Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again. Time to find that perfect gifts for family and friends or perhaps suggest something for yourself. Here are a few items that I’m quite fond of:

Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites has put out a great book that is half science and half cookbook. This book is filled with pictures, diagrams and methods to fine tune your nutrition. I had the opportunity to meet Diane when I was in Houston and let me tell you that she knows her stuff. Grab one for your friends and family but make sure to get a copy for yourself too!


GORUCK Bags are second to none. They come in several sizes and are built to withstand the harshest of treatment. GORUCK products are made by hand in Bozeman, Montana. They make organizing a snap. I carry a GR2 and use it for my luggage, gym bag as well as my bug out bag. Get them at

The GORUCK Challenge Official Video from GORUCK Challenge on Vimeo.

If you’ve got a mud run fanatic, crossfitter or adventurer on your list give them the gift of a GORUCK Challenge. I’m proud to be part of the GORUCK family , something you can only obtain by finishing a challenge. This is a gift that they will thank you for every day!

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This weekend I downloaded Whole9’s new book and read through it. Dallas and Melissa have done an excellent job at presenting the paleo diet to the average person who doesn’t want to get super sciency,  while at the same time giving them damn good reasons to get on board.    I really like the way that they laid the book out explaining the mental aspects of eating first.  The book is filled with Whole9’s no-nonsense approach and humor such as “Sex With Your Pants On”.  They take no excuses and except no bullshit. I like that. 

It’s user-friendly, available on kindle and in print and they make FREE downloads available on their website that make it easy for anyone to follow their Whole30 program. I’ve been paleo for almost two years now, with a few exceptions here and there …wine, tequila, corn tortillas, and paleoish sweets. Reading this inspired me to go strict and do a whole30. I’ll post about this when I’m done. 
Bottom line – If you want to see what a paleo diet can so for you, buy this book and try the Whole30. It’s just 30 days of your life. What have you got to lose?  



Above: Sausage and Butternut Squash Hash

Below: Pulled Pork Tostadas

Both from


Food Porn Friday

Local farm eggs, venison sausage with cuvee espresso at Down House in Houston Tx (corn tortilla … Sshhhh)



Food Porn Friday

Lamb Chops / Jar of homemade Kraut.


Hoping you all had a Merry Christmas! Look for some great stuff this week!

See You After Christmas

Look for lot’s of great stuff the week after Christmas. Im taking a break until then to spend time with family and friends.


Happy Thanksgiving

More Food Porn Friday!


An Excited Adam Hoover (@dragginknuckles) Garlic Duck Fat Fries w/ Farm Egg + local grassfed burger, local goat cheese cheddar with egg!