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Kat R.

New York, New York
I'm a 500 hour registered yoga teacher, NASM personal trainer, blogger, world-traveler, foodie, and all around lover of life!   Born and raised in NYC, I now spend my time travelling the world, cooking beautiful meals, discovering new places, and all the while staying in great shape with... Full Bio
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5 Ways to Save Some Cash on Vacation by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Anthony and I are really (read: really really) trying to save money for our future farm.  [ source ]Note – if you haven’t checked out Richard’s stunningly written b ... Read on »
Fraser Island [in Photos] by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We had a lovely time in Fraser, but are truly ecstatic to be home.  Once you get spoiled by cooking healthy, nourishing food, vacations just don’t have the same appeal. It ... Read on »
The Truth About Food (For Me, For Today, For Now) by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I have a memory seared into my mind from eight years ago.  I was a vegetarian at the time, but I was hosting a party for my then boyfriend. I wanted to impress my dearest ... Read on »
Harvey Ussery on the Moral Question of Eating Meat by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I am so pleased to begin our series of guest writers here on Balance & Spice!  Harvey Ussery, author of The Small-Scale Poultry Flock , presents his thoughtful perspective ... Read on »
Farming Intelligence by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming? And always the answer is: “Love. They must do it f ... Read on »
Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms Master Class, Day 1 by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today was a life changing day.  I spent it with one of my true heroes, the self professed Christian Libertarian Environmentalist Capitalist Lunatic farmer himself, Joel Sa ... Read on »
Lazy-Ass Fiesta Tuna by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Well, guess what?  It’s pouring in Brisbane. AGAIN.  I swear, we might as well live in Seattle.  I haven’t watered my plants in a week (though it’s time to fertiliz ... Read on »
On Finding and Making Home by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Though this may come as a downright shock to some, I’ve had a bit of a hard time adapting from New York City to Brisbane, Australia.  Going from the city that considers sl ... Read on »
Valentine’s Day Brisket by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Two days before Valentine’s day, Anthony rolled over and said to me, first thing in the morning, “Valentine’s day is in two days.  What should we do?” I thought for a mome ... Read on »
Mayo – From Scratch – Just Call Me Martha by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Oh yes, I did it. I made mayonaise.  From scratch. Now, I didn’t think I even liked mayonnaise.  It always tasted off. Most likely because I’ve only had low fat ... Read on »
Natural Bugspray Failure by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living So, as you might know, we really try to live naturally and sustainably. We are growing our own food, compost, recycle, buy as little as possible, know our farmers by na ... Read on »
Garden[ing] Party by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last night, after a long day of studying, laundering, and cooking paleo chicken chili that will rock the taste-buds in your mouth, Anthony and I retreated to our porch to ... Read on »
Run, Chewy, Run! by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today has been spent gardening (shocker, I know) going to the markets (where we picked up some welcome spinach, chilis and wild lettuce mix to our garden family), and work ... Read on »
Buried Treasure Tuna by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Did I tell you that Anthony and I started Crossfit? No, I didn’t.  We decided we really wanted to branch out and find a like-minded social network, and additionally, ge ... Read on »
Queen of Hearts Pesto by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living    After our storm, the plants were due for a much overdue trim. The wild rains and winds had knocked some of them senseless (our arugula is in intensive care; we’re no ... Read on »
Things We Love, Things We Don’t by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Anthony and I absolutely love our house.  It’s incredibly quirky, bright, huge (for us) and filled with love.  We’re starting to have fantasies about buying our own home s ... Read on »
The Cleaning Bug by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Well, it seems it finally has happened.  I wasn’t going to say anything, as I have a bad habit of starting a project on the blog and then not finishing it. SO, this time I ... Read on »
The Plant Hospital by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Well, the hurricane seems to have past us.   ( source ) That’s a funnel cloud directly over my house. Seriously.  Good times to be had by all, particularly Chewy ... Read on »
Raining in my Heart…or my Rosemary by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Whew! It is pouring, pouring rain in Brisbane.  The skies have opened up and released a shower unlike much this New Yorker has seen in some time.  Since we last spok ... Read on »
Living in Alice’s House by Kat R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living   Sometimes I feel like I live in Alice in Wonderland’s house, once Alice grew up. The backyard, with a touch of heat, becomes a wondrous forest, loaded with flo ... Read on »