Paleo Meatloaf: End of Summer Twist

Can you believe it’s almost Labor Day!? We are so ready for fall. Cooler temperatures, warmer meals, tailgating, pumpkin and cider. I’ve been craving pumpkin beer for about a week, so I’m trying to clean out (read: drink) my summer ale collection before this weekend. I know that’s just silliness, but it makes sense to […]



Unplugged. Rewired. Upgraded.

Where have the past five days gone? Sorry for disappearing (I feel like I say this every week) but between a business trip and our first major house project being in progress, we’ve been somewhat unplugged over here. We’ve slowly started having the electrical redone throughout the house. Going into the purchase of an old […]



Recipe Taste Test: Glazed Pork Ribs with Shichimi Togarashi from Bon Appetit

In a perfect world, we would barbecue every day. Wait, scratch that — we would have a fire pit in the back yard. Something big, cavernous and most importantly HOT. And we would barbecue meat and vegetables every day. Maybe the occasional pizza. Wouldn’t that be awesome!? Unfortunately, life is hectic and constantly busy and […]



Cleaning up our dust

We were finally out in the yard this weekend for the first time in nearly 3 months. It’s the first weekend we were a) both home and b) it isn’t at least 100 degrees outside. Our yard is in a pretty sad state, which sucks because we had so many plans for it this summer. […]



A few observations from the newly working-from-home

Sorry for kind of disappearing this week. I was out-of-town for my first work retreat, staying in a beautiful lake house. Pinch me right? Once or twice a year, they rent a house and spend 4-5 days meeting, working through new ideas and spending time together. I didn’t know what to expect, but it was […]



Paleo Sweet and Sour Chicken

After our Cashew Chicken treat this past weekend, we’ve been on a bit of an Asian kick. I love coming up with ways to Paleo-ify (is that a word?) our take-out favorites. So often they are overly breaded, fried and salt and sugar-laden, so it’s fun to come up with ways to achieve the flavor […]



A little PR and some Rx too

I had a friend take some video during our CrossFit strength session yesterday. I established a new PR for my front squat, 125 lbs! I took it easy yesterday, but I think I can add another 10 lbs and still maintain form so we’ll see later in the week after a bit of recovery. Afterward, […]



Flight of the weekend

I can’t believe it’s already Tuesday! This weekend went by so fast. We made a quick trip down to Springfield for a friend’s birthday party. Of course, our trips have to start with a treat, and Cashew Inn Cashew Out is our favorite. Everyone has their favorite Cashew Chicken recipe, but theirs is the best. […]



Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

I typically don’t get around to reading new or bestselling books until they’ve been out for a while and fairly well covered by the blogophere. I used to try to make reviews part of our content, but unless the book is topical to what we normally cover, I always figure you probably won’t be interested. […]



Smelling the flowers

I had just gotten home from the gym this morning when Felix meandered in, hoping for a snack. I looked down and immediately noticed a big splotch of yellow on his back. I immediately thought “great, one of rotten pups has finally peed on Felix.” I knelt down, picked him up to carry him to […]