Paleo and Vegan Cherry Cocoa Pistachio Energy Bites

Paleo cocoa cherry pistachios bites! Naturally sweetened, grain free, and perfect for satisfying your sweet  tooth! Paleo and vegan friendly

Healthy Bites is where it all began. Yes, over 5 years ago I started making these little balls of goodness for my husband (aka the kiwi). I also made them for me since I couldn’t eat gluten, and at that time there were very few decent gluten free bars, etc. You can read more about that story here. Below is one of my first “boxes” I ever made. But it was also at that … [Read more...]

Link LOVE & Teff Stew for TWO!


Ahh Friday. We love Friday. And today is one big Love FEST day, so it’s even better. Like I mentioned before, the Kiwi and I are the most unromantic couple, so you probably won’t find us at a restaurant celebrating Valentines day. Ha! But we will celebrate with food. How about the most unromantic sounding stew ever… Teff and Beef Stew. Okay, it’s not sexy, but boy does it make … [Read more...]

Fueling Friday: Less Sugar, More Fat, and Happy #NUTTZO DAY!


Well what do ya know ... it’s Friday! Oh my. What a week. I’ve definitely IRONED out some kinks, but life will never be 100% smooth. And I’m okay with it. It’s all about the journey, right? Speaking of more kinks..... we’ve got the IRON UP, but now the kiwi has 2 weeks of FULL RECOVERY after 6 weeks intense training. Yes, he’s takes breaks. Only allowed to do light workouts … [Read more...]

Fashion Friday : A Comfy Cotter Style Giveaway


Most of you should know me by now. You know that I'm not very fashionable.The Cotter's try to  go for the sporty, relaxed, and comfortable look. That's what happens when you work from home, at a gym, and/or train all day. Heck you're lucky if I wash my hair once a week thanks to dry shampoo and head bands. Our so called fashion? Well, it’s pretty much this. Do you see … [Read more...]

Friday’s FOR by FOUR: Food, Fitness, Holidays, and more.


Well happy Friday and first week of December is done! Still can't believe Christmas is in a few weeks. I just started my shopping today. And I'm pretty sure I bought half my presents at target. Although I don’t want to go back there for the rest of the month. It's crazy. Speaking of crazy. Ever so often I get this urge to overshare. Not personally (although I tend to do that … [Read more...]

Gratitude Muscles & #UdisFriendsgiving


Yesterday we had an abundance of family, friends, delicious food (gluten free included), and a thankful heart. What can I do with that thankfulness today? Keep giving it. KEEP and GIVE being the KEY words. Gratitude is a discipline The more you practice feeling grateful, the more grateful you become. Gratitude is a muscle you strengthen through daily use — an … [Read more...]

Carrot Ginger PB Bread & a Fitness Friday Exercise


Well it happened. I got sick as a dog on Wednesday night and in bed all day yesterday with the flu. Oh man oh man was that brutal! I don’t remember  the last time I had the flu. Today is a little better but I definitely need to keep it easy. So I won’t be doing the these Crazy Cotter GI Jane moves anytime soon. But you can, and then report back. Ok? I’m also hoping … [Read more...]

Life After Blogging Guest Post: Part 2


Real life is shared here on this blog. And today I have another REAL life GUEST POST! Round 2 of Life after Blogging. Enjoy her wise words! Hi Cotter Friends – I’m back And SO happy (and honored!) to be here guest blogging for the ever-beautiful Lindsay while she’s off traveling for a few days. Last time I visited, I talked about life after blogging and some simple truths … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Non GMO, and More.


If you want the weeks to go by faster, just start blogging because then they will fly by and you will feel like you just posted a Friday Food post.. ..yet again. Ain’t that the truth though? Shameless love grown foods plug right here, cause I’m feeling sassy and my giveaway ends Monday. But really, here's another Friday post. Hopefully one that is useful for you and some … [Read more...]

Form Friday: Tips on Building Strength with Hill Running


Yesterday I spoke about believing in YOURSELF to dream big. Today WE are talking about what we're WORKING ON in order to DREAM BIG. Enduring and building strength. Yep, the kiwi is working on both. Overcoming a knee injury takes TRUE physical strength, and making a come back takes even more MENTAL strength. I am witness to both! I recruited the Kiwi to share what it is he's … [Read more...]