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

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

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

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

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

kale salad with lemon-tahini dressing | shaking things up

It’s probably because the last few weeks have been crazy busy in Majaland, but I’ve turned into a bit of a one-dressing pony lately (that is, assuming that ponies make their own salad dressings). Lemon juice. Olive oil. Salt and pepper. Maybe some shallots or parm if I’m feeling festive. This dressing though. This dressing is… Continue reading kale salad with lemon-tahini dressing | shaking things up