• Cheeseburger Soup

    This soup is instant-pot friendly, AIP friendly, and soul food friendly 🙂 You’ll just want to check your pickles to make sure there isn’t a ton of garbage in them. The Vlassic dill pickles we both know and love contain high fructose corn syrup which is super disappointing. Whyyyy-they aren’t even sweet!!!  NOTE: this recipe can totally be made with actual cheese. Nutritional yeast is used a lot by vegans and vegetarians to help add a little salty and nutty cheese-like flavor to things but it is definitely NOT cheese, so if you want cheese and your system is okay with that then just add some real cheese to this…

  • AIP

    AIP is the autoimmune protocol. It’s basically a really hardcore paleo diet that eliminates all potential autoimmune-disturbing foods for at least 30 days and then slowly adds them back to figure out what the individual is sensitive to. When you eliminate certain foods that could be causing problems, your body has the chance to heal itself. Here is a shortlist of things that can impact the integrity of the gut lining and stimulate allergies and inflammation: Gluten & Grains 🍞 Dairy 🍼 Legumes  🥒  Nightshades 🍅 Nuts & Seeds (including coffee) ☕️ Seed & Berry Spices 🌰 Alcohol 🍷 Eggs 🍳 Additives and Sugar 🍰 Brad is actually on week 5 of this protocol. I’m really proud of him!…

  • Pesto Sauce

    Gut health is SO trendy right now. (Gut health is the entire reason anyone would do AIP. It’s an immune protocol that is design to give your gut a break and let your body heal itself.) A happy gut is kind of my favorite thing. Seeing people transform their lives and set themselves up for a higher quality future is just the absolute best. I am dying to drop some knowledge bombs on here very soon to help push everyone along with some extra tools in their toolbelt. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to make the most of life myself and whenever I have a…

  • 2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Gnocchi

    Another AIP-friendly recipe coming at ya! Get excited. It just means this recipe is super duper paleo and very likely to be happily and easily digested and used for fuel. I call it 2-ingredient because who counts salt? I don’t. It’s always in my pantry! Unless I ran out… This recipe does require a few extra steps but I promise it’s not hard, it’s fun, and it’s SO delicious! We’ve been eating this with an AIP-friendly pesto sauce that I plan to post about soon, so keep an eye out if you’re interested 🙂 Who is ready for the Superbowl this weekend (lol my computer just taught me that Superbowl…

  • AIP Maple Cookie Dough Bites

    Right now our nutritionist has Brad doing that Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) again (now that the holidays are over) to find out if there are some foods that could be causing him problems that he is not fully aware of. This doesn’t necessarily mean he had allergies, just gut sensitivities. We are in week 2 and going strong! I am counting down the days until he can begin to reintroduce things! For AIP you are basically doing the worst whole30 if your life. No nightshades, nuts, seeds, beans, grains, dairy, chocolate, alcohol, eggs, spices made from seeds, and pretty much everything worth eating, lol! It really limits what you are able to make. And…

  • How to get more protein!

    I’ve been wanting to make this post happen for a while now. It’s one of those things that pops into my head while I’m trying to sleep, but since I’m too comfortable to get up and write it down I just have to hyperfocus on it for as long as possible before sleep happens. Does anyone else do this? Let’s get to the post…How in the heck do you get enough protein in your diet without relying on protein powder, dairy, and other garbage? When you’re counting macros, it doesn’t take long to realize that what you’re really doing is trying to eat enough protein without eating too much fat…

  • Chocolate Chip Energy Balls

    I don’t know about you, but whenever I have a competition of any sort (a race, a crossfit competition, etc.) I have a tendency to have to force myself to eat through the nerves and jitters. Tasty little bites like these help give my body the fuel it needs without the hassle of having to go get or make “real” food. This is my second try on these! The first ones I made gave out really sticky and sweet and were just not something I would want people to make and be like “what is wrong with this lady?!” LOL They had great macro profile, but I’ve decided that it’s okay for…

  • Browned Butter Herbed Potatoes

    AUGHHH! These are SO photogenic! I know the Holidays are over now, but you can still make this recipe for funsies. It’s a super wonderful way to make potatoes extra special on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or …Halloween!?  There’s no wrong time to have potatoes. Unless you’re trying to do keto 😛   Print Browned butter Herbed Potatoes This Holiday-ready recipe is one you'll want to make over and over for every special occasion! Butter, potatoes, herbs, you can't go wrong! Course Side Dish Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 2 hours Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes Servings 8 Ingredients 3 lbs yellow potatoes 1 stick butter 1 tbsp minced…

  • Crispy Lime Garlic Chicken Wings

    Our nutritionist put Brad on the AIP (Autoimmune protocol) diet for a little while (we’re currently on pause due to the holidays) but basically it’s the most strict paleo diet you could ever imagine. It’s basically a short-term elimination diet that helps you determine foods that cause issues. You can learn more about it here. It’s very sad because there are no nightshades. Which means none of the usual flavorings we eat: hot sauce, tomato-based things, peppers, etc. Which leaves not a lot of taste. But Brad made these wings one night and WOW they packed a flavor punch! They definitely had a good kick and a nice crispy crunch going…

  • Cast Iron Skillet 101

    One of the most used items in our kitchen is the cast iron skillet. I used to be afraid of it when I first got it and very rarely used it, only when I came across a recipe that recommended it. The way to care for a cast iron skillet is a little different than a standard nonstick pan.    🍳Here’s what you need to know🍳   Cast iron skillets live their best lives with a shiny coat of polymerized oil that will last a long time if you don’t soak it. Contrary to popular belief, you CAN clean cast iron with soap. But it’s up to you. We tend…