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Nourish Wild

It’s official! You’re An Animal is now Nourish Wild! We have launched our new site and Andrew’s new business, and are excited to share it with everyone! Nourish Wild will feature the same science and food blogs as You’re An Animal, and will also be the platform for Andrew’s new RVA-based fitness and nutrition coaching […]

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Stars and Stripes Sangria 4th of july

Stars and Stripes Sangria

Are you in need of a last minute, quick and easy crowd-pleaser to bring to your 4th of July cookout? This Stars and Stripes Sangria is an Independence Day treat! With wine, champagne and frozen fruit, this sweet and bubbly sipper is super easy to throw together just in time to get out the door. […]

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Nitrogen (N) (A Balancing Act)

Nitrogen Recently I’ve been reading about the biochemistry of humans. However, let me rewind for a second. Before getting involved in understanding biochemistry, years ago I got into the Paleo movement and quickly loved it and came to the conclusion that proteins were made by amino acids and that is the future of human nutrition. […]

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Oxygen (O2) (Burn It Up)

Oxygen This element is absolutely amazing. Oxygen itself is everywhere on this planet and usually comes in a compound with the minerals or rocks of the Earth. For example, iron rusts due to its strong affinity to oxygen creating the compound, Iron Oxide. This element is involved in just about every process in the human […]

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Dairy Free Paleo Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (Dairy-Free, Paleo)

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is meant to be refreshing and slightly indulgent, but for people (like me) who are lactose intolerant this dessert can be a sign of tummy troubles. But not with this version! Dairy-free and paleo friendly, this ice cream uses coconut milk as a base, and is a silky, wonderful substitution […]

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Gluten-Free Grain-Free Nut-Free Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free)

Sometimes you just need that familiar comfort of a warm, fresh-from-the-oven, tastes-like-grandma’s chocolate chip cookie. But if you’re like us, the typical slice-and-bake kinds just don’t cut it anymore. These Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies are gluten-free, grain-free, and nut/seed-free, yet full of nostalgia. If you’re looking for a chocolate chip cookie that fulfills your comfort […]

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Soy-Free Gluten-Free Asian Stir Fry

Asian Stir Fry (Soy-Free, Gluten-Free)

Let’s be honest, in most homes (at least here in the US) Chinese food is a weekly staple. Unfortunately, it’s hard to come by junk-free stir fry. Until now… Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, and none of the bad stuff means you can indulge. Filled with veggies, and real stir fry flavor. Don’t worry, the leftovers are just […]

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