Whole30 Nutrition Challenge Recap: Week 1

If you’ve done Whole30, or any kind of nutrition challenge, you know that Week 1 is largely spent “coming off” your normal routine. Even if you eat pretty healthy normally, it’s much like having a hangover that lasts a good 3-4 days. This year, Neil is opting to do the strict challenge, while I opted […]

My favorite Whole30 Resources (ongoing)

Over the years of trying to be more conscientious about what we eat and doing several Whole30 Challenges, I’ve amassed quite a few Whole30 resources that always serve to keep me positive and motivated to carry on with eating healthy and living our best life. I’m definitely not the first to create a list of […]

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Changing it up this week and starting out with a recipe for Jamaican Jerk Chicken that we made over the weekend. My best friend Patrick sent us the recipe mid-week last week and when Friday rolled around we collected all the ingredients and prepared it for our first meal of this week. As I mentioned […]

Cast iron procrastinators

We survived the holidays! By the time they end every year, I am just so ready to resume routine. Even though I was a little sad to take down our tree and say goodbye to our baby’s first Christmas, I am so happy things are back to normal! Our New Year’s was expectedly low-key. We […]

Easy recipes for garden peppers

Confession: I don’t have a green thumb. We have kind of a running schtick with both mine and Neil’s parents. They grow the food, we preserve and use the food. I just lack patience and commitment needed to have a successful garden. I do however love to dork out in the kitchen, and love trying […]

Sourdough English Muffins

We’ve done a little shake-up with breakfast over the past two weeks. My sourdough starter, “Kenny” (v2) was slowly starting to degrade, so I wanted to make one more batch of bread with him before completely starting over. I’m bummed, but I can’t seem to figure out what his issue was. More on that after the recipe. […]

Sweet and Spicy Sriracha BBQ Wings

It is so easy to eat well during the spring/summer. BBQ makes meat taste more exciting than it has in months, and fresh fruit and veggies are everywhere! Neil popped these Sriracha-inspired BBQ wings on the grill last weekend while he was doing yardwork, and I think I ate half of them just by myself. Not […]

Healthier Casey’s Taco Pizza at Home

This is obviously a cheat recipe, but a healthier copycat Casey’s Taco Pizza is something we’ve been thinking about tackling for a while, and with all the CrossFit, yard, and house projects we had on tap for this weekend, we thought the timing was perfect. First, a little background. CrossFit Fringe sits right behind a […]

My Go-to Banana Bread

Neil is not big on sweets, but he loves when I bake him muffins or quick breads for his weekday breakfasts. His standout favorite is definitely banana bread, and with all the bananas I’m not eating anymore (trying to avoid excess sugar), the ones deemed “too brown” have now filled the top drawer in the […]

Healthy Stuffed Peppers

Happy Friday! Here is an healthy and easy stuffed peppers recipe to consider for next week when life gets busy again. Unfortunately, this is also another one of those meals that is just not all that congenial to take photos of. I guess I could have styled it and tried to shoot it during the […]