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

the easiest thanksgiving side dishes ever

Our Thanksgiving plans are exciting: Everyone’s coming to Nashvegas! My parents and Alex’s family will be joining us for a few days of eating, exploring the city, and more eating. ❤ We’re also hosting two furry friends while our neighbors are out of town. Everyone, meet Flash and Django: Luckily, our families are cool. Really… Continue reading the easiest thanksgiving side dishes ever

one-pan spiced beef and rice bowls

GLUTEN-FREE | CLEAN EATING | PALEO+RICE* (omit cucumber side dish) My boy and I both have a serious love for that crossover between Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors: where pine nuts, feta, coriander, oregano, cumin, smoked paprika, tomatoes, lamb, beef, cucumbers, hummus, pita, olives, sumac, and pomegranate all intermingle. One of our favorite restaurants in Nashville,… Continue reading one-pan spiced beef and rice bowls

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

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