Category Archives: Recipes

Southwest Chicken Soup

Y’all, it’s cold.  Cold weather calls for soup.  I made this in my slow cooker with stuff I already had in the kitchen.

2 Chicken Breasts
4 cups of chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes (I used Rotel for the extra kick)
1 packet of taco seasoning (or make your own)
1 can of black beans*
2 or 3 diced poblanos*
1/2 cup of rice*
*These are optional, but tasty

Combine everything in the slow cooker, including the uncooked chicken. Cook on high for 3-4 hours.

Stay warm!


Spinach and Artichoke Dip from PaleOMG

Day two of the Paleo-ish Labor Day recipe thing comes from my BFF*, Juli Bauer at PaleOMG (seriously, go buy everything she sells).

*Full disclosure, I’ve never met Juli but I’m pretty sure we’d be instant friends.

 Here’s her recipe for Spinach Artichoke Dip:


Prep time:  10 mins
Total time:  10 mins
Serves: 2-4
Version 1 (no cheese)
  • 2 (14oz) cans artichoke hearts (mine were in brine), chopped
  • 16oz frozen spinach
  • 1 cup cashews, roasted and unsalted
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Version 2 (with cheese)
  • all of the ingredients above
  • 2 ounces goat cheese at room temperature


For Version 1:
  1. Add frozen spinach and artichokes to large saucepan over medium heat and sprinkle with just a bit of salt.
  2. While your spinach thaws and artichokes warm up, pull out your handy dandy food processor.
  3. Place cashews in food processor and turn on. Grind until your cashews become a flour then begin to pour in your olive oil until you get a creamy consistency. Kind of like a super creamy cashew butter.
  4. Once your spinach is completely thawed and it’s all good and warm, drain the excess water from your saucepan and add spinach and artichoke to a large bowl.
  5. Add your creamy cashews and seasons to the bowl and mix thoroughly.
  6. Serve with sweet potato chips or veggies!
For Version 2:
  1. Follow all steps above.
  2. Add goat cheese to your cashews and spinach and artichoke mixture. Mix well to combine.
  3. Serve with sweet potato chips or veggies!

A Paleo-ish Labor Day Weekend

I love long weekends almost as much as I love food. With Labor Day coming up this weekend, I can’t think of a better time to post some awesome recipes perfect for a cook-out, day on the lake or just putting away your white shoes. First up: fries.

Cilantro-Lime Sweet Potato Steak Fries from Real Sustenance



  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • zest of two limes
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with tin foil.
  2. Cut the potatoes length-wise into thick wedges and spread evenly on the baking sheet, making sure not to overcrowd.
  3. Drizzle potatoes with oil, making sure they are evenly coated. Then sprinkle on the salt, pepper, garlic powder, lime zest, and chopped cilantro.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes, making sure to flip the wedges a few times to crisp up on each side.

Time to Order Food for Next Week

The CFOZ Heirloom Living Market is now open!

Hop on over to the Market at and see for yourself what goodies our Farmers/Producers/Artisans have for you this week! Take me to the Market

Heirloom Living Market News – The CFOZ Market is Officially Open!

The last two weeks with the Heirloom Living  Market Ladies has been awesome! We love having locally-produced foods right next door. Now that things are official, let’s go through the process.

First, here’s what’s different: From now on, Mary, Leah, and Maryanne will only be bringing what is ordered online! That mean’s you’ll have to register online, fill up your cart online, and place your order online, then on Tuesdays from 4:30 – 7:00pm you can pick up what you ordered online next door to the gym (the usual place). This part is very important, if you don’t order online, there won’t be extras and you’re out of luck.

Here’s how it works:

Register/Sign In to Start 

Placing Orders and Payment

  • Each Wednesday afternoon, a Market email is sent to everyone who has registered and has an account. You will get the “News of the Week” and a listing of the current offerings.
  • Customers must place their order for the week any time after that email goes out, but no later than Sunday at 5:00p.m. Orders are placed here on our website. Growers receive their orders on Sunday and harvest on Tuesday.
  • You may pay at pickup with cash, check, credit or debit card. Please note that the processing fee of 3% that we are charged for the use of cards will be added to your order.
  • You may also make a deposit into your Crossfit Ozone Market account and in the future all orders will be debited to your account. Some budget-minded people like and appreciate this option. If you have an interest in this option, please talk to one of the Market Managers at pickup.

Picking Up Orders

  • From 4:30 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, families can pick-up their ordered items at CrossFit Ozone, located at 519 Hurricane Shoals Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.
  • The Market Managers pay the Growers for you when they deliver your items to Market pickup. Any order that is not picked up will be charged to your account and you will be responsible for payment. If you miss two (2) pickups, you will need to have a credit card on file for future orders.

