winter happiness bootcamp, day 1: coconut shrimp with thai sweet chili sauce

PALEO | DAIRY-FREE | GLUTEN-FREE Anyone else struggle to connect with joy during the cold winter months? Yeah, me too. Luckily, I’ve been through this enough times now to know that it isn’t due to some specific set of life circumstances. I’m so lucky to have an amazing partner, a loving family, a great job, caring… Continue reading winter happiness bootcamp, day 1: coconut shrimp with thai sweet chili sauce

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

5-minute breakfast: protein-y rice pudding

CAN BE DAIRY-FREE* | GLUTEN-FREE | NATURALLY SWEETENED One of things I’ve learned from my month of migraines is that migraine prevention has to be a lifestyle. This can mean many things: For me, it’s seeing a chiropractor regularly, sleeping regularly, and eating well. One website I read about migraine prevention actually recommended living a “boring”… Continue reading 5-minute breakfast: protein-y rice pudding

lentil-potato soup, aka wisdom teeth

 GLUTEN-FREE | CAN BE DAIRY-FREE* | CAN BE VEGETARIAN** I’ve been running from it for a few years now, but it’s finally time: I’m getting my wisdom teeth out this week. Gasp. The timing makes sense: I’m currently trying to rest my knee, so I’m spending my nights binge-watching Breaking Bad and taking Epsom salt… Continue reading lentil-potato soup, aka wisdom teeth

6-ingredient summery shrimp & potato dinner

PALEO | WHOLE30 | DAIRY-FREE | GLUTEN-FREE At any given moment, I have at least one ingredient obsession. This time last summer, it was figs (let’s be honest, it’s always figs). A few weeks ago, it was tahini. Right now, it’s this spice mix made by East Nashville Spice Company. I’m usually not a huge spice mix fan… Continue reading 6-ingredient summery shrimp & potato dinner