1-hour meal prep | why I’m done doing

PALEO | WHOLE30 | DAIRY-FREE | GLUTEN-FREE On a normal weekend, when we’re home, I probably spend 5 hours preparing food for the week ahead. That’s half of a weekend day! Of course, that doesn’t factor in the time spent planning the meals, buying the ingredients, etc. I love cooking, and I love grocery shopping,… Continue reading 1-hour meal prep | why I’m done doing

3 fall recipes to kickoff football (aka meal prep) season

PALEO | WHOLE30 | DAIRY-FREE Have you heard that September is the new January? “New year, new you” definitely comes at the right time in January: when we’re three months into a cookie and flavored latte-induced coma, and probably haven’t shaved our legs (or beards) in the same amount of time. But the truth is,… Continue reading 3 fall recipes to kickoff football (aka meal prep) season

tofu-mushroom tacos | how to throw a taco night

I was always a tofu hater. Maybe because I grew up in Arkansas, and it’s not a thing there, or because I learned to eat (real food, anyway) in the paleo world which swears off all soy products. The thing is, organic tofu is, in many ways, a perfect weeknight protein: It stays fresh for a while,… Continue reading tofu-mushroom tacos | how to throw a taco night

what I eat on sick days | what’s your migraine story?

Well goodness, friends. It’s still happening! The migraine nonsense has yet to fully release me from its grip – although I’ve started to have enough information to piece it all together (what’s causing what, why does this feel like this, etc.). I think I know how my brain found itself here, and I’m fairly certain… Continue reading what I eat on sick days | what’s your migraine story?

migraine mac and cheese

Oh my goodness it’s been a while. It’s me, migraine. Maja’s here too, somewhere. She might be in the other room trying to use the dog as an eyeshade. Greetings from the other side of a weeklong migraine! Wisdom teeth surgery recovery did not go quite as smoothly as I originally thought it would, so I found myself… Continue reading migraine mac and cheese

all about (grass-fed) butter

During a lunchtime conversation with my wonderful coworkers, the topic of butter came up. There were tons of perspectives. One friend never keeps butter in the house, another didn’t really know the difference between conventional and grass-fed butter (and I realized that I struggled to articulate the benefits to her). Meanwhile… I have three separate storage… Continue reading all about (grass-fed) butter

8 no-cook grocery staples for desperate times

Sometimes busy, stressful weeks just creep up on us. In these times, it’s easy to get desperate and give up on health entirely. You’re tired, you’re hungry, and you don’t have the energy to cook, much less think about eating healthy. All you really want is for a pizza and a bottle of wine to be… Continue reading 8 no-cook grocery staples for desperate times

11 kitchen hacks to make cooking easier

Today, I’m doing something unusual: I’m opening up my pantry, fridge, and freezer to show you my favorite kitchen management hacks! These are all solutions that I’ve learned to save money, reduce food waste, and generally keep a happier, healthier kitchen. When I first started cooking, there were two big barriers I had to overcome: the expensive… Continue reading 11 kitchen hacks to make cooking easier