Eddie Would Go: The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Surfing Competition

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  If you are a surfer, you likely know about the Quicksilver #Eddiewouldgo Eddie Aikau Big Wave Surfing Competition. If you are not a surfer this might be new- but it’s really cool so I will tell you about it. The Eddie Aikau, which is a big wave surfing competition in honor of the Hawaiian lifeguard… Read More »

2nd Annual Carolina Surf Film Festival

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The second annual Carolina Surf film Festival was held this weekend on James Island, near Folly Beach, SC, and the festivities did not disappoint. A steady show of innovative surf film was projected onto a large outdoor screen over two evenings. Food trucks, beer stands, live music, and surf-industry goods and services lined the venue at… Read More »

Paleo Apple Pie Chia Pudding (Refined Sugar-free, Gluten-Free)

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Fall is here again, and good ole Mother Nature gives us the very food our bodies need this time of year. Apples are in season, and are a fantastic source of vitamin c, fiber, anti-inflammatory bioflavonoids, and heart-healthy phytonutrients. The nutrients in apples help us fight colds and the flu, and honestly, just taste yummier… Read More »

Play, Getting Flipped, and Overcoming Fear

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As a beach girl who wants to be in the ocean every day, leaving the sea for 2 weeks in the mountains is bittersweet. I miss the salt air, timing my day by the tides, paddling in the waves, and picking up seafood after surfing. But there is something enchanting about the mountains, and paddle boarding… Read More »

Black Bean Brownie Batter Cookies: Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free

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It’s time for a yummy, healthy recipe! And it involves brownie batter. Oh. Boy. This brownie batter cookie recipe uses black beans as the base for a delicious, nutritious, grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, cookie that you can enjoy baked or as batter. Over the course of recipe testing I usually ate half the batter and baked… Read More »