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

paleo banana protein pancakes for the weekend

PALEO | GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE* Although I’m usually not a sweet breakfast person, I got a hankering for some banana pancakes when we were grabbing groceries late Friday night. The store had some really ripe bananas. Realizing they’d probably be tossed out in the morning, I decided to be the #producehero and save them from such… Continue reading paleo banana protein pancakes for the weekend

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

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

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