Chocolate-covered peanut bites

Chocolate-covered peanut bites

This post was created in partnership with Califia Farms.


It’s been a while since I’ve been up at 4AM to write a blog post but here I am, bleary-eyed and un-caffeinated – squished between Thom and the very edge of our bed – and kinda/sorta wishing I was still asleep. In the old days (HA), I used to wake up at 4AM on the regular and now I can’t remember the last time I was up this early.. and I feel really good about that because starting the day at 4AM is totally fucking insane, you guys.
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My favorite cup of pour-over + homemade soy creamer

My favorite cup of pour-over + homemade soy creamer

This post was created in partnership with OXO.


If it wasn’t clear from my old radiator shelfie lined with coffee-making devices, I like coffee. A lot. So much that I drink two or three big mugs of it a day. At one point I tried reducing my coffee intake (you might remember this) but I quickly realized that I feel pretty miserable when I don’t start my day with copious amounts of coffee (and then Thom informed me that I’m also a miserable person to be around when I’m trying to lay off the coffees). Thankfully, a switch flipped and I realized coffee wasn’t entirely to blame – it was the fact that I would drink three mugs of the stuff on an empty stomach. One mug on an empty stomach? Ok. Three? Not a good idea. For anyone. Ever.

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Chocolate chunk freezer cookie dough

Chocolate chunk freezer cookie dough

This post was created in partnership with Chocolove.


The last time I shared a proper baked dessert recipe was back in February (FEBRUARY!) so I figured I should probably hop back on the real deal dessert train because, well, the ratio of naturally sweetened desserts to cane sugar sweetened deserts was starting to become a little.. bothersome. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about some naturally sweetened goodness but when I want to indulge I want a dessert that’s made with cane sugar – not maple syrup or medjool dates. And not coconut sugar, either. I haven’t always felt this way but since I’ve started eating more intuitively – you know, listening to my body – I’ve noticed that my late-night sugar craving is easy satisfied with a measly 10 grams of refined sugar. But when I try to go the natural route? Try 30+ grams. Which makes it really easy to reach for one of these cookies instead of something that might be deemed “healthier” based solely on the fact that it’s naturally sweetened. Continue Reading

Overnight protein muesli + full shot protein shakes

Overnight muesli

This post was created in partnership with Califia Farms.


Hi guys. Ashlae here. Remember me?

I was planning on coming here today and unloading the novel that is my transition from long distance running to heavy weight lifting but I kinda feel like I can’t come back after six weeks away and just be like HEY GUYS WANNA TALK ABOUT ALL THE WAYS I SABOTAGED MY LIFE FOR 15 YEARS? It’s a really sad and ugly story, and I’m very much content with it living in the privacy of a document on my laptop for just a little bit longer. Yesterday I nearly had a panic attack just thinking about the fact that soon the worst parts of my life would be on the WWW for anyone to see, so I listened to my gut and pumped the brake. And damn I felt so much better. Continue Reading