What I’ve Learned Wednesday: A TED Talk For Thought.

Hey friends,

I’ve had a lot on my mind this week, and a lot I’ve wanted to say (which may come in a later post) but to be honest, I have little to ANY energy left between this week’s food show (it’s as great as it sounds) and work. I decided to share a TED talk with you that I listened to earlier this week that left a mark on me, especially in anticipation of tonight’s debate and the upcoming election.

If you’re interested in more of my political banter on this blog, check out last week’s post here. Then take 12 minutes to hear some important ideas from the truly incredible Sayu Bhojwani.

Wishing you peace, love, and lots of rest!


Meal Prep Monday: The Paleo Chef Cookbook Review & Recipe!

Happy Monday, friends!

I’m excited to be doing a new thing for this week’s Meal Prep Monday: a cookbook review! Yes, a real, live, cookbook. Although I love Pinterest as much as the next person, there’s something about a beautiful cookbook and the story within that I love. I spotted this book at good old Barnes & Noble and knew I had to have it!

Let’s talk about The Paleo Chef. It’s written by Pete Evans, who I wasn’t familiar with before picking up this book. Honestly, he seems like a pretty cool guy! This Australian restaurateur and internationally-renowned chef is also a surf-loving dad—that balance between professionalism and accessibility really comes through in the book. The cookbook covers everything from breakfast to desserts, and includes a pretty devoted seafood section, which is great for those of you who live in coastal areas, but not so great for those of us locked inland (pretty sure you can’t eat most of the fish from Lake Michigan).img_4121 Most of the recipes are pretty involved, but from my experience, worth the investment of time. When you’re not resorting to dairy and grains to carry a dish, you have to get creative! Perhaps my favorite part of the cookbook was the smorgasbord of stock recipes—a variety of homemade sauces (yay, Paleo ketchup) and stocks that you can use in tons of recipes outside of the cookbook.

Although there are tons of recipes I am DYING to try in here (including a lamb recipe with roasted pumpkin that’s just gorgeous) I decided to share a Paleo twist on a takeout classic: chicken fried rice! Continue reading “Meal Prep Monday: The Paleo Chef Cookbook Review & Recipe!”

The Friday Five.

Happy Friday, folks!

The air is crisp, the coffee is made, and we’re still in our pajamas. Fall weekends are the best, aren’t they?img_1771Here are five things to distract, inspire, and entertain you heading into this weekend. Continue reading “The Friday Five.”

What I’ve Learned Wednesday: You Too, Can Become President.

On November 8th, America will be making an important decision. But it’s not really that important. Really.photo-1466780446965-2072a3de8a43Am I a disenchanted millennial voter that’s off her rocker? Let me explain. Continue reading “What I’ve Learned Wednesday: You Too, Can Become President.”

Meal Prep Monday: Herb-Roasted Squash Medley

Hey folks!

I am back from the most dreamful retreat! After spending a few days with my dad in Pennsylvania, I reunited with some of my best friends in the magical city of Boston. It’s safe to say that I’ve developed a love affair with the East Coast, and I can’t wait to go back.

I ate and ate and ate on my vacation, so I’m really happy to be back in the kitchen and whipping up some healthful recipes. And since fall is in full swing, I wanted to introduce you to a staple recipe that you’ll be making over and over again this season. These simple vegetables are some of my favorites, and this recipe can be served as a side, added to a warm salad, or even just enjoyed as a snack.Processed with Snapseed. Continue reading “Meal Prep Monday: Herb-Roasted Squash Medley”

What I’ve Learned Wednesday: Lessons From A Half-Marathon

Hey friends!

It’s been awhile since I’ve been in the blogging world…partially due to some good old writer’s block, partially due to a lack of time/space/stability. In fall-related terms, I am the proverbial leaf that is hanging by a tendril to its little branch and being shaken like mad by the wind. What a time to be alive. And yes, I stole that from Drake.

Let’s talk about half marathons! I ran one. It was pretty rad.bazu-9684909 Continue reading “What I’ve Learned Wednesday: Lessons From A Half-Marathon”

Two Week Real Food Challenge: Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte

Wow! We’ve made it to the end of the Two Week Real Food Challenge. To be honest, making the recipes wasn’t hard—photographing, writing, and remembering to publish each recipe was! This was kind of a whirlwind flurry of blog posts, so I’m excited to go back to sharing weekly recipes that I’ve actually had the time to perfect. However, I wanted to end on a high note, so let me present to you…

The PPSL.IMG_6629.jpegAKA, the Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte. Continue reading “Two Week Real Food Challenge: Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte”