In need of a massage…for my kale!

In need of a massage…for my kale!

All summer long, I’ve been hearing people talk about kale salads.  And all summer long, I’ve been meaning to make one.  This weekend, we went out to dinner at one of my favorite Buffalo restaurants, Merge.  Merge has a full dinner menu of healthy dishes featuring local, seasonal produce.  It’s also one of the only … Continue reading

Paleo Banana Pancakes for National Pancake Day

Paleo Banana Pancakes for National Pancake Day

September 26 is National Pancake Day.  And who doesn’t love a warm stack of delicious flapjacks?  If you love pancakes as much as I do, but want to avoid the anti-nutrients like lectins, gluten, and phytates that are found in grain, try this simple four ingredient recipe for banana pancakes. You will need: 2 overripe … Continue reading

Oodles of……..noodles???

Oodles of……..noodles???

How to make spaghetti (squash) and meatballs. Every Saturday, I pick up my weekly portion of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) produce, eagerly awaiting the treasures to be found inside the bag.  This week, I was delighted to find a spaghetti squash.  Unlike summer squashes (think: zucchini and yellow crookneck squash) which grow quickly, winter squashes … Continue reading

Paleo Curried Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Soup

Paleo Curried Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Soup

It’s sad to see summer slipping away, but I love the flavors of fall and the seasonal produce like squash, apples, and pumpkin.  Last week, after we finished our race, we stopped at 3 Guys and a Stove, a local favorite in Muskoka, for lunch.  Their signature Sweet Potato and Pumpkin soup was so good, … Continue reading

My Love Affair With Food

My Love Affair With Food

I am pleased to report that I have survived the first five days of my Whole30 challenge.  No wheat, grains, sugars, artificial sweeteners, dairy, legumes, alcohol or anything processed, packaged, or refined.  This meant saying no to my daily morning coffee with cream.  No bagel before my long weekend run.  I had to pass on … Continue reading

Extreme Paleo: Day 1 of my Whole30 Challenge

Extreme Paleo: Day 1 of my Whole30 Challenge

My body has been telling me that it is time for some cleansing.  Luckily, I recently stumbled upon It Starts With Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig.  This book breaks down the science behind food and our bodies using analogies that are easy for anyone to understand.  The book presents a simple 30 day challenge designed to restore … Continue reading

Welcome to My Cavegirl Life!

Welcome to My Cavegirl Life!

A long summer of training came to an end this weekend at the Subaru Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Muskoka Lake, Ontario.  This was my first long distance triathlon race and I battled through the 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13 mile run to finish in 7 hours and 41 minutes (a respectable time … Continue reading