Our weekly CSA box keeps getting bigger and bigger and I’m thrilled with our investment. This week was heavy on the greens, and I’m totally fine with that – we go through a ton with mason jar chopped salads.Read More
This week was heavy on the cucumbers and summer squash, lighter on greens. I welcome buckets of squash, especially with our Inspiralizer working overtime, but I’m going to need more ideas for using up the cukes. We didn’t get anything new-to-us this week except for some cutie purple sweet peppers.Read More
Tis the season for grilling and dining al fresco, but that doesn’t mean you have to bring mayo salad (side of potatoes) to cook outs this summer! I know mayo heavy cold salads are a deli counter staple, but that mayo is made with gross vegetable oil and sweetened with corn syrup.Read More
I feel accomplished to have used almost ALL of this box before it was time to pick up the next! The kohlrabi still has me stumped! Now that we’re in the thick of growing season our CSA box is getting bigger each week. When we don’t feel like turning on the oven big chopped salads have been our go to – mason jar salads for the win!Read More
I am by no means a recipe developer. For meal planning I rely on a rotation of simple, easy nutrient-dense recipes and separates that can be thrown in a bowl or mason jar salad (roasted veggies, chicken breast, sliced produce, etc.). Once in awhile I throw in a high maintenance dish from Bon Appétit and narrate each step like I’m on the Great British Baking Show.Read More
CSA Box number 2, coming in late after the holiday weekend! In the spirit of transparency this was an off week as far as meal prep went. I wasn’t feeling well the afternoon I picked up our CSA and was pretty much down with a tension headache-migraine until the following afternoon. So I didn’t clean and store everything right away (key!) and that made cooking time less-efficient.Read More
As much as I love wandering the stalls I’ve always wanted to try a CSA box to streamline our trips, eat in season, and (best of all) support a local farm. I realized I was spending between $20 and $30 on produce each market trip, which is the same cost of a weekly CSA.Read More
Protein powders and meal replacements are everywhere, touting all kinds of health benefits, sprawling ingredient lists (with words that are spelling bee sluggers) and most taste like chalky vanilla, fake chocolate, or worse. Pass!
Whenever possible, I’m a fan of choosing real food protein options, not processed powders, bars, or drinks. Still, there are cleaner options that pack more nutritional benefits than just protein. My favorite convenient protein powder is a collagen supplement.
Read on to learn more about collagen AND my favorite collagen coffee recipe!Read More
Today I’m sharing two of my favorite books that I recommend you add to your shelf. These were two of the first books that I added to my collection a few years ago that were pretty much “gateway” books to what is now an overflowing real food reference library. One is a lighthearted, but informative introduction to real food that you could breeze through poolside and the other is so nice I’ve bought it twice.Read More
I’m just over two months into an intense and exciting holistic nutrition program to become a certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant via the Nutritional Therapy Association. In fact, class started just five days before our wedding back in February. I wasn’t kidding when I said that 2017 is full of transitions.Read More