The Heirloom Market Ladies Will be Back Wednesday!

Carrot Breakfast Protein Cake from PaleOMG

Yesterday, we had the lovely ladies of Heirloom Living Market at the gym for a meet and greet (don’t worry if you missed them this week, they’ll be back). Since I was running low on food and everything they had looked delicious, I bought this box of awesome:

produce box

I roasted the beets with rosemary, chopped up and sauteed the bell peppers and onions and threw everything else in the fridge. I had a plan for just about everything in the box, except for the carrots. What do you do with carrots besides a hilarious Bugs Bunny impression? Apparently you eat them.

Thanks to the lovely Juli Bauer, I now know what to do with carrots:

Carrot Breakfast Protein Cake

Prep time:  10 mins
Cook time:  35 mins
Total time:  45 mins
Serves: 8
  • 2 large carrots, finely shredded
  • ⅔ cup almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey
  • 35 grams (or 1 heaping scoop) Formulx Vanilla Whey Protein (or 2 tablespoons coconut flour if you do not eat use protein powder)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Shred carrots as thin as possible. Place in large bowl.
  3. Add almond butter and eggs and mix well.
  4. Then add honey, protein powder, baking powder and salt and mix well.
  5. Fold in raisins.
  6. Grease an 8×8 glass baking dish with coconut oil, pour batter into the dish and place in oven. Bake for 35 minutes or until the top of the cake has a nice crust to it.
  7. Let cool before cutting.
Makes 8 pieces of cake
It should look like this. No pressure. 

Come Meet the Ladies of Heirloom Living Market

We’re very excited to have our very own farmer’s market. Be sure to come meet Maryanne, Mary and Leah! Here’s a little bit about Heirloom Living Market:

My name is Maryanne Vaeth. Mary Drisdell, Leah Drisdell and I are coming to Crossfit Ozone tomorrow from 4:30 to 7:30pm to meet you and tell you all about our passion – which is Heirloom Living Market.

We are a Virtual Farmers’ Market whose focus is connecting local Farmers/Growers/Artisans with the local community. We believe in supporting the local economy and making healthy, nutrient-dense, pesticide-free, chemical-free, and GMO-free, in season products available to the community. In facilitating communication, commerce, contact and education between local Farmers and consumers, we will all benefit by creating a community aware of options for resources of truly nutrient-dense, ‘heirloom’, healthy foods and traditions.

Briefly, it works likes this, Crossfit Ozone will have its own Market website! Each Wednesday afternoon, when we “open” the Market for ordering, you will receive a Newsletter via email which will let you know about any new products that the Farmers are offering, any weekly specials and Market updates. It will also contain links to articles about “Real Food”!

From the Newsletter you can link directly to the Market, peruse the offerings of the week and place your order. There are descriptions of each product, pretty pictures and prices listed for each item. After choosing your items, you will check out. The following Tuesday you will pick up and pay for your fresh, local produce, pasture raised chicken and eggs, grass-fed meats, raw milk and other items at Crossfit Ozone from 4:30 to 7:00pm.

That’s it in a nutshell!

We want to meet you ~ and we have set-up a “Meet and Greet” for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 17th from 4:30 to 7:30pm! We will have some of the products which are available on the website for sale so that you can see some of the fresh, healthy, delicious products available to you on the Market. Farm fresh organic eggs from chickens who are free to roam the pasture and eat what chickens are supposed to eat; grass-fed Water Buffalo, Beef, Pork and chicken; fresh produce, fresh organic blueberries, blackberries; sea salts and organic spices; some herbal salves (for those sore spots after a tough day at the gym); some organic Bakery items including Spelt Bread, Spelt Pumpkin Muffins, Honey Wheat Bread, Ezekiel Bread and Gluten Free Brownies. As many of you may know, raw milk is one of the most nutrient dense foods you can consume. There is much controversy surrounding raw milk; however, it can legally be sold in many states and in some states it is sold in the grocery stores. In Georgia, raw milk can legally be sold under what the Georgia Department of Agriculture calls a “Pet Food License”. The label on the milk clearly states: For Pet Consumption. We do have this product available and it is legal for us to sell it.

Mary, Leah and I invite you to come meet us, see what we have to offer, ask questions, find out how you can participate in the Market! We are excited to be able to offer this service to Crossfit Ozone!

There will be goodies to taste and new friends to meet! Mark your calendars – tomorrow, Wednesday, July 17th; 4:30 – 7:30pm!

See you at Market!
~Maryanne, Mary and Leah