Pesto. A classic sauce originated in Italy. Did you know it is considered a wholesome food? The basil and the pine nuts are nutrient dense ingredients, the olive oil offers needed healthy fats and the garlic provides compounds with...
Don’t eat in a rush! It may help you make that next appointment or commitment, but it can cost you in the long run. Researchers at the University of Rhode Island tested this by instructing their participants to eat...
There is this one salsa at our city’s Co-Op that is amazing! It comes in three varieties: mild, medium and hot. I like hot. My husband likes medium. It is made locally, which I love; got to support my local...
This is going to be an out-of-this-world experience for your taste buds, so I hope they are ready for this fabulous Paleo Banana Bread Topped With Paleo Nutella recipe! How many of you like Nutella? If you have never heard of it…I...
Paleo Nutella. The chocolate-lover’s dream! Top cakes, breads and fruits with this creamy spread. Or...just eat by the spoonful! Here are the tools, ingredients, and steps you’ll need to use and follow to create your new best (food) friend! How-To: Make Homemade...
I adore coffee! So much so, that I don’t go a single day without it. Sometimes having 4-5 cups a day! Here is a story that will show you how crazy addicted I am to coffee…on my last two years...
My friend Monica is getting married this month! I am thrilled! Welcome to the club, my friend! Monica and I met during our college years…in the dorms to be exact. She was my R.A. for a while, which meant...
Today, we are going to make homemade almond BUTTER this also might be considered a raw almond butter recipe! Are you excited?! I am! It’s such a delicious type of nut butter. I adore it. I spread it on my...
Growing up, I never really was a fan of watermelon. I actually got disappointed when I was given a watermelon slice as a snack before lunch or dinner. I think a big reason for that was because I would...
Happy Monday everyone! I had a great weekend, despite my stressful Friday morning/afternoon. My husband and I spent lots of time together, which is my favorite thing ever. Spending a lot of time with my all time best friend? Nothing...
The start of this past Friday was a very interesting one. It started with one of the most stressful mornings I’ve had in awhile. I then had to deal with a “running around like crazy” sort of afternoon.  The...
Coconut. What a delicious little gift from nature. I LOVE coconut. I think it’s because I grew up with fresh coconut. In Ecuador, we could find fresh coconut at any small market, grocery store and fruit stand. Its funny, sometimes coconut...
Following a twelve-week trainer program and having to stick to a strict diet can be very challenging. Eating six to seven times a day is…well…difficult. Not because one has to eat a lot of food (I love to eat…the more...
Bison. First time trying it ever. I was a bit intimidated by the name, not gonna lie. We never had bison at our dinner table in Ecuador. I probably never even knew people ate this animal now a days!...
I just ordered an all Egg White Protein Powder from bodybuilding.com. I’ve ordered a bunch of stuff from their site before (including various types of protein), just never an all Egg White protein powder. It felt like Christmas, yet...
Diet. One of the most important aspects of fitness. So important in fact, that even though you might run, spin, lift, and train like a maniac you wont get the results you desire unless your diet is locked in. I...
I just started the Live Fit Trainer. This is the fourth trainer I do in a row! In a row! No down time…diet, after diet…gym day after gym day. That’s tough. I must be one strong and determined woman. I mean,...
I have a couple of “small pleasure” items that make my life more enjoyable. These are things that I could live without - if I had to - but I choose to include them on a daily basis because...
Today is a special day at the Lewis’ home. So many exciting things happening….yes, it is a Monday and Mondays are usually dreadful to me, but there’s something special about today that makes this Monday not so shabby. For one,...
Living in Boise Idaho I am limited to getting my hands on good fresh fish. Yes, we do get fresh river fish, but it sort of isn’t the same. I usually just end up guying frozen fish or canned...
Eggs just go well with mornings. Don’t you think? It is everyone’s preferred source of morning protein. Well almost everyone…there are some strange people out there that don’t like eggs…funny, right?! If you’re one of these people…don’t take it...
My mom loves granola, so naturally, I love granola. I like a lot of things my mom likes. I want to be like her when I grow up. When I was little I remember loving all her perfumes, all the...
This is my 1st ‘baked dessert’ recipe post! And it is a very special post for me, because I LOVE sweets and I cannot believe I’ve allowed this much time to pass without sharing some recipes! On a different note…do you guys...
Lately I’ve been really fond of protein. I think it’s because I highly appreciate all the healthy fats different meats have offered me on the last couple of weeks. When you’re working out ever day (high intensity workouts), working...
This is going to save you so much money while Paleo-ing! I am super excited for you! It is so easy; you will probably never ever buy already packaged almond flour again…ever! A regular Bob’s Red Mill almond meal/flour at...
There is nothing like our senses to bring back crystal clear memories. And for some reason, smell, sound, and taste seem to do the trick quite effectively!  These three seem to trigger some sort of chemical (or so I...
Our family has a very planned out monthly budget. My husband and I have thought of all the expenses we could possibly have in a month, gave them a dollar value, and added them to our Mint.com account to...
One of the most challenging and rewarding activities I have done this year has been the Bodybuidling.com Employee Transformation Challenge. My husband works at BBcom and he entered the challenge. I love to be a part of all things my...
My husband and I were obsessed for a while with, wait for it…frozen yogurt. It is sooooo not Paleo, but we still loved it. It was one of those things where you wonder if they add some sort of addictive...
One of the things I miss most about living in Ecuador is the availability of cheap produce…and the ease of produce purchase. While stopping at a red light, you could buy 25 oranges for one dollar, 5 mangoes for a dollar, or...
I tend to eat grilled chicken breast whenever I want to feel like I’m having a lean/healthy meal. It’s my safety-net food item. When I’ve gotten out of line, eating way too many chocolate chips and nut butters, I turn...
I will be spending lots of time in my kitchen with you, so I couldn’t think of a better first post than to show you all my lovely kitchen. It is not super big and it doesn’t have a whole...