Whole30 Archives

We participated in the Whole30 during January 2012. What is the the Whole30? It’s 30 days of eating real food – meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds. For more information, see http://whole9life.com

Whole30: Week 2

Whole30-Week-2

This week I started to feel really hungry all day, and ate a lot more food despite my clothes starting to feel loose again. I didn’t think I was going to lose any more weight since I had already lost so much and had leveled off for at least a month. I started debating if […]


Homemade sausage

Apple, Fennel and Sage Sausage

I love to make my own sausage. Starting with pasture-raised ground pork and adding my own herbs and spices means we can control exactly what is in our sausage and try out new flavor combinations. Here are two of my favorites, based on recipes from The Spicy Sausage. One of the meals in our first […]


Whole30: We made it through the first week!

Whole30 Week 1 Meals

Before starting the Whole30 I had serious concerns about my ability to make it 30 full days without any dark chocolate. I wasn’t sure if it was the chocolate itself, the sugar or the caffeine. I quickly realized it was the sugar. I had been eating a mostly Paleo diet for several months but didn’t realize […]


Whole30: Day 1, Attempt #2

We screwed up already yesterday, but are committed to getting this right, so we’re reseting our 30 day clock and going from Jan 2nd – 31st now. Today was much better. I sent Peter off to work with two hamburgers I cooked this morning and vegetables. Here’s what I ate today: I also had bone […]


The first day of the Whole30

We made it through the first day, sort of. We decided to start after breakfast. Besides our otherwise Whole30 friendly meal of eggs, veggies and lots of lard, we had mimosas. We had wanted some champagne on New Year’s Eve but still had more than half of the bottle left even after having more at […]


Healing through food

Meatloaf and fermented veggies

For the last several years I’ve been trying to learn what it means to eat healthfully. Since high school, my main focus with food was maintaining a healthy weight (always a struggle for me). This year everything changed when I became a breastfeeding mom. Our son had a few episodes of projectile vomiting, but I […]