"Where you have a plot of land, however small, plant a garden. Staying close to the soil is good for the soul." - Spencer W. Kimball

Nourish your body and your soul!

If you live in Arizona, you probably own a cowboy hat too...

Our beautiful pomegranate tree in full bloom...

If you don't know how to grow vegetables, start with mustard greens. They are prolific and grow like weeds.

A random wagon wheel that lives in my backyard...

Purple top turnips peeking out of the ground before picking...

The Primal Blueprint Cookbook by Mark Sisson...helped me build a base of primal recipes that our family continues to enjoy...


A Little Surprise in My Garden!

Monthly Archives: May 2012

Saturated Fat: Friend not Foe

May 31, 2012 at 10:21

Little Miss Sicky Poo


Whenever I talk about the Primal diet with friends, coworkers, whoever happens to be listening at the time, we eventually get onto the topic of fat.  It often starts off with this question, “So what do you eat in a typical day?”  Usually I get as far as…”well, I usually start my day with a […]

Stevia Allergies & Asthma

May 29, 2012 at 09:09

Little Miss Sicky Poo


Recently I’ve been using stevia to replace the sugar in my morning coffee and the honey in my tea in an effort to further restrict my overall sugar intake.  I chose stevia because it is a natural substance that is recognizable to the body unlike Sweet & Low or Equal which is  manufactured in a […]

Transitioning to the Primal Lifestyle: 4: Your Rising Grocery Bill

May 25, 2012 at 11:10

Little Miss Sicky Poo


There are quite a few challenges that we face as we transition to a primal lifestyle.  Some are physical challenges, some are social but I think one of the first things that people notice is the cost.  After all, our society places a lot of emphasis on cheap foods that are easily accessible.  This means […]

Chorizo Omelet

May 24, 2012 at 11:09

Little Miss Sicky Poo


A few weeks ago I went out to brunch with Daniel to one of the two grass-fed beef touting restaurants in the Carefree area.  We both ordered the most delicious chorizo omelet and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.  If you already know how to make an omelet, this is pretty easy to whip […]

Homemade Roasted Nuts & Seeds

May 23, 2012 at 09:45

Little Miss Sicky Poo


Nuts are a great snack to keep around and they are perfectly primal which of course is a bonus.  I keep air tight containers of a variety of nuts in our pantry.  They travel well so you can always stash a bag in your purse or car for those occasions when there are no primal/paleo […]

A Little Surprise in My Garden

May 22, 2012 at 09:08

Little Miss Sicky Poo


Sometimes it can be tough to see what’s going on underneath all those zucchini plant leaves, but my husband and I recently discovered the Quail family that has taken up residence in our squash patch.  I have netting around all of our garden beds to keep the birds out…go figure.  I had to lift up […]

My Life with Psoriasis

May 17, 2012 at 13:06

Little Miss Sicky Poo


Psoriasis Sucks! Let’s face it.  If you have it, you know what I’m talking about.  Unfortunately I’m a long time veteran of this disease.  In fact it’s been 27 years since I was first diagnosed.  I didn’t realize it at the time (probably because I was 10), but that day marked the beginning of a […]

The CrossFit Craze

May 16, 2012 at 13:07

Little Miss Sicky Poo


Most people that are on the primal/paleo bandwagon have heard of CrossFit.  The two seem to go hand in hand.  I’m going to make an admission that I have not yet tried it, but, it’s becoming a topic of discussion in the Owen household.  My husband and I train with the same personal trainer and […]

Bucking Conventional Wisdom Slowly but Surely

May 15, 2012 at 14:37

Little Miss Sicky Poo


Need more evidence that the Standard American Diet is flat out BAD for you?  There’s a new documentary out that takes on 2 million years of evolutionary evidence to prove what humans need for optimal health.  It sheds some pretty unflattering light on the advent of agriculture and the inclusion of grains in the human […]

10 Easy Lunch Ideas for Primal Noobs

May 14, 2012 at 16:24

Little Miss Sicky Poo


So you’ve decided to take the Primal lifestyle plunge…but you’re having some difficulty trying to figure out what to pack for lunch.  This is a pretty common stumbling block for primal newbies.  After all, just the thought of lunch typically conjures up images of sandwiches and cheeseburgers.   Am I right? Well, not to worry.  Little […]