"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: July 2012

Blue Cheese Buffalo Burgers

July 27, 2012 at 14:52

Little Miss Sicky Poo


If you’re looking for a new spin on the basic burger, you’ve got to try a buffalo burger!  I’m not talking about a burger with buffalo sauce, I’m talking about Bison.  Although it’s not as widely available, bison meat is awesome and it is a leaner version of its beef cousin.  The best part is […]

Cocoa Pork Rub

July 24, 2012 at 15:25

Little Miss Sicky Poo


My latest cooking obsession has become meat rubs.  They are so easy and pack so much flavor!  If you’re into spices and you’ve got a cabinet jammed packed full of them, rubs are a good option when you’re just not sure what to do with that cut of meat.  I recently had a beautiful pork […]

Grilled Ham Steaks & Sauce

July 17, 2012 at 17:56

Little Miss Sicky Poo


My fabulous butcher in South Phoenix, (shameless plug), The Meat Shop had a sale on ham steaks last week so I took advantage and bought up a whole bunch of them.  I usually make little ham and pineapple skewers out of them, which my kids love, but this time I was looking for something a […]

Sausage Eggplant Bake

July 10, 2012 at 12:09

Little Miss Sicky Poo


This is my first year growing eggplants and they are such a great addition to our garden!  These black beauties are so perfectly delicious and I couldn’t wait to create a recipe just for them.  Eggplant Parmesean used to be a favorite dish of mine before I became primal and so this recipe is of […]

Homemade Garden Cherry Tomato Sauce

July 6, 2012 at 12:07

Little Miss Sicky Poo


Every year I plant cherry tomatoes and Marglobe tomatoes which are an heirloom variety that are much larger in size.  The Marglobes take a lot longer to reach maturity but while I’m waiting for the big guys, I am always pleasantly surprised by the abundance of cherry tomatoes in my garden. These plants are serious […]

Italian Style Pork Cutlets

July 2, 2012 at 12:10

Little Miss Sicky Poo


Ok, so it’s been a while since I’ve posted a primal recipe.  Summer fun, birthday parties and travel have been taking over my life…in a good way.  In the meantime, my garden has been blooming with tomatoes, artichokes and eggplants…yay!  I came home from my recent trip to Boston to beautiful, ripe tomatoes and couldn’t […]