I’ve never had an eating disorder, but it’s a subject that was constantly inserted into my study of nutrition and health. I’ve known people who have had slightly disordered relationships with food and exercise, and people who have had full-blown, heart-breaking disorders.
No, I’ve never had an eating disorder, but I have been underweight. A few years ago, I had a body fat percentage that was MUCH too low for me (partially because I have “skinny genetics”, but also because of a tendency to accidentally under-eat). I realize now that it played a role in some of my health issues over the years, specifically with hormonal imbalance (for more on my story, read my feature on Primal Palate’s blog). Read more
If you’re new to the blog, I’ve created these quick Farmers Market Series posts to highlight a different in-season veggie each month! This month we’ll look at how to cook brussels sprouts.
I was never really interested in trying brussels sprouts. It seems like they have a pretty bad reputation after being prepared in boring or over-boiled ways for so long, and I can understand why someone would not enjoy eating cabbagey mush.
But now…NOW I am a brussels sprouts fanatic. If they had a spot in every one of my meals, I don’t think I would mind. Read more
I don’t like boring veggies. I need my salads to have all sorts of flavors and textures, and I like most of my veggies roasted or sautéed with fat, garlic, sea salt, and other seasonings (like my favorite-ever-I-could-eat-them-like-popcorn-brussels-sprouts recipe). Read more
Hi friends! I’m on a roll with recipes this month, and this is one of my favorites! This go-to recipe is packed with veggies, protein, AND flavor. It also makes plenty of amazing leftovers, which is always great in my book! Read more
I do not consider myself to be much of a recipe creator – especially when it comes to paleo baking. I dabble, but I mostly follow recipes from other authors. So when I actually create something, and it’s awesome, I’m REALLY excited.
And I’m REALLY EXCITED about these muffins!! Read more
Hi friends! I hope you’re enjoying this gorgeous October! And if you’re not, you need to visit Rhode Island. I’m now convinced that Rhode Island has the most magical Octobers. Maybe it’s because I just moved here from a land-locked, Midwest state with less foliage (AKA Kansas). Maybe it’s because I now live close to water lined with orange and red and yellow trees. Either way, I’m in awe of the Rhode Island scenery, even while driving. Read more
The winter season is all about warm, comforting foods and favorite treats. Unfortunately, the extra sugar intake from pumpkin pie and Christmas cookies can catch up with you (yes, even if they are PALEO treats 😉 ). Combine that with the stress you may encounter during the holidays, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a depressed immune system and a sore throat on Christmas day (I may know this from experience)! Read more