Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Shout Outs

We all need people—not just people, but people. Not quite a posse, just people. What the hell am I talking about? PEOPLE, dammit! I’m sure you have a few, maybe your hairdresser or your mechanic or your wine guy. They’re your go-to people, the people you trust, the people you recommend to everyone without hesitation. You know, your people.

I’ve got people. And I can’t imagine getting through all this pre-New Zealand nuttiness without them.

My Couldn’t-Do-It-Without List:

-My friends and family. Thank you. You are all awesome and I love you very much, but this post isn’t about you.

-Doug Welling: my awesome coach at The Sustainable Athlete.

-Dr. Jamie Raymond (and everyone at Raymond Chiropractic): genius who saved my ass (and hips, back, calves, feet and shoulders) multiple times.

-Julia Kirtland (of Core 3 Massage fame): world’s best massage therapist

-Josh Freeman (of Freeman’s Bicycle Service fame): world’s best bike mechanic…and the only person allowed to touch my bike

-Beth Chernosky: With all the stress, change in seasons and switch to an indoor pool, my skin has been freaking out. Beth is a licensed aesthetician who has helped me feel more grounded and helped my skin chill the f*** out.

-Dr. G.: my superstar mental skills coach and someone I wish I’d met a long time ago.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Stupid-Easy Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Apple Crisp

I’m not sure if this qualifies as a crisp or a cobbler or a brown betty or none of the above, but it’s delicious and it’s apple-y and I made it up yesterday.

Apples (I used 5 or 6 Macintoshes), peeled and thinly sliced
Coconut oil
Lemon juice
Maple syrup (1-2tbsp.)
Pamela’s gluten-free dairy-free Ginger Mini Snapz (we used ¾ of a bag)

1. Preheat oven to 375° and put a sliver of coconut oil in the bottom of an 8x8 baking dish.

2. Add the sliced apples to the baking dish along with a couple small slivers of coconut oil. Add maple syrup and toss to combine. Sprinkle with lemon juice and toss. Sprinkle with cinnamon and toss to combine.

3. Pour the cookies into a food processor and grind ‘em up. Add about 2 tsp. or so of coconut oil and pulse until the crumbs start to get a little clumpy.

4. Spread the cookie crumbs over the apple mixture in the baking dish and bake for 30-40 minutes, until the apples are soft.