I Need Sleep—Lots of It

Sleep is crucial. It’s like water. Get lots of it.

aip burgers

The Best AIP Burgers Ever (But Seriously)

I know there are probably a lot of recipes out there that claim to be the best in their class. But seriously, these AIP burgers are the best.

collard wraps

The Incredible Edible Collard Wrap

I adore collard wraps. They pass the handheld food test quite well and don’t feel like a salad in disguise.

prosciutto wrapped pears

Prosciutto-Wrapped Pears

These prosciutto-wrapped pears make an impressive-looking hors d’oeuvre. They’re a fancy but filling snack, and they’re pretty easy to make.

cutting board with herbs

5 Ways to Become a Better Cook—Right Now

If you’re struggling to get better at cooking, or if you keep running into the same problems over and over, here are 5 things you can do to become a better cook (and they don’t require buying anything expensive!).

protein shake

Real Food Protein Shake

On those days when you’re running out the door, it’s nice to have a protein shake you can drink in the car, something that will fill you up until lunch. It’s nice to have after an intense workout, too.

face washing

I don’t wash my face (and neither should you)

I’m now convinced that expensive skin care products are the biggest scams and money wasters in the health & beauty industry. For most of the population, I strongly believe even the most basic facial cleanser is unnecessary.

beef jerky

Beef Jerky

Though I do miss spicy jerky, this variety was actually pretty tasty. The garlic and ginger gave some fake spiciness to the meat, and the rest of the ingredients held their flavor well after 8 hours in the dehydrator.

plantain fritters

Plantain Fritters

Plantains are incredibly versatile and can be prepared lots of different ways without tasting the same. They don’t taste much like bananas at all.

chocolate macaroons

Chocolate Macaroons

Melt-in-your-mouth chocolate coconut macaroons, sweetened only with maple syrup.