (never leaving cages, going outside, being able to move, etc.) We are at ever-increasing risk for antibiotic resistance as a human population, thanks in large part to the meats we consume. In addition to antibiotic overabundance leading to resistance, antibiotics also attack the GOOD BACTERIA we need in our gut to fight disease, aid digestion, and maintain healthy metabolism. The meat industry’s neglectful use of excessive antibiotics and hormones is potentially what is leading to more cases of IBD, IBS, and other diseases related to imbalances in gut-health and the microbiome. As research advances, the gut and microbiome seem to be culprits in, not only autoimmune diseases, but cancer and heart health as well. This holiday, pay the little extra for your bird and smile a bit wider in the knowledge that he saw the sky, ran around, and actually “gobble, gobbled” and didn’t need to be given daily medicine in order to survive hellish conditions. See, there’s a reason for the EAT LOCAL craze.

Crazy Easy & Delicious Roasted Vegetables

Brussels Sprouts on stalk (these are juicier)
1 head of cauliflower
1 red onion
1 bag of multi-colored carrots
optional parsnips

Cut brussels sprouts in half after pulling them off their stalk, chop onions, cauliflower, and carrots into bite sizes. Sprinkle liberally with salt, black pepper and rosemary, then toss in Olive Oil. Cook for 40 minutes on 400 for crispy, flavorful veg.

Sweet Potato and Acorn Squash* acorn squash baby food recipe

1 acorn squash
2  sweet potatoes
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup butter
dashes of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg
2 eggs

Roast acorn squash and sweet potatoes in the oven until they are soft and easily peeled. Transfer flesh into food processor or blender. Add other ingredients and puree until smooth. Pour contents into an 8×8 casserole dish and back on 350 for 30 minutes

This year, I want express how I thankful I am for waking up between my two boys every morning! Those few moments when i get to remember how loved I am all over again are the best of each day, and I couldn’t be more grateful for their constant love and support.

Gratitude feels so good! What are you all thankful for this year?

kissing safin

Roadtrip to Atlanta!

This weekend we packed up the puppy and A TON of organic, yummy groceries and headed to Atlanta so I could see two of my best friends and their new baby girl. It was a good, rainy weekend of cooking and cuddling. I’m excited to perfect and share my recipes for you:  bison & acorn squash chili and sweet potato & blackbean enchiladas with homemade sauce are coming as soon as I catch up after my Paleo Thanksgiving cooking marathon and posts!

abigail and me