"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...


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Category Archives: Primal Living

Carrot Spiced Pork Meatballs

April 20, 2012 at 11:48

Little Miss Sicky Poo


Who says you can’t eat meatballs on a primal/paleo diet?  Well guess what…now you can!  Ok, so they are not what you would consider traditional meatballs.  Trust me, I understand.  I grew up in an Italian family and these are definitely a little different.  But if you love Indian spices and that mellow hint of […]

Gyro Salad: Get Your Greek On!

April 17, 2012 at 11:34

Little Miss Sicky Poo


What’s better than a gyro pita?  A gyro salad!  When heading out to a Greek restaurant, it’s good to be aware that some recipes use breadcrumbs although this is not really following authentic tradition.  Always ask, otherwise, you may walk out feeling not so hot.  I found a place that makes a killer gyro salad […]

Make Your Own Mayonnaise

April 14, 2012 at 14:53

Little Miss Sicky Poo


It may seem like a strange idea to make your own mayonnaise at home considering the many grocery store options that are available to us.  Really, why would one bother?  Grocery store varieties come in big tubs and last forever and you’re too busy with kids and work to go there.  But consider for a […]

Choosing Grass Fed & Pasture Raised Products

April 13, 2012 at 17:57

Little Miss Sicky Poo


What is the difference between the meat in the grocery store and grass fed, pastured raised meat?  This is a question that I get asked a lot.  At first glance, you probably won’t see a big difference between a package of commercially raised beef and the grass fed sort.  The end product that you see […]

A Very Primal Easter

April 8, 2012 at 19:53

Little Miss Sicky Poo


This year we celebrated Easter at our house, and you know what that means?  A good opportunity to try out some new primal recipes on the family!  Not everyone in our family is on the primal bandwagon, but I figured that creating a delicious Easter spread would be the perfect way to show off the […]

5 Myths About Grains

April 5, 2012 at 17:50

Little Miss Sicky Poo


There is a brilliant marketing campaign that has been going on in this country for quite a while that focuses on “Whole Grains”.   Every time I hear a commercial or read an article with this phrase coupled with “healthy diet” I want to jump out of my skin and scream “liar liar pants on fire!” […]

What does it mean to be “Primal”? Part 1: Real Food

April 3, 2012 at 10:58

Little Miss Sicky Poo


Hearing the phrase “I’m primal” probably conjures up images like this of primitive men running around killing animals with rudimentary tools.  I know it did for me when I first heard it.  Although we don’t wear animal skins, live in caves or use spears to obtain our meals, being “primal” in the modern age has […]