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

ordering paleo at chik-fil-a | eating and flow

DISCLAIMER: These recommendations take a liberal approach toward paleo eating. If you’re doing a Whole30 or eating squeaky clean paleo, you’re better off not going to Chik-fil-A due to the oils they cook with. However, for those of us just trying to build meals around protein, veggies, and other whole foods, while avoiding gluten, sugar, dairy,… Continue reading ordering paleo at chik-fil-a | eating and flow

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

summer travel tips: hydration, packing light, and active layovers

I’m writing from a flight back from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where my family has been celebrating my sister’s graduation from law school. Last week on the flight there, I wrote about how to make healthy choices while eating Mexican food, which I mostly followed during the trip. We found a taco place that was so… Continue reading summer travel tips: hydration, packing light, and active layovers