Thanksgiving meal prep started last week with a meal plan (more on that later) a…

Thanksgiving meal prep started last week with a meal plan (more on that later) and this morning with grocery shopping. The 30 mins after I get home from the store is always dedicated to cleaning, rinsing, washing, and repackaging. I try to buy organic but we have limited options for organic grocery shopping where we … Read more

Cookbooks are my favorite gift to receive and a few years ago, I received The Fo…

Cookbooks are my favorite gift to receive and a few years ago, I received The Food Lab by @kenjilopezalt from @schwanksta and @knnthdrk This has become one of my go to reference guides when cooking and is where I picked up a trick to make THE BEST roasted veggies. You want to know what it … Read more

Well, this came together nicely… I was stumped on what to make tonight. I had…

Well, this came together nicely… I was stumped on what to make tonight. I had 3 bratwurst, a bunch of spinach, some red and yellow peppers, and the leftover spicy aioli. Here’s what I came up with: 3 bratwurst (Italian sausage would be preferred but that’s what I had) 2 shallots, minced 6 cloves garlic, … Read more

What is this “2 cloves of garlic” bs in recipes? Never have I ever only used 2 c…

What is this “2 cloves of garlic” bs in recipes? Never have I ever only used 2 cloves and you shouldn’t either. Use all the garlic*. ALL OF IT. I used 11-12 cloves for this recipe inspired by @hormonebalance 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs 2 T avocado oil 1 head of garlic, cloves thin sliced … Read more

Also in the Instacart was some bratwurst from Aldi, ordered so I could make one …

Also in the Instacart was some bratwurst from Aldi, ordered so I could make one of my fave, easy, weeknight dishes. Sausage and shishito peppers with spicy aioli sauce adapted from @justin_mw of Salt Pepper Skillet and served with cauliflower rice 8 oz shishito peppers 2 sausages, crumbled (I used bratwurst this time) 3-4 T … Read more

So what had happened was…I over ordered chicken in the Instacart. So I’ll be g…

So what had happened was…I over ordered chicken in the Instacart. So I’ll be getting creative with some chicken recipes over the next week. Tonight I adapted this recipe by @rebeccafett.author author of It Starts with the Egg to create this spiced chicken skillet. 2 T avocado oil 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs 1 can … Read more

We’d been craving pancakes but I’m really trying to reign in sugar and balance m…

We’d been craving pancakes but I’m really trying to reign in sugar and balance meals with carbs, proteins, and fats. This was my best effort! 2 ripe bananas 4 eggs 1/2 C steel cut oats 1/2 t salt 1 t cinnamon 2 T almond butter 2 T paleo mayo Avocado oil Combine all ingredients in … Read more

I was craving soup today. I’d blame it on the weather but it was 70 today, and l…

I was craving soup today. I’d blame it on the weather but it was 70 today, and let’s be honest, I love some f**king soup. On a whim I instacarted a butternut squash the other day from Aldi. It was a whim because I’ve never cooked butternut squash before and I thought, why the f**k … Read more

When dinner for two becomes dinner for four! We planned to make this turkey dis…

When dinner for two becomes dinner for four! We planned to make this turkey dish from Sunbasket tonight but it only makes enough for two and we have house guests for the week. So, we improvise! After a quick pantry/freezer inventory, I thaw out some ground chicken and slice up some Brussels sprouts, garlic, and … Read more

Lots of men in the house this week means cooking big portions. This dish fed 3 m…

Lots of men in the house this week means cooking big portions. This dish fed 3 men, myself, and left enough for 2 servings for lunches. Garlic ginger beef stir fry inspired by @hormonehealingrd 1/4 C coconut aminos 1 T fish sauce 4 T ginger, grated 2 T avocado oil 1.5 lbs petite sirloin 6 … Read more