West Iceland | Weekend Retreat

REASON Wow, that’s a tough one…hmm…why would I want to go to Iceland? Let’s see, VOLCANOES + WATERFALLS + BLACK SAND BEACHES (& so much more). Man, I hope these questions don’t get more difficult. AIRPORT RKV – Reykjavík Airport TRANSPORTATION Rental Car – Though I wish we’d have gotten one of those crazy 4×4…

Prebiotics & Probiotics | Pantry Pick

What the heck are those? So I planted some perennials in some pots outside last year. They died. Apparently when you pot a perennial, most of which have complex root systems, you have to replenish what it’s taken from the soil. You have to fertilize it or the dirt will be void of anything good…

Ghee | Pantry Pick

What the heck is that? Ghee, which by the way is pronounced like “gee” & not the letter “G” – is clarified butter. Don’t ask me how long it took me to figure out how to say it…. Anyways, you simmer butter, the water boils out & then you strain it through a cheese cloth. You keep…

Oklahoma City | Weekend Retreat

REASON Because I live here in Oklahoma City & because everyone highly underestimates it. If you haven’t been here in the last 5 years, you have no room to pass judgement. This place has undergone a complete makeover & let me tell you, it’s on the rise. AIRPORT OKC – Will Rogers World Airport TRANSPORTATION…

Meat Bowl | Whole30

I’m like, “Come on Tasha,  you can think of a better name than Meat Bowl…” then it grew on me. The riced cauliflower cooked with mushrooms & onions then topped with meat, is surprisingly reminiscent of beef stroganoff. I think I may have liked it the next day even better! Fun fact: People at work…

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus | Whole30

Fun fact: You can order Whole30 compliant bacon by the pound, online…. INGREDIENTS 1 bunch of skinny Asparagus 1 pack of Bacon (8 pieces), Pederson’s brand is Whole30/Paleo approved   DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 425F Divide your asparagus into 8 small bunches Wrap each bunch in a piece of bacon Place wrapped bunches on a…

Pickled Watermelon Radish | Whole30

So I get a CSA (Community Supported/Sustained Agriculture) delivery once a week. They’ve been giving me so, so many watermelon radishes. I’m by no means complaining, but I couldn’t eat anymore raw & I wasn’t really sure how to go about cooking them. Why not pickle them? I found a few recipes online, but they…

Turmeric Roast Chicken | Whole30

Once a week I get together with fellow creative, Staci Patton! She’s a Lifestyle Coach – basically a nutrition & fitness guru (WanderingHeart.Net).  This month she’s hosting a Whole30 lifestyle challenge, which is a diet change similar to Paleo.  Of course it was my turn to cook for our creative get-together, so it presented a…

Spaghetti Squash Casserole | Whole30

Before eating Paleo or Whole30 compliant, I could have never pictured a casserole sans cheese. I still have a hard time finding a recipe for one without it. I’ve found that adding shredded carrot to a recipe that you think needs cheese, well, it plays a trick on your mind. The shredded carrots resemble cheese…

Tahoe | Weekend Retreat

REASON Skiing & Adventure – This past season was one of Tahoe’s best in terms of powder, I have nothing but high hopes for 2017.   AIRPORT RNO – Reno/Tahoe International Airport TRANSPORTATION Rental Car SLEEP In South Lake Tahoe, CA at Basecamp Hotel- A little over an hour drive from the airport, this is…